Author Archives: D Mickens

And these people have our lives in their hands. Disturbing, but sadly not surprising.

Under the Mountain Bunker

I have a feeling this guy would probably say he’s not a racist. Because it’s never ever that, is it? And he’d probably also claim to be a God-fearing family-man. Maybe he’d be surprised to learn that most of us are just disgusted by such fucking ignorance:

Miami-Dade fire captain Brian Beckmann made the following entry on his Facebook page last week on the same day that State Attorney Angela Corey announced she was charging neighborhood watchmen George Zimmerman with the murder of 17-year-old Trayvon Martin:

“Listening to Prosecutor Corey blow herself and her staff for five minutes before pre-passing judgment on George Zimmerman. The state seeks reelection again, truth aside. I and my coworkers could rewrite the book on whether our urban youths are victims of racist profiling or products of their failed, shitbag, ignorant, pathetic, welfare dependent excuses for parents, but like Mrs. Corey, we speak only…

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10 OTHER Things MLK Said

MLK quotes we don’t normally hear.

October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month

Every man needs to hear Tony Porter speak, especially every Black man. Here is his TEDWomen talk where he argues that the root of violence against women stems from men’s attachment to the “Man Box”. In honor of Domestic Violence Awareness Month, the BSU will be collaborating with the Women’s Collective (Women’s Center, Women of Color Coalition & Women of Color Resource Center) to help raise awareness on domestic violence, as well as the impact it has on the relationships, sexuality and gender roles of young people of color. Our sisters over at the WCRC will be updating their site daily, so go check them out: wcrc.tumblr.com Happy Reading!

– Quan

Racelessness is NOT what we want

We want to be respected for our racial selves. We don’t want to do away with race, contrary to popular belief…Embrace race, because there is no getting over it. The only way out is the way through.