About the author: Jermaine Reed, MFA is a college professor and writer from Chicago, who creates fiction, nonfiction and local and national news stories. For self-publishers, authors and other writers and Creatives, Jermaine provides proofreading on Fivver. Please join Jermaine’s email list to get notifications on new blog posts, writing advice and free books. GetContinue reading “Happy Father’s Day to EVERY (Black) Father”
Now that the dust has settled, I can address the Johnny Come Lately Trump supporter syndrome infecting Black people across America from the elites to the not-so-elite. What started with a failed reality tv show star (Omorosa) and two unhinged Black women (Diamond and Silk), the Black Trump supporter movement has snowballed into an enormousContinue reading “Black Trump Supporters Are Weird ASF”
Update: Angel Bumpass’s hearing for a new trial is rescheduled for August 13, 2021, according to Concerned Citizens for Justice. Follow the “Justice for Angel Bumpass” Instagram page for more updates. At the age of 23, Angel Bumpass sits incarcerated, serving a 60-year-sentence for a murder that occurred when she was just 13-years-old. On herContinue reading “Angel Bumpass: No Freedom, No Peace”
Painting this thug as the equivalent of Superman legitimizes his actions and paints his Black victims as the bad guys.
Bernie Sanders is the answer that both establishment Republicans and Democrats fear. During this primary season, Bernie has been winning. Most recently, he took Nevada with nearly 50 percent of voters choosing him. Still, with his so-called “socialist” views, his critics accuse of him of wanting to rob the hard working rich and give theirContinue reading “Feel the Bern: Capitalism v. Socialism”
Today, a jury unanimously decided former officer Amber Guyger had committed murder when she killed an innocent unarmed Black man inside his own home, supposedly believing it was her home. Ironically, she claimed self-defense. After instances such as LaQuan McDonald and Philando Castille, I am a pessimist. Black lives in this country are undervalued inContinue reading “Ex-Officer Amber Guyger Found Guilty: The Quiet Before the Storm”
As you’ll find if you read my blog thoroughly enough, I grew up in the Robert Taylor Projects on the Southside of Chicago. If you do any research, you’ll find it was not the ideal place to grow up, being overwhelmed with drugs and gang activity. But it is where I am from, and IContinue reading “Inspiration Comes from Everywhere”
James Comey’s book A Higher Loyalty: Truth, Lies and Leadership is a trip through the mind of one of the humblest men to pen a book and put it all on the line. At times, Comey opens to the point of vulnerability, expressing his true feelings and daring not hold back. Years from now, thisContinue reading “A Review of A Higher Loyalty by James Comey”