A Few Sights From The 2014 African American Day Parade

The 45th Annual African American Day Parade was held this past Sunday. It was a spirited but short event. The long history of the parade was enough to bring out many to experience the music and festivities. Mayor Bill  DeBlasio attended, as did Charles Rangel, Public Advocate Letitia James, among other politicians.     So much to see, in spite of a reduced parade route.   To see some other commentary on the days events, you can see the piece over at the Brooklyn Daily Eagle.   Related articles Biggest African American Day Parade Rocks Harlem, NY (Photos)

Ferguson Today, Your City Tomorrow?

Yes, this is yet another piece about Ferguson, Missouri. Given the weight of the issue, and how much is at stake for American political relations, it merits another post. In watching the latest developments, my concern for how this will end up does not lessen as time goes on. There are two major points I want to make with this post. To see this entire ordeal through the lense of rioters and looters ensures that the point will get lost. What ignited everything is the murder of an unarmed teenager.  What we saw here is a heavily armed police force...

Juneteenth and New Black Literature; Q&A with Author Carl Waters

As many of the readers of this site are aware, today is Juneteenth. Many of you are aware of the historical significance, so I wont rehash that. Today, I want to introduce you to an author by the name of Carl Waters. I had the opportunity to get a quick Q and A with him between radio slots this week. POS:  What is the meaning of Juneteenth to you in this day and age as a Black author? CW: Juneteenth is African-American Emancipation Day. It’s a time to remember all that my ancestors had to go through so that I...