Colin Kaepernick, QB for the San Francisco 49ers, has come under attack over the past few days due to his non-violent protest against the oppression of Black people in America. His crime? Not participating in the national anthem for the 2nd time during the NFL preseason. This article seeks to unpack this story and explain why what he did was actually very brave.
W.E.B. DuBois quotes can be some of the most intellectually-fulfilling content you ever come across. Sure, much of his writings use dated, retro language such as 'negro' and 'colored,' however you have to separate the era in which DuBois lived from the unpacked the meat of what he was saying which can only be described as revolutionary and radical.
Donald Trump thinks he can win the support of the Black community. Elle Sagar counts 5 different ways The Don is wrong. Had it not been for much worse comments made by this man, this might be considered the height of political ignorance had it come from say Ted Cruz for instance. Sadly, this only ranks at maybe a 5 on the Scale of Crazy Political Statements. The Don has all but broken that scale.
The time has come for those of us who seek real, fundamental change to go in a new direction. I can't tell you who to vote for, that's not my job. However I can show you the differences between two Parties that share a lot of the same support.
The Green Party and the Democratic Party have a lot of overlapping support in terms of voters and issues. However one party is truly Progressive and the other is looking more and more like it is morphing into the new conservative party as the Republican Party wades in the waters of far-right fascism and totalitarianism. That means Progressives Democrats have a decision to make in the near future. This video seeks to address some of these topics.
With the news that came out today, it's important sometimes to take a step back and look at the bigger picture of what's at work here. While this is a step in the right direction and a sign that the pressure that is being applied to working, it remains a small step still. Considering the fact that nearly 87% of all inmates are in local and state (not Federal) correctional facilities...today's news only shows us how much more work needs to be done politically on the local and state level.