Category: Local Monitor News

Mami Wata aka the Little Mermaid

The joke is on Black people; all the time. Black America, discussing the Black version of the Little Mermaid, is a fascinating subject. Not because it is a subject about Mermaids, but because as much as white conservatives say why can’t things stay the way they were, Black people seem to think that mermaids were in fact originally white! Is it too far-fetch to understand why would a white person in America and or in Europe, want to whiten something that was black? Where is white power, white lives matter, and white pride when you need them?

WELFARE QUEENS

The term “Welfare Queen” is about a woman named Linda Taylor, if that is her real name. And yes, she was a con artist to the tenth degree. The interesting part about it is, where did she learn how to be several steps ahead of the police and the many detectives on her trail for several years? Her life is as ghostly as the welfare queen myth is.

STREETS THAT INSPIRE

On Monday the Legend Team got going, and the question was not just about the legendary names that will ultimately don a street sign, but to ask “Is our city taking care of those who took care of us?” Harris says “There is no city without the people who give their time, gifts and their talents, let’s be honest, says Harris.”

It Was Douglas, and Why We Need to Know

It wasn’t given, Black People forced it! “Storytelling is very important because it is the architect of action steps.” Willie Morrow Abraham Lincoln did not free the enslaved. The enslaved freed themselves. For decades, historians have argued for the agency of Black Americans in securing their own liberation during the Civil War. But time and

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BLACK GUNS

The modern gun control movement started in California, which famously has more gun control laws than any other state in the nation. But the political movement for gun control was not born in the way people familiar with current debates over gun rights might suppose. The first major piece of legislation restricting the right to carry a gun was drafted by a conservative Republican and signed into law in 1967 by Gov. Ronald Reagan.

AMERICA’S NEW CIVIL WAR

Before the gunman shot down 10 Black people in Buffalo, New York, at a supermarket on Saturday afternoon, he had stated his intent: “kill as many Black people as possible.” He reportedly wrote these words in a 180-page screed published online before he carried out what investigators are calling a hate crime and a racist act of violent extremism.