WHAT’S GOING ON

By Victoria Horsford   THE WEEK IN REVIEW Gen-X trailblazer Richard Parnell Habersham sent shock waves through the Harlem business and political community last week when he announced that he was a candidate for the 13th US Congressional District, which spans Central and East Harlem, Upper Manhattan and parts of the Bronx.  Congressman Adriano Espaillat […]Read More

THE WEEK IN REVIEW

NEW YORK CITY:   MEMO to Columbia University President Lee Bollinger:  I was shocked when I read the stories about Columbia University Black American senior Alexander McNab, a victim of racial profiling at a Columbia campus on April 11.   Media reported that he got a few “Hello Sirs” from public safety officers, which he ignored.  Similar […]Read More

WHAT’S GOING ON

  By Victoria Horsford THE WEEK IN REVIEW Sports is not my forte. But I love to see Black men as winners donning the covers of print media.  Congratulations to golf legend Tiger Woods on the occasion of winning the Masters, his first major golf tournament championship since 2008. Everyone including the POTUS 45, the […]Read More

WHAT’S GOING ON

NEW YORK, NY PUBLIC SAFETY/NYC: Print and electronic media reports about alarming crime rates in NYC where murder rates are up by 14% in 2019 compared with the same period in 2018. The precincts which stand out with these stats are Manhattan’s 34th Precinct in Washington Heights, northwest of 179th Street; 43rd Precinct in the […]Read More

WHAT’S GOING ON

APRIL 2019 The month opened with April Fools’ Day on April 1. April is National Poetry Month. A few notable April 2019 dates and observations: Palm Sunday, 4/14; Good Friday, 4/19; Easter Sunday, 4/21; Passover begins 4/19; Earth Day 4/22; Ethiopian Easter Sunday, 4/28; International Jazz Day, 4/30.  WEEK IN REVIEW NY STATE: There was […]Read More

WHAT’S GOING ON

POLITICS 101 Some say that politics is a blood sport. No one knows that better than New Yorkers. Everyone wants to be an elected official, ideally for some higher office. New York’s Mayor Bill de Blasio says that he has not ruled out a run for the 2020 presidency. Is that why he is behaving […]Read More

WHAT’S GOING ON

NEW YORK, NEW YORK NYC residents and media are still confounded by the loss of its AMAZON suitor and 25,000 jobs. Governor Cuomo is livid, but his remarks are measured. Hizzoner de Blasio maligns Amazon and its duplicity. Fingers of victory or blame are being pointed in many directions, none where they really belong, at […]Read More

WHAT’S GOING ON

NEW YORK, NEW YORK  At press time, it was speculated that another government shutdown would be averted. New York is back in crazy mode. One group is taking credit for scuttling the Amazon campus and 25,000 jobs after the Washington Post, Jeff Bezos’ newspaper, indicated that Amazon was reconsidering its New York campus in Queens. […]Read More