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Tokars, the “Breaking Bad” Snitch Dies in Prison

By Michael May 14, 2020 4

Fred Tokars is dead. He has lived for the past 28 years in federal prison. He died in prison — the past decade, he lived under the protection of the federal witness protection program. In 1997, Tokars received a life sentence for murdering his wife, Sara Tokars.

In 1992 Tokars and I shared an executive suite of offices with other attorneys on Peachtree Street in downtown Atlanta, Georgia. A tall gaunt man, he often came to the office in faded blue jeans accompanied by a wrinkle tee shirt, and a pair of brown penny loafers, which he wore without socks. His mother, a non-lawyer, was his only office employee. She dressed similar to her son. I do not think I ever saw her with her hair professionally styled, or wearing a dress. read more

Black Militia Post Up At House of Arbery’s Killer

By Michael May 11, 2020 3

In a bold move, Black Minutemen are openly carrying long-guns on the streets of America.

Has the Black community finally become fed up with the slaughter of unarmed young Black men and women in the United States of America?

If the action of a group of Black militia in Brunswick, Georgia, is any indication, the collective Black community may have reached the tipping point. No longer will murderers of Black people go unanswered without consequences. read more

Nothing Short of Lethal Injection Is Justice in Ahmaud Arbrey Matter

By Michael May 8, 2020 2

BRUNSWICK, GEORGIA

Ahmaud Arbrey, a peace-loving Black man, should be alive today, May 8, 2020, to celebrate his 25th birthday. But he will not reach a quarter-century of life because of two Georgia Crackers, Gregory McMichael and Travis McMichael.

This trashy white father and son duo decided Arbrey was a thief and deserved the death penalty three months before his birthday. The McMichael’s were the arresting officers, the judge, jurors, and executioners of Mr. Arbrey, all without legal authority of any kind, except some illusion of white privilege wrapped in racial hatred and lurking in the murky still waters of the “Marshes of Glynn.” read more

The Duke of 18th & Vine Ready for Preorders

By Michael April 28, 2020 0

Cascade Publishing House is excited to announce that Harold Michael Harvey’s new book The Duke of 18th & Vine: Bob Kendrick Pitches Negro League Baseball is available for pre-orders. We are excited because Michael, a certified baseball fanatic, finally has written a book about his beloved baseball. read more

Kyle Larson, NASCAR, and That Ugly N-Word

By Michael April 25, 2020 0

Kyle Miyata Larson is an enigma. He is an American professional stock car racing driver, one of a few Asian American athletes in what is mostly a white man’s sport. His mother, Janet Miyata Larson, is an American of Japanese descent. Her parents were rounded up and imprisoned as if they were enemy combatants by President Franklin Delano Roosevelt at the beginning of World War II. His father, Michael Larson, is an American of European origins. He taught his son the stock car racing trade. read more

What’s Behind Brian Kemp’s Order Re-Opening Georgia

By Michael April 22, 2020 2

Georgia Governor Brian Kemp shook up the world, well at least the country, with his recent announcement that he was opening Georgia back up for business.

What is behind Kemp’s move. Georgia has not flattened the proverbial coronavirus curve.

Why open Georgia up now?

First, to answer this question, we have to take a look at the type of businesses Kemp fails to give the green light to open its doors to the public. Banks, schools, and major manufacturing industries are to remain closed. This group of businesses represents the larger employers of middle-class workers in the state, workers with some form of built-in safety net for hard times. read more

How I Am Spending Time in the Shutdown

By Michael April 21, 2020 0

Many people have written to me in private inquiring about how I am spending my time during the shutdown. So I shot a brief video to update my public on the past 30 days living during COVID-19.

I have attached the link below that will take you to this video and as you will see I am busy working at the writer’s trade. read more

Now Conservatives See Who’s in Their Political Bed

By Michael April 19, 2020 0

Finally, the big reveal has come to conservative Americans. Protesters in Michigan, Wisconsin, and Florida marched over the weekend to voice their opposition to shelter in place measures designed to flatten the curve of Coronavirus 2019 incidences in the country.

The demonstrators took to the streets at the urging of Donald Trump, the titular head of the Republican Party, and the current occupant of the White House. In recent tweets, Trump encouraged his base supporters to invade the streets of American and demand Democratic governors to open up their states for business. read more

Staying Creative While Waiting on the World to Change

By Michael April 9, 2020 0

I believe the sheltering in place edict has made me a more productive, if not a more creative, writer. Maynard Eaton, a fellow journalist, remarked to me the other day that I have been very productive and innovative in the past few weeks. It dawns on me that he is right. I have cranked out an article a day for the past sixteen days. read more

John Lewis is Riding with Joe Biden: ‘I’ll Do Everything in my power.’

By Michael April 8, 2020 0

Congressman John Lewis (D) Georgia, the last surviving speaker from the 1963 March on Washington, gave the nod to former Vice President Joe Biden in the upcoming Georgia Presidential Preference Primary.

The Georgia primary was initially scheduled for March 24 but was pushed back to May 19, 2020, due to the Coronavirus pandemic. Lewis’ announcement made it clear that he is riding with Biden clear into the November General Election. read more