I discovered a gem of a book, at a gem of a store. It was the end of a rare outing nowadays with two of our three teenagers. We had spent the day in NYC, my original ‘hometown’, stopping at the Museum of the City of New York (highly recommended), then downtown to a gallery exhibition of polaroid photos (meh), and spur of the moment (because it was there) dinner at the innovative (and expensive) vegetarian restaurant Dirt Candy. We started driving home on Allen Street, when we saw an activist cooperative book store- Bluestockings. Such a sight was too shocking and potentially joyous toRead More →

by Ajamu Baraka / February 2nd, 2018 The ongoing political circus in the capital of the world’s most powerful empire opens almost daily with a new act each day showcasing an even more bizarre and more revealing display of the internal rot of a culture and a political system in decline. The day before Donald Trump’s first State of the Union address, the Russia-gate drama took an unexpected and dangerous turn with the vote by the House Intelligence Committee to release a now classified memo that alleges that senior members of the Federal Bureau of Investigations (FBI) may have misled the U.S. Foreign Intelligence SurveillanceRead More →