Tag Archives: black lives matter

A Meme on the Nike/Kaepernick protest

Someone reminded me of what it means to stand up against evil (or in Colin’s case, kneel down). If you’ve managed to avoid all this, NFL star Colin Kaepernick started ‘taking a knee’ during the National Anthem in order to call attention to the young men and women of color being killed by police under […]

The NFL Protest weekend from Hell

I need to take a break from the Book of Face. The cause of my abstention is the whole NFL/Taking a knee for Colin controversy. Lost in all the back-and-forth I’m reading about the appropriateness (or lack thereof) in the protests taking place around the league was that Kaepernick started taking a knee because of […]

When sh*t blows up

Don’t be mislead by the title. I’m not talking about terror bombings or explosives conspiracies. I’m talking about emotion and metaphor. There are times when sh*t blows up metaphorically, when people can no longer escape images that reveal a profound disconnect between their perceived reality and the lives of people on the other side of […]

Black Lives Matter (in Flint)

  So, there’s this. I posted about the above on my Facebook wall. I think it’s a powerful metaphor, and it reinforces the disaster that the city of Flint Michigan represents. It also addresses the fact that the right to life movement doesn’t see clean water and poison to be in its pro-life agenda. After […]

Done with Hillary, done with the whole mess

So the inevitable Hillary Clinton ‘I’m running for president’ announcement came early this year, and the photo op of her speaking to throngs in NYC over the weekend of the ‘official’ campaign rollout provided the media buzz she wanted. I’ve been buried under all the expected¬†blast e-mails from the fans of Hillary, plus all the […]