Over the last several months, we have lost such iconic figures from the
literary canon as Maya Angelou, Walter Dean Myers, Amiri Baraka, and
Ruby Dee, to mention but a few. Thankfully, there are still a number of
them currently active and one of them, Dr. Haki Madhubuti, was nearby
recently for a lecture at Adelphi University in Garden City.
New York Times Executive Editor Dean Baquet, WCBS-TV Anchor Dana Tyler
and legendary columnist Clem Richardson were honored last Tuesday at the
N.Y. Association of Black Journalists’ 2014 Scholarship & Awards
Released this week, “Jimi: All is By My Side” stars Outkast’s Andre
Benjamin as world-renowned, 60’s American guitarist Jimi Hendrix.
Written and directed by John Ridley, who wrote the
screenplay for 12 Years a Slave, “Jimi,”
chronicles one year of Hendrix’s life, the year he moved from New York
as a session guitarist and back-up musician to London where he steps
into his solo act and later becomes a reigning rock god.