Anti-Communist Billboards in Times Square 

Anti-Communist Billboards in Times Square 

Good afternoon folks. In my travels today, I saw a set of seven billboards up in the Times Square area. I am not sure how long they have been there, but it made me stop and take a picture of it. Apparently, the messages are brought to us by the Victims of Communism Memorial Foundation. There is also a hash tag #communismkills, and one of the billboards gives a body count of all the millions of people slaughtered by communist regimes.  I find myself in a quiet, questioning mood these days- even more than usual. It doesn’t help that I...

DNC Tom Perez Pick A Slap in the Face to Progressive Democrats 

Saturday, the Democratic National Committee decided to go with Tom Perez as chairman. This is not surprising news, but it is instructive of how much the Democratic Party intends to double down on the approaches that cost them the 2016 election. Having apparently learned nothing from November, the DNC goes with Perez, against the choice of Keith Ellison- who was supported by Bernie Sanders. In an obvious attempt at damage control, Ellison was made deputy chair. However, the damage is already done. Ellison, who is of Islamic faith, has come under fire from people for supposedly aligning himself with anti-semitic...

Inauguration Eve: Nervous Mood in the Nation

Good evening my readers. Well, here we are. It’s the eve of the inauguration of Donald J. Trump, and one can feel the nervous mood out there. It’s in the air, unexpressed, put palpable. It’s like watching a slow moving, humongous monster headed towards a small town.  It’s a sharp contrast to say the least to the inauguration of Barack Obama. That event, felt as if we were entering a new era in American history. This mood here, in a distinctive but negative way, feels like the repackaging of old sentiments. Not many are thrilled, and a number of people...
Hidden Figures: Review

Hidden Figures: Review

There just seems to be an abundance of good Black films coming out lately. Even though Hollywood seems unable to tell one Black film from another, there is much in the way of variety. Earlier this week, I caught Hidden Figures. This movie tells  the story of three Black women working at NASA in the early 1960s. Starring Taraji P. Henson, Octavia Spencer, and Janelle Monae, it depicted the struggle of being recognized as enough, even when you are more than qualified. Based on the actual experiences of  Katherine Johnson, Dorothy Vaughan, and Mary Jackson, the film shows how they...