Tag Archives: African American community

Stan Lee, Jack Kirby and the Progressivism of the Black Panther

A few weeks ago I watched The Black Panther and loved the movie. I watched the movie with a few friends in Oakland and it was fun to hear applause from the crowd when the first scene in the movie … Continue reading

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Waking Up To A Donald Trump Presidency

It’s a week now since the shock of the presidential elections result last Tuesday. I’ve been deeply depressed about Donald Trump becoming President, but I still congratulate those who are Trump supporters for being involved in this political process. I … Continue reading

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New York Times Documentaries on the Police and Race

In the past few years, the Black Lives Matter movement has highlighted the problems between the African American community and many of the police departments in this country. The recent killings of young African men by police officers has been … Continue reading

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Will D. Campbell, Bootleg Preacher

During the past few months, political figures like Donald Trump and Ted Cruz have been saying divisive language that has been scapegoating groups like immigrants, Muslims, LGBT individuals, and African Americans. They are exploiting the fears of many of the … Continue reading

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“Black Lives Matter” and the Reconciliation of the Police and the African American Community

In the past few years, the tragic deaths of African Americans at the hands of police officers have led the grassroots movement, Black Lives Matter. This movement has highlighted many of the economic and societal problems that still exist as … Continue reading

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Jasper Walks With A Friend

Before last week I have to admit that I hadn’t followed the tragic events involving Trayvon Martin and George Zimmerman very closely. About three years ago the Bay Area was transfixed by the sad death of Oscar Grant and I … Continue reading

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