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AGAIN: A CIVILIZATION FALLS

We are at the end of this “Civilization” and nothing we do can stop its collapse. It may or may not comfort you to know that this has happened before and if we abandon the current plans to destroy the planet, it will happen over and over yet again. Civilizations rise and fall and presently, China and India are...

Profile of a Humanitarian Activist—Victoria Sandy St. Clair

  On June 1, 1934, in the village of Bon Accord, Tobago (part of the Twin Island Republic), a daughter was born to Martha Chapman and Joshua Sandy. They named her Victoria after the Queen of England. She was the 5th of nine children born to the couple. As Victoria grew, her round face and big, hearty laugh earned her...

CAN “GROWN” DO FOR MIAMI WHAT “TREME” DID FOR N’ORLEANS?

Editor's note: This new web series, and the review thereof, has generated more internal controversy than possibly any other pop culture topic we have posted.  Many internal and external commenters (mostly, but not exclusively from the ranks of the elder crowd) have denounced this series and its frank portrayal of love and youth today.  Others view it as an...

THE NUBIAN CONSERVATORY SINGS “JUDAS MACCABAEUS”

The June 10th year end concert of The Nubian Conservatory marked its 35th year by celebrating the accomplishments of its young musicians and seasoned professionals, while paying tribute to G.F. Handel, composer of “Judas Maccabaeus”. The damp gloomy weather wasn’t felt in Siloam Presbyterian Church that Sunday as young performers proudly showed their well-learned skills on the piano and songs. ...

“BLIND LEMON” JEFFERSON PLAY OFFERS LIFE LESSONS TO RAPPERS

Lemon Henry Jefferson (9/24/1893? - 12/19/1929), known to the world as Blind Lemon, is one of the greatest singer/composer/guitarists you’ve never heard of.  He is one of the artistic masters who invented American music while creating a national audience for blues, jazz, and pop.  He died virtually penniless before the age of 40, joining a long list of martyrs...

WHITE HOUSE MOB BOSS?

I went to grade school with kids from the Gallo & Profaci mobs and life probably was not what you might have expected after reading this statement. The fact was that we had a lot of fun. The mob guys all kept their distance from us and let us kids all play together, eat together and just generally have...

Ms. JACKIE

Ms. Jackie currently failed to get re-elected and as a consequence, has been evicted from her office in the Harlem State Office Building.  Alone, and on the street she was on SNAP aka Food Stamps and didn’t even have enough carfare to get around the City.  I bumped into her totally by accident and we struck up a conversation...

WE SAVE LIVES

This is the 3rd and probably the last article on Bill’s fight with fire:  Bill Murawski, who just recently was running for Mayor of New York had his challenge uprooted by an apartment fire that almost blinded and killed him. His life was saved by Firefighter  William S. Murak of Ladder Company 21.  On June 6, 2018 his heroism...

MONKEYS, REALLY?

Civilizations Rise and Fall all over the world but they do it very, very slowly. African Americans and most of the non-European world have been under the thumb of a people who claim they represent a civilization but it seems that taken as a group, they have never been civil to anyone, not even to each other. Black people...

Gentrification and You!

Gentrification is spreading like wild fire cross country, mainly in traditionally black areas. Gentrification is merely a euphemism for displacement and ethnic cleansing. There are several groups combating this situation.  One of these groups is The Monroe Group, LLC headed by its CEO, Desmond Monroe, who is taking an economic development approach to combat this problem. The Monroe Group is...

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AGAIN: A CIVILIZATION FALLS

We are at the end of this “Civilization” and nothing we do can stop its collapse. It may or may not comfort you to...

Profile of a Humanitarian Activist—Victoria Sandy St. Clair

  On June 1, 1934, in the village of Bon Accord, Tobago (part of the Twin Island Republic), a daughter was born to Martha Chapman...

CAN “GROWN” DO FOR MIAMI WHAT “TREME” DID FOR N’ORLEANS?

Editor's note: This new web series, and the review thereof, has generated more internal controversy than possibly any other pop culture topic we have...