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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 […]readmore

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 […]readmore

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 […]readmore

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 […]readmore

HUMAN RIGHTS HYPOCRISY

David Mark Greaves When a tree falls in a forest and no one is there to hear it, does it make a sound?  A tree fell across Black America in Geneva, Switzerland in April, and African Americans in the States would not have heard it were it not for the relentless ten year effort of […]readmore

The Soul of Society

Even the casual observer of local and global events would have to admit that these are strange times.  In rapid succession, a new event or devastation draws the attention of the world, replacing a previous calamity just fading from the scene. The Cold War is over and many countries are turning to democracy and taking […]readmore

Soul of Society

Even the casual observer of local and global events would have to admit that these are strange times.  In rapid succession, a new event or devastation draws the attention of the world, replacing a previous calamity just fading from the scene. The Cold War is over and many countries are turning to democracy and taking […]readmore

Paul Robeson, Jr. Speaks

Part II of a two part Interview Paul Robeson Jr.:  The interests of a vast majority of African Americans, has always been very clear.   And that is a society that includes economic justice as a right, along with political justice.  Even the Pope is for that.  So in that case, a totally free-market economy is […]readmore