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Gen X, The Republican Party, and No Vaseline.

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.

Kevin McCarthy: The Jerry Springer of the House G.O.P. vs. Sun Tzu & The Art of War

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

Capricorn Your Year Ahead 2023

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

Living The Dream: Will Smith and The Slap Heard Around the World.

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.

That Could’ve Been Me. Mass Shootings at Big Box Stores

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

A FRIENDSHIP UNTIL TRUMP, IS IT OVER?

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?

“We Can But You Can’t,” The Art of American Racist Hypocrisy

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