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STILL SHOUTING “LOCK HER UP”?

“Lock Her Up” may well be the cry of the barbarians. If you look back in history far enough, this can become very easy to understand. I have been a student of African History for over fifty years. I have my own library and have also learned from the best teachers including some famous African History professors. Not once...

BLACK POWER MOVEMENT’S 50th ANNIVERSARY

As part of their Black Power! exhibit, the Schomburg Center’s Exhibition Hall is featuring the original "Black Panthers." The installation which covers the Black Power Movement’s 50th anniversary has numerous photographs, dated documents, ephemera and videos from that period on display. These pieces serve as painful, and yet proud, reminders of the resistance that continues to this day. Every aspect of...

“The Burning” — Documentary On Horrific Mediterranean Drownings Of Young African Refugees

  By Milton Allimadi Emory University Professor Isabella Alexander has made an important documentary "The Burning" about the plight of young Africans who make the tragic journey across the Sahara and the Mediterranean--thousands die each year--seeking a better life overseas. Alexander is now in post production and the documentary should be out next year. The name of the film comes from the...

RAPE & RAPISTS

When one of the women in a building I managed got raped, I was called in of course.  A Buildings Landlord is much like a First Responder who sees a side of life that a lot of people in other professions don’t get to see. I was a Court Appointed 7A Administrator assigned to manage a pair of buildings...

PUBLIC SCHOOL TEST RESULTS: “FLATLINED” SCORES AND FLATLINED FUTURES FOR OUR YOUTH

New York City's scores on state-wide standardized tests continued to show unacceptable performance...by the education bureaucracy, complacent parents, and distracted elected officials. The victims in this annual exercise, the powerless students, will be blamed as usual.  Someone will offer them a bootstrap with which to pull themselves up.  But the students aren't failing, it's the system that's failing to educate...

INDIGENOUS PEOPLES’ DAY 2018

If you travel in the West 59th Street section of Manhattan, you have to move quickly. And remember to look up every few seconds.  It’s not just the unsafe construction cranes.  Christopher Columbus – the man, the myth, the statue, and the traffic circle – is starting to wobble, its conceptual and PR foundation is shaky.  The hero worship...

“GIANT” WHOOPIE SUPPORTS ATLANTIC CITY BLACK HISTORY MUSEUM

Super-talented, super-opinionated, super-engaged, and (when necessary) super-confrontational, Whoopie Goldberg will make an in-person appearance THIS THURSDAY to unveil and dedicate a 100 square foot painting - of herself. The formal presentation of the 10X10 foot photo-realistic painting will take place at Harrah's Waterfront Center, Atlantic City.  The gala affair will benefit the African American Heritage Museum of Southern New Jersey...

Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams Hosts Hearing on Development Overlooking Brooklyn Botanic Garden

Brooklyn Borough President, Eric Adams, hosted a public hearing on the development of two buildings near the cherished Brooklyn Botanic Garden on Tuesday, September 4th at the Borough Hall headquarters.  The project, called the Franklin Avenue rezoning, would change the existing R6/C1-3, R6A, and R8A zones into an R8X/C2-4 classification.  In plain English, the changes would allow significantly more...

“WHICH WAY, KEMOSABE?” (A primary election meditation)

If history is indeed a clock, as the late Dr. John Hendrik Clarke noted, tomorrow's primary elections are a sort of timeclock that must be punched, a measure of the political temperature of the community.  How can we make our votes count?  How can we maximize the impact of our voting choices? On the one hand, we have Republicans -...

MCCAIN CAPTURED 1 TIME – DeGAULLE 5 TIMES

Charles DeGaulle, Past President of France served with honor in both World Wars and was said to be a hero in spite of the fact that he was captured five times. The current American President is Anti-American and many say without honor. Sen. John McCain was, according to many, an honorable service man. There is some proof. After your...

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STILL SHOUTING “LOCK HER UP”?

“Lock Her Up” may well be the cry of the barbarians. If you look back in history far enough, this can become very easy...

BLACK POWER MOVEMENT’S 50th ANNIVERSARY

As part of their Black Power! exhibit, the Schomburg Center’s Exhibition Hall is featuring the original "Black Panthers." The installation which covers the Black Power...

“The Burning” — Documentary On Horrific Mediterranean Drownings Of Young African Refugees

  By Milton Allimadi Emory University Professor Isabella Alexander has made an important documentary "The Burning" about the plight of young Africans who make the tragic...