My life is based on a true story - Columbia, Temple and Lincoln Universities…
I am steep in my family’s African to African American Heritage; fore I am the reason why they existed.
I was once asked by Dr. Charles Jones, Vice President of Freshm ...
Posted Saturday, May 6th 2017 at 11:26AM
My View From Harlem - Backlash at my Alma Mater Studiorum at the 150th Convocation.
I was blessed to be present for the 100th Convocation at Howard University in 1967.
I listened to President Nabrit speak with pride of all the recent civil righ ...
Posted Sunday, March 5th 2017 at 1:35PM
My View From Harlem - Barack Obama - Audacity
Don't cry because it's over, be proud and smile because it really happened...
I have the first book book the Audacity of Hope, first written back in the day.
We're eight years down the road and ...
Posted Saturday, January 21st 2017 at 10:27PM
My View From Harlem – Cory Booker, Politics and the Presidency..
Many of us watched President Barack Obama give his farewell speech and reflected on his Presidency.
Like many, I was very involved campaigning and being part of his historic journ ...
Posted Wednesday, January 11th 2017 at 9:06PM
My View From Harlem - Remember Frankie Crocker. (December 18, 1937, Buffalo, New York – October 21, 2000)
I knew the late Frankie “Hollywood” Crocker and knew he was going to be a star, the minute he joined WWRL-AM, it’s sister station in D.C. WOL ...
Posted Monday, December 19th 2016 at 1:06PM
My View From Harlem – Augusta Savage – The Harp
At Howard University, when we sing the Black National Anthem
we raise our clinched fist with pride.
That’s said, Augusta Savage was so inspired by this piece created by James Weldon Johnson, 18 ...
Posted Tuesday, November 22nd 2016 at 2:19PM
My View From Harlem – The vote and who failed all of us and the results of their failures..
A must read...
I personally attempted to tour many college campuses with the "Black Folks Must Vote" movement.
Despite all of our efforts, the so-ca ...
Posted Tuesday, November 22nd 2016 at 9:57AM
My View From Harlem - The defeat of Hillary Clinton
We.ve all awaken to the tragic shock and lose of this election.
Am I still with Her, absolutely!!!
Let's face it, White America never forgave Hillary Clinton for forgiving her Husband for h ...
Posted Wednesday, November 9th 2016 at 9:43AM
This is way beyond, “Lair, Lair Pants on fire”. Trump's Faustian demonic, bottom dwelling began his xenophobic campaign 5 years ago, with the blazing fiery racism of hell.
Frederick Douglass once said, “If there is no struggle, there is no progre ...
Posted Sunday, September 18th 2016 at 1:11PM
Morgan State University’s motto, “Growing the Future, Leading the World”
Morgan State University (commonly referred to as MSU, Morgan State, or Morgan) is a historically black college (HBCU) in Baltimore, Maryland, United States. Morgan is Marylan ...
Posted Saturday, September 10th 2016 at 1:28PM
My View From Harlem – Bowie State University, Black Folk Must Vote..
Although one of the smaller Historical Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU), Bowie State University (BSU), founded in 1866 in Bowie Maryland, has endured the test of time.
Posted Friday, September 9th 2016 at 1:21AM
My View From Harlem - Star Spangled Banner's third stanza
“ No refuge could save the hireling and SLAVE
From terror of light or the gloom of the grave,
And the star-spangled banner in triumph doth wave
O'er the land of the free and the ...
Posted Tuesday, August 30th 2016 at 4:55AM
My View From Harlem - Mr. Khizr and Mrs Ghazala Kahn - The noblest of us all.
Now that DNC is over and the many speeches given - all were very poignant and thought provoking.
That said, the one that struck a cord within me and really what this ...
Posted Saturday, July 30th 2016 at 3:09PM
My View From Harlem – Sylvia Woods (February 2, 1926 – July 19, 2012), founder of Sylvia’s in Harlem..
I remember when Sylvia was called home on July 19, 2012 and felt I lost a member of my own family. I thought about her yesterday, may she rest i ...
Posted Wednesday, July 20th 2016 at 4:18PM
My View From Harlem – The Ghetto
Many have read my narrative and seen the photography titled,”Harlem Left Behind” - November 2015.
My narrative and photography is in my Facebook photo album.
My narrative dealt with life in my beloved Harlem ...
Posted Friday, July 15th 2016 at 4:42PM
My View From Harlem – Langston Hughes and Jussie Smollett
When Laurence Fishburne performed his stellar his one man show on Broadway titled “Thurgood, depicting the late Supreme court Justice Thurgood Marshall, his was one of the most remarkable p ...
Posted Wednesday, July 13th 2016 at 3:20PM
My View From Harlem – Black Lives Matter, Frantz Fanon and Second reading from Galatians 5:1, 13
Franz Fanon, Frantz Omar Fanon (20 July 1925 – 6 December 1961), was a Martinique-born Afro-Caribbean psychiatrist.
A philosopher, revolutionary, and writer, whose works are influential in the fiel ...
Posted Monday, July 11th 2016 at 5:46PM
My View From Harlem - The new type Lynching of African American.
First let me say, I deplore this action by these shooters-killers in Dallas, as I don't see their actions as having any noble purpose or cause.
Further and I guess what constitute ...
Posted Friday, July 8th 2016 at 4:10PM
My View From Harlem - Run D.M.C., Darryl “DMC” McDaniels, Suicide and Black People..
A must read book released today….
Normally, I don’t do these types of posts, however considering the high rate of suicides among African Americans; it’s a subj ...
Posted Tuesday, July 5th 2016 at 12:15PM
My View From Harlem - Prince Roger Nelson aka Prince. (June 7, 1958 – April 21, 2016)
Earth Was Lucky to Get 57 Years of Prince..
Much to everyone’s surprise, a great entertainer and showman was lost to the music lovers community and industry. Ma ...
Posted Sunday, April 24th 2016 at 11:42AM
My View From Harlem – Langston Hughes and Karamu House..
I’ve been on a kind of personal Odyssey-Pilgrimage with Langston Hughes since I was 10 years old living in Harlem.
He and my late uncle went to Lincoln and from 1950 to 1967 lived across ...
Posted Wednesday, March 30th 2016 at 8:46PM
My View From Harlem – Langston Hughes and Gordon Parks…
On the Steps of Hughes House with my childhood Shoe Shine Box in Cleveland Ohio…
Although my piece is intended to be about Langston Hughes, for a brief moment I’m creating a kind of histor ...
Posted Saturday, February 20th 2016 at 10:51PM
My View From Harlem – “40 Acres. BUT not the Mule” – The Mule would come later
What happened to the "40 acres and a mule" that former slaves were promised and the first and ONLY attempt for our race’s reparations.
My essay while being rather le ...
Posted Tuesday, January 26th 2016 at 12:54PM