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Racial Unrest, a Gangster President and a Pandemic

View From HereBy David Mark Greaves Breonna Taylor: Is this justice?In a press conference Wednesday afternoon, we learn that no charges are filed against two of the police officers involved in Breonna Taylor’s death, and charges against the third officer for shooting wildly into a neighbor’s apartment.Confronted with men breaking into the apartment, Breonna’s boyfriend, […]Read More

We Were Warned

View from HereBy David Mark Greaves It’s not like we have not been warned and continue to be. We have been warned about it all.Warned about chemicals in the water, plastic pollution of the oceans, climate change bringing wildfires, hurricanes, floods, and droughts. W.E.B DuBois warned that “The problem of the 20th century is the […]Read More

Who Will Speak Truth to Power?

At the center of his psyche, Donald Trump understands he is a natural born loser in disguise and his rage at having it exposed is dangerous to all of us.Never, ever, have I heard people in combat, friend or foe, referred to as “suckers” and “losers,” and yet, that’s what President Trump is reported to […]Read More

The View from Here: America’s Legacy of Racism

By David Mark Greaves In this coming Saturday’s New York City lien sales of 4,700 properties, we see how America’s legacy of racism is baked into the system, showing itself at key moments in our lives, enveloping our lives and limiting our horizons from the moment of birth.In a release calling for Mayor De Blasio […]Read More

13% of Black Males Voted for Trump in 2016

View From HereBy David Mark Greaves It’s a short hip hop from the misogyny, materialism and alpha male worship of too much rap music to the 13 percent of Black men who voted for Donald Trump in the last election.The posturing, the bravado, the flaunting of supposed wealth, Trump was the embodiment of that rap […]Read More

Kamala Devi Harris

View From Here By David Mark Greaves Kamala Devi Harris Takes Election 2020 To Center Stage We said Joe Biden couldn’t go wrong picking a VP with the talent pool he was working with. And he made a very thoughtful choice in Senator Kamala Harris as his running mate. Even after she attacked him mercilessly […]Read More

The Struggle Continues in Black August

View From HereBy David Mark Greaves Black August is more than a second Black History Month. It commemorates and celebrates the freedom-fighting spirit of those who were, and are, at the tip of the spear in the struggle for liberation. Whether it was Gabriel Prosser’s Rebellion, August 30, 1800, Nat Turner’s Rebellion, August 21, 1831, […]Read More

Lessons of Non-Violence, Hard to Learn

John Lewis crossed the Edmund Pettus Bridge one last time on his final journey home. He has left us to continue on our own journey, and we are on unusually rough road that looks like it’s worsening up ahead. The clashes in the streets of Portland, Oregon, is reminiscent of what we see happening in […]Read More