The #NoDAPL Standing Rock protests against the continued construction of the Dakota Access Pipeline have held strong for several months now. However as construction comes to a close, the militarized arm of the establishment once again lashes out at American citizens. What is going on at Standing Rock is not independent of what happened in Ferguson, Baltimore, Baton Rouge, Charlotte, Portland and elsewhere. So as America celebrated Thanksgiving yesterday, the historic victims of Manifest Destiny, colonial imperialism and white supremacy continued to face down a system that has always seem them as the enemy.
A lot of anti-Black voices want to talk about cops being killed only when it is convenient for them. When the people doing the killing are always mostly White, it mostly destroys their entire false narrative, so they ignore it. Well not us here at Black and Intellectual. We talk candidly about the issues the dominant society wants to ignore.
Black Girl Magic has taken over Iron Man. The Riri Williams incarnation as the Black female Iron Man has finally dropped. Only of course she isn't going by Iron Man, but Iron Heart! It shapes up nicely in the beginning as you'd expect the first issue to lay down the backstory for the character herself. Join me every month as I add this to the ongoing comic review list.
According to several sources, hate crimes are on the rise since 2014. However will the total historical impact of hate crimes against Black people ever truly be known? We're talking generations of systemic oppression that has barely been documented. I unpack a couple of articles here for my audience and tell you what I think they mean for the future.
Ok everyone, we've all had some days to digest what happened last week and I'm here to tell my readers why they don't have to worry as much as they might think. The progressive resistance has already begun and we're here to take over the Democratic Party...for good.