Deb C.

Herb, again I am undone! I'm fighting mightily against a depression that's taken hold of my heart -- 60 damned wounds???!!! I'm trying to process this bulls*t, but I can't. After all their marching after George Floyd, as you said -- they went right back to their privileged lives. {SMMFH}

This blush*t bill they voted on does not even stop their fearful cops from killing Black folk -- it doesn't even apply to them!! Qualified immunity is a bitch! I'm so damned tired.

And yet again today -- another white 18-20 year old, white boy killed six folk and injured dozens in Highland Park, IL. Not only can they not stop their cops from killing folk, they can't stop the random white boy from taking target practice on a parade! Happy Fourth of July!

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Max, I absolutley LOVE this representation of "Jimmy" (like he's my best friend)! Know that it was not until being stationed in Key West, FL in the early '80s that my Black ass, from SC really GOT IT! I made friends who LOVED me and my family (not only cuz I was the first, Black OPED writer they'd had in long time who gave a shit about what was happening in our community) -- I was fuckin' supported! Black, white, gay, straight -- I felt the love! And in return, cuz I loved him madly, we "James Baldwined" each other on the daily. It was --THE BEST, GROWING OF MY LIFE!!!

Please keep writing, Darlin' , like Jimmy -- we need your voice

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Matthew, thank your for highlighting Fannie Lou Hamer and her tenacity for Black folk. She has always been my shero. She put the demoncrats on blast and it worked! She was not to be denied as she spoke out for us. Like Fannie Lou, "I'm sick nd tired of being sick and tired" of our experiences being overlooked, much as the founders did. I appreciator your diving in and showing who we've been and the shit with which we've had to deal. Children today will not have that luxury of learning...

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Deb C.

Deb C.

Former Navy Russian linguist, Realtor, Claims Adjuster, OpEd columnist/Features writer at a small, S. Florida newspaper. Since 2007, blogged at “Let’s Be Clear”