Thomas Jefferson spent years raping his slave Sally Hemings. A new novel treats their relationship as a love story.

A new historical novel about Thomas Jefferson is raising eyebrows. Stephen O’Connor’s Thomas Jefferson Dreams of Sally Hemings, which came out on Tuesday, is about our third president’s relationship with Sally Hemings, his slave. DNA evidence has proved that Jefferson and Hemings had six children together while Jefferson kept Hemings enslaved — and Jefferson also enslaved their children, freeing … More Thomas Jefferson spent years raping his slave Sally Hemings. A new novel treats their relationship as a love story.

Latina Poet Has A Powerful Answer To ‘Are You Fluent In Spanish? X Huff Post

This is an excellent article from the huffington post about a Poet. Please ejnoy the read but please enjoy the Poetryyyyyyy. “If you ask me if I am fluent in Spanish, I will tell you that my Spanish is an itchy phantom limb; it is reaching for words and only finding air.” These words are … More Latina Poet Has A Powerful Answer To ‘Are You Fluent In Spanish? X Huff Post

DEDICATION TO ALL WHO’VE SUFFERED GREATLY BY THE POLICE:

Photo Source: NY Times This was posted to our collective page on Facebook! Thank you all so much for sharing your feelings of injustice with us. This is a serious matter as far as he survival and maintenance of our community. DEDICATION TO ALL WHO’VE SUFFERED GREATLY BY THE POLICE: “Burn Tis Bitch Down!” by: … More DEDICATION TO ALL WHO’VE SUFFERED GREATLY BY THE POLICE:

Get it together, Chicago (This ain’t US)

Mayor Rahm Emmanuel has called on the assistance of the UNITED STATES MILITARY to help patrol the blood-soaked streets of Chicago. The unprecedented move is one step away from declaring total martial law in the nation’s third most populous city. During 4th of July weekend, 82 people were shot in an 84 hour PERIOD, with a total of … More Get it together, Chicago (This ain’t US)

Eric Adams for Mayor? Hmmmmm

Borough President Eric Adams speaking with reporters yesterday. (Photo: Brooklyn Borough President’s Office) Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams isn’t hiding his future ambitions. The newly-minted borough leader–who was recently quoted saying that Mayor Bill de Blasio was “just keeping the seat warm for me for eight years. Maybe four”–openly admitted yesterday that he wants to be “promoted … More Eric Adams for Mayor? Hmmmmm

Al says He’s Not a Rat *scratches head*

A defiant Rev. Al Sharpton today responded to media reports that he served as an FBI informant against mob bosses in the 1980s, confirming that he recorded conversations, but insisting the reports missed the mark. Speaking at a hastily-called press conference at the National Action Network’s headquarters in Harlem, Mr. Sharpton took special issue with … More Al says He’s Not a Rat *scratches head*

Death of homeless man spurs protests over police brutality

A protest in New Mexico turned violent late Sunday as local police clashed with civilians who were protesting the death of a homeless man after a standoff with police earlier this month. Hundreds of protesters took to the streets of Albuquerque for over nine hours when police officers wearing riot gear used tear gas to … More Death of homeless man spurs protests over police brutality

TRAIN DERAILS IN THE BRONX – EARLY THIS (SUNDAY) MORNING (#Whoa.)

NEW YORK (Bronx) — Police confirm that a Metro-North passenger train has derailed in the Bronx.  A woman at the scene says numerous emergency vehicles have responded. More: Police sources told NBC and the New York Daily News that at least four people died after the commuter train headed towards Grand Central derailed around 7:20 AM. The FDNY confirmed … More TRAIN DERAILS IN THE BRONX – EARLY THIS (SUNDAY) MORNING (#Whoa.)

Celebrity Blogger Perez Hilton Welcomes Baby Boy (To Celebrate Life!)

It’s a boy for celebrity blogger Perez Hilton. The 34-year-old announced on his website Wednesday that he is a new dad to a baby boy. Hilton, whose real name is Mario Lavandeira, had not previously revealed that he was expecting a child and did not share any information about the birth or the little guy’s name. “I am … More Celebrity Blogger Perez Hilton Welcomes Baby Boy (To Celebrate Life!)