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 →

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Green Party leaders reacted with shock and grief to the news that Muhiyyidin d’Baha, a Black Lives Matter activist, was gunned down in New Orleans on Tuesday, Feb. 6. Mr. d’Baha was co-chair of the Charleston Green Party in South Carolina. The Green Party of the United States expressed deep sympathy and condolences for Mr. d’Baha’s family and friends. Green Party of the United States http://www.gp.org @GreenPartyUS For Immediate Release: Friday, February 9, 2018 On Saturday at 10 a.m., friends will gather in Charleston’s Hampton Park at the Denmark Vesey Monument, where Mr. d’Baha often went for inspiration. A video remembrance has been postedRead More →

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The Green Party of the United States, following the lead of the party’s Black Caucus, has endorsed U.S. House Resolution 40 — Commission to Study and Develop Reparations Proposals. The text of the Green Party resolution follows below. The resolution was passed by the party’s National Committee, in which all accredited state Green Parties and Green Caucuses are represented. The Green Party Black Caucus and the Green Party of the United States support reparations for Americans of African Descent that suffered the devastating damage and long-term effects and impacts of the Trans-Atlantic Slave Trade, chattel slavery and de jure and defacto discrimination and segregation. SupportRead More →

Owen Charles March 17, 2018 I had the distinct pleasure and privilege of attending the Black Royalty African Heritage expo in Waterbury last week. This event brought in folks from surrounding areas of Connecticut and New York, and even the UK. My draw had been one of those performing- from the UK- Mutabaruka, a reggae icon now 65 years old.  A hero to me, having seen him in the late 80’s and early 90’s, I have long been a fan of his revolutionary brand of Dub Reggae and Dub Poetry. So I had been surprised to see that not only was he appearing in theRead More →