SLAVERY IN AMERICA IS NOT OVER YET

That’s what I think.   True, the industrial-prison complex and the “justice” system doesn’t own a league of mostly black slaves per se, but America got its economic headstart jump on the shoulders and hips of slaves, and the system has not given up on all of that profit potential just yet.     I never …

George Norwell’s The REDMEN, and Identity

Back in George Norwell High School, the various sports teams were all called ‘the Redmen’. Look, I’m not saying the coaches and players and fans were a pack of racists. I know perfectly well they weren’t a pack of racists. I’m not saying that the people who, at whatever point in the past, chose the …

Days Without Sugar: Sugar & Slavery

Today as I ponder going off of grains and rice, and even whole-grain bread, to eat more greens and leaves, and thereby further combat my chemical addiction to sugar, I looked at this industrial sugar art display (thanks to Mark Bittman). It’s interesting to consider that much of our economy today relies on some level …

Black History Month 2013

Black History is for everyone. To me, Black History month is about strength and survival. While black history is often intensely disturbing and profoundly despairing, I also can find a lot inspiration in the positive affirmation of life on earth that so many Black Americans personally touched by slavery and oppression can make about our …

Days without sugar: 69, dude!

A friend texted me last night to ask, “Why are you doing this?”, and, my Friendly Neighborhood Passerby Encouragement Cheerleader Carrie dropped by another (beautifully printed) card for the holidays, also including a few questions and her email. Why: Because I am was a slave, to sugar and the sugar industry, and I realized why …