Life Before the Drug War

Our turn to dream

A Letter to My Grandchildren Concerning Marijuana and Other Drugs

Jed Diamond shares the real drug problem

The U.S. Government is Addicted to Drugs

How much are you paying each year for their fiendish addictions?

NEWSER: Rand Paul: Pot Is Bad, but Jail Terms ‘Ruin Lives’

Rand Paul Said, “I don’t want to promote (marijuana), but I also don’t want to put people in jail who make a mistake.”

Mexico Has a New President. So What?

Most Americans consider our neighbor to the south a drug infested home of violence. But there is a lot more to what is going on in Mexico.

Racialicious on Walking While Black

Racialicious has an excellent post on walking while black. I have felt like Trayvon Martin. Many many times while walking at night, being pulled over by police, being told that I’m not supposed to ‘be.’ My ‘being’ in a space has caused questions, concerns, suspicions. In the back of my mind I always wondered if there […]

The Prison-Industrial Complex Is Anti-Man

This article in AlterNet makes a compelling case for a new American racial caste system built on the back of the drug war. Where Americans comfort ourselves that we are a post-racial society due to affirmative action, black CEOs, and Obama, in reality the average black person is at a far higher risk of being imprisoned […]

Womanist Musings on Black Men and Police

Womanist Musings discusses the relationship black children have with the police. I have written previously about why I disagree with schools teaching kids about officer friendly. To be clear, cops have a long history of targeting people of colour for arrests, violence and death.  What they may be willing to let go from a White […]