Click or bang. Black people never know how their encounter with the police will end.

U.S. Army Lt. Caron Nazario. Photo: Winsor Police


Tanden’s mean tweets are only part of the story

Photo: Neera Tanden/

Thirty years ago, I rolled my eyes at the trope. Now I don’t.

Photo: New Line Cinema


Why my son’s brush with prison was the closest I’ll ever come to knowing how white privilege feels


But there’s a way for Chuck Schumer and Kamala Harris to neutralize the two heterodox senators

Senator Joe Manchin. Photo: Sarah Silbiger/Pool/Getty Images

Growing up, I thought the institution was an urban legend. The truth was worse.

Incarcerated teens at the Arkansas Negro Boys’ Industrial School. Photo: KATV News


The one summer job I’ll never forget

Photo Credit: David Mark/Pixabay


A brief tale of my first experience with hedge funds.

Buster Poindexter, Richard Dreyfus, and Jennifer Tilly in “Let it Ride” | Paramount Pictures


The January 6th attack on the US Capitol was a stark reminder of America’s two systems of justice.

1/6 US Capitol insurrectionists (l), Black Lives Matter protestors (r). Photos: AP/Manuel Balce Ceneta


Chuck Schumer and Senate Democrats could use the 14th Amendment to disqualify Trump from ever holding elected office again

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Marlon Weems.

Raconteur. Recovering Capitalist. I write about politics, the economy, race, and inequality. Connect with me:

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