She Wouldn’t Even Say George Floyd’s Name

Killer-cop Derek Chauvin was sentenced to 270 months, or twenty-two and one-half years, in prison for the murder of George Floyd. However, all experts agree that with “good behavior,” he will likely spend no more than fifteen years behind bars.

Today’s (June 25) sentencing hearing opened with “victim impact statements”…

The “Usual Suspects”: Cops, Drugs, Guns, Gangs, and White People

Chicago’s major (“mainstream”) media all report that this just past, unconscionably deadly, July Fourth weekend recorded up to eighty-eight people shot, including as many as fourteen killed, across this troubled city’s mostly black South and West Sides.

The Chicago Police Department (CPD) reports that from Friday the 2nd through early…

Proposes Law to Finally End It and Pay Black People for Services Rendered

We can’t let [the failed coup d’état] go because it directly connects with our legacy of racism and hate in this country that stems from the genocide of the indigenous Americans and the enslavement of African Americans. The legacy of that is institutional racism and white nationalism; and if we…

The First One was the 400-Year-Long War and Not Quite Total Extermination of Native Americans

Men make their own history, but they do not make it as they please. They do not make it under self-selected circumstances, but under circumstances existing, already given, and transmitted from the past. The tradition of all dead generations weighs like a nightmare on the brains of the living. And…

Black prosecutors must tread carefully to avoid a renewed white backlash

For months, the Atlanta-based, Fulton County, Georgia prosecutor, Fani T. Willis has been conducting a criminal investigation of Donald Trump and his minions’ open election interference in the November 2020 presidential election.

D.A. Willis is zeroing in on Trump’s words and actions during the more than two-month period from November…

Author’s Note:

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. was just 34-years-old when he wrote — in longhand — the letter which follows.

This missive was Dr. King’s response to public statements of concern, caution and withering, unrelenting criticism of his leadership of nonviolent protests against racial segregation in Birmingham, Alabama and throughout the…

In some parts of the ‘hood, he was called “Super-Nigger”

It was a privilege to call Sidney Poitier my friend. He was a gentle man and opened doors for all of us that had been closed for years. God bless him and his family. — Denzel Washington, January 7, 2022

Before Denzel found his groove…before Don Cheadle…before Morgan Freeman….before Samuel…

The three white racist good ole boys who hunted, chased and lynched Ahmaud Arbery “in broad daylight,” as his father described the killing during his “victim impact statement” at their state sentencing hearing, are slated to go on trial next month on federal “hate crimes” charges for the killing.

Georgia…

Herbert Dyer, Jr.

Freelancer since the earth first began cooling. My beat, justice: racial, social, political, economic and cultural. I’m on FB, Twitter, Link, hdyerjr@gmail.com.

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