Elwood Watson

The puppet of the House
Get your popcorn ready, because a gut-wrenching level of drama has gripped the House of Representatives! �� Last week, Speaker Kevin McCarthy slid over to a lectern and called for an impeachment inquiry into President Joe Biden...
Black women deserve better
Malcolm X said it best in a 1962 speech: “The most disrespected person in America is the black woman. The most neglected person in America is a black woman…” More than 60 years later, these words still ring true...
Why should we care if a politician is unmarried?
It appears some Republican donors are really concerned that presidential candidate Tim Scott, South Carolina's junior senator,  is a 57-year-old bachelor — and whatever implications that may entail...
Jacksonville and the continued assault on Black people
As segments of the nation remembered the 60th anniversary of the 1963 March on Washington, we simultaneously witnessed another horrendous, senseless act of racially sadistic violence occur in Jacksonville, Florida...
Popular country song leads to confusion on the right
After whipping themselves up in orgasmic levels of ecstasy, conservatives have tried to do a rapid U-turn of their embrace of YouTube sensation Oliver Anthony and his hit song, "Rich Men North of Richmond...
No surprise that Black judges are targets of the MAGA movement
It is hardly surprising that Black judges and prosecutors are being targeted by Donald Trump and his MAGA supporters.. Chutkan, who is presiding over the case against Trump for allegedly trying to overturn the 2020 election...
Lizzo and the peril of celebrity culture
Voracious popular culture connoisseur that I am, I have been avidly following the drama surrounding pop icon Lizzo...
Racists don’t like to be called racists
The evolution of Black Lives Matter, the election of Donald Trump, and a growing fear of immigrants have led to deep levels of resentment and hostility among a sizable segment of white Americans...
Trump indictment over Jan. 6 a pleasant surprise
There are probably many Americans who thought this day would never come. Instead, the criminal justice system is going to do battle against one of the most devious and horrendous conspiracies in the history of the nation...
Men suffer from mental health issues, too
The issue of men and mental health often remains a silent crisis in our society. Rapid transformations ranging from work, family, and personal life have taken its toll on a considerable segment of men in our current culture...
Conservatives are the latest in a long line of Barbie critics
Like many material icons, Barbie has had a complex history. The modern civil rights movement was beginning to gain steam and the nation was largely embracing the status quo. – the doll was immune from intense criticism...
Visit Florida, where you’ll learn about the benefits of slavery
Florida has justly earned its recent reputation as the most dysfunctional, surreal, and outlandish state in the nation. Last week, Gov. Yes, you read that last sentence correctly...

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