No Nickel In My Quarter(back)

“You ain’t got no nickel in my quarter — no drink in my water!” This unusual turn of phrase is used by a coworker of mine whenever he feels it’s necessary to tell someone to mind their own business. The reason it came to mind is because of recent professional sports developments. Colin Kaepernick, quarterback […]

Holding Court

Earlier this month, two grand juries, no indictments. Violent cops 2, black folks 0. Game over, we lost. Again. Now come the inevitable protests. Some part of me hopes against hope that something will actually change this time, despite the fact that it is clear that regardless of eyewitnesses, regardless of video footage, there will […]