This venerable event has been around now longer than most of Brooklyn's residents- celebrating 54 years and counting. It's full of wonderful, creative work from time honored and new artists – local and national. Interestingly enough, with June also being Black Music Month and Caribbean Heritage Month, there is a cross section of cultures converging on this tiny, yet highly signficant little part in Bed-Stuy – on Fulton between Lewis and Marcus Garvey Boulevards.
January 28, 2010Raynard JacksonLast night President Obama gave his first State of the Union address to the nation. As I was listening to the president I thought if he could do it, why can’t I? So, below, I will give my first State of the Union address.The state of the union is thriving! Not only do we have the first Black president of the country; this is the first time in our nation’s history that the State of the Union was given by a Black. This is an example of the best of America.But, unfort
October 29, 2009Raynard JacksonAccording to the dictionary, bush-league is a reference to anything that is of an “inferior class or group; marked by a lack of sophistication or professionalism.”But, I have a slightly different take on this expression. When I speak of the need for Republicans to return to the “Bush” leagues, I am referring to former president, George Herbert Walker Bush and his team of statesmen, former Secretary of State, James A. Baker, and former Secretary of Commerce, Robert