Category Archives: Perspective

Let Black Kids Just Be Kids

George Zimmerman admitted at his 2012 bail hearing that he misjudged Trayvon Martin’s age when he killed him. “I thought he was a little bit younger than I am,” he said, meaning just under 28. But Trayvon was only 17.

What may be most tragic about Mr. Zimmerman’s miscalculation is that it’s widespread. To many people, black boys seem older than they are: In one study, people overestimated their ages by 4.5 years. This contributes to a false perception that black boys are less childlike than white boys.

Technology Will Be Key to Mobilizing the Black Vote in 2018

By Roger Caldwell

As a child growing up in the 1950’s and 60’s, I don’t understand millennia’s’ fixation on texting, and their spending hours on other social media platforms. I am engaged with the internet, and I spend limited time on Facebook, but I am somewhat lost when trying to understand all the other platforms and new technologies.

“The internet is the largest community in history – as big as the global population in 1960’s. It crosses every border and culture. And enough people are connected that the internet has become a planetary infrastructure for communication and collaboration,” says Dex Torricke-Barton – writer at the Medium.

Why Does Main Street Media Refuse to Talk About Black America?

By Roger Caldwell

“This is the press, an irresponsible press. It will make the criminal look like he’s a victim and make the victim look like he’s the criminal. If you aren’t careful, the newspaper will have you hating the people who are oppressed, and loving the people who are doing the oppressing,” says Malcolm X.

The majority of newsrooms in America are run by Whites, and it is no surprise that only certain kinds of Black stories are being published. Most White people don’t understand that implicit racial bias is part of their DNA, and anything associated with Black skin is considered negative.

Police Officer Not Guilty in Death of Philando Castile

 

Demonstrators protest the police shooting death of Philando Castile.Fibonacci Blue/Flickr

A Minnesota police officer who shot and killed a man during a traffic stop last July was found not guilty of second-degree manslaughter on Friday. The jury also acquitted the St. Anthony police officer, Jeronimo Yanez, of two counts of intentional discharge of a firearm in the death of 32-year-old Philando Castile. Jurors reached their verdict following 29 hours of deliberation, after originally telling the judge that they were deadlocked on all charges.

The Gantt Report – The White House Cat House

By Lucius Gantt
     When some men want to lie and cheat they go to a Cat House. A Cat House is a good place get freaky, grind and tap some behinds!
     Historically, international Cat Houses have been the destination of choice for ballers, crawlers, pick pockets, peddlers and passport carrying panhandlers.
     Cats that live and work in international Cat Houses wear the finest erotic cat suits and lingerie, or undergarments for females and males.
     Some people in America believe The White House has become the biggest Cat House in the world!

Trump’s Other Russian Connection

Donald Trump just gave Putin a huge gift—and no one seems to have noticed.

“Don’t worry, be happy.”

Those were the only four English words Russian President Vladimir Putin said at a St. Petersburg International Economic Forum last Friday, reacting to President Donald Trump’s decision to withdraw from the Paris climate agreement the day before.