I was in court yesterday trying to stop yet another slew of evictions. Most of the tenants are fine for now.
That’s because while I was in court, I received a text announcing that President Joe Biden extended the CDC Eviction Moratorium one more month. This is the last extension…
“Education leads to enlightenment. Enlightenment opens the way to empathy. Empathy foreshadows reform.” — Derrick Bell
Way back in 1995, Derrick Bell, one of the key players in the Critical Race Theory movement, wrote about the attacks on the movement from many different ideological spectrums.
This is back when CRT…
After the eulogy, prayers, the sweet soothing ritual of a choir moaning, I rose from the front pew of the Kennedy Street Adventist Church where I had sat for over an hour and took my place beside the casket which held my longtime friend, Pablo Enrique Sanchez, Jr.
“I Can Make The March And Make Georgia Howl…” — General William T. Sherman
Last time I was in Georgia, I stumbled upon a Black Hair show at a fancy downtown hotel in Atlanta. Atlanta was booming back then, as it is now. …
Pipelines and Politics
In the introduction to his book How to Blow Up a Pipeline (Verso), author Andreas Malm writes: “Sabotage, after all, is not incompatible with social distancing.”
Malm’s quip is probably the only light moment in the book.
I have written about Malm before but he deserves much…
he don’t trust me.
he don’t want
free legal services
for the poor. he say
he don’t trust no
one with an afro.
she looks at me
& my long afro
that is, 70ish
she says, he look
like ‘black einstein.’
As someone who has litigated in the field of civil rights (on the civil side), my motto was always — “Bring the Hammer.” Rarely, in my experience, has that happened.
I always felt America’s official institutions take racism and especially racial hate too casually. This goes the same for many…