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In Memory of Percy Ellis Sutton 3

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 to answer the bell the way Percy Sutton answered it? Brother Zachary Husser of New York wrote the following letter ...

The Making of “Precious” pt.2 1

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 and are not pleasant to look at, while a manicured, buffed Sarah, who doesn’t go lightly on the eye shadow, ...

Will Council Honor Communities Choice to fill Ellicott Seat

East Buffalo Needs a Black Politician Buyback Program (this column is a reprint from the 12/16 Buffalo Challenger) by Chris Stevenson One day, while waiting for Jay Z and Alicia to do a song about Buffalo it suddenly hit me; it’s not really about Brian, it’s about Byron. The forces that have been warring against ...

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 of traditional faiths, fantasy and mythology. Entitled “Many Americans Mix Multiple Faiths,” the report points out that many Americans are ...

A Success Strategy for Economic Development

A Success Strategy for Jamaica by Dr. Basil Waine Kong One finger may not make much of a difference, but fingers coming together as a fist can be a formidable weapon. There is no doubt that Jamaica needs a unifying direction and a winning strategy. The list of our woes get longer with each passing ...

How Can I Help Someone Involved in a Cult? 5

                by Brenda Lee I recently attended the ICSA ( International Cultic Studies Association ) conference held in Lakewood , Colorado , October 2-3, 2009. As always, the sessions were informative and well-organized. The first session I attended addressed the question: “How can I help someone involved in ...

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 to it’s easyto determine where your marketing energy and dollars should be spent.” Defining Your Nice Market, A Critical Step ...

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 of his powerful smashes is like watching a missile soar over hills and trees. Watching his putts was anything but ...

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. …” Those words resonated with me recently while contemplating the impact of the Obama presidency on blacks in America. So far, ...

Three Classifications of Defector That You Need to Understand 3

                  by Brenda Lee Based on the countless stories I’ve heard from those who have exited the organization, the best way to leave the Watchtower/Jehovah Witnesses, and possibly keep your Jehovah Witness family unit and friendships intact, is s…l…o…w…l…y (and methodically—i.e., have a plan). Currently, there are ...