One headline roughly sums up how an already divided America has become even more fractured since the January 6 insurgency in the nation’s capital.
“Texas Senate Passes Bill No Longer Requiring Schools to Teach Slavery, KKK, Women’s Suffrage”
If racism and misogyny are truly the hill this country wants to die on, then count me. Maybe America can’t do better because it’s not better. Why go so far just to fail when it matters most? Then again, maybe that’s the point of racism, as the great Toni Morrison puts it: to drive you around in circles.
The Proud Boys had photo ops with the Miami Police Chief. He said he didn’t know who they were.
A picture might be worth a thousand words, but this one only needs 11:
The Proud Boys should not be welcome at the Cuba Protests in Miami.
In the city where the assassinated President of Haiti is to be buried, the politics of color takes root
Race, whatever the artificially constructed concept, continues to be a problem not only in America but around the world. Haiti is no different, and my colleague Jacqueline Charles takes readers on a deep dive into how these policies of color play out in the city of Cap-Haitien.
Texas bill slated to become law in September removes requirement to teach KKK as “morally wrong”
The right-wing’s assault on “critical race theory” took a turn in the Reconstruction era with the Texas Senate passing a bill banning teaching a history of racism. One piece of legislation in particular prevents the teaching of the Klu Klux Klan, which has terrorized black Americans, Jews, immigrants, and the LGBTQ community for over a century, as “morally wrong.”
“What we’re doing with this bill, we’re saying the specific playlist doesn’t belong to the law,” Republican State Senator Bryan Hughes told Bloomberg Law.
This “reading list” included literature referring to women’s suffrage, Martin Luther King Jr.’s “I Have a Dream” speech, and Native American history.
Two of the three Broward brothers stranded in the Dominican Republic have returned home
On a lighter note, two of the three Broward brothers who had been stuck in the Dominican Republic for nearly a year returned home at the end of last week.
John, 21, and Lovinsky, 27, Nalus arrived at Fort Lauderdale Hollywood International Airport last Thursday, leaving a third brother, Lonelson, and nightmarish memories of what was supposed to be a late summer getaway on an island :
The brothers allege they were settled with a four-pound bundle of marijuana planted in their white Hyundai Tucson rental car on August 2 – just days after arriving in Santo Domingo where they went to reconnect with family, including included an older brother, who had temporarily moved from neighboring Haiti because of the violence. They were locked up and eventually released, but their passports and cell phones were confiscated and they could not leave the Dominican Republic pending the outcome of their trial.
Over the next year, the brothers lost their jobs and possibly a college scholarship. Speaking to the Miami Herald via text message, Lonelson said the day was rather “emotional.”
“They did it [home] safe. I’m happy, ”he said, shortly after his brothers returned home. “It’s not the end … but I’m excited. I cried all day.
“I feel like a rock star. $ NOT’s Individuality Places Him on the Brink of Hip-Hop Celebrity
Rolling Loud Miami kicks off today at 4 p.m. and what better way to ring in the festivities than by reading about $ NOT, a Brooklyn-born, West Palm Beach-raised artist who will take the stage later today.
Where does the name “Les 44%” come from? Click here to find out how Miami’s history influenced the newsletter title.