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IMAGE NATION MUSIC/FILM SERIES; FROM HAPPY FEET TO LEG CHAINS

Image Nation's next offering in their SOUL CINEMA AND MUSIC UNDER THE STARS program will take place this evening at Marcus Garvey Park, one of old Harlem's historic parks.  Don't let the cloud cover fool you.  It will not rain.  The bittersweet pairing of dance/nostalgia and information about ongoing repression/incarceration will show how Image Nation is the most creative,...

TREASON, YET AGAIN?

Look backward for a minute. We see a major part of the American population supporting treason in the form of the Confederacy during the Civil War. In order to continue committing crimes against an unarmed population of Africans the Confederacy fought against the elected government of the United States and did this as the Transcontinental Railroad was being built....

VOTING FOR BROOKLYN CIVIL COURT JUDGE COUNTYWIDE

        It’s been shown that the vote for Civil Court Judge is often obscured from the ballot on Election Day.  Why is that?  Perhaps because the incumbency has first dibs, as well as the primary party. Let’s explain the duties of a Civil Court Judge.  The Civil Court of the City of New York is a civil court of the New...

In Beautiful St. Kitts, Evidence Abounds of Horrific Past

Earlier this month I traveled to the island nation of St. Kitts and Nevis for a wedding and visited three historical sites that reminded me of our shared history from freedom, enslavement, and to emancipation. Those places include Brimstone Hill Fortress National Park, the Nevis Slave Market and the Golden Rock Inn. Brimstone Hill Fortress National Park is located near...

VETERANS HOSPITALS RE-VISITED

My brother and I both served in the U. S. Army from 1965 thru 1968. This was during the Viet Nam war and we were both ground pounders. My brother was on the front lines in Viet Nam and I served State Side in Homeland Security with a Secret Clearance in an underground Nike Missile Base, near O’Hare airport....

“Antigone” From Ferguson to Brownsville

  The Howard Playground in the Brownsville section of Brooklyn was the scene for “Antigone in Ferguson," a dramatic reading of Sophocles’ 2,500-year-old  Greek tragedy.  The story tells of what happens when personal conviction and state laws clash.  “Antigone” is about a teenage girl who wished to bury her brother Polyneices.  The new untested King Creon ruled that the body...

WHY BILL M. WANTS TO BE NYC MAYOR

I’m a Television Producer for a cable network in New York City. For fifteen years, I’ve worked there with Bill Murawski who produces shows as I do to air on Manhattan Neighborhood Network, usually referred to as MNN. Bill had his own show called the “DeWitt Clinton Express, A Neighborhood News Program”.  I am a still photographer as well...

FOLKS FROM ALL OVER THE WORLD…

    The Marion Hopkinson playground in Brooklyn was the setting for a folk festival of international proportions recently when artists from Egypt, Haiti, Colombia South America, Pakistan, Ghana West Africa and down home Mississippi delta blues filled the air in the Ocean Hill section of the borough. Beareather Reddy, who owns Big Eyed Enterprises, staged her second Big Eyed Blues festival...

ImageNation’s “Soul Cinema and Music under the Stars”

The "sunken place" under a star-lit, open sky.  And live music.  Is there a better way to spend a summer evening? ImageNation (http://www.imagenation.us/) will enlighten and enliven our summer with THIS MONDAY EVENING’S presentation of "GET OUT," Jordan Peele's breakout artistic, critical, financial, and social grand slam of a film.  He combines melodrama, humor, sci-fi, and horror to create an already-a-classic film...

Hanging With the Locals in Bimini

This was my first visit to this pristine island located 50 miles from the Florida coast.  Impressive it was to say the least!  But whenever I travel, I want authenticity, and to get it, you have to go where the locals live. After dining on freshly-caught snapper at the Thirsty Turtle Café,  my friend Tee and I were talking to...

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IMAGE NATION MUSIC/FILM SERIES; FROM HAPPY FEET TO LEG CHAINS

Image Nation's next offering in their SOUL CINEMA AND MUSIC UNDER THE STARS program will take place this evening at Marcus Garvey Park, one...

TREASON, YET AGAIN?

Look backward for a minute. We see a major part of the American population supporting treason in the form of the Confederacy during the...

VOTING FOR BROOKLYN CIVIL COURT JUDGE COUNTYWIDE

        It’s been shown that the vote for Civil Court Judge is often obscured from the ballot on Election Day.  Why is that?  Perhaps because...