After the eulogy, prayers, the sweet soothing ritual of a choir moaning, I rose from the front pew of the Kennedy Street Adventist Church where I had sat for over an hour and took my place beside the casket which held my longtime friend, Pablo Enrique Sanchez, Jr.
Six of us in dark well starched black suits and pearl white funeral parlor issue gloves followed Pablo’s casket as it was wheeled down the middle aisle of the church slowly while the final remnants of the gospel standard “Last Mile Of The Way” hummed triumphantly from the church organ.
The legendary R&B singer, R. Kelly, is languishing in jail awaiting trial in Chicago but he received some interesting attention this past week: Congressmen Matt Gaetz tried to visit him.
Though Gaetz entered the detention center where Kelly is being held under another name, he had to use his own I.D. to actually enter the facility so it has been verified.
“We suggested M. Gets to match with R. …
“I Can Make The March And Make Georgia Howl…” — General William T. Sherman
Last time I was in Georgia, I stumbled upon a Black Hair show at a fancy downtown hotel in Atlanta. Atlanta was booming back then, as it is now. I was on my way to Louisiana and decided to lay over for a few days with my family.
It was a joy to see the hair show; I even ran into a few barbers I knew from D.C. and one hairstylist as well.
I had Fried Chicken and Waffles when I was there as well. Visited…
It was pretty clear about three weeks ago that Joel Embid was going to be the Most Valuable Player of the 2020–21 NBA season. He was having his best season to date as a professional.
Embiid is averaging 29.9 points per game, 11.5 rebounds, and is shooting 56 percent from the field including 42 percent from beyond the three point arc. His Sixers are in the hunt for a title and sit at the top of the Eastern Conference currently.
But Embiid recently hyperextended his knee in a whack game against the Washington Bullets (I mean Wizards — wow, I…
The Nazi Germany invasion and takeover of France in 1940 has many parallels to America when it elected Donald Trump in 2016. According to Caroline Moorehead in her book, ‘A Train in Winter,’ when the Nazis took over the city many of the famous French intellectuals fled south to a free zone in France. Some Parisians stuck around and some had no choice as they were part of the establishment.
On the other hand, the far right, the conservatives, many of whom were also in fear as the Nazis approached, returned to the city, ready to accept the benefits and…
“is this aaanotha MOVE poem?
anotha poem to be read at readings/
publication parties to be marketed
to brothers/sisters who think
cultural aesthetic the correct/only
response to white oppression?
is this aaanotha MOVE poem
for anotha book of poetry/essays/
documentaries to be sold for profit?
yes, there is money to be made off
the torching of them dreaded
back to nature niggers over
there on osage avenue
by bourgeoisie negroes pim
ping the continent pim
ping the cause
ask any bookseller
ask any philly tourguide
or is this a poem to cause you to squirm
in yo seat/strip you naked/shame…
Gaye won for male singer of the year, producer of the year, and record of the year.
The Washington D.C. born singer also made an impromptu appearance at the awards ceremony and performed the title tune from the album, “What’s Goin’ On” to the 1,500 people in attendance in Los Angeles.
While the album is special to millions all over the world and important to world culture, those of us from Washington D.C. …
in the past, the European settler class expanded the meaning of "whiteness" & "white." Italians, Jewis, Irish, Greek, Portuguese, those who were considered teh darker races within Europe were welcomed into White America begrudgingly but with purpose. Do you think Hispanics of a more lighter hue, will soon receive the welcome mat and also permission to check the box - white?
According to Josh Hawley, as he walked into the U.S. Capitol the morning of the unsuccessful and very drunk and destructive insurrection on January 6, 2021, he thought he spotted Tiger Woods amongst the ruckus crowd.
This was his account initially at an impromptu news conference at Joe’s Pub in Hagerstown, Maryland.
Hawley who said he comes to the pub all the time didn’t look intoxicated either as he spoke.
“Someone called my name…Senator Hawley…Senator Hawley…and then…Josh…Josh…”
Hawley says he looked closer and he saw what he thought was Tiger Woods, the famous golfer amongst the protestors wearing a MAGA…
The day after Sean Elijah Bell was killed in New York City, the New York Times reported his death rather casually:
“Hours before he was to be married, a man leaving his bachelor party at a strip club in Queens that was under police surveillance was shot and killed early yesterday in a hail of police bullets, witnesses and the police said. Two of his friends were wounded, one critically, they said.”
Bell was 23 years old when he was shot to death by NYPD in his car outside a strip club on November 25, 2006. …
Numbers runner. Cigar smoker.