Saturday, January 25, 2020

AJ Springer

American Red Cross

Disaster Business Is Good Business for the American Red Cross

The American Red Cross is the horror movie franchise of humanitarian aid. Evidence of its failures be damned, the organization simply keeps coming — no matter how many would-be death blows it receives. True to...
Michael Bennett

Michael Bennett’s Treatment by Police Is the Call to Action All Athletes Needed

Even at 6 feet 4 and 274 pounds, Seattle Seahawks defensive lineman Michael Bennett isn’t supposed to be one of “those guys.” You know them. The ones harassed and even killed by police. For selling...
confederate monuments

Defenders of Confederate Monuments Are Supporters of Racist History

The battle to remove confederate monuments reignited last month after a group of white supremacists gathered in Charlottesville, Virginia, to “protect” a statue of Confederate commander Robert E. Lee. Clashes during the weekend reached...
Trump DOJ

Trump DOJ Is Going to Take Us Back to the Hoover Era of Black...

Donald Trump stood before a predominately white audience on a campaign stop in a Michigan suburb to make his pitch to African-American voters. Before a backdrop that included no Black faces, the then presidential candidate...

Will White Athletes Answer the Call to Stand (or Sit) with Their Black Teammates?

For a select few Black athletes, sports and activism are inextricably linked. The same cannot be said for their white counterparts. As the sun sets on the NFL’s preseason and regular season play looms, the...

Were Black Progressives Wrong to Not Support Clinton, Opening the Door for Trump’s Victory?

There were dueling narratives surrounding the 2016 presidential election. On one side, sat a set of voters, scholars and pundits that argued for a Clinton presidency on the merits that the former first lady,...


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