MLK’s Daughter: Father Would Feel ‘Disappointment’ About Zimmerman Verdict

On CNN Monday, Dr. Bernice King offered her thoughts on how her father would have reacted to the Zimmerman trial and explained why she believes that the aftermath of the verdict will be “a defining moment” for the status of Martin Luther King Jr.’s dream for America.

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Fire the FBI Chief

American government is supposed to look and sound like George Washington. What it actually looks and sounds like is Henry Hill from Goodfellas: bad suit, hand out, intoning the eternal mantra: “F*** you, pay me.” American government mostly works by interposition, standing between us, the free people at ... Read More
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Black Panther’s Circle of Hype

The Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU) first infantilizes its audience, then banalizes it, and, finally, controls it through marketing. This commercial strategy, geared toward adolescents of all ages, resembles the Democratic party’s political manipulation of black Americans, targeting that audience through its ... Read More