The Commander-in-Chief Forum through the eyes of a former Marine.

Below is a submission from a former E-3 Lance Corporal with the Marine Corps military police who served two years of active duty and is currently married to an active duty member of the Army.  Due to military restrictions on publicly expressing  political views, the Marine chose to remain anonymous. There is some coarse language,…

They sicced dogs on protesters. Where are our presidential candidates?

For the first time since Birmingham, Alabama in 1963, dogs attacked peaceful protesters in America. Private security guards sicced their dogs on the Natives protesting the Dakota Access Pipeline in North Dakota on September 3rd, and most of our presidential candidates have yet to say a word about it. The dogs bit at least six people and…

Is she a hero or a thug?: the birth of Achilla Johnson.

Here’s another audio report. This one describes how and why I created Achilla Johnson and the Nephilim Chronicles series, along with the success of my first book signing. Enjoy. Keep writing, my friends. No apologies, G. Miller

Nike Chi-League: Chicago’s March Madness

Confession. I am a grad student, and I just finished my audio reporting class. Below is my final project on the Nike Chi-League, a pro-am league in Chicago that features some of the best competition in the country. Oh, and I might have interviewed Scottie Pippen. Enjoy. Keep playing, my friends. No apologies, G. Miller

“Look at those thugs!”: the black savage narrative is still dangerous.

Ryan Lochte is not the only one who lies about robberies. A female delivery driver reported an armed robbery at the University of Missouri on Thursday. She was arrested Friday for filing a false report in which she described the perpetrator as a black male who was  “6-feet-tall, some facial hair with a possible goatee, upper arm tattoo,…

Take it or leave it: the intellectual cowardice of white privilege.

“To mute the slave has always been to the best interests of the slave owner, and I think that when a black voice is raised in protest to oppression, those who are comfortable with our oppression are the first to criticize us for daring to speak out against it.” -Harry Belafonte during his interview with…

Raw footage of my interview with Dr. Cornel West.

So I interviewed Dr. Cornel West for a story that made it into USA Today, but due to my aversion to hearing my own voice while it was crackling like a bag of chips, I didn’t want to share the raw video. I’m over it, so here it is. Dr. West was critical of Hillary…

Killing the messenger: Colin Kaepernick’s problem predates his protest.

Colin Kaepernick is feeling the heat right now for refusing to stand during the National Anthem last Friday, and though he is now a controversial figure, he’s not exactly entering new territory. The American public has vilified its black athletes for protests for a long time and continues to do so. He just happened to…

The danger of black speech: white supremacy survives on black silence.

Institutional racism exists in America whether we talk about it or not, but so many people propose silence as its cure. You’ve likely heard the argument that talking about racism keeps it alive, and that activist groups like Black Lives Matter, or even just the average Joe who knows the racial history of the United…

The stupidity of bigotry.

Bigotry is stupid. Literally. I know that sounds harsh, but it is actually quite easy to substantiate. The definition of stupid is broken down into three parts according to Merriam-Webster: 1. Not intelligent: having or showing a lack of ability to learn and understand things. 2. Not sensible or logical. 3. Not able to think normally…

Police shootings: six irrelevant arguments.

In light of the string of police shootings I’ve seen all over social media and the news, this needs to be said. Folks, stop wandering down rabbit holes and focus on the facts that determine if the police were justified in shooting someone or not. If they were justified, then that’s it. If they weren’t,…