This is Zero Tolerance For Silence. It was The Domino Theory (June 2008-September 2016), but the dominoes have fallen and while I thought long and hard about shutting up and shutting down this blog, circumstances demand otherwise. What would James Baldwin or Malcolm X or MLK or Shirley Chisholm or Frederick Douglass or Fannie Lou Hamer or any conscious human being do?
They wouldn’t shut up. Your silence will not save you. Zero tolerance for silence. It’s a bad Pat Metheny album, but a damn good strategy for what lies ahead.
Jeff Winbush is an award-winning (honest!) freelance journalist. I was the editor of The Columbus Post newspaper and I have written for The Columbus Dispatch, ALIVE, Urban Trendsetters, The Daily Voice, allaboutjazz.com, The Root and more publications and websites that are no longer around than I care to count or remember.
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It’s probably you.