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Tragedy Around the Corner

The cardboard shrine filled with teddy bears, candy and personal messages that is resting against the traffic post on Clinton and Green Avenues is a community=s way of rendering homage to a little boy who wasn=t supposed to die.  Quinntaun Burns, seven years old, was hit on November 3, Election day, by an 18-wheeler truck, […]readmore

ASLAM@ Entertains

with Words as Special Effects What makes the movie Slam, starring Saul Williams and Sonya Sohn, so far superior to Hollywood extravaganzas, is that it is an analog production of all the meanings between the ones and zeros of the digital world of Hollywood filmmaking.   Rather than the special effects of Gucci-clad deal-makers, it relies […]readmore

Neighborhood Planning-

The Right Way and the Wrong Way When will they learn?  After decades of neighborhood conflicts over the placement of social service facilities, there are still nonprofit organizations that think they can ram a controversial project down the throats of people in our communities, often in ways that lower the property values of longtime residents […]readmore

Leslie Uggams and Godfrey L. Simmons, Jr. in the Primary

of The Old Settler by John Henry Redwood and directed by Harold Scott If there is a theater award for best evocation of a memory, it would have to go to John Henry Redwood’s “The Old Settler” at the Primary Stages Theatre on West 45th Street.   And though popular demand has extended its stay until […]readmore

View From Here

Information warfare is not techno-babble, it’s real and the chronicling of the Presidential sex life is the information warfare equivalent of a blitzkrieg.  It is a firestorm of information, none of it relevant to the nations’ business or the lives of its citizens.  This hounding of the President is consuming all media all the time. […]readmore


On Saturday, September 5,  Abe V. (Soundstage) Systems’ stagehands were up early.  Mr. V. had alerted them the night before; there would be work setting up the stage on Malcolm X. Blvd. and 118th St. in Harlem for the Million Youth March, after all.  Mr. V. has had his share of problems in the past […]readmore

Vitamins, Minerals,

Yo It only takes Michael West a deceptive seventy-nine pages  to write, “How to Increase your Child’s Intelligence and Academic Success  -Through the use of Vitamins-Minerals”.   However, the results of his work argue strongly for offering vitamin supplementation in the school meal programs.   Mr. West begins his examination of vitamins on the cellular level in […]readmore

Reparations in Europe, How About the US?

Jerry Henderson, the election expert just back from Bosnia, sent in a few press clippings appearing in the European press.  In his accompanying letter, Jerry notes, “It is interesting that the issue of slave labor is now on the front burner in Europe.   You may want to do something with these articles in relationship to […]readmore