“Celebrating Marcus Garvey: Past, Present and Future”

              The Social Services Employees Union Local 371 is holding its Annual Caribbean Heritage Celebration at DC 37 Headquarters, 125 Barclay Street, New York, NY on June 24, 2016 at 8:00 p.m. Their theme this year is “Celebrating Marcus Garvey: […]

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Comparing Tawana Brawley to “Mass Shooting” in Orlando ©

     After an assembly at Friendship Baptist Church in Brooklyn, a young man informed me of the “Slave Theater” in Brooklyn.  I located the owner, Judge John Phillips of the Brooklyn Civil Court.  The theater was going to waste.  […]

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I met Muhammad Ali for the first time on the campus of Howard University in Washington D.C. He had refused to be inducted into the military on a religion-based claim in Clay v. United States 403 U.S. 698 (1971). Tawana […]

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Maddox on “Leid Story” – Monday

            Utrice Leid and Alton Maddox have come full circle in three decades. Thirty years ago, it was Michael Griffith being chased by a white mob in Howard Beach. Thirty years later, it is the […]

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“Rosa Parks – Muhammad Ali” Executive Order

  Yesterday, the headline in the Daily News read “Chased To His Death”: S.I. teen fleeing racists dies from asthma:  Pack yelled N-word ‘I’m gonna shoot You’: Eerie echo of 1986 Howard Beach slay.  The victim was Dayshen McKenzie, sixteen […]

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