Category : Northeast

Northeast / New York - 3 weeks ago

Kofi Annan: A Model Statesman for the World

Courtesy: The Kofi Anan Foundation Credit Image: © Cortes A / Notimex / Newscom via ZUMA Press During this time in America when the President of the United States is an unindicted felon and reading about the happenings in and around the White Hous...

Northeast / New York - 3 weeks ago

THE SIGNIFICANCE OF MARCUS MOSIAH GARVEY

Marcus Garvey By Roger Wareham In 2018, reflecting on the significance of Marcus Mosiah Garvey, a key lesson for organizers is the importance of human contact. This may seem obvious but must not be taken for granted in an era of the domination o...

Northeast / New York - 3 weeks ago

Will We Ever Forgive the NFL?

Denver Nuggets point guard Mahmoud Abdul-Rauf praying during the National Anthem. During the 1995-1996 NBA season, Denver Nuggets point guard Mahmoud Abdul-Rauf made the decision to not stand and salute the American Flag during the playing of the...

Northeast / New York - 3 weeks ago

Aretha

Courtesy: Atlantic Records Stunned and somewhat paralyzed by the headline, “Aretha Franklin dead at 76,” it was so to the point that its directness seemed cold at first. Then I thought, what else could one say after hearing the news? I looked at t...

Northeast / New York - 3 weeks ago

Long Live the Queen!

2005: Clearwater, Florida, U.S.: ARETHA LOUISE FRANKLIN, 62, at Ruth Eckerd Hall finger to the heavens, preforms 'Giving Him Something He Can Feel'. 'The Queen of Soul', American soul, R&B, pop and gospel singer, songwriter, born Memphis, Tenn...

Northeast / New York - 3 weeks ago

ALL HAIL THE QUEEN OF SOUL!!

January 20, 2009 - Washington, District of Columbia, U.S. - ARETHA FRANKLIN, 67, sings at the Inauguration of President Obama. (Credit Image: © Karen Ballard/ZUMA Wire) I wasn’t even born when the incomparable singer, songwriter and pianist Aretha...

Northeast / Washington DC - 3 weeks ago

Black Inmates Join National Prison Strike

Prisoners in at least 17 states across the country went on strike this week to declare that the way they’re being treated by guards and prison officials is no longer acceptable. The strike, which began Aug. 21, is scheduled to end Sept 9. The dates...