Category Speculation

I’m tired of suppressing myself to get along with white people – Salon.com

“What’s happening in Ferguson?” one of my white roommates asked. “I heard some kid got shot or something like that.” The words clamored in my ears. How could he not know? Weren’t his Twitter, Instagram and Facebook feeds flooded with opinions and hashtags? I’m sure he meant nothing by his statement. We’re all ill-informed from […]

Did Israel arm Rwanda during the 1994 genocide? | Middle East Eye

I first heard it from an Israeli photographer. He was in Rwanda eight times and he saw the weapons. When I asked him if top leaders were involved in the arms deal, he said yes. When I said, that means [Yitzhak] Rabin and [Shimon] Peres, he told me: “You said it, I didn’t. And if you […]

August 27, 2014 Press Release, “Statement of William W. Thompson, Ph.D., Regarding the 2004 Article Examining the Possibility of a Relationship Between MMR Vaccine and Autism”

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE-AUGUST 27,2014   STATEMENT OF WILLIAM W. THOMPSON, Ph.D., REGARDING THE 2004 ARTICLE EXAMINING THE POSSIBILITY OF A RELATIONSHIP  BETWEEN  MMR VACCINE AND AUTISM   My name is William Thompson.  I am a Senior Scientist with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, where I have worked since 1998.   I regret that […]

Hip-Hop Fridays: Congresswoman Cynthia McKinney Crafting Legislation To Open Government Files On Tupac Shakur

Nearly 3 years prior to that day, on September 20, 2002, I wrote a BlackElectorate.com editorial, “RapCOINTELPRO X – Getting To The Top And Bottom Of The Murders Of Biggie And Tupac”. The editorial was inspired in part by the September 6, 2002 Los Angeles Times article which claimed that the Notorious B.I.G. masterminded a […]

Police Manhunts and Race: Eric Frein & Christopher Dorner By Cheryl Dorsey

This was very different from the Christopher Dorner manhunt which ended in a shootout and Dorner’s death. Very different from the confrontation and detention of accused jay-walker Mike Brown in Ferguson Missouri. This was not at all like the detention and capture of “reasonably suspicious” Ezell Ford in Los Angeles.As a retired Los Angeles Police […]

The Terrible Truth About Bill Cosby | Alternet

I recognize Bill Cosby as a comedic genius, and black people — with good reason — don’t throw away our geniuses. Even when they beat and rape and kill women and abuse children. Far too often, racism becomes an excuse for us not to confront sexism. And internalized misogyny and victim-blaming keep Americans from ostracizing […]

Protest.Net: Did the CIA Poison Paul Robeson?

Paul Robeson, the black actor, singer, and political radical, may have been a victim of CIA chemist Sidney Gottlieb’s MK-ULTRA program. We have previously noted Gottlieb’s death and outlined his career of infamy. In the spring of 1961, Robeson planned to visit Havana, Cuba to meet with Fidel Castro and Che Guevara. The trip never […]