VisuNews Podcast – RNC, Racism and Steamed Hams

Aaron Cynic and I chat calmly about The Purge-like Republican National Convention. How there was, unsurprisingly no voices outside of the Trump cult,  the terrifying world of MAGA, and two days of weird “TRUMP’S NOT RACIST” and “TRUMP HAS BLACK FRIENDS.” Then we move on to the linguistics of “officer-involved shootings,” well-coiffed racist Richard Spencer’s…

Steve Bannon, Kris Kobach and the ‘We Build the Wall’ Scandal

For GregPalast.com August 21st, 2020 (This is a slightly extended version of the piece published at the link above) Kris Kobach, creator of the Crosscheck voter purge program which has thrown millions off Americans of the voter rolls is once again in the middle of a corruption scandal.  The ‘non-profit’ that he acted as lead…

Photojournalists on the Unite the Right Rally 3 Years on and more…

Become a Patron! This is a special crossover episode of the Visu.News and Around the Lens podcasts. We’re recording this on the third anniversary of the Unite the Right rally in Charlottesville that ended in the death of Heather Heyer and severe injuries to dozens more.  I’m here with a handful of photojournalists who were…

Chiseling Away at America’s Racist History

On the night of June 18th, 2020 I was standing with a handful of photographers on the outside of the protests that were happening at the monument to disgraced Confederate general Robert E Lee in Richmond Virginia. Not much was happening but as a photographer, you end up sticking around into the late-night just in…

General Lee Loses Again.

Thursday morning we’ll have a better idea if the monument to America’s greatest traitor will fall over the weekend or allies of the Confederacy will once again ride in the streets of Richmond. But for now we have the beauty of the people’s voice in the form of graffiti all over the base of the…

Dean of UDC Law Speaks at #BLM March

Washington D.C. – June 6th, 2020 The Renée McDonald Hutchins, the Dean of the University of the District of Columbia David A. Clarke School of Law compared the death of George Floyd to past martyrs of the Civil Rights movement like George Stinney who was executed by the state when he was 14 years old….