Actor and martial artist Jim Kelly left us last year on this day. It would’ve been massively cool to have Kelly around for the 40th anniversary of the film Three the Hard Way, which was three days ago. Complaints about the shortage of positive Black images in film have been around for […]Read More REMEMBERING JIM KELLY
We lost Bobby Womack, one of our kings of Soul, who leaves behind a creative legacy that’s more than a half-century old. Among many reasons to dig this Brother, I deeply admire him for remaining true to the craft he loved. Think about this for a moment — we began to see a migration away from Soul […]Read More GOODBYE, BOBBY WOMACK.
What happened to the good old days when America can efficiently pull-off a regime change without a massive amount of suspicion or immediate backlash? Has America lost its magical touch for revolution, or is it excessively blinded by the prize it really wants and has become tactically dumb as a result? And is Russia’s involvement […]Read More IRAQ AND UKRAINE – PRIORITY PROBLEM OR OBSESSION?
Of course I laughed after I heard the US is upset about Syria President Bashar al-Assad ordering his air force to bomb ISIS positions in Iraq. This new development means the US and Syria are on different sides in the latter’s civil war, but are effectively on the same side in Iraq’s civil conflict. […]Read More THE IRAQ MADNESS CONTINUES
Let’s quickly replay what happened in Egypt during the past four years and four months, leading up to US Secretary of State John Kerry’s recent talk with Egypt’s President, Abdel Fattah al-Sisi. The US supported a brutal Egyptian strongman in the form Hosni Mubarak for decades… …then turned around and requested that Mubarak step […]Read More CONFUSED ABOUT KERRY’S EGYPT VISIT?
Through my lens, these are the Democratic Congressional options for Harlem and Bronx primary voters: a long time situational sellout whose margin of public acceptance has dropped to such precarious lows where he now resorts to fake telephone conversation comedy sketches during debates; a New York State legislator who has never been tested on the […]Read More STAND DOWN, RANGEL. FOR HARLEM’S SAKE.
Partially driven by my desire to protect the innocent, I’ll describe Iraqi Prime Minister Noriel al-Maliki’s current existential problem with ISIS by telling a semi-fictional story. I knew this Guy who opened a restaurant with the help of some People from Brooklyn. A disagreement resulted in the Guy asking the People from Brooklyn to leave the […]Read More WANT HELP WITH ISIS, IRAQ? IT WILL COST YOU.