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The Making of “Precious” pt.5

by Ishmael Reed A book promoted by the magazine in which all of the crack addicts were black and in which one photo showed a black crack addict, a mother, fellating a John while a baby was strapped to her back even offended Brent Staples, a black member of the editorial board. That crack is ...

Wall Street has a lot of nerve!!!

Main Street Needs to Protest Wall Street Bonuses by Gloria Dulan-Wilson Generally, I make it a rule to never go to sleep with the news on. (Yes! I’m one of those people who live with TV in the background.) However, I dozed off around 4:30AM after having spent the night “fighting material” (a Lincoln University ...

My Resume

by Dr. Waine Kong I was born at Kingston Jubilee Hospital in Kingston on July 18, 1943. Within my first four years of life, World War II ended, my father moved back to China and my mother migrated to the United States and started another family. So, I grew up in “The Bush” (Woodlands District, ...

Pam Africa on the Supreme Court ruling against Mumia

reprint from the SF Bay View Newspaper Thursday Jan 21st, 2010 On Tuesday, Jan. 19, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled against political prisoner Mumia Abu Jamal and granted the Philadelphia DA’s petition for a writ of certiorari. Basically, the Supreme Court went against the lower federal circuit court’s 2001 and 2008 rulings, which granted a ...

Seek First to Understand

by Brenda Lee It’s important to understand why a loved one won’t have contact with you. Understand the group’s dynamics and how the group thinks as one mind. This means that you must research the group thoroughly and try to understand why your friend/relative wants to believe in this group’s mission/utopia/idealistic endeavor. What are the ...

3 Reasons Why Haynes may be a Good Fit for Ellicott 3

by Chris Stevenson One of the great privileges of being a part of the press is the ability to show people that no one is such an icon that he or she at some point are beyond criticism or scrutiny whether white or black. Very important in a city like Buffalo. You’ll find that the ...

The Making of “Precious” pt.4

by Ishmael Reed This is the third black man as sexual predator and the second black incest film that Ms. Winfrey has either endorsed or performed in, yet, only a few titles by black male authors have been adopted by her book club. On Sunday, Nov. 23, during a phone interview with Keifer Bonvillin, author ...

Why Haiti? (open letter & relief info)

Whatever you do, don’t forget to read the article below my message. It details the “Radio” show that is coming on tonight! I’m looking for more information about Wyclef Jean’s foundation called “Yele Haiti.” I don’t know if I have the correct spelling. So, associates, please come to my aid! Thanks for supporting me and ...

G.O.P. Grief and Grieving

by CHARLES M. BLOW The attack on the Republican establishment by the tea party folks grabs the gaze like a really bad horror flick — some version of “Hee Haw” meets “28 Days Later.” It’s fascinating. But it also raises a serious question: Are these the desperate thrashings of a dying movement or the labor ...

Jamaican Bureaucrats Do Not Serve the People

Jamaican Civil Servants Do Not Serve the People Well by Basil Waine Kong The lead story in the Observer on May 21, 2009 concerned the slackness of Civil Servants in Jamaica. The town fathers and business leaders have had enough and demanding that our government straighten out the mess. This struck a nerve. As an ...