Category Archives: race

Yo Da Man

“Hey you know something people I’m not black But there’s a whole lots a times I wish I could say I’m not white.” I have lived by these words from the Mothers of Invention’s FREAK OUT LP, which I stole that record from Zayre discount store in 1969. I was working at the same store. […]

I’m With Angela Davis Too

Angela Davis was the cover girl for the Black Panthers. She was and remains a true revolutionary. Now more than ever. But she was never alone. They fed the people. They spoke about freedom. They fought the pigs. RESIST. In the words of Bobby Sands IRA MP for Belfast – “Our revenge will be the […]

I Am With Kaepernick

“I am not going to stand up to show pride in a flag for a country that oppresses black people and people of color,” Kaepernick told NFL Media in an exclusive interview after the game. “To me, this is bigger than football and it would be selfish on my part to look the other way. […]

Mr. Wonderful And Race

The only way to cure racism is love. And lots of it. Sammie Davis Jr. knew the antidote and he lived in lynching days. Marilyn Monroe was his friend and acted as a beard for his relationship with Kim Novak. Their affair almost got him killed by the orders of Herbert Cohn, a gangster Hollywood […]

Sammie Was Black

Only one black man earned a spot with Sinatra’s Rat Pack in Las Vegas. Sammy Davis Junior. Mister Show Business might have been the token black for the Silent Majority, but Mr. Show Business was well aware of his place in the white world after a stint in the Army. “Overnight the world looked different. […]