Black History Month 2017- Opening Remarks

Black History Month 2017- Opening Remarks

Here we are again. It’s February, so that means its Black History Month. This time around, we find ourselves in a different predicament than BHM 2016. The country has decided that a rich jerk with a bad toupee will wear the 45, and he’s out here dropping executive orders like they are mixtapes with the intent to set everybody who isn’t a straight white male back in “their place.” Because of this reality, the last week and a half has caused many people to become “Trump traumatized”- and it is coming out in various ways. I think now is a...

Inauguration Weekend- Trump Administration Mobilizes Mass Protests

Good morning, my readers. Now that Donald Trump is the 45th president of the United States, it has provoked a massive response from all over the country. On inauguration day, there were protests in Washington. The following day, there were a number of women’s marches that eclipsed the turn out of the inauguration easily. President Trump, if these protests continue, will not have an easy time initiating his radical right wing agenda. Nor should he. To make clear the stance here, this early protest movement is a welcome development. Some of the protests yesterday, were reminiscent of the Bush years....
Donald Trump President Elect

Donald Trump President Elect

Well, here we are folks. No matter how you may feel about it,  Donald Trump has beat Hillary Clinton in the general election for president of the United States.  Historically speaking, Hillary Clinton was a long shot anyway. It’s very rare in American history that the same political party wins three presidential elections in a row. The last time that happened was when Ronald Reagan had two terms, and George H.W. Bush won to succeed him.  The questions that people are loathing to ask is about the role of the primary shenanigans on the Democratic side in this thing. Could...

Trump’s Brand of Xenophobia Is An American Cycle That Must Be Broken

Billionaire Presidential Candidate Donald Trump’s biggest sale to the electorate isn’t that he’s a brilliant businessman (though some people seem to think that starting with big money and ending up with big money makes him one), but rather that he’s a “tell it like it is” straight shooter who “says what everyone is thinking”. While, I must disagree with every orientation to reason I can muster that Trump is telling anything resembling “like it is” he may in fact be saying what many Americans are thinking. I have to be upfront here, I believe that America is an idea and an ideal of...