Month: July 2016

Watch Out For The Black Backlash

By Michael July 18, 2016 3

Black people in America should be on the watch for a Black backlash that could come as a reaction to the wave of police killings in Dallas, Texas and in Baton Rouge, Louisiana.

The backlash will not necessarily come from white police officers. Although, it can not be counted out that the men in blue will not react to the ambush of police officers by becoming very repressive in their policing. read more

Black Power Then Black Lives Matter Now!

By Michael July 14, 2016 0

In 1966, “Black Power” was the battle cry of young Blacks in America who were fed up with second class status in relation to other Americans, especially, white Americans. The phrase Black Power was as misunderstood as “Black Lives Matter,” its counterpart in 21st century America, is misunderstood today. read more

Micah Johnson Manchurian Candidate?

By Michael July 9, 2016 0

Was Micah Johnson a” Manchurian Candidate?” This is not a rhetorical question, or a trick question. It is a question that I pose which I do not have an answer. Was Micah Johnson brainwashed not by enemy forces as was the case in the Manchurian Candidate, (1962 movie starring Frank Sinatra, where a group of U. S. soldiers were captured by the Koreans, brainwashed, then returned to the United States as plants to take control of the government by Martial Law. An updated version of this movie stars Black actor Denzel Washington), but brainwashed by his own government? And if brainwashed by his own government, then for what purpose? read more

Live Free or Die Trying!

By Michael July 8, 2016 1

Brothers and Sisters, I hate to wake you up from Martin’s dream, but it is time to live free or die trying. Like every man of color living in America since 1619, I have been taught rules of survival by my elders and I have passed on those lessons of survival to my progeny. No doubt if something does not change and change in a hurry my progeny will pass on those lessons to his offspring. read more

Trump Too Reckless Clinton Too Careless

By Michael July 7, 2016 0

Donald J. Trump is too reckless and Hillary Clinton is too careless. What is the American voter to do in November?

Now that the Inspector General, the FBI and the Justice Department have completed their exhaustive investigations into Hillary Clinton’s usage of a private email server and other electronic devices the field is finally set for the 2016 Presidential race. read more

Hillary Clinton Not Out Of The Woods Yet

By Michael July 5, 2016 0

Hillary Clinton is not out of the woods yet. Although the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) concluded its investigation into her use of a private email server without recommending criminal charges, the issue is not settled.

There remains a review of the FBI’s investigative file by attorneys in the Justice Department. As I reported in a blog post yesterday, former United States Attorney for the Northern District of Georgia, Sally Q. Yates, finds herself “in the middle of Emailgate.” Yates, essentially is a career, apolitical, nuts and bolts federal prosecutor. read more

The Day A Fan Thought I was Willie Mays

By Michael July 4, 2016 0

Willie Mays, I am not. I had almost forgotten the day a baseball fan thought I was Willie Mays. I like to think that I was a good baseball player when I was in my prime, but no way as proficient with the bat, the glove or as fleet on the basepath as the “Say Hey Kid.”

What prompted this reflection is the news that the Atlanta Braves, formerly my hometown team, and the Florida Marlins played a game, the day before the 240th birthday of the United States of America. The game was played before 12,500 soldiers and their families on a ball field constructed at Fort Bragg, North Carolina just for this one game. read more

Jill Stein One Upped Sanders

By Michael July 3, 2016 0

Jill Stein has”One Upped”  Vermont Senator and Democratic candidate for president Bernie Sanders. Stein, the presumptive Green Party nominee for President has gone one better in addressing the tremendous debt college graduates have after completing their education.

Stein sensing that voters under the age of 45 will need a place to park their hats in the November General Election, has pledged to make “student loan forgiveness” a top priority on her first day in the Oval office should voters select her in November. read more

Yates In Middle of Emailgate

By Michael July 3, 2016 0

Sally Q. Yates, Deputy U. S. Attorney General is in the middle of “Emailgate,” the Federal Bureau of Investigation’s probe into former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton’s use of a private email server during her tenure as Secretary of State.

Yates has over 25 years as a federal prosecutor. Her role in the investigation came to light over the weekend. It follows an acknowledgment from Attorney General Loretta Lynch that she will defer to the recommendations of the investigators and attorneys. read more

Jill Stein Out To Make History

By Michael July 1, 2016 0

ATLANTA, GEORGIA, CASCADE PRESS (CP) Gray-haired,  petite, with a head full of facts and ideas, and a clear plastic container of blueberries (brain food she would later explain) to help recall those ideas, Dr. Jill Stein is out to make history.

She is the presumptive nominee for President of the Green Party. Stein is poised to become the first, so-called, third party candidate in history to ever secure a listing on the General Election ballot in Georgia for President of the United States of America. read more