Tag Archive | Systemic Racism

Yale RebLaw Conference Rescinds Keynote Offer To Philadelphia D.A. Larry Krasner

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Feb. 1, 2019 UNDER PRESSURE, YALE REBLAW CONFERENCE RESCINDS KEYNOTE OFFER TO PHILLY D.A. LARRY KRASNNER Instead Invites Political Prisoner Mumia Abu-Jamal In their letter to RebLaw, they said, “The so-called progressive Larry Krasner is hell-bent on keeping [Mumia’s case] out of the appellate process. Larry Krasner was voted into office by […]

And Justice For All (Who Can Afford It)

Connie Hawkins passed away yesterday. I considered writing a little something about him. I was a big fan of “The Hawk” growing up for two reasons. He was the most spectacular basketball player I’d ever seen up to that point in my young life and word on the street in New York was that he’d […]

Escape From Arizona

I posted a short rant a couple months ago about a quadriplegic woman I know who tried moving to “sunny Arizona” to avoid the brutal winters of NYC. I told of how the hearts of the people controlling Arizona are colder and more brutal than any winter storm in N.Y. She endured a lack of empathy […]

Longform: The Hunting of Billie Holiday

A story that will tear your heart apart…

If Hope Remains Dormant, Freedom Remains Elusive

Look at the things we teach our children: that it’s OK to do horrible things – just don’t get caught. Imagine someone was caught teaching their children it’s acceptable to torture, but not acceptable to talk about it because people would then hate you. That person’s children would be taken away. However, when the CIA […]

The Curse of Infotainment

After the recent happenings in Boston and Texas, my mind started wandering through the cold-hearted landscape of mainstream media. This is where it landed: A section of a U.S. city on lockdown during a huge manhunt for criminals suspected of a bombing. SWAT teams searching everywhere and reporters tripping over themselves to get entertainment – uh, I mean information – out […]