Category #BlackLivesMatter

#MLKDay – St Augustine, MLK Jr. and Florida’s critical role in the passage of the 1964 Civil Rights Act

In commemoration of Martin Luther King Day 2021, it is timely to recall the critical role Florida played in the passage of Civil Rights legislation- specifically St Augustine which the epicenter of MLK Jr. and Southern Christian Leadership Council (SLC) activity during the Senate filibuster of the historic Civil Rights Act of 1964. Listen: The […]

#Blacklivesmatter: LBJ and MLK Jr., Civil Rights passage, reading and viewing

With civil disobedience and protests at an apex the last week after the murder of George Floyd and the killing is several other African-Americans, it is important to think about a time when a southern President who prior to 1957, had opposed Civil; Rights effectively partnered with Martin Luther King Jr. The amount of scholarship […]

Liberals can malign Trump but not all his supporters

Donald Trump’s campaign for President has brought out the worst in America. The real estate mogul has incited the type of anger and passion from some quarters of the citizenry that we have not seen publicly in the national electorate since the 1964 through 1980. Donald Trump is scaring the political establishment more than any […]

GOP Statewide Race-Baiting in Florida from 1968 to 2016 (And those Republicans who opposed it)

Both Donald Trump and Marco Rubio have done a fair amount of race-baiting either subtle (Rubio) or overt (Trump) over the course of the last few months. The GOP race now in Florida has featured this baiting  This is sadly nothing new in the annals of this state. In 1968, Alabama’s Democratic former Governor George […]

Will you be Hillary’s next superpredator?

We know now that the theory of the superpredator is utter bullshit. In the 90s the idea was pushed by John DiIulio, a professor at Princeton who fear-mongered that by 2010, there would be “an estimated 270,000 more young predators on the streets.” This, of course, never happened. His predictive failure was nonetheless a coup […]

Democrats facing a potentially difficult 2016 with movement progressives

The data breach was by most standards a relatively minor happening that would have simply had a reaction limited to political insiders, data nerds and political press – had the DNC not bungled it so badly from a public relations standpoint. The DNC’s action inflamed non-political people who are backing Bernie Sanders and tend to see […]

Do politicians purposely create tribalism and ethnic divisions?

Politicians and political activists on both sides of the political divide are some of the most judgmental people around – and in many cases create divisions simply to exploit them for electoral purposes. Conservatives seek to divide us ethnically for political purposes aided by a willing media while many of my sisters and brothers on […]

TFS Writers discuss #Blacklivesmatter and wonder is brutality State Sponsored Terrorism?

The Black Lives Matter movement as well as  a more vigilant media has raised awareness of law enforcement brutality towards African-Americans. Our TFS writers, Katy Burnett, Brook Hines and Kartik Krishnaiyer discussed the movement as well as the behavior of law enforcement officers and the authorities at the municipal and state levels. Terrorism comes in […]

TFS Pod 6: Syrian Refugee Vote, #Black Lives Matter, US as a State Sponsor of Terrorism and CD-13 Dem Primary

Happy Thanksgiving to our loyal readers! The latest edition of TFS Radio is in the boooks- you can listen any time at this link, or in the sidebar on the homepage of this site. Through our partner Rabble.TV you can listen on the go via the Rabble app on iOS and Android devices as well […]

TFS Radio 6 – Syrian Refugees, US as a State Sponsor of Terrorism #BlackLivesMatter, CD-13 Primary and more

This week, the TFS Radio Podcast  was taped earlier on Tuesday night, and we are released it at around midnight Wednesday AM. You can listen any time at this link. Among the topics discussed are: Why the US has a moral obligation to accept Syrian refugees thanks to US policies that destabilized the Assad regime […]