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“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...

OBAMA CARES CANCELLED

American history as it involves African Americans has been mostly hideous. We did not ask to be here. We were brought here against our will while having our language, history, culture and religions stripped violently from us. All of this was then replaced with lies, the most blatant and intentionally destructive lies ever told against any race of people...

Bronx: Two Young Defendants Acquitted on Double Murder

Left to right: Attorney Neville Mitchell (Attorneymitch@gmail.com), Peter Hajdari Jr., Attorney Dawn Florio (Dawnmflorio@yahoo.com), Attorney Peter St. George Davis(Saintgeorgepc@aol.com), and Zaire Bansey. Black Star News photo. Two young men, Zaire Bansey, 22, and Peter Hajdari Jr., 20, were both acquitted Wednesday on all charges after a three-week trial in the double murder and manslaughter case for the killing of Dennis...

THE ANNUAL SPRING CONCERT OF THE NUBIAN CONSERVATORY OF MUSIC

The Nubian Conservatory of Music held firm to its mission to preserve the music of the African Diaspora at its annual spring concert at Brooklyn's historical Siloam Presbyterian Church this past Sunday. Featured in the concert were the works of accomplished artists such as Henry "Harry" Thacker Burleigh, African-American classical composer, arranger and professional singer; the arranger of Deep...

Poem: “For Our Fathers”

My father is born looking white with green eyes in Pennsylvania & under skies with white stars, Did anyone ask about the color of your baby? There is a boast about descending from the Mayflower, the Pilgrims, Thanksgiving, where the 1st Nation People bring food so the Europeans will not starve. No one mentions the thousands of slave ships crossing the Atlantic as the Middle Passage. The...

Seeking Help from NYC Dept. of Social Services, Elderly Woman’s Plight Worsened

When Petronia Atkins, 70, became a ward of New York City, she thought that the harsh reality of eviction and hunger would cease to exist. She would finally get help. However, things went from bad to worse for the senior citizen once she allowed the Department of Social Services to select a guardian for her. Between December 2014 and October 2015,...

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“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. ...

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...

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...