Language Manipulation

Doesn’t It Affect Us All?

  In June of 2016, the U.S. Supreme Court decided, in the case Williams v. Pennsylvania, that an appellate judge can’t decide an appeal in a case in which he or she had a significant role during prosecution, specifically a case involving the death penalty. It was decided by a 5-3 ruling that Terence Williams’ […]

Power Is Not A Thought, It’s An Action

So don’t think about, take it…   We are taught, in theory, in lessons of morality, that justice always prevails. We are taught that she/he who upholds concepts such as compassion, integrity and justice will always “win” in the end. (We’re morbidly obsessed with “winning” everything in our winner-take-all, lottery mentality version of a society.) […]

The Lobby-USA, Parts 1-4

This is an incredibly important film that everyone, especially those who live in the U.S. and who believe that they live in a democracy or that they live in a country that supports human rights or that they live in a country that allows freedom, should see. Freedom isn’t having twenty brands of (mostly) toxic […]

‘Intoxicating Freedom, Gripping Fear’: Mumia Abu-Jamal On Life As a Black Panther

Originally posted on Moorbey'z Blog:
 Former Black Panther Mumia Abu-Jamal. Photograph: April Saul/Philadelphia Inquirer The letter was dated 30 August 2016. Written in black ink in spidery, meticulous handwriting, it proclaimed at the top of the page: “On a Move!”, the mantra of the Move group of black liberationists from Philadelphia who clashed violently…

It Feels Like Being on Death Row

Originally posted on Moorbey'z Blog:
by GEORGE YANCY After hearing about the two Sacramento police officers who tragically shot and killed 22-year-old unarmed Black male Stephon Clark because they thought that he had a gun when in fact he had a cell phone, I was seized yet again by that profoundly uncomfortable feeling of trying…

Did The ‘Cold War’ Ever Actually End?

Or have the combatants merely changed? Corporate predators don’t shoot us (usually), but they use more discreet weapons to kill and maim. Many don’t appear to be weapons because we’ve been conditioned not to question the rules of engagement set by these manipulative rulers. Fact: Pesticides and herbicides are actually biological weapons. And we use […]

Just Saying…

I realized a while back that living life the way I was taught didn’t resonate in my heart. It didn’t seem right to simply go about “my life” while there was so much suffering around me. I worked in a restaurant and saw carcasses of caged animals ripped up and cooked for people’s pleasure. And […]