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Racism and the Black Quarterback 5

                by Pat Freeman Since the inception of professional football in America most would agree that black Americans played an integral part in its development. There is no doubt during its early years blacks played and excelled at just about every position they were given the opportunity to ...

Bullies on the Bus 1

  by CHARLES M. BLOW   “Making the Bus Monitor Cry.” That’s the name of the video. It’s more than 10 minutes long, but if you make it through more than three of them with your eyes not getting misty and your blood not boiling then you are a rock, or at least your heart ...

Rodney King: Murder or Accident? 1

            by Alton H. Maddox, Jr. On Tuesday, June 19, Rev. Al Sharpton told his audience that he would have to await an autopsy report to ascertain the cause of death of Rodney King who was found dead at the bottom of his swimming pool. Rev. Sharpton is like most ...

Rodney Glenn King:

Human, Hero, and now Heaven-bound           by Gloria Dulan-Wilson Somewhere back in the late 80’s, Joan Rivers hosted a daytime TV talk show where the subject was about how ordinary people where thrust into life altering situations that affected the entire nation. One of the guests on the show was Rosa ...

The Gospel According to King James!

A Victory that Resounds Beyond the Court             by Playthell Benjamin Averaging 30 points and 10 rebounds throughout a grueling NBA final, Lebron James led the Miami Heat to a World Championship and was selected by unanimous vote as The Most Valuable player in the championship series. The trophy will ...

An Open Letter to all Western New York Elected officials, and Citizens

                by Pat Freeman Recently the Buffalo News reported that progress is being made with extending the lease of the Buffalo Bills here in western New York . The renovations estimate to 40 year old Ralph Wilson stadium will total more than $200 million. Which is more than ...

Darkness in the Sunshine State 2

            by CHARLES M. BLOW Florida ought to know better. And must do better, particularly on the issue of voting and discrimination.   But, then again, we are talking about Florida, the state of Bush v. Gore infamy and the one that will celebrate the birthday of Jefferson Davis, the ...

EVENT ALERT: Farmers Boulevard Empowerment Week; Caribbean Heritage Month; Black Music Month; NAACP March Against Stop & Frisk; & Obama-A-Day

          by Gloria Dulan-Wilson Hello All: Well we’re nearly in the middle of June, and this month has just been moving on, NON-STOP. There is so much going on simultaneously, you practically have to be on rollerblades, or clone yourself to do it all. Not only is June Caribbean Heritage Month, ...

Lessons From The Wisconsin Fiasco

            by Playthell Benjamin There is no hotter topic in Americans politics just now than the defeat of the recall effort against Wisconsin’s right-wing Republican Governor, Scott Walker. Naturally, the Republicans are claiming victory for their vision of where America needs to go. However as of today the polls from ...

Bills OTA Update

            by Pat Freeman The Buffalo Bills continue with their OTA practices at the facility at One Bills Drive this week and you can tell that there is something different in the air this year. It’s almost a swagger that if things go the way they should this could be ...