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December 2009

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In Memory of Percy Ellis Sutton

Son of a slave, fighter pilot, attorney, activist, businessman, statesman, philanthropist. How often has Harlem’s loss been America’s loss? How often has Harlem’s hero been America’s hero? How often can one man be counted on…


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The Making of “Precious” pt.2

by Ishmael Reed Michael Savage, Rush Limbaugh, and Glenn Beck who engage in a sort of corny 1930s styled racist rhetoric could learn from Sarah. At times they look as though they’ve lost their minds…



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Paranormal Flexibility

by CHARLES M. BLOW The Pew Forum on Religion and Public Life released a report on Wednesday that is bound to stir conversation about the increasingly complicated cacophony of spirituality in America — a mash-up…



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How Can I Help Someone Involved in a Cult?

                by Brenda Lee I recently attended the ICSA ( International Cultic Studies Association ) conference held in Lakewood , Colorado , October 2-3, 2009. As always, the…


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The Making of “Precious” pt.1

By ISHMAEL REED “A niche market could be defined as a component that gives yourbusiness power. A niche market allows you to define whom you aremarketing to. When you know who are you are marketing…


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Blacks Never thought Tiger was Spotless

by Chris Stevenson Tiger Woods is the most amazing golfer I have ever seen. This is a guy dominating a sport I previously never gave a second thought to. Watching Tiger’s ball travel after one…


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Black in the Age of Obama

by CHARLES M. BLOW A hundred and fifty years ago, Charles Dickens opened “A Tale of Two Cities” with the now-famous phrase: “It was the best of times, it was the worst of times. …”…