Election Day 2009

By at 3 November, 2009, 10:54 am

Am I the only one who forgot to vote today? I left out the house and wasn’t reminded to vote until I went through the turnstile. Unlike last year, there wasn’t much advertising done in the neighborhood. After turning on the TV for the weather, you would think that someone would have mentioned something about […]


The Road to Obama, Part 2

By at 27 February, 2009, 12:00 am

The road to Obama was paved with a spiritual awakening – the realization that we as humans aren’t alone in this world. I’m not trying to get all preachy, but on this leg of my vacation, spirits moved and protected us from harm and the dangers that two women could face alone on the highway side.


The Road to Obama, Part 1

By at 26 January, 2009, 12:00 am

Thigh muscles aching the day after — the joy shines from within. When people ask where I was on the 20th, the magnitude of my answer seems to shock people. . . I was proudly one of millions that was propelled to Washington not just to witness history in the making, but to bask in the goodness […]


The Big O

By at 20 November, 2008, 12:00 am

The Big O (Freedom song) The day after Like any other moment of drawing together Riding through to the perfect sigh The enriching pain and pleasure Of recognition is at hand. No longer will I hide My beauty My spirit My power The style that lives on the darker side Walking though humble Afraid to […]


Wordless Wednesday: Republican National Convention 2004

By at 3 September, 2008, 12:00 am

When the RNC rolled into in NYC in 2004 New Yorkers were not happy. The police were on hand to get at the people and put them in line. Click on the title above for a view.


Don Imus, Gone: For Now?

By at 13 April, 2007, 1:00 pm

How do you lose two jobs in a matter of two weeks? Start calling a basketball team, “Nappy Headed Hos!” Don Imus was fired from not only MSNBC but also CBS (though I’m not sure what took them so long but these things happen). I know people who have gotten fired for less. So for […]


Mayor Bloomberg Pays Parents To Care for Their Kids

By at 30 March, 2007, 2:15 pm

It isn’t enough to have children and want to see them make a difference in the world, keep your family name going or push them to do better than you’ve done in life, out of love of self and love for your child. No, it isn’t that simple anymore (was it ever?). Mayor Bloomberg has […]


Will NYC High Schools Return to The Garden?

By at 21 March, 2007, 9:30 am

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EC9gdz8QnEs After this past weekend’s High School Championship at The Garden the NYC Department of Education is thinking of not having games at night. Taking it one step further, Bloomberg has also suggested that all High School Championship games occur without an audience (19 of the 21 people arrested were not from either high school that was playing). […]


Sean Bell vs. The City of New York

By at 20 March, 2007, 8:33 am

It isn’t the Black People vs. White People its more like Black vs. Blue. It isn’t Al Sharpton vs. NYPD but the Black Community/Human Rights vs. The City of New York/America. In a never ending battle for justice in the streets of the city we find ourselves as targets in the streets we use to […]


Mayor Bloomberg MIA: NYC Pissed Off

By at 17 March, 2007, 12:00 pm

While a Bronx blaze took the lives of nine people, eight of which were children, Mayor Bloomberg found himself in the warm climate of Miami. Did this sit well with New Yorkers who find it hard to believe that its own Mayor wouldn’t be on site lending his support, grief, and sympathy for the lives […]


When Mary Jane can save a life the Government Doesn’t Care

By at 15 March, 2007, 6:00 am

On Wednesday a Federal Court sentenced a woman to death, at least they might as well have.  According to the Federal Government if marijuana can save a life it doesn’t matter. Angel Raich, who suffers from a brain tumor, scoliosis and chronic nausea has been using weed to get her through her ailments. But the […]


The Nigg”ER” or “A” Debate

By at 3 March, 2007, 9:40 am

When did it become the in thing to start calling each other Nigger – n*gga or any other interpretation of the word? Yo my n*gga? Holla back n*gga. When did this word become as common as hello or goodbye? Does this mean that as a society we have lost all of our sense of self? […]