Black Lives Matter Racist? Come On, Rudy

Black Lives Matter is Racist According to Rudy Giuliani
By Kaya Omodele .@TheAbeng

“When you say black lives matter, that’s inherently racist. Black lives matter. White lives matter. Asian lives matter. Hispanic lives matter. That’s anti-American and it’s racist.”~Former New York City mayor Rudy Giuliani

I caught that ignoramus Rudy Giuliani on CBS’ Face The Nation a few Sundays ago. Responding to the most recent gun violence between police and black citizens, Giuliani claimed that Black Lives Matter is an inherently racist term because, according to His Dishonor, those words imply exclusion of other lives. I don’t get it; how in the hell are people drawing that conclusion?

If I say that my life is precious, how is that translated as everyone else’s life is worth less? “My wife matters” doesn’t mean that I think less of other people’s wives. The statement “Christ is love” doesn’t imply that anything other than Christ isn’t love, does it? Maybe the problem for some people is rooted with the word “black” within the statement. Stop the foolishness!

The declaration Black Lives Matter is an assertion, an aspiration and a reminder to a world that seems to have disregarded the fact, by those of us who feel that our lives are considered cheap, or of less importance than other lives. It’s a cry- We’re here at the table too. Feed us some of this “liberty and justice for all”, too.

A person must have a good sense of logic and objectivity to understand this. In his past dealings in matters of police brutality against minority communities, Rudy Giuliani has displayed little of the former and none of the latter. In case after case, Rudy automatically sided with and backed up his police force, even when police in Flatbush, Brooklyn precinct bathroom sodomized Abner Louima with a broomstick, then rammed the weapon in the Haitian immigrants mouth, knocking out his front teeth. Remember, his Dishonor came on TV urging New Yorkers not to rush to judgment despite the fact that police officers had tried to cover up the incident.

We could go on and on about the former mayor of N.Y.C; but the reality? He’s an astute politician. And politics (politricks), my friend, is all smoke and mirrors, some counterfeit, olf higue, vampire business. Of course, after 9/11 Rudy converted all the well-deserved public sympathy for the first responders in NY into positioning himself as “America’s Mayor”, as if the bravery of those civil servants (NYPD/NYFD) somehow vindicated the despicable acts of others.
When you’re right, you’re right; when you’re wrong, you’re wrong!
In the words of Bob Marley, Rudy, “You can fool some people sometimes/but you can’t fool all the people, all the time…”

Kaya Omodele writes for the blog The Abeng and My Conscious Pen
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Learning Is A Process
by Drako Sullivan

Notebook and Pen

There is one thing that should be recognized when taking classes or learning a new trade. Learning is a process. That is why there are levels to it. Each lesson is a step up from the last. You may not get it the first time around, so don’t be discouraged and never give up.

I had to use this advice in our creative writing class this past semester. We studied poetry, and I thought that I knew poetry with all the poems that I wrote prior to this. But boy was I wrong. Our course was based on the literary craft, and we focused on fixed forms, rhyme pattern, and rhythm. We also learned how important it is for your poetry to have vivid imagery; how figurative speech and word choice gives your poetry tone and style. We were taught the difference between free verse and fixed forms. After learning all of this and how to measure poetry, I had to admit that I didn’t know much about poetry at all. I realized that the first English Sonnet that I ever wrote, Soul Mate- ( wasn’t quiet an English Sonnet.

Now that I have the basic knowledge, I can work on getting better on the craft of writing poetry. So I hope that my second attempt of an English Sonnet, is just that, an English Sonnet. I would like for you to be the judge. It can be viewed at,