When It’s All Over In Glass City

In the last twenty years I’ve attended three weddings and ten funerals. I’m not old enough to experience that kind of lopsided ratio but it’s the story of black America. The weddings grow sparser and the funeral crowds grow younger and rougher I never thought black America would outlive America proper but somehow it has. […]

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Complete Sentences

What up, Cuz? Where my Piru Homies at? Y’all are going to jail. I’m saying my goodbyes today because it is unlikely I will see you again in this life after you’ve spent 50 years busting rocks on a west Texas chain gang.  The man who wrote the 1994 Crime Bill that locked up your […]

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Vultures

Continued from Haters and Losers  The Congressional Black Caucus spent Memorial Day weekend on Twitter advertising its comprehensive failure as a black political unit. Tweet after mawkish tweet about the Tulsa race riot and how the luckless black wretches of Tulsa were put down in 1921 and have never recovered. They were cry bullying on […]

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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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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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