Category Archives: harlem

The Top 7 American Writers of the 20th Century

I had the pleasure of speaking in a couple of the short video biographies, on American novelists, created by, which is part of the  A+E Television Networks.  I spoke briefly about James Baldwin and Langston Hughes. There were several … Continue reading

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My Friend and Publishing Leader Manie Barron Passed away Saturday

A few close friends of mine and I visited Manie one month ago.   Manie had been battling cancer for some time and felt well enough to host a group of people.  We were all looking forward to seeing him.  I was … Continue reading

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Dr. John Henrik Clarke – A Great and Mighty Walk – Watch This Film!

“…the first light of human consciousness and the world’s first civilizations were in Africa.”-Dr. John Henrik Clarke Today, January 1st, is the anniversary of the birth of the great historian Dr. John Henrik Clarke.  Ahati N. N. Toure, in his book … Continue reading

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