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AFRICAN DIASPORA ON FILM THIS WEEKEND

This weekend will be your last chance to experience the 2018 African Diaspora Independent Film Festival. For the last quarter century, business/life partners Reinaldo Spech and Diarah N'Daw Spech have somehow cobbled together one of most geographically, ethnically, culturally, thematically, and linguistically diverse series of films addressing the African experience.  It's a real big thing that too few New...

WHY DO WE HAVE TO DIE?

One of our Former Presidents recently died on Friday past, 30 Nov 18. I was working on a couple of articles that had nothing to do with death, yet here I am feeling compelled to write about it because I am much closer to the end than I am to the beginning of my life. As my clock winds...

Opening Statements in Alleged Bribes to Two African Presidents Case in New York

Patrick Ho, Museveni, Kutesa The U.S. claims a Hong Kong intermediary delivered to Uganda's dictator Gen. Yoweri Museveni $500,00 in cash as bribe money to win lucrative business deals on behalf of a powerful Chinese oil company. Separately, the Hong Kong native, Chi Ping Patrick Ho delivered $2 million in cash in gift boxes to Idriss Deby, the president of Chad...

The Legacy of Dr. Carlos Russell – Black Solidarity Day

Black Solidarity Day was celebrated throughout the land on Monday, November 5, on the eve of Election Day at a gathering in Brooklyn’s Borough Hall. Dr. Carlos Russell, the celebration’s founder, was honored by politicians, clergy, activists, and community folks in a ceremony sponsored by The National Action Network and Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams. In 1969, Dr. Russell was inspired...

GET ON THE BUS: NATIONAL DAY of MOURNING COMBATS “THANKSGIVING” MYTHS

For many people, this Thursday will be about overeating, shopping, football, and seldom-seen cousins.  So-called "Black Friday," the traditional start of the accelerated Christmas buying season is on deck.  Consumption, of both food and "stuff," is the true spirit of the season. But a smaller group, including activists, educators, and people of conscience will rendezvous at the East Flatbush office of...

Nero Fiddles While California Burns

This patriarchal civilization is ending much the same way as Ancient Rome did. I have nothing against Italians. I had a lot of fun with them as I grew up in Brooklyn. And the Mafia guys on the other side of the highway said they wanted respect and I gave it to them because they respected me. What could...

WORLD WAR I ENDS WITH ARMISTICE AGREEMENT: THE UNCENTENNIAL

Today marks the centennial of the armistice agreement that ended World War 1.  At the time, the victorious allies called it "The Great War" or "The War to End All Wars."  That was not to be.  The conflict did, however, turn out to be a significant milestone in the intensity, technology, and diplomacy of war.  It also marked a turning point...

OUR CHILDREN: GIFTED, TALENTED, EXCLUDED

THIS FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 9, 2018 will be the last day for parents/caregivers to file applications for the public school GIFTED & TALENTED PROGRAMS.  If the recent pattern continues, most of the applicants, test-takers, and acceptances will not include the Black and Brown student majority.  This link to the NYC Department of Education (NYCDOE) website leads you to a description...

TEN COMMANDMENTS? THAT’S ALL?

I wrote an article about the existing proofs that this “Civilization” is coming to an end. There is is a link to that article below. If you don’t read it then you will not understand what is happening to you right now that cannot be stopped. Trust me: I wouldn’t point these things out to you if I didn’t...

LAST MINUTE JOBS FOR ELECTION DAY POLL WORKERS

The New York City Board of Elections has a small number of open temp positions for election day poll workers.  Additional positions are open for interpreters of Spanish, Haitian Kreyol, Korean, or Chinese. YOU MUST ACT FAST!  ELECTION DAY IS TUESDAY NOVEMBER 6TH. You must be 18 years or older, a registered voter in a ballot-listed political party, willing to...

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AFRICAN DIASPORA ON FILM THIS WEEKEND

This weekend will be your last chance to experience the 2018 African Diaspora Independent Film Festival. For the last quarter century, business/life partners Reinaldo...

WHY DO WE HAVE TO DIE?

One of our Former Presidents recently died on Friday past, 30 Nov 18. I was working on a couple of articles that had nothing...

Opening Statements in Alleged Bribes to Two African Presidents Case in New York

Patrick Ho, Museveni, Kutesa The U.S. claims a Hong Kong intermediary delivered to Uganda's dictator Gen. Yoweri Museveni $500,00 in cash as bribe money to...