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Queens District Attorney’s Decades-long Racist Vendetta Against Kris Gounden Continues with Criminal Trial Today

The Kangaroo court trial of Kris Gounden is supposed to start Monday July 15 in Queens Criminal Court. Gounden is being prosecuted by the notoriously racist Queens County District Attorney's office. It's the only DA office in New York that does not have a Conviction Review Unit. In Brooklyn alone, more than 30 wrongfully convicted people, mostly of color, have...

For His Peace Efforts In Sudan and Ethiopia, PM Abiy Ahmed is Nobel Peace Prize Worthy

The African Union (AU) and Ethiopia's prime minister must be congratulated for mediating and facilitating a power-sharing agreement to the Sudan political crisis that has been accepted by the leadership of the pro-democracy movement in that country which is currently in the midst of upheaval following the ouster on April 11, 2019 of long-time dictator Gen. Omar Hassan al-Bashir. Congratulations...

DEDICATION AND RENAMING OF U.S. POST OFFICE: Major Robert Odell Owens

From a humble background and influenced by his father’s philosophy patterned after FDR’s New Deal, Owens knew there was a larger world offering many opportunities.  His mother influenced his approach to academics.  This encouragement to strive to do your best inspired Owens to say, “There is no reason why I couldn’t go out and scale life’s summits.”  And that’s...

Not Yet Uhuru–How Neocolonialism Holds Back and Impoverishes Africa

In 1963 Kenyan socialist and nationalist leader Oginga Odinga published his autobiography "Not Yet Uhuru. " Uhuru is the Kiswahili word for independence. Tragically, Africa is not yet uhuru, almost six decades later. The consequences are --power struggles, corrupt regimes and dictatorships that fail to deliver for the African people, from Algeria, Togo, Sudan, to Uganda. There were once very...

CABAN DEFEATS KATZ IN QUEENS DISTRICT ATTORNEY PRIMARY

As the 20+ Democratic presidential candidates sort themselves out, every local election becomes a battle in the war between the party "progressives" and the "establishment"  Will a regular, Joe Biden, for example, become the Trump opponent or will a left winger, maybe Bernie Sanders, win the nomination? Earlier this week, in the important Queens county District Attorney primary, public defender...

CENTRAL BROOKLYN JAZZ CONSORTIUM’S 20TH ANNIVERSARY

photo: Lem Peterkin
While Juneteenth was celebrated across the land, Central Brooklyn Jazz Consortium combined Juneteenth, their 20th anniversary, and Black Music Month by hosting a ceremony inducting the late jazz giant Randolph Edward “Randy” Weston into the Brooklyn Jazz Hall of Fame.  Brooklyn’s Bedford Stuyvesant Restoration Corporation was the venue for this event. The damp, June weather did nothing to lessen the...

“Hero” — A Timely Film About Ulric Cross a Great Caribbean Pan-African Who Worked with Kwame Nkrumah

Sunday I saw a great film by Frances-Anne Solomon called "Hero: Inspired by the Extraordinary Life and Times of Mr. Ulric Cross," at the ongoing 26th African Film Festival New York. The festival continues through June 4 at Lincoln Center and then moves to the Maysles Cinema in Harlem from June 6 through 9. Ulric was a Caribbean Pan-African from Trinidad...

PAN-HCBU ORCHESTRA MARKS MEMORIAL DAY WEEKEND

An all-star college student band will help us celebrate Memorial Day Weekend - hopefully we'll do it stylishly, respectfully, and contemplatively. It's the American way, unfortunately, to morph every holiday (holy day) into a buying, selling, and playing opportunity. Christmas is reduced to gift giving, Labor Day becomes a carnival jump-up.  And whose ancestors can be "hallowed" (greatly revered and...

Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams Throws His Hat in the 2021 Race for Mayor

On Thursday, May 9th, Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams kicked off his race for City Hall and for the office of Mayor.  Surrounded by a team of supporters, a hefty crowd gathered at the Balboa Restaurant.  Adams laid out the goals of his campaign, and his vision for improving the city. New York’s diverse population was represented and will...

ABORTIONS PREVENTED BY REPUBLICANS

An Abomination!  Alabama Republicans have just recently passed the most restrictive Anti-Abortion laws in the nation, if not the world. Women have been protected country-wide under Roe v. Wade which has been considered “Settled Law”. Since it has been in effect for about fifty years, it should have been left alone. Politicians should find new laws to enact –...

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Queens District Attorney’s Decades-long Racist Vendetta Against Kris Gounden Continues with Criminal Trial Today

The Kangaroo court trial of Kris Gounden is supposed to start Monday July 15 in Queens Criminal Court. Gounden is being prosecuted by the notoriously...

For His Peace Efforts In Sudan and Ethiopia, PM Abiy Ahmed is Nobel Peace...

The African Union (AU) and Ethiopia's prime minister must be congratulated for mediating and facilitating a power-sharing agreement to the Sudan political crisis that...

DEDICATION AND RENAMING OF U.S. POST OFFICE: Major Robert Odell Owens

From a humble background and influenced by his father’s philosophy patterned after FDR’s New Deal, Owens knew there was a larger world offering many...