What’s Going On

SEPTEMBER  2019 September is back-to-school month. It is Caribbean/East Coast USA hurricane season and the UN General Assembly convenes its new session. It is New York Fashion Week (9/6-14) and Harlem Fashion Week (9/15-19). The National Football League season begins, as does the autumnal equinox! Hurricane Dorian has already claimed 5 lives in the Bahamas. […]Read More

WEEK IN REVIEW

  As the world turns, it gets crazier and more absurd. Once semiautonomous areas like Hong Kong and Kashmir may soon be swallowed up by Beijing and India, respectively. War and repression are traveling at breakneck speed like a bad contagion across the planet. President Donald Trump is on vacation for 18 days in August. […]Read More

WHAT’S GOING ON

By Victoria Horsford     WEEK IN REVIEW  At the end of its annual convention, the NAACP called for the impeachment of POTUS 45. Perhaps it was that pronouncement combined with the Mueller Congressional Hearings that touched his unhinged button. Having set aside his invective about “The Squad,” Trump turned his acid tongue towards Congressman […]Read More

WHAT’S GOING ON

By Victoria Horsford   THE WEEK IN REVIEW   Are things falling apart the world over or are these really the final days? Iran is playing a scary game of brinksmanship, titillating the US, and seizing a British tanker in the Persian Gulf. Former Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad hinting at peace talks and détente with […]Read More

WHAT’S GOING ON

By Victoria Horsford JUNE is busting out all over and it’s a busy month with many special observances –  Father’s Day, Graduation, Weddings, the summer solstice, Black Music Month, Caribbean-American Heritage Month, Gun Violence Awareness Month, LGBTQ Pride Month – all of which will be covered in-depth by WGO.   2020 UPDATES    The Democratic […]Read More

WHAT’S GOING ON

By Victoria Horsford   ROBERT SMITH/MOREHOUSE Billionaire/philanthropist Robert Smith was commencement speaker at Morehouse College on May 19 when he announced that he would pay for student loans for the entire Class of 2019 for about 400 men, a gift which translates to about $40 million. He created 400 debt-free Black men who can launch […]Read More

WHAT’S GOING ON

By Victoria Horsford BROOKLYN, USA Congrats to Farah Louis, victor of the May 14 Special Election for the coveted 45th Council District in the NYC City Council, succeeding Jumaane Williams, for whom she worked as Deputy Chief of Staff for five years. Louis won 43% of the vote from a field of seven contenders. The […]Read More

WHAT’S GOING ON

By Victoria Horsford WEEK IN REVIEW  NY/BROOKLYN:   Mayor Bill de Blasio has called a special election for NYC Council in Brooklyn’s 45 District, on May 14 to replace the seat vacated by Jumaane Williams, newly elected NYC Public Advocate. The vacant seat in the 45th councilmanic represents an area which spans Flatbush, East Flatbush, Flatlands, […]Read More