The Death of Larry D...

This is an old story but I only recently found it so I’m re-posting it. The news that a prison inmate, Larry Davis, 41, was stabbed to death with a homemade shank on Wednesday evening at a state prison in Ulster County will recall for many New Yorkers a South Bronx criminal case that...

Jack Johnson Pardoned

ESPN News Services Jack Johnson, the first black man to become world heavyweight champion, was posthumously pardoned Thursday by President Donald Trump for a 1913 conviction for violating the Mann Act. Trump had said in April that he was considering the pardon after receiving a call from actor Sylvester Stallone. Previous pleas to presidents by celebrities and lawmakers had failed. “I am taking this very righteous step, I believe, to correct a wrong that occurred in our history and to honor a truly legendary boxing champion,” Trump said during an Oval Office ceremony, where he was joined by Stallone and boxers Lennox Lewis and...

Missing Links

and/or answers to questions you didn’t even know you had… Progress Follows Empowerment For black progress to occur, there must be a fundamental redistribution of wealth and poverty in America. They are burdened by too much planned impoverishment. Blacks cannot amass power from...

George A. Romero (1940-2017) Jul17

George A. Romero (1940-2017)

George A. Romero: A Maestro of Zombie Terror Who Created the Ultimate Horror-Movie Metaphor by Owen Gleiberman | Variety The first time I ever saw “Night of the Living Dead,” the low-budget masterpiece of flesh-eating midnight terror directed by George A. Romero, who died on Sunday, it was in 1974. I was at home on a lonely high-school Saturday night watching TV, and at 11:30 p.m. an oddball black-and-white movie that opened in a cemetery just kind of…appeared. I knew absolutely nothing about it. At that point, low-budget horror films — even those that became notorious and sold a lot of tickets on the drive-in and grindhouse circuit, as...

PBS Breaking Barriers

PBS’ Pioneers of Television traces the story of people of color on American television in “Breaking Barriers” — including the mid-1960s breakthroughs of African Americans Diahann Carroll and Bill Cosby. Latino landmarks range from “I Love Lucy” with Desi Arnaz to “Miami Vice” with Edward James Olmos. Also featured are Asian-Americans like George Takei, who details his youth spent in a Japanese internment camp. Watch this video for...

The Return of Print Mar01

The Return of Print

Industry Magazine – New Jersey | January/February 2016 After seven years of steady increases in sales of electronic books and portable digital reading devices—with corollary decreases in the print marketplace—paper experienced a remarkable turnaround in 2015. Last year was supposed to...

’cause God doesn’t care… Oct06

’cause God doe...

…how long it took you or how you got there, just that you got there… I have to thank Helen Aponte for sharing this great link with me. If you have the time, watch the whole video, but if you only have time for some quick inspiration – forward to 11:54. And if that...

German Myth 10

from About.com Who really snubbed 1936 Olympic champion Jesse Owens? Although many people know better, the myth of Hitler’s snub of Jesse Owens at the 1936 Olympics in Berlin is persistent. But that’s not where the Olympic myths end. The alleged snub is not even the most important...

A Wholock’s We...

from WebUser Magazine To get an idea of what a cross between Doctor Who and Sherlock would look like, watch the ingenious Wholock video on YouTube. Created by a fan called John Smith, it uses visual trickery to place the fictional detective (Benedict Cumberbatch) inside the TARDIS, where he...

The King of the AK47 dies Dec23

The King of the AK47...

Mikhail Kalashnikov Dead: Inventor Of World’s Most Popular Firearm Dies At 94 MOSCOW (AP) — Mikhail Kalashnikov, whose work as a weapons designer for the Soviet Union is immortalized in the name of the world’s most popular firearm, died Monday at the age of 94. Kalashnikov once...

Happy Birthday Mr. H...

Upcoming Ernie Hudson Projects: 2013 Mob City (TV Series) Bunny 2013 Chick Magnet CEO (2013) Reckless (TV Movie) (completed) Frank Wolfe 2013 You’re Not You (post-production) 2013 Adonis (Short)(completed) 2014 Gallows Road (post-production) Bob Collins 2014 High and Outside (filming)...

Bra Size Calculators

It is a known fact that over 80% of women wear the incorrect bra size. As a result, your bra may not be giving you the support, fit and style you desire. If you have a tape measure and a mirror, the internet has several websites that will help women of all shapes and sizes, calculate their...

Jim Kelly, ‘Enter th...

The famed martial artist who starred alongside Bruce Lee passed away Saturday after a battle with cancer. Daily News | Monday, July 1, 2013, 10:10 AM Actor Jim Kelly, who played a glib American martial artist in “Enter the Dragon” with Bruce Lee, has died. He was 67. Marilyn...

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