Wednesday, May 30, 2007

My Brother (my actual brother)

My brother has started a blog, y'all. He says some things that I totally agree with and some other stuff too. He's at

Sunday, October 01, 2006

Black People Outearning White People in Queens

The NY Times has reported that for the first time, Black people in Queens are making more money than white people. It is attributed to a large number of high-earning Caribbean immigrants.

This is the first time I've seen this type of thing reported in a major news outlet. Caribbean people always make the distinction between themselves and black americans while it seems that black americans want to think of everyone as part of the same group.

The article sheds a little light on the gentle nuances within the black communtiy that includes things like skin tone, hair texture and immigrant status. It is the kind of thing that makes me want to look past differences in all of humanity and just accept ourselves and eachother as we are and be happy with all of it.

Wednesday, July 26, 2006

Another sad day on Capitol Hill

Today the Senate dealt another blow to legal abortion, disallowing anyone to help underage girls cross a state line to receive an abortion to avoid parental consent laws. What these men (mostly) fail to understand is that most underage girls who receive abortions actually tell their parents. The ones who don't are almost always in much worse trouble than their parents could imagine or are in trouble that involves the parents themselves. Requiring girls to inform their parents of their abortions will result in deaths from illegal botched abortions and/or abuse by the parents.

I have a great many fears around the rest of Bush's term in office. The more I think about his personal stance based on his religious beliefs, the more afraid I become.

Let's impeach him and his whole administration.

Saturday, July 22, 2006

Bush at the NAACP

I think George Bush needs to sneak out of the spotlight for a little while. Or maybe he just needs to be clued in to his audience. When Bush spoke to the NAACP for the first time during his entire presidency the other day, he talked about getting rid of the estate tax again.

An analysis of said tax revealed that the number of Black Americans who would benefit from its elimination is 59.

Not 59 percent, but 59 total.

Can we impeach him yet?

Thursday, July 13, 2006

Proof That Racism is not Dead

The Voter Rights Act of 1965 may actually be in peril. It is of interest to a handful of Republicans to hold up its renewal. It feels like we are pushing hard against the walls of Jim Crow era Southern thought. Voters have been disenfranchised visibly in Ohio and Florida and possibly invisibly all over the country. The non-renewal of this act would simply make it official.

I can't believe that in the 21st century in the United States of America that I have to fear for my right to vote.

I signed a petition through Everybody should. Please pass it on.


Hooray for common sense! The Voter Rights Act was renewed today overwhelmingly in the House of Representatives. I can put away my police dog repellant for now.

Friday, June 09, 2006

Zarqawi is Dead...but why did they wait so long?

Big Bad terrorist Abu Musab Zarqawi is dead, but the White House could have killed him before the war in Iraq ever started (NBC). The blood of Zarqawi's victims is on Bush's hands.

Thursday, June 01, 2006

Still talking about the 2004 election? Uh...yeah!

In Rolling Stone currently, Robert F. Kennedy has written an article pulling together all the evidence from the 2004 election that proves it was a dictatorship-style fraud and that Kerry really won.

I just hope he doesn't turn up floating down the Chesapeake.