Category : Northeast

Northeast / New York - 3 weeks ago

President Akufo-Addo Mourns Kofi Annan

The Government and people of Ghana, First Lady Rebecca and I are deeply saddened by the news of the death, in Berne, Switzerland, of one of our greatest compatriots, Mr. Kofi Annan. I extend, on behalf of the entire Ghanaian nation, our sincere, he...

Northeast / New York - 3 weeks ago

UR Remembering Paul Burgett, 1946-2018

By Staff – Paul Burgett—musician, scholar, teacher, and Vice-president and dean at the University of Rochester (UR)—has died after a brief illness. He was 72. Burgett, who arrived at the University’s Eastman School of Music in 1964 from St. Louis...

Northeast / New York - 3 weeks ago

Random Thoughts

Wallace MabryAssociates2@aol.com Op/Ed by Wallace Mabry – A recent encounter at the library on Lyell Avenue and Avery Street with a loquacious white woman, who spoke literally, without pesky commas, periods, or other punctuations in her speech,...

Northeast / Washington DC - 3 weeks ago

John McCain: A Man for All Seasons

The death last Saturday of Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) came as little surprise given his very public, yearlong battle with brain cancer and his family’s statement issued just one day before he took his final breath, which indicated he was terminatin...

Northeast / Washington DC - 3 weeks ago

Nonviolence at the Center of Annual Cookout

In the year that he’s practiced boxing, Elijah Mitchell said his discipline and knowledge of self had increased substantially, crediting the sport as a means of channeling his energy and serving as an example those in his peer group who endorse dea...

Northeast / Washington DC - 3 weeks ago

COOPER: Old Soldiers Never Die

“Old soldiers never die” is an English-language catchphrase taken from a stanza of the soldiers’ folklore “Old Soldiers Never Die”: Old soldiers never die,Never die, never die,Old soldiers never dieThey simply fade away. The phrase gained popularit...

Northeast / Washington DC - 3 weeks ago

Taraji P. Henson Fights Mental Health Stigma

Taraji P. Henson (Courtesy of borislhensonfoundation.org) Taraji P. Henson is out to change the stigma about African Americans and mental health. The famed actress, whose late father battled mental health issues after his tour of duty in the Viet...