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Story by Chuck Tackett MS. TONI MORRISON 1931 – 2019 “If you can only be tall because someone else is on their knees, then you have a serious problem, and White people have a very, very, serious problem.” “In times of dread, artists must never choose to remain silent.” The above quotes are my favorites […]

Story by Chuck Tackett RED SUMMER’S 100TH ANNIVERSARY “Until the lion has his or her own storytellers, the hunter will always have the best part of the story.” AFRICAN PROVERB Recently, while watching Joy Reid of MSNBC’s “AM Joy” show, Ms. Reid and a guest were in a deep discussion. My cell phone rang and […]

Illinois has passed a law requiring “LGBT history” to be taught in all public schools. Gov. J.B. Pritzker (D – IL) signed House Bill 246 on August 9 with the objective of encouraging a more diverse history curriculum. HB 246 says the provisions are in the public interest, for the public benefit, and to serve […]

Lesbian tennis icon Billie Jean King has been turned into a real-life action figure. The six-inch figure comes with a tennis racket and adjustable limbs, to help smash both injustice and return serves. The $20 action figure was created by FCTRY as part of a “real-life action figures” range, which is dedicated to famous forces […]

More than 7,000+ US residents now have a non-binary X as their gender marker on their identification, according to records obtained by USA Today. Currently, the states of Arkansas, Colorado, California, Indiana, Maine, Minnesota, Maine, New York City, Nevada, Oregon, Utah, Vermont, as well as Washington DC have the option of an X gender marker on IDs. New Hampshire, Maryland, and Hawaii have passed […]

Approximately 550 Methodists from all over Alabama came together to sign a letter apologizing to the LGBT community and condemning the national church’s position against marriage equality and gay deacons. “For every time that someone in the church has hurt you because of who you are or who you love, we are deeply sorry; we […]

August 8, 2019

Story by Chuck Tackett “If you’ve been the lead singer if you’ve been Gladys Knight for 400 years, it is really difficult to be counted as just a Pip. For White people here in America, that’s the great fear, we hence will all be Pips.” Leonard Pitts Author The 1st time I heard of Daryle […]

Story by: Chuck Tackett DISCO SUCKS? MY FEET WILL KEEP DANCING REGARDLESS. “Looking sharp huh? Any sharper, you’d be a nigger or spic.” Saturday Night Fever 1977 Movie Dialogue With all the mayhem and foolishness coming to light these days, I completely spaced out this event that happened 40 years ago last month. A huge […]

Story by Chuck Tackett “If you can convince the lowest White man that he’s better than the highest Colored man, he won’t notice you’re picking his pocket. Hell, give him somebody to look down on, and he’ll empty his pockets for you.” President Lyndon B. Johnson Democrat The first time I heard this idiom “the […]

David Bowie has been immortalized in the form of a Barbie. Mattel unveiled an official limited edition Barbie inspired by the late star’s genderfluid Ziggy Stardust persona. Barbie has gone through a drastic makeover for the look, adopting Bowie’s red hair, iconic metallic spacesuit, and cherry-red platform boots. David Bowie Barbie pays tribute to ‘pop […]


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