Who We Are

In the summer of 2006, Cheryl Contee, blogging under the pseudonym “Jill Tubman”, launched Jack & Jill Politics. Shortly after meeting at the then-YearlyKos Conference (now Netroots Nation), she brought on Baratunde Thurston aka “Jack Turner.” That was the summer Jack & Jill Politics was born.

Since that summer, our team has expanded to include several regular “front page” contributors, a growing roster of guest contributors representing affiliated organizations. Jack & Jill Politics is proud to have hundreds of engaged community members. We’ve won numerous awards for our work and JJP blog posts have influenced the national narrative and global dialogue on race and how African-Americans react to the issues of the day. Our coverage of the 2008 Democratic National Convention is now in the U.S. Library of Congress archives. Mainstream media sources around the world such as the New York Times, the Washington Post, the Guardian U.K., CNN, MSNBC, BBC Online/TV/Radio, Agence France Press, Al Jazeera and many more quote JJP contributors regularly.

Our goal at JJP is to provide a middle class African-American perspective on U.S. politics and to ameliorate the portrayal of African-Americans in the media. The majority of African-Americans are neither drug-dealing criminals nor super-elites like Oprah, Michael Jordan and Jay-Z. JJP seeks to provide the diverse viewpoints of the tax-paying, hard-working, engaged and patriotic African-American majority on current affairs and popular culture. At it’s best, JJP seeks to carry on the tradition of insightful social and political commentary in the spectrum of W.E.B. DuBois, James Baldwin, Maya Angelou, Dave Chappelle, Chris Rock and Wanda Sykes.

Jack and Jill Politics is not affiliated with Jack and Jill of America, Jack and Jill Magazine, “Jack and Jill Went Up the Hill to Fetch a Pail of Water” nor any of the other Jack and Jills out there on the Google. Just so you know.

Co-Founders

Cheryl Contee writes as Jill Tubman for the award-winning & top-ranked black political blog JackAndJillPolitics.com which she co-founded in 2006. She is also the co-founder of Fission Strategy, which provides innovative social media & mobile services to nonprofits and foundations. Cheryl specializes in online advocacy, engagement, and communications.

Cheryl serves on the Board of Directors of Netroots Nation, the preeminent organization and conference for technology and progressive politics. She is on the Advisory Board of Applied Research Center, BlogHer’s International Activist Scholarship Committee and the Advisors Board of Blogging While Brown. Cheryl also chairs the board of CommonGoods.net. Cheryl has appeared in the Washington Post, New York Times, San Francisco Magazine, BBC and CNN among many other media appearances. Cheryl’s work in the interactive sphere has been recognized with over 20 awards. Cheryl is regularly invited to speak at universities, conferences and events. She lives in the San Francisco Bay Area. Follow her on Twitter if you dare: @ch3ryl

Main Blogging Subjects On JJP: Evaluating how leaders & organizations on both the left and right impact African-Americans, mainstream media and pop culture portrayals of black & brown folks, the Obama Administration, election news, black geekery, right wing racism & white supremacism, energy & environment, healthcare & other progressive issues

See Cheryl/Jill’s posts >>

Baratunde Thurston (aka Jack Turner) is a comedian, author and vigilante pundit. He was nominated for the Bill Hicks Award for Thought Provoking Comedy, declared a Champion of the First Amendment by Iowa State, and called “someone I need to know” by Barack Obama. He has appeared throughout mainstream and new media and performs regularly in New York City, where he works by day as Web Editor and politics editor for The Onion. He hosts Popular Science’s Future Of on the Science Channel, and he lives in Twitter: @baratunde.

Main Blogging Subjects On JJP: Right wing absurdity, the Obama White House, activism, open/participatory government, climate/energy, media, and lots of primary coverage of events and interviews (often via video)

See Baratunde/Jack’s posts >>

Front Page Contributors

“rikyrah” joined the writing team after months of contributions to the community via the blog’s comment area. She has also blogged at Mirror On America

I enjoy blogging because I have loved politics ever since the 1983 Election of Harold Washington as Mayor. Living in Chicago, I grew up watching Politics as Blood Sport and it never left me. I was deflated by the selection of George W. Bush as President in 2000 – it shook my belief in what I felt were the foundations of this country. 2004 should have made me more detached, and it did, for a short time, but then the passion for politics reignited in time for the 2006 election season and it hasn’t stopped. The 2008 Election season was the most fun I’ve seen in politics since 1983.

If you need to contact me: mamahelena at aol.com

Main Blogging Subjects On JJP: Open Threads, General Outrages, Political thumbs in the eye, the First Family, Sports and culture & How to be Young, Politically Aware, Proud and Black in 2010.

See rikyrah’s posts >>

Leutisha Stills (aka “CPL” or “The Christian Progressive Liberal”) is is the chief researcher for the CBC Monitor Report Card, a monitoring and evaluative tool used to analyze and grade the legislative performances of the Congressional Black Caucus. Ms. Stills blogs for Jack and Jill Politics, as well as writes for other blogs, such as The Pesky Fly, Counterpunch and the Progressive Beacon. She is a frequent contributor to Black Agenda Report with the column “CBC Monitor Watch”. Ms. Stills is also an active member of Progressive Democrats of America – Northern Virginia chapter. A native of Oakland, California, Ms. Stills resides in the Metro Washington, DC area.

Main Blogging Subjects On JJP: Congressional Black Caucus, Tavis Smiley, Michelle & Barack Obama, Pop Culture, Society and more

See Leutisha/CPL’s posts >>

“B-Serious” joined the team in late spring, 2008. I created, and still write for another blog, Operation Reach B.L.A.C.K.

If you’ve ever seen School Daze, I can best be described as “Dap” (Laurence Fishburne with the megaphone). That’s how I roll. In college I was Mr. Black Student Union. . . the brotha with a plan, always holdin’ it down for the cause (whatever that cause may be). In law school I worked on matters from voting rights to discrimination and civil rights/civil liberties. Ask my friends about me and they’ll likely say the same thing . . .“Dang, that brotha be serious!”

Hence, the name, “B-Serious.”

I am a strong believer in the cultivation and promotion of black thought. I love the exchange of ideas, the wealth of information and honest dialogue. It’s a beautiful thing when done in the spirit of community and respect. It’s important to create an environment that promotes black intellect. . .we need more of it! We, as a people, grow together. Black is a beautiful thing.

Main Blogging Subjects On JJP: Obama’s Weekly Address, Political and social commentary.

See B-Serious’ posts>>

Casey Gane-McCalla is the assistant editor for NewsOne. He previously worked as a teacher/community organizer in the South Bronx and as a Hip Hop artist. He is half white South African and half black Jamaican and graduated from Columbia University with a degree in Political Science.

Main Blogging Subjects On JJP: Neo-Cons, Neo-Nazis & Neo-McVeighs, Hip Hop, Social & Political Commentary

See Casey’s posts >>

Jonathan Pitts-Wiley (aka “Marcus Toussaint”)

Rhode Island native. Scourge of the ridiculous. That sound you hear is his soapbox creaking. Jonathan also gets it in at The Root, Pitts Indeed and his Book of Odds blog “The Re-Education of Jon Pitts-Wiley.” Follow him on Twitter @pittswiley

Main Blogging Subjects On JJP: Coming soon…
See Jonathan/Marcus’ Posts >>

Fredric Mitchell is the former owner of the Young Black Professional Guide, a blog started in 2006, and rotational blogger at Black Web 2.0. He is an avid Drupal developer and serves on the web team at the University of Chicago while running his freelance business, Bright Plum. He is balanced in life by his beautiful wife and son (named after his father), and supports, directly and indirectly, many of the influential Black social media personalities in the Twitterverse. You can follow him @fredricmitchell

Main Blogging Subjects On JJP: Solution-oriented posts that are not as frequent, Historical relevancy to today’s issues, Financial and Technological Literacy, Light Political Commentary.

See Fredric’s posts >>

Contributors Emeritus

Adam Serwer (aka “dnA”) dnA began blogging with JJP in XXX. After contributing mightily in the comment area as well as his own blog at the time (hatian something?). Having completed his studies at Columbia School of Journalism, Adam now writes full time for The American Prospect in Washington DC. We keep an eye on him, and he maintains lifetime blogging rights at JJP. We are so proud!

Guest Contributors

As JJP has grown in maturity, reach and influence, we have sought to expand the range of ideas that are exchanged on these pages. Through online and offline connections, we have built relationships with a number of organizations whose missions are consistent with the interests of our community. So, from time to time, representatives from those groups participate in the community directly by blogging here. We are proud to work with such a diverse and distinguished set of folks all working to not just blog about the world, but also create a better one.

James Rucker is co-founder and executive director of ColorOfChange.org, a group often described as an NAACP 2.0 for the 21st century. ColorOfChange.org exists to strengthen Black America’s political voice by empowering its members—Black Americans and our allies—to make government more responsive to the concerns of Black Americans and to bring about positive political and social change for everyone.

CoC uses the Internet to enable its members to speak in unison and keep them informed about the most pressing issues for Black people in America. Most importantly, ColorOfChange.org gives members ways to act, lobbying elected representatives or bringing attention to issues by holding coordinated events, running ads, and demanding that the news media cover our issues.

JJP and ColorOfChange.org have worked together since the spring of 2007, and the blog posts here at JJP and the conversations they generate in the comments have been a consistent source of insight and inspiration for ColorOfChange.

See James’s posts >>

Van Jones is a globally recognized, award-winning pioneer in human rights and the clean-energy economy. Van is a co-founder of three successful non-profit organizations: the Ella Baker Center for Human Rights, Color of Change and Green For All. He is the best-selling author of the definitive book on green jobs: The Green-Collar Economy. He served as the green jobs advisor in the Obama White House in 2009.Van is currently a senior fellow at the Center For American Progress. Additionally, he is a senior policy advisor at Green For All.

Van also holds a joint appointment at Princeton University, as a distinguished visiting fellow in both the Center for African American Studies and in the Program in Science, Technology and Environmental Policy at the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs.

See Van’s posts >>

Rinku Sen is the president and executive director of The Applied Research Center, a racial justice think tank that also publishes ColorLines magazine. ARC is built on rigorous research and creative use of new technology. Its goal is to popularize the need for racial justice and prepare people to fight for it. By telling the stories of everyday people, ARC is a voice for unity and fairness in the structures that affect our lives.

To fight structural racism, we must be able to document it, promote equity theories, stimulate discussion and highlight real solutions. We value alliances and coalitions in bringing about change, and we unify sectors of the movement that should be working cooperatively. We’re huge fans and friends of JJP because we share the goal of popularizing solutions to the racial divide and preparing people to fight for them.

See Rinku’s posts >>

Adam Luna is the political director for America’s Voice, a campaign set up to pass comprehensive immigration reform. He loves JJP and uses his soapbox here to share some musings about the irrational politics of improving the lives of people of color. As the number of hate groups and hate crimes skyrocket, fascist revolutionaries are considered “balance” on the news, and notorious racists have become crusaders for black people with bogus claims that Latinos are taking your jobs, crusading against the “illegals” has become cover for a vote against healthcare, housing, education, you name it.

Consider Adam the guy who reads Nazi blogs so you don’t have to. A Latino canary in the coalmine, watching out for opportunities to fight back or just laugh at those who are terrified of a more beautifully diverse America. He encourages you to join the effort to kick the extreme back to the fringe where it belongs.

See Adam’s posts >>

Phaedra Ellis-Lamkins is the CEO of Green For All, a national organization dedicated to improving the lives of all Americans through a clean-energy economy. Her accomplishments include assembling a civil rights coalition that successfully lobbied for two significant improvements to the House version of the American Clean Energy and Security Act: securing funding for job training, and guaranteeing broad access to clean energy jobs. These are the Act’s only provisions creating opportunity for low-income people and people of color.

Phaedra offers JJP a connection to tangible action and a path to a more economically and environmentally empowered future for our community.

Past guest bloggers from Green For All include Julian Mocine-McQueen and Van Jones.
(Disclosure: As of Feb 26, 2010 Green For All is a client of Cheryl Contee’s firm Fission Strategy.)

See Phaedra’s posts >>

Kamala Harris is a criminal advocate and the current District Attorney of San Francisco. She was first elected in 2003, defeating incumbent district attorney Terence Hallinan. She was re-elected in 2007. She was also cited by the New York Times to be among the seventeen most likely women to become the first female President of the United States.[1]Harris attended the historically African American college, Howard University in Washington, D.C. and received aJuris Doctor (J.D.) from University of California, Hastings College of the Law in 1989. She is the daughter of anTamil Indian mother, Dr. Shyamala Gopalan, a breast cancer specialist, who immigrated to the United States fromChennai, Tamil Nadu, India in 1960, and a Jamaican American father, Stanford University economics professor Donald Harris.

See Kamala’s posts >>

  • debweb54

    Hi I need you blogs in a racist town. Help…..
    I live in a small rural “white” town in Missouri.
    I have been fighting for civil rights in Camdenton Missouri for almost 20 years.
    I am Caucasian and I am disgusted by what I have seen in this rural all “white' town. I am so upset because I went to a racist rally disguised as a “Tea Party” rally at the Camdenton high school gymnasium. ( I wanted to see what it was all about). I was shocked. I went home and immediately wrote a letter to the editor of the local newspaper. I am posting my letter that has been published from the Camdenton Lake Sun Newspaper:
    I attended the TEA PARTY MOVEMENT RALLY in Camdenton Missouri on Saturday April 24, 2010.
    I listened carefully to every word resonating from the microphone on that stage and I am ANGRY!
    I DID NOT ATTEND A NATIONAL TEA PARTY MOVEMENT. THE “REAL” ORIGINAL TEA PARTY MOVEMENT emerged in 2009 in response to the 2008 bailouts and the 2009 stimulus package. The TEA PARTY MOVEMENT IS supposed to be about anti-stimulus, anti-deficit, and anti-bailout.
    The name TEA ((Taxed Enough Already) is a play on the TEA PARTY slogan.
    The “God Fearing Christian Sermons” preached in the small town gymnasium shocked me. Had I mistakenly entered into a rural Christian church thinking I was at the TEA PARTY? I wanted to hear about taxes and bailouts not about how a Christian God feels about homosexuals or a woman’s right to choose.
    How arrogant AND close minded can “Christian” people be, who believe that THEIR WAY is the ONLY WAY or THEIR CHRISTIAN GOD will get me if I do not do what their GOD says. How can the “PEOPLE” of THE CAMDENTON MISSOURI TEA PARTY MOVEMENT honestly believe that their “Christian God” is the choice of WE THE PEOPLE, FOR THE PEOPLE, BY THE PEOPLE? THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA IS NOT a country made up of only “White Christian Folk”. Civil rights means freedom for ALL the people of the USA to believe and practice their own individual civil rights and religions. It is not about one belief, one culture, or one God.
    A young speaker at the TEA PARTY even brought up the fact that the government of the USA should never have passed the Hate Crimes Bill. Now that is the perfect example of CODE SPEAK and DOG WHISTLING. The Hate Crimes Bill protects people who are different from “straight white Christian people”. Another speaker spoke of “state rights” a code speak for institutionalized segregation and racism.The Hate Crimes Bill was written to protect people’s civil rights who choose to live outside the “White” Republican God fearing doctrine. CIVIL RIGHTS means freedom of choice without threat or fear…..from a person or group who believes their way is the ONE and only way..Hence the HATE CRIMES BILL..
    I left the TEA PARTY with a sick feeling in my stomach…I reflected back to the 60’s, 70’s, 80’s, 90’s and even now…..Thoughts of the rural “white” Christian towns of America who thought their way was the only way and other races and differences were just…….simply… not accepted! I had just witnessed “Code Speak” and “Dog Whistling”……alive and well in Camdenton Missouri in the year 2010.
    I had a Flashback to 1968 and the “Southern Strategy” by Richard Nixon or Ronald Reagan and the “Devolution Revolution” also called the “New Federalism” targeting minorities. This was CODE SPEAK then as much as it is now. The speakers on the stage in Camdenton Missouri praised Ronald Reagan, never mentioning the vast amount of prejudice, greed and wealth under the Reagan administration that continues today and is one of the reasons the TEA PARTY had to be formed.
    The point of all of the racist “strategies” was to make small town rural white Republicans believe that all “blacks” were simply bad by telling lies. The speakers used fear when discussing homosexuals, abortions, political parties, God and President Obama.
    UMMMMMMMMMMMMM…………….
    NOT MUCH HAS CHANGED IN RURAL WHITE AMERICA!…The belief that one party, one religion, one ethnicity, one state, one whatever……. is the only way ……..is frankly ignorant, racist and unacceptable in the United States of America in the year 2010
    I am not saying that all of small town rural White Christian Americans are racist. But for the ones who are, whites are not superior over any other race, men are not superior over women, women have their own minds and bodies and can make choices, children have rights, animals have rights, the planet earth has rights, and we have the right to worship a higher power or not worship anything or anybody. .
    White Christian Americans cannot make an argument on both sides of the fence.
    For example, picketing that the government cannot jam health care down their throats, but then jamming God down ours.
    We are all human beings on planet earth. (Can you even believe that one of the speakers in the TEA PARTY in Camdenton made fun of being “green” and taking care of planet earth)?
    The truth is without the earth, world peace and love, we as a human race, will not survive.
    My higher power does not preach hate or prejudice.
    Peace.
    Deborah Webster
    Copyright 2010 Serving Missouri's Lake of the Ozarks region including Osage Beach, Camdenton, Lake Ozark, Eldon and Sunrise Beach. Some rights reserved

    http://www.lakenewsonline.com/opinions/x9323616
    I would appreciate some blog feedback on this small town newspaper.
    thanks so much Deb

    Richland, Mo. —

    I attended the TEA PARTY MOVEMENT RALLY in Camdenton Missouri on Saturday April 24, 2010.
    I listened carefully to every word resonating from the microphone on that stage and I am ANGRY!
    I DID NOT ATTEND A NATIONAL TEA PARTY MOVEMENT. THE “REAL” ORIGINAL TEA PARTY MOVEMENT emerged in 2009 in response to the 2008 bailouts and the 2009 stimulus package. The TEA PARTY MOVEMENT IS supposed to be about anti-stimulus, anti-deficit, and anti-bailout.
    The name TEA ((Taxed Enough Already) is a play on the TEA PARTY slogan.
    The “God Fearing Christian Sermons” preached in the small town gymnasium shocked me. Had I mistakenly entered into a rural Christian church thinking I was at the TEA PARTY? I wanted to hear about taxes and bailouts not about how a Christian God feels about homosexuals or a woman’s right to choose.
    How arrogant AND close minded can “Christian” people be, who believe that THEIR WAY is the ONLY WAY or THEIR CHRISTIAN GOD will get me if I do not do what their GOD says. How can the “PEOPLE” of THE CAMDENTON MISSOURI TEA PARTY MOVEMENT honestly believe that their “Christian God” is the choice of WE THE PEOPLE, FOR THE PEOPLE, BY THE PEOPLE? THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA IS NOT a country made up of only “White Christian Folk”. Civil rights means freedom for ALL the people of the USA to believe and practice their own individual civil rights and religions. It is not about one belief, one culture, or one God.
    A young speaker at the TEA PARTY even brought up the fact that the government of the USA should never have passed the Hate Crimes Bill. Now that is the perfect example of CODE SPEAK and DOG WHISTLING. The Hate Crimes Bill protects people who are different from “straight white Christian people”. Another speaker spoke of “state rights” a code speak for institutionalized segregation and racism.The Hate Crimes Bill was written to protect people’s civil rights who choose to live outside the “White” Republican God fearing doctrine. CIVIL RIGHTS means freedom of choice without threat or fear…..from a person or group who believes their way is the ONE and only way..Hence the HATE CRIMES BILL..
    I left the TEA PARTY with a sick feeling in my stomach…I reflected back to the 60’s, 70’s, 80’s, 90’s and even now…..Thoughts of the rural “white” Christian towns of America who thought their way was the only way and other races and differences were just…….simply… not accepted! I had just witnessed “Code Speak” and “Dog Whistling”……alive and well in Camdenton Missouri in the year 2010.
    I had a Flashback to 1968 and the “Southern Strategy” by Richard Nixon or Ronald Reagan and the “Devolution Revolution” also called the “New Federalism” targeting minorities. This was CODE SPEAK then as much as it is now. The speakers on the stage in Camdenton Missouri praised Ronald Reagan, never mentioning the vast amount of prejudice, greed and wealth under the Reagan administration that continues today and is one of the reasons the TEA PARTY had to be formed.
    The point of all of the racist “strategies” was to make small town rural white Republicans believe that all “blacks” were simply bad by telling lies. The speakers used fear when discussing homosexuals, abortions, political parties, God and President Obama.
    UMMMMMMMMMMMMM…………….
    NOT MUCH HAS CHANGED IN RURAL WHITE AMERICA!…The belief that one party, one religion, one ethnicity, one state, one whatever……. is the only way ……..is frankly ignorant, racist and unacceptable in the United States of America in the year 2010
    I am not saying that all of small town rural White Christian Americans are racist. But for the ones who are, whites are not superior over any other race, men are not superior over women, women have their own minds and bodies and can make choices, children have rights, animals have rights, the planet earth has rights, and we have the right to worship a higher power or not worship anything or anybody. .
    White Christian Americans cannot make an argument on both sides of the fence.
    For example, picketing that the government cannot jam health care down their throats, but then jamming God down ours.
    We are all human beings on planet earth. (Can you even believe that one of the speakers in the TEA PARTY in Camdenton made fun of being “green” and taking care of planet earth)?
    The truth is without the earth, world peace and love, we as a human race, will not survive.
    My higher power does not preach hate or prejudice.
    Peace.
    Deborah Webster
    I would appreciate a blog in agreement or disagreement.Here is the link thank so much
    http://www.lakenewsonline.com/opinions/x9323616

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    Thanks for linking to my site!

    http://Recovering-Republican.com

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    The vicious attack on Rep. Gabrielle Giffords was horrific but not surprising. As shocking and repugnant as the attack was, it was inevitable. There has been a climate of hate and intolerance that has been in the air since President Obama’s election.

    Full Story http://Recovering-Republican.com

  • http://twitter.com/recovered2 recovered

    I’ll look into doing an article about your experience. Thanks for asking!

    Recovered

  • Anonymous

    If the person who shot and killed a few people in Tuscon AZ was either a Muslim or a black person, the way the country would have reacted would be very different.
    If he was a Muslim we would be a red alert and said it is Islamic fundamentalist jihad etc etc…
    If he was black we would have said worse things.
    So have we as a nation really grown and matured?

  • http://twitter.com/recovered2 recovered

    Sarah Palin’s insolence and defiance over her reaction to the Tucson tragedy is an insult and affront to all of us in civilized society. To say that her hateful rhetoric has nothing to with the tragedy is like saying that autumn has nothing to do with leaves falling from trees.

    Full Story http://recovering-republican.com/?p=792
    Sarah Palin doesn’t seem to get it. To add insult to injury, Sarah Palin blurts out that what is being done to her is blood libel; effectively offending the Jewish community. Can you say clueless?

  • http://twitter.com/recovered2 recovered

    Sarah Palin’s insolence and defiance over her reaction to the Tucson tragedy is an insult and affront to all of us in civilized society. To say that her hateful rhetoric has nothing to with the tragedy is like saying that autumn has nothing to do with leaves falling from trees.

    Full Story http://recovering-republican.com/?p=792

  • http://3chicspolitico.com/ SouthernGirl2

    If the shooter was black, he’d have been labeled a thug terrorist with a quickness.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_RR4F7WCDKUWHJ7U7RVLNBXXPEM floyd

    just bumped into this site and want to thank ms tubman for seeing the potential of such a forum… i like watermelon… and hopefully, as with all things yet to come, i can gain and contribute to this experience and community.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_RR4F7WCDKUWHJ7U7RVLNBXXPEM floyd

    just bumped into this site and want to thank ms tubman for seeing the potential of such a forum… i like watermelon… and hopefully, as with all things yet to come, i can gain and contribute to this experience and community.

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    The name TEA ((Taxed Enough Already) is a play on the TEA PARTY slogan.
    The
    “God Fearing Christian Sermons” preached in the small town gymnasium
    shocked me. Had I mistakenly entered into a rural Christian church
    thinking I was at the TEA PARTY? I wanted to hear about taxes and
    bailouts not about how a Christian God feels about homosexuals or a
    woman’s right to choose.
    How arrogant AND close minded can
    “Christian” people be, who believe that THEIR WAY is the ONLY WAY or
    THEIR CHRISTIAN GOD will get me if I do not do what their GOD says. How
    can the “PEOPLE”

  • Anonymous

    And, Ms. Kamala Harris in now the DA in California; having won a close election which was not actually decided until over a month after the election!  GO CA!

  • Anonymous

    What say you about this Rep Jackson Lee’s statement about the racist treatment of POTUS by Congress? http://tinyurl.com/6jwd9ec

  • Anonymous

    I am subscribing to your site for a lot of reasons. Among them is the fact that I feel strongly about the marginalization of people based on, among other things, ethnicity, economic status, gender, orientation, religious choice (or lack of choice), and appreciate enlightening discussion. I don’t know if humankind will ever let go of stupid, divisive bias but the more we interact and enter into dialog, and are receptive to really listening, the better chance we all have of becoming better people.

  • Anonymous

    Just discovered this site and observations and comments made me want to read more, and hear other responses. What I have read made my heart and mind react like iron shavings to a magnet. The more dialog the better! Meanwhile, I am dragging a lot of the dialog about “The Help” over to my FB page since these real life issues and reactions are much more important than, say … withered crops in FramVille.

  • http://www.involuntaryservant.blogspot.com/ Etienne Delaboetie

    How much did you get paid for the hit piece on Ron Paul?

  • Anonymous

    I much did you get paid to come to this blog and ask that question?

  • Kali Fields Williams

    I’m LOVING the Fresh Air interview! You had an amazing mother man. Hope there’s more about her and how she raised you in your book! Thanks fo’ it! 

  • LFrancis

    Different view, thought the interview was typical Fresh Air celebration of liberal agenda and an elevation of the concept of deep seated contempt for all things white.

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