Dying in Pharaoh's Land: On the Death of Herman Cain

So the pressure for success can put a good strain/
On a friend you call best, and yes it could bring/
Out the worst in every person, even the good and sane/
Although we rehearsed it, it just ain’t the same/

— Jay-Z, “Black Republicans”

The novel coronavirus killed Herman Cain — Morehouse Man, Navy veteran, Black conservative, accused sexual harasser, business executive, former Republican presidential candidate, and MAGA shrill — after a month of ravaging his body following his attendance at a Trump rally in Tulsa…



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Hal H. Harris

Hal H. Harris


Black on Both Sides. Medium Writers Challenge Winner. The founder of Established in 1865. I Tweet @Established1865. E-mail is hal.harris@est1865.com.