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.
According to an article on the Huffington Post, comedian Bill Cosby is
set to showcase his vast, decades-long collection of African American
art. The private collection will be on display beginning this November
at the Smithsonian’s National Museum of African Art. The exhibition will
portray “a unique exhibit juxtaposing African-American art with African