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CIA, Drugs, Social Control & Black Folks

Over twenty-five years ago, Marvin Gaye, commenting on the direction of the country said, “It makes you want to hollar and throw up both your hands.”   Marvin was right, and it’s  the natural response to what passes for democracy in the United States.   The newly published  “Whiteout – The CIA, Drugs and the Press” Written […]Read More

Charles Barron – What it Takes to Win the Political

OTP:  The recent primary election only had about 15% of the electorate coming out.  What’s going on and how can we change it? Charles Barron:  Number one, I think that a lot of voters feel they don’t have a reason to vote. They’ve been lied to so much by elected officials that there is a […]Read More

Brother Kazembe Speaks on Working for Unity

OTP:  What is the Universal Nubian Association. Brother Kazembe: The Universal Nubian Association is a loose network of Pan-Africanists and African Nationalists.  Young adults based mostly in New York City. OTP:  What groups are involved and what is it that you do? BK: Our primary focus is promoting nationalism and Garveyism in particular.  We work […]Read More

Breaking New Ground

We appear to be in a golden age of African-American small business development.  The number of black businesses is rising sharply-more than 46% in the late 1980’s and early 1990’s-and the sophistication of the efforts is accelerating as well.  In the past, it was common to see firms launched with little more than a good […]Read More

Barron

OTP:  The recent primary election only had about 15% of the electorate coming out.  What’s going on and how can we change it? Charles Barron:  Number one, I think that a lot of voters feel they don’t have a reason to vote. They’ve been lied to so much by elected officials that there is a […]Read More

African New Leadership Leads the Way

One of the most important processes in African history is happening right now, and by nation standards it is happening at breakneck speed.  It is of such a magnitude and scope, that it has the potential, if assisted by changes in the New York City school curriculum, to change the thinking and the lives of […]Read More

Shining Thread of Hope

During February and March, students seek subjects for essay assignments centering on black leaders and female role models.   They are encouraged to focus on the familiar, extraordinary heroes and heroines.   Yet, the happenings in the circle of our own daily lives, outside the realm of history books, inform us of many more pacesetters who should […]Read More

WHOSE MAJESTY?

I looked forward to attending the NYU-sponsored Queens, Queen Mothers, Priestesses and Power symposium at the Schomburg Center in Harlem.  I paid the fees and registered. By the attendance, it was apparent that others were interested, too. As Dr. Howard Dotson proudly welcomed the audience, I looked around at the packed auditorium and saw gracious […]Read More