Rajawongse Custom Bangkok Tailor

If you are looking for a custom tailor in Bangkok then look no further than Victor and Jesse at Rajawongse.  Victor’s shop was recommended to me by a co-worker and said they were the best.  They stand by their quality and I was given a certificate for a free hand-made shirt and pants.  I knew then any tailor that would do this for free must be good and rely on the quality of their product to get repeat customers.   They have an impressive list of clientele including Presidents, congressmen, generals and statesmen from all over the world.  It is safe to say that they are the premier tailors of Bangkok. … Read More

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Discrimination Against Black Natural Hair

Systemic racism runs deep. Especially in corporate America where they can use something as simple as black hairstyles to discriminate against us. The year was 2006 and I was about to graduate college. I was forced to make a decision. Cut my afro that I had been growing for 4 years in order to conform to white society norms or risk not getting hired out of college. I chose to cut my hair. This was an all too familiar decision that we face as blacks. A couple years ago a black high school wrestler was told by a referee that if he didn’t cut his dreadlocks, he would forfeit his… Read More

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Triggers Now Available on YouTube

Here is the 4K link for our new award-winning independent movie Triggers.  It is a social justice movie about gun violence and conservative politics in the age of right-wing media. We’re on the right side of history. Join us.   Synopsis: Peter Shaver, a grieving conservative political candidate running for office in Oklahoma, is making his way to an interview where he is expected to respond publicly for the first time to personal tragedy and recent events of gun violence in his hometown.  Throughout the day gun violence trauma triggers flashbacks to the recent events that lead to this point in his life and his political campaign.  Ultimately Peter’s response to these events and… Read More

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Why Do Black Lives Matter Now?

Something has been bothering me since George Floyd’s murder.  What made this murder enough for white people to finally protest?  Blacks have been telling you about racism in the US forever.  There is this fantasy that since slavery is over and on paper, we are equal and that everything has been fine.  Stop complaining.  You see the statistics and you have even seen the videos but we always face the same questions.  What did the victim do?  What is his criminal record?  I truly believe if people were not forced to sit home and actually watch the George Floyd video that most of the world wouldn’t have protested.  It took a… Read More

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Why Defunding the Police is Only Part of the Solution

What does defunding the police mean? It doesn’t mean abolishing the police.  It simply means moving money from the police and putting into other things that are for citizens wellness. We not only need more body cameras, but we need laws for officers that deliberately turn off their cameras.  What are they trying to hide?  Officers should be forced to intervene when they see officers cross the line or they themselves are complicit.  We need laws for excessive use of force.  The officer that killed Eric Garner used an illegal choke-hold but didn’t face any consequences.  Even when they are breaking the law the officers are not punished.  We need… Read More

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We Demand Justice for Breonna Taylor

Breonna Taylor was an essential front line worker for her community. She should be celebrating her 27th birthday today. Instead she was murdered in March. A month ago, the Louisville Police Department performed an unannounced no-knock drug raid on her home while she was in bed. Not one of the officers announced themselves before breaking down the door and firing 22 shots, shooting Breonna 8 times. The officers not only had the wrong house but the man they were looking for was already in custody and had been arrested earlier that day. None of these officers have been arrested and it has been a month. Charges must be filed immediately.… Read More

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America is Racist

I am an American and America is racist.  This is nothing new and America is what we thought it was.  So many people, especially whites, think racism has improved by great strides in America.  Oh, you mean because we are not sold and purchased anymore.  I guess we should be satisfied with that.  People say we have allies and whites have contributed to this change but there are some that the history books celebrate when they shouldn’t.  First of all, let’s clarify that racism and slavery are two different things.  You can be against slavery and still be racist.  Let’s investigate these white “allies” that people have praised in American… Read More

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