Brambleman Review: “Welcome to Cumming”

This most interesting Amazon.com review of Brambleman comes from Meg Gerrish under the heading “Welcome to Cumming”: As my grandfather brought me from the airport to the new home where he and my grandmother would live out their retirement years, on a hilltop overlooking Lake Lanier, he said with much scorn, “Welcome to Cumming. This is where they hung two…

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Whites-only pastors’ conference—or Klan rally?

If you’re trying to be sly about it, don’t burn a cross at the end of the meeting.  I hate that these Kristians now use the word “haters” to describe others. From Raw Story: A group of pastors in Alabama says that they are not racist even though only “white Christians” were invited to their three-day conference, which will include…

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Chris Rock’s tweet about July 4th stirs controversy

On July 4, the comedian tweeted: “Happy white peoples independence day the slaves weren’t free but I’m sure they enjoyed fireworks.” Not Chris Rock’s funniest tweet, but he’s got a point. After all, black Americans’ Independence Day came nearly 90 years later.  The celebration of Juneteenth commemorates the belated announcement of freedom given to  some Texas slaves. Anyway, some people are in…

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George Zimmerman’s bond set at $1 million

After he was charged with second-degree murder in the death of Trayvon Martin, George Zimmerman was freed on $150,000 bond. However, the judge revoked the bond after learning that Zimmerman and his wife lied about how much money they had. (More than $100,000 had been donated to Zimmerman through a website he had set up for his defense fund.) It…

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Innocent Atlanta woman spends nearly two months in jail

This story in the Atlanta Journal-Constitution is brogught to you by the Atlanta Police Deparemtn and the Fulton County Jail. This is how the justice system can play out for you when you’re poor and black. It didn’t matter that none of the facts lined up, or that the victim repeatedly told authorities they had the wrong woman. In fact,…

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