We were the first to be killed in the Revolutionary War. http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/aia/part2/2p24.html  We are not Barack nor even Michelle. We are not the newly minted from Nigeria or Cuba who float to our shores hyperventilating, disdain in their first full breath, lying in wait for a turn to suckle the host we born through clichéd…

Mi Nidito

"'Mi Nidito' is the best Mexican food in town," the gringo from Westchester County says to me. He moved here around the same time Clinton did to Harlem. We reach no consensus. How about the obvious black flight that has taken place in Manhattan since Bloomberg bogarted his way to a third term? http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/11/05/michael-bloomberg-legacy_n_4222046.html  He…

Hollywood, please

Django, The Butler and 12 Years A Slave leave me none too impressed with Hollywood’s portrayals of African-American women. Partly because I was weaned on 1970’s classics Coffy and Cleopatra Jones – the strong, savvy, sexy, generally peace-loving black women, who would kick an ass if required, any color or gender need apply. Pam Grier…

'Aint I A Progressive?

'Aint I A Progressive?   Observing the George Zimmerman case peripherally, I was nonetheless crestfallen when the jurors were announced as five white and one perhaps Hispanic, women, all mothers. Florida State Attorney Angela Corey’s team is accustomed to playing against young black boys, not being on the same team let alone having to serve as…