Why I Will Never Be ‘Ready For Hillary’

If you have kept up with the US political cycle, you noticed potential prospects for the next President touted after President Barack Obama’s re-election. Elizabeth Warren, Marco Rubio, and Chris Christie are familiar names for many of us – even if this happened without our consent. Among the political ranks of the Democratic Party, one…

Justine Sacco, Michelle Goldberg and the Racial Status Quo

When I first saw Michelle Goldberg’s piece “Sympathy for Justine Sacco,” over at The Nation I was not surprised as much as I was disgusted. Cultural critic Mikki Kendall, the creator of one of the year’s most popular hashtags #SolidarityIsForWhiteWomen, tweeted it to her followers. The piece disturbingly exhibits exactly what feminist women of color,…

The Greatest Corporate Attack You’ve Never Heard Of

By William C. Anderson & Natalie Yoon There is something big coming our way. It’s called the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP). It’s a trade deal that dwarfs the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA), set to conclude as early as the end of the year.  TPP has been stealthily entering in and out of news outlets with a surprisingly small…

The Hypocrisy Of Don Lemon

Don Lemon has managed to upset people across Black America for a second time right before the year’s end. While providing radio commentary Tuesday, CNN anchor Don Lemon clumsily came to the defense of NYPD’s controversial stop-and-frisk program, which he redubbed “stop-question-and-frisk.” While pondering if the program might exist under Mayor-elect Bill de Blasio, Lemon seemed to lament…

Jeh Johnson, Changing the Hue Of Hegemony

On October 18th I watched in awe as a progressive Democrat, the nephew of a Tuskegee airman and alumni of Morehouse – a traditionally Black university – addressed the nation. He was fellow Black man I remembered well, because he’d said something once that I would never forget. He said, “I believe that if Dr. King were alive today, he…

Blacks and Blues, Barneys and The New Slaves

This week, reports of discrimination by Barneys New York have showered the internet backed by calls for a boycott. A pending lawsuit against the store alleges that 19-year old Trayon Christian was racially profiled after buying a Salvatore Ferragamo belt. Upon exiting the store Trayon described being arrested by police, jailed, and interrogated about how he made…