Weekend Jukebox: “Live Together or Perish”- Open Thread for M.L.King’s Birthday

Post away in this difficult year.   1. Sweet Honey in the Rock: “Ain’t Going to Let Nobody Turn Me Round”


– Bob Dylan – The Lonesome Death of Hattie Carroll – Phil Ochs – In the Heat of the Summer – Nina Simone – I wish I would know how it […]

LAPD shoots man with pocket knife. 15-year-old killed in MO hit-and-run hate crime. Deep South goes deeper GOP. It’s hard to

not go into brain-freeze or a national seizure at the pace of militarized police killings, racial/religious/you-name-it hatred, and the racialized rightward whirlpool of the GOP’s appeal to fearful whites.

In the latest of a spate of fatal shootings, officers of the infamous Los Angeles Police Department raced to touristy Hollywood Boulevard, where they fired […]


As you may know, one of the responses on social media like Twitter and Facebook to the tragic grand jury decisions in the Michael Brown and Eric Garner cases, as well as to the countless stories of police abuse of power specifically against black men and boys, is for white people to contrast […]

You don’t have to give thanks.

I believe in being grateful for the universe. It is one of the few entities with a shelf life beyond that of what can be bought, sold, or stolen. Moreover, our obscene privilege as Westerners is lethally obvious. But to hell with the manufactured gratitude of Thanksgiving™, wherein kindly advertising voice-overs urge us to count […]

Quote for the day

“How can I prepare kids for the world if I’m not preparing the world for the kids?”

-Tory Russell, youth worker and co-founder of resistance group Hands Up United, Ferguson, MO, from his interview today on NPR’s Here and Now.

The Dems die a little more in Maryland

The shocker victory of Republican governor-elect Larry Hogan here in deep blue Maryland is a vivid example of how the Democratic Party is paying the price for having sold its base down the river. Here is WaPo on the physics of Tuesday’s gubernatorial Democratic unraveling here in the Free State:

With more than 90 percent […]

The times have changed – Pew Report

hattip Julian.

For the first time in American history, non-whites will make up half or more of the next generation, likely pushing Washington toward a bigger government — and the GOP better tone down their anti-government rhetoric if they want to win them, according to a top polling outfit.

At a briefing for congressional aides […]

The Official End of Ted Cruz’s Presidential Aspirations

Beating up on Trayvon Martin’s mom:


How can it be racism when White Folks aren’t offended?

It’s to our credit that racism is under attack among decent and honorable people these days…except in the National Football League, where it’s been institutionalized and traditionalzed for years.

The (finally) emerging debate over the Washington Redskins nickname is long overdue and a conversation we shouldn’t have to have. We should have long ago demanded […]

And where are the “liberals” on this issue?

Rand Paul is absolutely correct on the connection between drug related sentences, black imprisonment, and the denial of voting rights. This is “must see” TV.

After the break, there’s an explanation of the history of selected prosecution and voting rights from the KKK and Redeemers, but check out Rand Paul.

Cats And Dogs, Sleeping Together!

The NAACP and the Ku Klan Klan hold meetings:

Not “kegel”, “Kleagle” dammit!

A meeting between the Wyoming chapter of the NAACP and an organizer for the Ku Klux Klan over the weekend is believed to be the first of its kind.

The meeting between Jimmy Simmons, president of the Casper NAACP, and John […]

The March on Washington 50 years on: The more things change….

Certainly it is a different-looking society compared with 1963. A black man is president, for one thing, and young people in minority groups have an array of opportunities that their parents were limited to dreaming about…. “When you look at the places that were typically occupied by people who were not racial minorities, whether it’s […]

The Dream Is Dying

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. August 28, 1963

“But one hundred [ed.note: and fifty] years later, we must face the tragic fact that the Negro is still not free. One hundred years later, the life of the Negro is still sadly crippled by the manacles of segregation and the chains of discrimination. One hundred years […]

This is America; don’t we give everyone a second chance?

As we have said, Riley Cooper will be seeking counseling and we have excused him from all team activities. This is all new territory and we are going to evaluate this timetable every step of the way. He will meet with professionals provided by the Eagles during this period of time to better help him […]

Race to the Bottom

Wow. Such a busy news day. So many things I could write about: a royal baby, earthquakes in China, the name “Cheney” back in the news…but I want to focus on the powerful words of our President from Friday:

“Trayvon Martin could have been me 35 years ago,” Obama said, during extensive […]