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White Supremacy, Trump And The American Dream


Trump could not genuinely condemn the violence of white supremacy in Charlottesville. He is a product of white supremacy. Trump and white supremacy is the manifestation of the American Dream.

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Post Truth and Alternative Facts Are 500 Years Old


Post Truth and Alternative Facts are the latest headlines, but it’s not news to somebody like me. I have lived my life negotiating a deliberately false perception of who I am. For 500 years, black people have endured post truth and alternative facts politics. We still do, and it continues to affect our lives adversely….

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Nick Cannon Black Revolutionary or Black Reactionary?


Nick Cannon was paid millions to host America’s Got Talent (AGT) for NBC. He recently quit because he says ‘No amount of money [is] worth [his] dignity or integrity.’ The resignation followed speculation that NBC considered dismissing him after they received complaints about his humour and for bringing NBC into disrepute. Many black Americans are…

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Abigail Fisher Attacks Affirmative Action


Abigail Fisher wanted to read a degree at the University of Texas, Austin (UT) so she applied. They did not accept her application because her grades were too low.  Nonetheless, Abigail was aggrieved.  She sued UT on their admission’s policy claiming it put her at a disadvantage because she is white.  UT policy considers academic…

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One Night in Miami Review


  Kemp Powers play One Night In Miami is on at the Donmar Theatre. Congratulations to the Donmar for hosting a play featuring four iconic black men.  It is an engaging play, based on a historical event we know little about. It’s 25 February 1964 the night that Cassius Clay beat Sonny Liston.  He is…

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Black History Month A Testimonial For Black Peoples


England has been celebrating Black History Month (BHM) for 29 years.  It was a GLC project led by Akyaaba Sebbo in 1987. However, it is adopted from America where it was initiated by the black historian Carter G Woodson. It began life as Negro History Week (1926). What started as a week of black history…

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Trump The Political Trade Off Decency For Racism


Braggadocious Trump is a misogynist whose confession of sexual violations upon women is not a surprise.  He has groomed society by normalising deviant behaviour.  Despite this chequered past, he has had $2 billion of free media coverage which cemented his political position.  Trump supporters insist his behaviour is normal while others accept the bigotry for a racist/anti-establishment…

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Insidious Racism Is The Worst Kind, Paul Gascoigne


Paul Gascoigne, the former football star is an alcoholic but not a comedian. During ‘An Evening With Gazza,’ he insulted Errol Rowe, his Black security guard.  He said, ‘Can you smile please, because I can’t see you?’. There were only more than a thousand people present!  Gascoigne was charged with racially aggravated abuse and pleaded…

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Police Officers Should Serve The Public Not Intimidate Us


An out of control policeman wrecked the car of a young black man who sat in the vehicle and recorded the damage. Too often this type of attitude (if not the behaviour) is displayed toward black men, women and children, for the crime of breathing whilst black. Police officers should serve the public not intimidate us….

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The Amazing Rachel Dolezal & White Privilege


Rachel Dolezal is white, full stop.  Her whiteness is a fact.  Both her parents are white and her orange tan and permed fizzy hair cannot change it.  She maintains she is black.  Rachel Dolezal cannot speak of racism as a black woman.  However, as I predicted she has been given a book deal to do…

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