In last week’s reading of the Hebrew scriptures…

…I came across one of my favorite passages, the throw-down between Elijah and the 450 prophets of Baal and 400 prophets of the goddess Asherah — or, more accurately, the throw-down between God, and Baal and Asherah. Baal is a continual annoyance and worse for the early kingdoms, and the Israelites are continually warned away …

Politicians poisoned the water in (mostly black and poor) Detroit

The toxic drinking water in Flint, Mich., is a result of a series of stupid decisions on the part of political leaders and others. This Ebony piece compares the situation to the fumbling and worse after Katrina. Bankole Thompson writes about water so nasty¬†General Motors wouldn’t even use on their car parts: For 18 months, …