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Book Review: ‘The Cost of Sugar’ by Angela Brown

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A must-read poetry book that takes the reader into the African-American experience. Read More »

Theater Review (LA): ‘The Old Settler’ by John Henry Redwood

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A difficult period in the history of race relations in America is nevertheless given a nostalgic hue in this familiar but effective story of a May-September romance. Read More »

Book Review: ‘A Place at the Table’ by Susan Rebecca White

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Three characters' life stories intermingle in a New York City cafe. Read More »

Republicans Wipeout on Minority Tsunami

The GOP chose William F. Buckley's path against Barry Goldwater's warnings, and the 2012 election proved their error. Read More »

Music Review: Martha Redbone Roots Project – The Garden Of Love – Songs Of William Blake

Giving proof to the words of John Keats: "A thing of beauty is a joy forever". Read More »

Theater Review (LA): Jitney by August Wilson

August Wilson's authentic but cliched early work is revived in a solid production at the Pasadena Playhouse. Read More »

Teaching Children to Love to Learn

My mother taught me to love to read. My reading led me to become a dreamer. Dreaming taught me to face life without fear or hesitation. Read More »

Music Review: The Georgia Sea Island Singers – Join The Band

This is not just a link to history, but a living, breathing example of a distinct culture. Read More »

Music Review: Various Artists – Jail House Bound: John Lomax’s First Southern Prison Recordings 1933

Makes it obvious how much African American culture has been an influence on American popular culture as a whole. Read More »

Book Review: White Lies, Black Blood: An Epic Tale of Love and Race by Trevor Ennis

A young white woman awakens to racism's realities and hidden truths. Read More »