Hubert Harrison: The Voice of Harlem Radicalism

The ideas of Hubert H. Harrison live on. This site has learned of a tribute done for the early 20th century Black radical thinker by Pablo Ferrer. The video is in Spanish, with English subtitles translated by Daniel Rodriguez Torres. Produced by Pablo Zulu and Africana Sights and Sounds from the Soul, there is even some preliminary talk of a possible documentary around Harrison’s life work.  If realized, it would be a great contribution to the public knowledge available about this forgotten historical figure.

Breaking News: U.S. Launches Missiles, Initiates War with Libya

This afternoon, the United States launched missiles against Libya. What is described by the Pentagon as Operation Odyssey Dawn began as cruise missiles were fired against Gaddafi’s forces. Not merely being an effort on the part of the U.S., France and Britain are part of the intervening coalition. This is part of the effort to stop Gaddafi(allegedly) from oppressing his own people. At this moment, over 100 missiles have been fired, at various targets. Now that we have the United States involved in hostilities with three different countries in the Middle East, what does that bode for the state of...

NYC Homeless Latest Victims of Budget Cuts

NYC’s most vulnerable are about to be thrown to the wolves.  Governor Andrew Cuomo’s cruel budget cuts now pose a threat to the Advantage program, which subsidizes the rent for 15,000 formerly homeless people. The spokesperson for the Governor passed the buck onto the Mayor stating that the City can pay for the program if it wants to.  With Mayor Bloomberg pushing for a 3 Billion dollar Waterfront revitalization, its apparent that the landscape of New York City is being shaped exclusively for the affluent. Where does this leave everyone else? On the outs, quite literally.

Digital Diaspora: Preserving Family History

Good evening everyone. I just wanted to drop a quick post to share with you all my participation in a project that is traveling around the country. The Digital Diaspora Family Reunion came to Harlem back in February, and I had the opportunity to share my family history with Thomas Allen Harris. It was a great experience, and I recommend it to people who are vitally interested in the preservation of their family pictures.  To learn more about the Roadshow, visit DDFR Update: 3.17.11- My story was picked up over at AfroScreen! To see it, go here