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

Jamaal Bowman, 44, is a candidate for New York’s 16th Congressional District in the June 23 primary. Photo Credit: the Bowman Campaign

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 don’t deal with it directly and explicitly in every institution, it will continue to persist and grow and permeate; and it will lead to a Donald Trump in the future. ~ Rep. Jamaal Bowman (D-NY)

Newly elected Representative Jamaal Bowman (D-NY) was in the Capitol building on January 6. He…


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

Donald Trump, 45th President of the United States. Taken on November 9, 2016 shows US President-elect Donald Trump as he arrives at the New York Hilton Midtown in New York. (AFP)

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. …


This was demonstrated most effectively with the election and subsequent presidency of "The First Black President." Please see my Medium essay, "Black People and the Legacy Of Barack Obama."

Also, I had not seen that clip of Malcom before; but, of course, his statements and sentiments there were well known. He is more relevant now than even when he lived.

Good on you (and Malcom) for reminding us what really needs, must, be done...what the only real "solution" to ending white supremacy is.


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A member of the jury which convicted former Minneapolis killer-cop Derek Chauvin on all three charges for the murder of George Floyd is being given a second and closer look as to his sworn statement of impartiality during the voir dire process.

Of course, killer-cop Chauvin was convicted April 20 of second-degree murder, third-degree murder and second-degree manslaughter charges for pressing his knee into Floyd’s neck on May 25, 2020, asphyxiating him for almost ten minutes.

Brandon Mitchell, 31, (Juror №52) told a number of Minneapolis news outlets that last August 28 he attended a march/rally in Washington, D.C. meant…


I don't normall do this, but my advice to you is to READ black writers and authors who've been "whitesplaining" this shit since....forever. They are legion.


Image: Minnesota Department of Corrections via CourtTV/AP

Personal note to Derek Chauvin: Good to see you back in uniform.

Minnesota’s attorney general Keith Ellison filed briefs and motions on Friday, April 30, demanding that convicted killer-cop Derek Chauvin be given the severest possible prison sentence for his cold-blooded murder of George Floyd. The AG allowed that this former Minneapolis police officer’s actions against Floyd amounted to actual torture, even as Floyd repeatedly begged for his life.

Ellison wrote that Chauvin also grossly abused his police powers by carrying out the murder in full and open view of the public, in broad daylight, and while Floyd was helplessly…


Lessons in Systemic Racism

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Author’s Note: This essay is dedicated to Senator Tim (“America is not a racist country”) Scott

Revisionist history has it that the White House was first painted white to cover the severe burn and scorch marks left by British Redcoats after they nearly burned the place down during the height of the War of 1812.

In actual fact, however, and according to the very official White House Historical Association, the building was first “whitewashed” with lime-based paint way back in 1798 in order to protect its exterior stone masonry from unsightly peeling caused by moisture and cracking during Washington’s unpredictably…


Malcolm once said (in paraphrase) that brotherhood must be a mutual effort. The majority of white folks have never --NEVER -- indicated that they thought of us as their brothers/sisters.

Herb 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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