7 PM EST – On this first day of Black August 2021, we look at how the cotton industry made kings in america.
Today we will welcome Mr. Robert Perkins to the Live Drive @ 5 who is the star of the Youtube channel DaREVOLUTIONARYWitDaTattoos. Mr Perkins recently posted a passionate critique of comments made about Black men and dread locks by celebrity Black actor Anthony Mackie. Mackie has since tried to further explain his comments to his nephew that all the criminals he sees on “First 48” have dreadlocks in trying to dissuade his nephew from growing locks. Mackie also blamed a Grio reporter for taking him out of context but the Grio says they did not and posted the full interview of the “Black or White” actor in the latest Kevin Costner film.
In the news,
- In comments before the Senate, US Attorney Loretta Lynch further shows the danger that proxy tools of racism pose to Black people
- John McCain in defense of a fellow war criminal called protesters “low-life scum” at a Senate Armed Services Committee meeting.
- Senator Rand Paul in comments during a Fox News report all but directly called Hillary Clinton a war criminal that betrayed Libya and its murdered leader Muammar Gaddafi.