Tag Archives: Black Lives Matter

The Impending Backlash: Tribalism

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One issue getting little attention from black activists groups including Black Lives Matter (BLM) and the media is the impending backlash from all the protests. We witnessed a glimpse of it with the election of Donald Trump. Some claim the election has empowered racists and white supremacy groups. I disagree. What we are seeing is …

Is Violence Prevention a Priority in Kansas City?

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http://www.kctv5.com/story/36477062/75-million-allocated-for-new-led-lights-below-bartle-hall   The City of Kansas City is the midst of one of its most violent years on record. So you would think violence prevention would be a priority for the city. Well, you would be wrong. Getting lights for Bartle Hall at the tune of 7.5 million dollars is a greater priority than the …

How 13th the Documentary is Misleading You

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How is 13th the documentary misleading you? Like many films and books purporting to show the connection between racism and the over-representation of blacks in the criminal justice system this film ignores some basic facts. These facts are always conveniently left out. Similar to the recently released documentary about Michael Brown where the producer edited …

The Generosity of Strangers Part 2

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Welcome back for part 2 of the generosity of strangers. Many of you may wonder why I chose this title when discussing a professional athlete. The reason is whether you are in professional sports, music, movies, or any other entertainment field you are living on the generosity of strangers. Your income is based on whether …

The Generosity of Strangers Part 1

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It is never a good idea to embarrass the folks who employ you. Especially when you live on the generosity of strangers. Or to take a divisive position in a profession trying to appeal to everyone. I remember when I was a kid and pro football and the NFL were in their infancy compared to …