America, we cannot let this be our epitaph. We cannot let this carnival barker define us. Even now, as I write these words, Trump is holding another rally – this one in Wisconsin – to whip his base into a frenzy.
Most of the exaggerated offenses being profitably proffered by the right-wing propaganda machine are seemingly harmless when examined as single events. As Phillip Alotta writes, “Just the other day, Fox, aired a segment about the President’s failure to issue an Easter Proclamation –ignoring the fact that Bush and Reagan both did the same thing. It […]
On November 4, 2008, Barack Obama, America’s first African-American Presidential nominee, won the Presidency of the United States of America. This week, two weeks following that historic event, marks the fifth anniversary of when a racist put a bullet through the front window of my home. As an editorial cartoonist, I have received many threatening […]
When we consider all of the problems that we have in the Black community, if anyone asked me what we are in most dire need of to resolve those problems, I wouldn’t hesitate for a second – I’d say education. Education is the key to resolving high unemployment, because it would enable us to create […]
President-elect Barack Obama calls Nancy Reagan and apologizes for being overheard saying; “I didn’t want to get into a Nancy Reagan thing about, you know, doing any séances.” ~ 11/7/08 Candidate Barack Obama personally apologized Thursday to two Muslim women after campaign volunteers barred them from appearing in a picture because of their headscarves. ~ […]
Prior to the President’s address on health care Thursday morning, Key and Peele met on HuffPost Live to “anger translate” the President’s speech. This is a recurring segment on their Comedy Central show that essentially has Peele play the part of the President delivering speeches in the proper presidential tone, while Key plays the President’s […]