On Sunday, March 8, 2020, the Rev. Jesse Jackson gave a full-throated endorsement of Democratic Party presidential candidate Senator Bernie Sanders (D-VT). This defining imprimatur comes just before both Tuesday’s pivotal primary in Michigan and the Illinois primary on March 17. Both states feature significant numbers of African American voters, who may be crucial, if not definitive, in determining both the Democratic Party’s nominee and the direction of the party itself for the foreseeable future.
This world is white no longer, and it will never be white again.
The viral video of a white, solidly middle-class, University of Utah Hospital Head Nurse, one Alex Wubbels, being manhandled and thrown into the back of a police car because she refused to comply with a Salt Lake City cop’s unlawful order is only the latest confirmation of black peoples’ centuries-long complaints of police brutality.
ow comes word that at least two dozen police departments throughout the US have posted “official” misinformation on Facebook claiming that the coronavirus may have contaminated illegal substances, particularly Methamphetamine. According to BuzzFeed News and The Washington Post, cops are using social media to entice individuals into bringing their illegal drugs to police stations for “testing” for the presence of the deadly virus.