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The Establishment's Blog – March 2017 Archive (13)

Opioid crisis in white suburbia gets compassion while POC get mass incarceration

It’s cute that politicians across the country are taking up the very real and very serious opioid addiction epidemic that’s taking place in rural and suburban white communities, but I can’t help but feel confused and overlooked by the fact black communities have been suffering because of drug abuse for decades.

Over the weekend, I heard a white politician from somewhere refer to drug addiction as “drug misuse”. My jaw almost hit the floor. Drug…misuse. “Oops, I’m…


Added by The Establishment on March 31, 2017 at 1:13pm — 1 Comment

Protests erupt ahead of cuts to education in Puerto Rico economic crisis to be worsened under Trump budget

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Thousands of students at the University of Puerto Rico began a one-week strike yesterday, protesting imminent multimillion-dollar cuts amidst a severe economic crisis. The… Continue

Added by The Establishment on March 29, 2017 at 4:30pm — No Comments

Resistance in French Guiana: population fed up with exploitation & neocolonialism

My name is Lya and I’m a 21 years-old student from French Guiana (currently living in Toulouse, France). I don’t think that you’re aware of the current situation of French Guiana and you might don’t care at all but whatever. It needs to be said.

French Guiana is a French region located in South America between Suriname and Brazil. The majority of the population is Black, mixed or has foreign origins. We all live together and our culture (music, spoken languages,…

Added by The Establishment on March 27, 2017 at 2:09pm — 1 Comment

Make America Smart Again: we cannot let mediocrity be the new standard

Donald Trump is really something else. Living under his rule definitely seems the zap more than just a few brain cells, and I can only hope they are being used by him and his staff because they very sorely need them. What did he do now, you ask? I don't even know. Maybe it was the fact that there was a… Continue

Added by The Establishment on March 23, 2017 at 5:00pm — No Comments

Sorry not sorry for Trump voters now losing their Meals on Wheels, healthcare, etc.

People voted for Trump for a lot of reasons. Maybe it was in desperation to reclaim that super dangerous coal mining job that disappeared a decade ago, or the desire to “shake up Washington”. Whatever delusional or self-destructive bullshit those folks told themselves, it’s pretty clear—considering the rhetoric—that Trump voters are either flat out racist or completely apathetic to racism. Not only did Trump supports chant, cheer, and ultimately reward, the most racist…


Added by The Establishment on March 20, 2017 at 1:30pm — No Comments

Yo, Trump, stop making us pay for your expensive shit while you cut important programs

On Thursday, President Cheeto released a $1.1 trillion budget outline that pays for another $54 billion in military spending by eliminating or cutting dozens of crucial programs that have long been Republican punching bags. Proposed reductions include a 31 percent cut to the Environmental Protection Agency, a 20 percent cut to the National Institutes of Health, and full defunding of…


Added by The Establishment on March 17, 2017 at 12:00pm — No Comments

Artist and curator Ingrid LaFleur announces bid in Detroit mayoral race

Detroit native and contemporary artist & curator Ingrid LaFleur has thrown her hat in the race for the mayoral race in her hometown. After spending over a decade traveling the world and engaging in the contemporary arts community, LaFleur aims to apply what she’s learned through her unique experiences, creativity, and background to leadership. “I have experienced all of the beauty and challenges in Detroit on an intimate level,” LaFleur told…


Added by The Establishment on March 15, 2017 at 2:12pm — No Comments

President Toupee Fiasco's Twitter fingers are like that hotep uncle you avoid at the cookout

You know that one uncle you always try to avoid at every family gathering? No, not the embarrassingly drunk one who just makes you uncomfortable but is relatively harmless. That one you still love. I'm talking about the other one. The one you hate. The one your aunt Gloria didn't invite to the cookout but he still found out anyway and so she had to pretend it was just a mistake, but everyone knows she's lying.

By Hari…


Added by The Establishment on March 15, 2017 at 11:00am — No Comments

Texas Rep. gives men a taste of their own medicine with bill to regulate their masturbation

Texas Representative Jessica Farrar, D-Houston, filed a bill this past Friday that would penalize men for "unregulated masturbatory emissions." House Bill 4260, aka the “Man’s Right to Know Act”, satirically flips the language used in anti-choice legislation to demonstrate would encourage men to “fully abstinent” that allows for "occasional masturbatory emissions inside health care and medical facilities." Other parts require men to wait a mandatory 24 hours after a health…


Added by The Establishment on March 13, 2017 at 2:46pm — No Comments

With all due respect, Uncle Tom Carson needs to STFU

Nutty mofo, neurosurgeon, and newly sworn in HUD secretary, Ben Carson, embarrassed himself yesterday while making a speech in which he compared African slaves to immigrants. Carson, who was making his first address to the HUD Staff, was speaking about the American Dream and perception of opportunities to be had here, held by immigrants when he segwayed into slavery: “That’s what America is about, a land of dreams and opportunity,’’ he said. “There were other immigrants who…


Added by The Establishment on March 7, 2017 at 10:00am — 1 Comment

WTF is up with the new-found love for George W. Bush, are y'all crazy?

Former president George W. Bush has condemned Trump’s racism. A lot of viral articles have him sounding like the voice of reason, which in all honesty is amazing and wholly inaccurate. Really, it’s the most “pot calling the kettle black” situation we’ve found ourselves in. The media has created this spin to make W seem like the angel amongst a sea of demonic Republicans and all I have to say to that is... Bruh.

We get it. Trump is trash, so in comparison, everything…


Added by The Establishment on March 3, 2017 at 12:00pm — 1 Comment

Wypipo praise Trump for "sounding Presidential", but he's the fucking President!

Do we celebrate professors for sounding professorial? Do we congratulate athletes for sounding like the masters of their sport? Do we glorify pastors who have any semblance of oratorical prowess? No, because it’s their job to look, act, and sound like the jobs they’ve chosen to do. So why the hell are white folks congratulating the Doofus in Chief for (finally) sounding (remotely) presidential. He’s the fucking president. That is, by default, a quality he was supposed to… Continue

Added by The Establishment on March 3, 2017 at 9:30am — 1 Comment

Mediocre, dangerous leader tries to appease Congress with lies & shenanigans

You might not have heard, but the 45th president of the United States is a yuge liar. It’s compulsive, without any thought, rhyme or reason, and the wildest thing about it, is that it’s almost as if he believes what he’s saying as truth. In his first address to Congress, he spewed the venomous fluff, alternative facts, empty promises and a healthy dose of contradictions. Beginning with a condemnation of the anti-Semitic and racist attacks of the week, even though earlier… Continue

Added by The Establishment on March 1, 2017 at 10:29am — No Comments

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