On the surface, this is the most secure year ever. But truth be told, fear and uneasiness is everywhere.
The line between crime and day-to-day living is too often blurred in the minds of police who see all Black people as inherently criminal.
A Baltimore Circuit Court judge dismissed the second-degree assault charge against Lt. Brian Rice, one the six officers charged in the 2015 death of Freddie Gray.
No matter who wins the presidential election this November, a loathsome man will be moving into the White House.
The freed slaves never got a chance for any such "Blexit"-type vote. I think it's high time Black folks got a chance to choose.
I am convinced that if Black people are not careful and don't guard our dreams, we will wake up one day and discover that our most precious hopes and ambitions have been gentrified, stolen from our pillows while we slept and commercialized.
To be the oldest African-American holiday on the calendar, "Juneteenth" is way, way down on the popularity list of annual celebrations. Maybe it's because Juneteenth, even its name, has a certain southern, Booker T. Washington-bootstraps kind of appeal.
He was born, it seems, at exactly the right moment. Muhammad Ali died June 3, 2016, and it feels like decades too soon.
While there are enormous pockets of "unanimity" throughout this country, there is no longer any "unity" in the United States of America.
I have redrawn my analysis of the 2016 presidential election cycle to its final, apocalyptic conclusion. It's not pretty.