A NIGHT IN HARLEM

Nearly 50 years ago, someone had the bright idea to send a Dan Rather look-a-like to Harlem to interview a group of Black folks about Neil Armstrong landing on the moon. The mission was called Apollo XI.  And, the reactions to the millions of dollars invested into the space program were captured in front of…Read more A NIGHT IN HARLEM

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REMEMBER TIM REID’S SHOW?

I'd been seeing these promos for a new IFC show called "Brockmire"  as the 2017 baseball season approached.   It's a story about a one-time, MLB play-by-play announcer named "Jim Brockmire" who lost his gig after airing some of his own dirty laundry about his wife and her infidelities during a live broadcast.  And, his own alcoholism.…Read more REMEMBER TIM REID’S SHOW?

JUST HAVE A DASH OF MERCY & A LITTLE BIT OF GRACE

I read Bryan Stevenson's "Just Mercy" over the weekend after seeing the veteran civil rights attorney on a Tavis Smiley re-airing.   The book describes some of the legal maneuvering that lands many folks on death row, irrespective of counsel.  I was absolutely floored by the story of Walter McMillian and other folks who become,…Read more JUST HAVE A DASH OF MERCY & A LITTLE BIT OF GRACE

HATS OFF TO MY GIRL CHELSEA IN CHICAGO!

My wife and I had the distinct pleasure to attend the Greater Hudson Valley (NY) Links' Ladies in Hats Luncheon three weeks ago.  It was the first time I'd experienced a room of over 800 Black women with that much influence. I held off on publishing anything on it because the afternoon affair was just before…Read more HATS OFF TO MY GIRL CHELSEA IN CHICAGO!