For Barack Obama, #BlackLivesMatter Only When They Can Be Used As A Prop

“The basic tool for the manipulation of reality is the manipulation of words. If you can control the meaning of words, you can control the people who must use the words.” – Phillip K. Dick The shooting death of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri last August. After the Grand Jury decided that Officer Darren Wilson acted properly according to the situation in which he was placed, President Obama spoke about the decision: “There are Americans who agree with it, and there are Americans who are Read more […]

My Ancestors Were Slaves, So Give Me Money

“Stupidity has a knack of getting its way.” – Albert Camus It’s sometimes difficult to evaluate the validity of an argument. Once someone has laid out a argument to be analyzed, there are so many possible angles that it can become very difficult to come to a concrete conclusion as to its value. Recently, it has been talked about in the news that the Caribbean wants several European nations to pay reparations. These reparations would provide financial support to the country to offset the damage done Read more […]

Our Totally Foreign President

President Obama’s half-brother on his father’s side has taken a cue from his brother Barack in writing a memoir of his early life. Mark Okoth Obama Ndesandjo’s book, Cultures My Personal Odyssey of Self-Discovery, will be coming out February 28. In traveling the media circuit abroad to promote the book, Ndesandjo told Maariv, an Israeli paper, of his first meeting with Barack. “I remember that my impression at the first meeting was that Barack thought that I was too white,” he said, “and Read more […]