“Snowden” Review

“Snowden” Review

By Marc W. Polite The revelations of the extent of mass surveillance exposed by whistleblower Edward Snowden is old news. Back in June of 2013, when the story broke of the overreach of the National Security Agency in spying on American citizens, the reaction of a few at the time was, “so what?” Now that we are all inundated with the 2016 presidential election, one of the biggest stories of 2013 seems like a distant memory in the minds of even progressive minded people. “Snowden” by Oliver Stone aims to reignite that discussion, and makes us take a look at...
Author Profile: Ayana Ellis

Author Profile: Ayana Ellis

With the publishing industry being so competitive, at times you need a direct approach to get your point across. Since it is Writer Wednesday, it’s a good time to introduce you to an author who says what it is, even if you may not want to hear it. I had the opportunity to talk with Ayana Ellis, the author of books such as Full Circle and Don’t Be a Dumb Bitch: A Guide to Life and Love For Women. Her site By Ayana Ellis, is where she dishes out advice, stories, and warns readers of the travails of dating. We...
Jackie Robinson Poetry Day Write Up

Jackie Robinson Poetry Day Write Up

Good morning my readers. I know I have been just banging out post after post this week. There’s been a lot going on this week. We have the Brooklyn Book Festival and the African American Day Parade this Sunday… so dilemma. Anyway, enough of my busy blogger problems. I wanted to share with you a piece I did about the Jackie Robinson Poetry Day for Harlem World Magazine. Underground Books Host Jackie Robinson Poetry Day In Harlem Catch y’all later. Peace! -Marc
Unions March Proudly At Labor Day Rally

Unions March Proudly At Labor Day Rally

This past Saturday, several unions came together to show their pride in unison. The New York City Central Laboratory Council  organized the event, and many unions participated. Among the unions in attendance were Local 3 IBEW, PSC-CUNY, DC37, 1199, The United University Professors,  Communication Workers of America, and the United Federation of Teachers. New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio marched with the DC 37 contingent, and greeted members as well.  In addition to the rally, the union organizing committee circulated a petition to preserve the funding of city hospitals. De-funding them disproportionately affects working people of color. They urged...