Elwood Watson

Disney’s latest remake a window into race in America
Witnessing the faces of little Black girls across the nation light up with glee as they saw previews of actress Halle Bailey from the live action version “The Little Mermaid,” was both heartwarming and gratifying...
The NBA and the N-word
The NBA recently suspended Phoenix Suns owner Robert Sarver for a year and fined him $10 million after an investigation found he engaged in what the league called “workplace misconduct and organizational deficiencies...
Biden angers MAGA Republicans. But he isn’t wrong.
Predictably, many Republicans melted into volcanic spasms and hissy fits after President Biden delivered his speech in Philadelphia last week. Former South Carolina governor and ex-U...
Violent threats in the wake of Mar-a-Lago search
More than three weeks have transpired since the FBI executed a search warrant on former President Donald Trump's Mar-a-Lago residence. Sadly, threats against federal agents have been routine and commonplace...
Mar-a-Lago and the kerosene right
It shouldn’t come as that much of a surprise that right-wing news media outlets wasted no time stoking the unhinged rage of their MAGA followers last week after the FBI carried out a search warrant at Donald Trump’s Mar-a-Lago residence...
Justice remains elusive in Emmett Till’s murder
The saga of Emmett Till has once again returned to the public sphere. He was kidnapped under cover at night, mercilessly beaten, shot, and thrown into the Tallahatchie River for having the “supposed audacity” to flirt with a white woman...
Another Black casualty at the hands of police
Another week, another young Black man killed by police. He drove off with police in pursuit, eventually fled from his car, then ran on foot...
Conservatives ended Roe v. Wade. Now they want more.
Roe v. What a month it has been. Oh, and Roe v. The ruling nullified a precedent that had been the law of the land for almost half a century...
The new violent right
Earlier this week, a political ad from disgraced former Missouri governor and current Republican Senate candidate Eric Greitens was pulled from several social media sites for its alarmingly violent message...
Liberal admiration for Liz Cheney
Last week’s televised hearings addressing the violence that occurred at the U. Capitol on January 6, 2021, were nothing short of riveting and disturbing...
U-turn desperately needed on guns in America
Appropriating Franklin D. Nearly a week later, the May 24th massacre at Robb Elementary School school in Uvalde, Texas still has many of us reeling. From Columbine, Colo...

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