Whistlin’ dixie

I don’t see any evidence you can run a country.  The same people who for decades blithely  ignored daily, public evidence about public schools being pits of depravity and despair want me to entrust my children to their leadership in a new America.  The same people who would leave their kids in a public school […]

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Footprints

I’ve been away from the blog for a bit. Family affairs. The untimely death of one of my brothers followed by the untimely mental disintegration of another put me in a state where I shouldn’t have had my hands on a gun or a keyboard.  I’ve been away but I’ve been watching. I have some […]

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A House Made Without Hands

Stokely Carmichael is the angriest person I’ve ever met in my life. He was going by Kwame Toure by the time I crossed paths with the former Prime Minister of the Black Panther Party. I was in college and he was on campus to give a lecture to the black students union. There were only […]

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Summer Was Cold Winter Was Colder

My political philosophy, in case I haven’t been clear, is called Cahillism. It was passed on to me by the late, great, acutely missed, Jim Crow educated political philosopher,  Louise Cahill – my mother.  The watershed political science lesson was commenced and ended while waiting at a red light in a late model white Toyota […]

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Coming Up

First, thank you Dominguez Valley Hospital blog readers for following me to this site. The Dominguez Valley Hospital blog will continue here once I get this place cleaned up and ready for visitors. On the horizon: getting this site fully operational. My goal is to make this a one-stop shop for the blog, The Black […]

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Walking Back

Out of its stunted and squalid existence on the fringes black America gave America and the world Louis Armstrong, Duke Ellington, Jesse Owens, Joe Louis, Jackie Robinson, Jim Brown, Miles Davis, John Coltrane, Charlie Parker, Langston Hughes, Jacob Lawrence, Romare Bearden, Ella Fitzgerald, Zora Neale Hurston, Richard Wright, Satchel Paige, and many other luminous examples […]

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Germ Free

About 133 years ago, during the Chinese coronavirus pandemic of 2020, in late May, the people of the United States of America decided they were done with being locked in their homes and locked out of their jobs in compliance with government health measures. They had a higher a calling.   George Floyd, a black […]

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Conceived In Liberty

If you are alive, black, and reading this page please understand this: America does not owe you a damn thing. All debts have been paid. It certainly does not owe you the arsonist’s pleasure of watching it destroy itself.  The 13th Amendment gave you all you needed.  Section 1. Neither slavery nor involuntary servitude, except […]

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