“All these marches are about equality and police brutality, and the police are responding by beating the living shit out of and continuing to murder people,” he fumes at one point in our conversation. “It’s like, I want to go [up] to a cop and go, ‘Have you read the fucking newspaper? Stop killing us!'” … [Read more...] about Eric Andre’s ‘Legalize Everything’ is the perfect Netflix special for the Defund the Police era
When our body contracts an infection, it automatically produces antibodies to fight off that infection. Otherwise, vaccines, which often carry the disease-causing microorganism in a dormant or inactive state, help the body produce those antibodies so as to protect an individual from catching the infection, making him/her immune to it. Besides, if an individual is immune to a disease, he/she cannot pass it on to others. … [Read more...] about In-Depth: Is Herd Immunity our best bet in the fight against coronavirus?
Seated in his spacious and technologically advanced stretch limo, he asks to be driven to a barbershop, ignoring the advice of a security officer who worries about heavy traffic because of a presidential visit. The limo stutters across town and on the way, Packer has a rendezvous with his wife, a liaison with another woman, and meetings with medical and company officials. He witnesses a violent and prolonged anti-capitalist protest, attends the funeral of a beloved Sufi rap star, and is targeted by a “pastry assassin”. All along, he bets against the rise of the yen until he meets his nemesis, a disgruntled ex-employee. … [Read more...] about Reading Don Delillo’s ‘Cosmopolis’ during social and financial uncertainty
My wife, date night after 3+ months locked up on quarantine. Waiting for shredded cheese as it’s the only way she can eat fajitas. We’ve asked 4 people, going on 18 minutes now. Just unreal at Allen, TX location. We gotta quit blaming #COVID19 for crappy service. pic.twitter.com/GsDW3fDMBu … [Read more...] about ‘Ken and Karen,’ the wealthy couple who pulled guns on protesters, inspired some genius memes
Rayshard Brooks. 27 years old, 27 minutes of color. Stolen on June 12th, 2020 in Atlanta, GA. Below is from a post I wrote Feb, 18th, 2019 about the death of Willie Bo. His death occured in the midst of me working on Stolen last year, just like how Rayshard Brooks' name was added to this list following his death on Friday. It's a note on how painful it is for us to be adding names to the list during this time. I need non-Black people to understand that this has been happening our whole lives, and for generations before that. This series was started a year ago and we were hurting then just like we are hurting now. We don't have the time to grieve because the list is growing too fast. But we had to continue on, continue showing up for work with a smile on, had to keep seeing our IG timeline filled with people flaunting their freedom and oblivion. It just happens that now more people are waking up and starting to listen but we been telling, screaming, kneeling, crying… This isn't a … [Read more...] about These portraits of police brutality victims are incomplete for a powerful reason