Category Archives: Media

Somi’s Brilliant Petite Afrique

  I’ve known of Somi, the magnificent singer and songwriter for about ten years, and for much of that time I thought that her music was a great sound in search of a comparable style or at least repertoire. It’s … Continue reading

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The Do Over 07: Young Friends

Is 56 the new 26?  It seems that way for me as my current professional and existential quandaries mirror the ones I faced 30 years ago.  These posts are a series of ponderings trying parse the difference between now and … Continue reading

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At The Root on What it Was Like to Work in the Obama White House

As cool to research and write as it sounds.  I could have interviewed these cats all day long. The cutting room floor is another article in itself. http://www.theroot.com/articles/politics/2016/09/i-wanted-to-be-a-part-of-history-what-it-means-to-work-for-the-first-black-president/

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09.11

After the attacks, residents of lower Manhattan (maybe everyone, but I live in the East Village) started taking inventory.  Not of our figurative stockrooms but of our friends and acquaintances.  How could you not?  It seemed like every business in … Continue reading

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Dear White People…

Dear White People, I’m almost 56 and half years old or to put it another way I’ve been on the planet for 677 months or 2934 weeks.  And for each and every unit of those times, I’ve been Black or … Continue reading

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At The Root on Jonathan Abrams Boys Among Men

Usually when I think about Grantland, the late, much lamented ESPN sports and pop culture site, my mind dwells on the great weekly scribes they had like Zach Lowe, Jonah Keri, Bill Barnwell and others.  But Jonathan Abrams was also … Continue reading

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At WSJ on the Dave Harrington Group

 http://www.wsj.com/articles/become-alive-by-dave-harrington-review-1460581274 Arts Arts in Review Music Review ‘Become Alive’ by Dave Harrington Review Dave Harrington’s new album is a showcase of the variety of styles and genres he’s mastered. By Martin Johnson April 13, 2016 5:01 p.m. ET 0 COMMENTS … Continue reading

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