I adore hip hop. I love it and all its complexity. Being a music artist myself, I can usually understand the push and pull of it. Hip hop is one of the anchors in the Black culture. It’s what we instantly identify with and what people can identify when they think of Black people. And […]
Traumatic stuff ahead. Proceed carefully.
Police have arrested a man in Miami for setting fire to the home of a lesbian couple and their eight children.
The suspect, 73-year-old Braulio Valenzuela-Villanueva (who is also a registered sex offender), is seen on a surveillance camera setting fire to a mattress leaning against the family’s trailer home. He fled back to his own home, but later returned to "casually observe" the fire.
The family didn’t have smoke detectors, but they escaped safely upon hearing neighbors shouting about the fire. No injuries were reported.
During police questioning, Valenzuela-Villanueva said he didn’t start the fire, but stated that he “despised the two adult victims for the simple fact that they were lesbians,” the police report notes. The arrest affidavit also says that “every time he saw them kissing he felt a deep repugnance and in his opinion, they did not deserve children.” …
Several sex offenders were removed from the River Park Trailer Court last year, because they had been allegedly living there illegally, according to the Herald.The offenders where taken to live in a warehouse district, because county law prohibits those on probation from living within 2,500 feet of a park, school, day care center, playground, or anywhere else children regularly gather. Valenzuela-Villanueva was not on probation.
I feel sick. This is sick.
"All I have been doing in trying to correct the system in America has been in vain.
For the vast majority of white Americans, the past decade—the first phase—had been a struggle to treat the Negro with a degree of decency, not of equality. White America was ready to demand…
The world has yet to progress to state where our social issues and injustices are being resolved and handled in a matter that acknowledges us solely as human beings. The even bigger breakdown is the culture and sub-cultures we live in, enduring and/or confronting our challenges as we make sense of the world. Making sense […]