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May 2013

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A Tale of Two Women: Brawley and Meili

                  by Alton H. Maddox, Jr. Within forty-eight hours after Tawana Brawley, who was fifteen years-old, had been found in Dutchess County, NY in a garbage disposal…


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Never Forget Roger Brown!

                by Zachary Husser Dear Family of Friends, Today is our chance to salute “Veterans” that gave everything they had to fight for and protect the “Freedoms” we…



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I Am Assata Shakur!

                by Alberta Parish   I am Assata Shakur. I am a reflection of the woman who represents the liberation of all people who are being oppressed in…



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The Art of War: City Hall 2013

by Alton Maddox   All of the great political thinkers and writers agree that politics is based on warfare.  Similarly, law is based on warfare. Cong. Adam Clayton Powell, Jr. was a general.  In associating my law…


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Blow’s Message to College Graduates

by Charles M. Blow I’m scheduled to deliver the commencement address Friday at my alma mater, Grambling State University in Louisiana, so I’ve been giving quite a bit of thought to the America into which these…


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Destiny Chooses Heroes

                  by Chris Stevenson Strange days indeed. We began the day with news of a black everyman hero garnering nationwide praise for his split-second actions in the…


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Why Atheism Is So Important?

                  by Alberta Parish and Blackson Atheism is the non-belief in the gods. As a former Christian who once believed in Jesus and practiced belief in the…


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The Outer Harbor Land Site and Fair Compromise

                by Pat Freeman   The recent proposal submitted to the NFTA’s  Board of Commissioners and  Erie Canal Harbor Development Corp. from the Greater Buffalo Sport’s and Entertainment Complex offers…