Posts Tagged race politics

The Koch Brothers and President Obama both Propose Merely Superficial Reforms of Carceral Apparatuses

If the five corporate media entities that attended last months Koch brothers conference are deserving of criticism for merely restating the Koch Brothers’ dubious claims of being criminal justice reformers and freedom fighters for the poor, they are just as deserving of criticism for “reporting” that President Obama intends to close Guantanamo Bay. Both the […]

, , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

Leave a comment

A Non-Review & A Critique of Critiques of Ta-Nehisi Coates’ Between the World and Me

How does one “review” an essay on being black? One cannot. To do so implies that there is something fictitious, something fabricated, that can and ought to be altered in the recollections of a man trying to convey black-embodiment to any who will listen. And yet there have been many critiques of Ta-Nehisi Coates’ recently […]

, , , , , , , , , ,

Leave a comment

July 30th: on the Koch Empire and the Gig-Economy’s Libertarian Threat to Democracy and Society

Context is key. The Bernie Sanders campaign organized the simultaneous meetings of thousands of speech-watching parties last night and did this with sixty paid staff members, half of them field organizers. The Clinton campaign employs around 340 staff members, sixty of them field organizers. And yet the Koch brothers’ big money coalition, lead by Americans […]

, , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

Leave a comment

Freddie Gray had to Run

Freddie Gray’s unexplained death while in police custody has sparked new marches in Baltimore decrying the relations between law enforcement and black folks, but it has also, in taking this conversation to Baltimore, caused the conversation to evolve from the more mercurial dialogue than was present in Ferguson. Ferguson is representative of an exploitative power […]

, , , , ,

1 Comment

Jason Moran’s Tribute to Thelonious Monk: A Review of “Jason Moran’s, In My Mind, Monk at Town Hall, 1959” at the Kennedy Center

Jason Moran, one of the most talented jazz pianists currently working, has created a thoughtful and compelling tribute to the indispensably idiosyncratic Thelonious Monk with his performance of “In My Mind, Monk at Town Hall 1959”, shown March 28th at the Kennedy Center in Washington D.C. Moran converses deeply with Monk, with Moran beginning the […]

, , , , , ,

Leave a comment