Black Snake Down: Voices from Standing Rock

An estimated 10 thousand people, including approximately 2,000 Veterans who were prepared to act as human shields against any stage aggression were hunkering down under the watchful eyes of the various police agencies assembled high on the hill just past the 1806 bridge. As the state had already displayed a wiliness to employ a level of brutality not seen since the civil rights era water cannons—in sub-zero temperatures no less—a PTSD-fueled adrenaline was growing thick in the air.

Standing Rock Victory (for now)

ec 4, 2016—Oceti Sakowin Camp Remi, an Indigenous Vet of Navajo Nation, told me that Veterans were coming to risk their lives to protect the Water Protectors as a gesture of apology on behalf of the 7th Calvery for atrocities and genocide that have occurred on this land throughout history. 100-140 million were exterminated, Remi told me, due to the same policies that “We are experiencing to this day.” The sense of preparation for an upcoming battle changed to euphoria and renewed resolve, however, when the news came down that the pipeline project will be delayed—and perhaps rerouted. A significant, if temporary victory. DAPL could decide to continue drilling and simply pay the fines. In that case, will the Obama administration send in law enforcement to say #NODAPL? There is still much to be decided here.

#OscarsSoWhite Creator To Chris Rock: Do The Right Thing

by Dennis Trainor, Jr. Describing the moment when she started the viral #OscarsSoWhite campaign, April Reign says was inspired by Spike Lee’s 1989 film Do the Right Thing, seeing in the Oscar nominations of 2015 the equivalent of “no brothers and sisters up on the wall in Sal’s Pizzeria.” Speaking to me during an interview [...]

Trump 2016: Make America White Again

Make no mistake; Donald Trump’s Presidential campaign is a backlash against the Black Lives Matter Movement. This is about Donald Trump attempting to make America White Again

Unlike Chris Kyle, Here is an American Sniper We Can Call ‘Hero’

I had just seen the film American Sniper, the revisionist history popcorn propaganda piece of myth making and nationalistic war porn being sold to us by Bradley Cooper, Clint Eastwood, and screenwriter Jason Hall an apolitical character study. I wanted to talk with an actual American Sniper, and Garett was generous enough to pick up the phone.

The TRUTH Behind Obama’s State of The Union

There was A LOT during Obama's latest State of The Union that was NOT being said out loud. We bring the cold, hard, unadulterated facts to you that aren't being mentioned on the mainstream media