The 45th President of the United States Has Spoken

For my brothers and sisters who boycotted Donald Trump’s Inauguration, my instant analysis: Donald J. Trump, now the 45th President of the United States, shunned grandiloquence or complex sentences for simple (very) and compound sentences that heralded a populist tone. Trump twice referenced struggling families in the inner cities, rusted out factories in the Midwest […]

President-Elect Donald Trump May Be the Greatest Pimp Since Goldie

I got up early to do some pleasure reading and it occurred to me that since Donald Trump won last month, many of his pundit surrogates have suggested that what Clinton supporters and Trump opponents (not necessarily the same) missed while focusing on Trump’s “deplorable” rhetoric about race, religion and gender, that most who supported […]

Can America Only Take One Socially Conscious Athlete?

The trending topic for the last couple of day is Colin Kaepernick. He refused to stand for the national anthem in a preseason game this past weekend. That was followed by a statement from the 49’ers quarterback: “I am not going to stand up to show pride in a flag for a country that oppresses […]

Legal Cynicism and Race: Do Black Lives Really Matter?

Legal cynicism is a sociocultural or sociopolitical lens through which members of a community observe, perceive, and interpret their engagement with the legal system or, in this case, enforcement agents of the law. Regrettably, it appears that, too frequently, instead of stabilizing the issue, law enforcement adversely escalates the matter. Legal cynicism erodes the legitimacy […]

The Insidious Nature of Race Baiting in Politics

Over the past few months, I have written many articles and blog posts chronicling my fervent belief that President Bill Clinton is two-faced where race is concerned. Sometimes, a picture can be more powerful than 700 to 1500 words. According to civil rights activist and lawyer Michelle Alexander, this photo depicts Clinton on the campaign […]

Pres. Obama’s Historic Visit to Cuba

I find it quite interesting each time I hear CNN’s Chris Cuomo or other journalists ask whether Pres. Barack Obama was wise to become the first president since Calvin Coolidge to visit Cuba considering Cuba’s communist past and record on human rights. Of course it is wise, and the questions and responses by some show […]

My Endorsement of Bernie Sanders

This coming Tuesday, on the ides of March 2016, I will cast my vote for Sen. Bernie Sanders in the Florida Democratic Presidential Primary. For those who read my frequent critiques of his opponent, former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, my endorsement should come as no surprise. But a critique of one candidate does not […]