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Day: <span>April 1, 2003</span>

The Long, Bloody Road: Henry Morton Stanley, King Leopold II

There have been a number of “Origin of AIDS” stories in the press. The most recent one appeared in Newsday, July 6, entitled “The Orphans of AIDS”. The reporter wrote, “It was in Kansensero and then in neighboring villages of the Rakai District of Uganda that the modern global AIDS pandemic took off, sometime around […]readmore

The Planters

How seven percent of a section within a nation ruled five million white people and owned four million black people and sought to make agriculture equal to industry through the rule of property without yielding political power or education to labor. Seven percent of the total population of the South in 1860 owned nearly 3 […]readmore


What becomes a legend most?  The famous line seen in advertising ads for a major fur company referred to the unnamed but hardly anonymous befurred subjects B corporate, entertainment, political stars of glitterati America. In the Black community stars shoot out from the earth, like coal to diamonds, and a legend could be your next […]readmore

Property Owners Urged To Check Tax

and Water Status at April 3rd Meeting There are more than eight hundred properties from the Bedford-Stuyvesant area listed on the 60-Day Notice of Tax Lien Sale which was published on March 11th in the Daily News.  This year, in addition to citing  those who may owe eight quarters or more in unpaid property taxes, […]readmore


AJAZZ AND COFFEE, PLEASE!@ Bernice Elizabeth Green Lillithe Meyers and Tiecha Merritt should add jazz messenger to their respective, impressive resumes.  Ms. Meyers and Ms. Merritt are the co-owners of AJazz@, a spot located on the far north end of Bedford-Stuyvesant, at 375 Kosciusko St. and  Marcus Garvey Blvd.   The mother-daughter business partners are seen […]readmore

In China, the War in Iraq is getting unprecedented media

On CCTV-9 (China Central Television), China=s major English news channel, the spin on what they call AThe War on Iraq@ is quite different. Indeed, if you believe Chinese news on this, the same fourth day of the same campaign, the Ainvaders@ may have bitten off more than they can chew. Juxtaposed with images of Iraqi […]readmore

George W. Bush & Company

Do you think he has an attitude?@  Asked the pigtailed young lady of Ms. Clarke=s third grade class, speaking of the president, George W. Bush.  That was the kinder of the questions peppered at me on a recent visit to P.S. 305.  ADo you think he=s crazy?@ ADo you think he=s stupid?@  ADo you think […]readmore


There Is A Drama Behind The Drama For two weeks only, South African actors John Kani and Winston Ntshona will perform The Island at the Brooklyn Academy of Music=s (BAM) Harvey Theater. Thirty years ago they wrote this playCalong with Athol FugardCabout the South African maximum security prison on Robben Island, where Nelson Mandela and […]readmore