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AFRICAN LIBERATION DAY 2018

African Liberation Day (ALD) 2018 will be commemorated at a number of different locations around town.  And a number of Africa-focused focus events will overlap the 3 day weekend. TODAY As we post this ALD summary, the PAN AFRICAN UNITY DIALOGUE (PAUD) will begin a rally designed to "STOP MUSIVENI," the America-backed dictator in Uganda.  General Yoweri Museveni has been a...

GIA HAS BEEN FOUND

Gloria Gia Williams was reported missing on May 2, 2018. She’s a professional singer, having toured the world with the Harlem Gospel Choir for years. She had just finishing a rehearsal for an upcoming show and that was the last time she was seen. We’ve probably all seen Missing Persons T.V. shows but those are just shows. When and...

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 first fruits of the harvest.   The ALL STAR CODE (ASC) organization had its "first fruits" on display at a swanky red carpet reception in the shadow of the Highline. Their invaluable “harvest” consists of Brown and...

GIA IS MISSING

  I was told that my friend, Gia Williams showed up for rehearsal on Wednesday, May 2, 2018, at the Mary Bethune Senior Center in Manhattan, but looked disheveled. According to the well known band leader, she was wearing a stocking cap. I never thought Gia would wear a stocking cap in public and so I think something was definitely...

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 not, even though the holiday commemorates events that took place in Chicago USA. There will be dozens of American labor unions and political organizations that observe the day.  But there is no legal holiday designation,...

Stay Inspired with New “Jazzed About Success™” Mug

We all have dreams and goals and aspirations. Fortunately, some of us can develop a realistic game plan while others keep dreaming. Yet, even those with a tangible target can get sidetracked. But, what if you had a physical reminder to help you stay on track.   Well, Future Grace of Columbus, Ohio has found one solution. She recently purchased the...

MAN AGAINST MACHINE: DELICES RUNS AGAINST TRUMPISM, APATHY, AND THE DEMOCRATIC PARTY HABIT

One more day, then the vote, then the count. The end of this campaign.  Patrick Delices is a candidate for the open 32nd district seat in the New York State Senate.  He's optimistic about his chances.  (Mr. Delices' comments are in boldface -editor) The candidate would be a favorite in Las Vegas or Atlantic City. He's an everything the hard way,...

THE ORACLE SET FOUNDATION DOES IT AGAIN!

The Oracle Set Foundation, Inc. held its 51st Annual Book & Author Luncheon at the College Park Marriott Hotel and Conference Center in Adelphi, Maryland on Saturday, April 7. The Book Club Luncheon began in 1967 with an aim to reach a larger African-American community and share stimulating ideas which have occurred at their meetings.   In addition, the Book Club...

TUESDAY’S SPECIAL ELECTIONS WILL DECIDE CONTROL OF STATE SENATE

Next Tuesday, April 24th, eleven special elections will be held to fill vacant seats in the New York State legislature.  Nine Assembly seats and two Senate seats are on the ballot.  Special elections occur when a middle-of-a-term vacancy exists.  Deaths, retirements, criminal convictions (this is super-corrupt New York state after all), and resignations are often the causes of vacancies. As...

CENTRAL BROOKLYN JAZZ CONSORTIUM LAUNCHES 2018 JAZZ FESTIVAL

From left to right: Bob Myers, Stanley Banks, Clarence Mosely, Bessie Edwards, Gerry Eastman, Garland Core, Jr., Michael Howard, Steve Cromity. Central Brooklyn Jazz Consortium (“CBJC”) members announced at this past Saturday’s press conference held at the Williamsburg Music Center (“WMC”), the launching of its 19th Annual Central Brooklyn Jazz Festival, beginning April 13th.  Charter member “Jazz 966” kicks off...

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