“If he had answered him in the appropriate manner,…there wouldn’t be any problem.”

Editor’s note: I meant to publish this on Friday, but I got sidetracked by a night in the ER and a busy weekend.  Those were the words of Frank Taaffe, a friend of George Zimmerman, who shot and killed 17-year-old Trayvon Martin after a confrontation with the unarmed black teen. Taaffe (left) last week went […]

Group alleges Atlanta gay beating victim taunted attackers

Project Q Atlanta is reporting there are some doubts about Brandon White, the young man who was viciously assaulted and bombarded with anti-gay slurs as he left a neighborhood store. Members of Change Atlanta, a social justice organization based in the Georgia capital, are at least questioning White’s role in the attack. Members of the […]

House GOP memo: abortion is “leading cause of death” in black community

I wish I was kidding, but I’m not. H/T to Mother Jones for making this type of propaganda known to the public. A memo on Monday was circulated by Republican members on the House judiciary committee on Monday before Arizona Republican Rep. Trent Franks’ Susan B. Anthony and Frederick Douglass Prenatal Nondiscrimination Act’s scheduled markup. The memo seems […]

“Why are you so angry?”

It’s a question many social justice activists get from those who are more than contempt with the way things are. When we are asked this question, it’s never out of genuine interest about the things we are passionate with; the inflection in the inquisitor’s voice is one of befuddlement, agitation, annoyance that you are committed […]

Can white people use the n-word?

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I thought about blogging about this topic when theGrio pondered in its article about Kreayshawn, a young white female rapper from Oakland, whether white rappers can use the word nigger. Kreayshawn apparently thought she had enough street cred to drop the n-word in a Twitter posting last week: From theGrio: People are actin so funny omg lol—1 got […]

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