As of late if you look on Social Media there are a lot of “Gen-X’ers” claiming accolades, for lack of a better word, about how they raised themselves. Of which for the most part and for many of us was true. Gen-X is considered to be the generation born from 1965-1980, many of us were latch key kids, raised on television by navel gazing Boomers … Continue reading Gen X, The Republican Party, and No Vaseline.
I’m not sure how much Sun Tzu Kevin McCarthy has read nor do I know how much of The Jerry Springer Show he has watched, if he hasn’t done either then he should do both. One, to show him the pitfalls of his political strategy or lack thereof. The other to show him the spectacle of political fighting that he’s about to experience, not between … Continue reading Kevin McCarthy: The Jerry Springer of the House G.O.P. vs. Sun Tzu & The Art of War
by Celeste Featherstone Dear Capricorn, last year seemed to be more about your family than yourself for so many reasons, especially due to your penchant for filial piety, and when we use that term it doesn’t just mean your obligations too your parents, it can also mean your obligation to the elders of extended family, even an obligation to your ancestors. So some of your … Continue reading Capricorn Your Year Ahead 2023
I was recently scrolling through FaceBook the other day and I came across a remembrance of a High School friend, one who I had not known had passed. I couldn’t believe it, so I reached out to find out how he had passed, he was one of the first people to buy one of my paintings, and I was so grateful at the time, I … Continue reading A Black Man in Pain, I Am One Of Many.
So here we are in Oscar season again and I can’t help but to think about what Will Smith did almost a year ago. Now I’m not sure if Will Smith ever used that phrase, “Living the Dream,” but I know many a person especially from the mid too late 90’s thought he was living the dream, I mean he wrote songs about it. Hello, … Continue reading Living The Dream: Will Smith and The Slap Heard Around the World.
by Tabala Jali Thomas (parts of this post are composites) After every Mass Shooting in America, I’m sure someone uses a version of that phrase, ‘that could have been me’ or ‘that could have been my child, my mother, my sister, my brother, my father, my grandmother, my grandfather, my uncle, my aunt, my cousin, my friend, my coworker. It is a common response for … Continue reading That Could’ve Been Me. Mass Shootings at Big Box Stores
by Celeste Featherstone for Bus Stop Judo Dear Sagittarius one of the generalizations about your sign is that you need to feel free, and one of the ways for you to feel free until your next birthday will be to adapt. To some of you this may sound oxymoronic, and if your are like the editor’s Mom or my Mom which are both Sagittarius you … Continue reading Sagittarius, Your Year Ahead 2023
When in the course of a conversation with an old and dear friend, not necessarily a heated conversation but lukewarm, when you ask that friend days after the insurrection on January 6th 2021, if Hitler was a racist, and they unexpectedly begin to hem and haw, and they respond, ‘Well I wasn’t around then….’ For a moment your mind explodes and all you see are … Continue reading A FRIENDSHIP UNTIL TRUMP, IS IT OVER?
During the Trump Presidency the constant refrain that I often heard from pundits and members of my own family was, “If Obama did that……..” insert whatever Trump transgression after the word ‘that’ and I’m sure it was also proceeded by, “You see Black people have to be twice as good but still get twice as much sh*t, for lesser transgressions.” My family and some friends … Continue reading “We Can But You Can’t,” The Art of American Racist Hypocrisy