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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...

ALL-STAR CODE BRIDGES WEALTH, TECH, BUSINESS DIVIDES FOR YOUNG MEN

Kwanzaa in the spring?  Counter-intuitive but correct.  The "conscious" alternative to runaway Christmas consumerism, Kwanzaa is a Kiswahili word whose literal meaning is the...

MAY DAY AND LABOR DAY

More than 60 countries - capitalist, socialist, African, Asian, Latin American, European -celebrate May 1st as a day for workers.  The United States does...

LAUNCHING OF SENIOR DISCOUNT DAYS

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DEMOCRATS TO BLACK VOTERS: SAVE US!! (AGAIN)

The December 12th Alabama Senate special election is the latest contest to be called a "referendum" on American President Donald Trump. Democrat candidate Doug Jones is neck...

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...

East NY Politicians Say ‘No’ to Hosting Mayor Bill de Blasio

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Rev. Lee’s Unity Walk is a Bumpy Road

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IMAGE NATION MUSIC/FILM SERIES; FROM HAPPY FEET TO LEG CHAINS

Image Nation's next offering in their SOUL CINEMA AND MUSIC UNDER THE STARS program will take place this evening at Marcus Garvey Park, one...

In Beautiful St. Kitts, Evidence Abounds of Horrific Past

Earlier this month I traveled to the island nation of St. Kitts and Nevis for a wedding and visited three historical sites that reminded...

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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...

Nero Fiddles While California Burns

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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...