The Afrofunk Experience Play the Torch Club 9pm $10Sat, March 3, 2012 - 12:56 AM permalink - 0 comments
The Torch Club 904 15th Street Sacramento
The Afrofunk Experience, recent winners of The NAACP Image Award's Outstanding World Music Album "Black President" and winners of The SF Weekly Music Award's Best International Act, have been the band behind Sila and the Afrofunk Experience from it's inception til 2010.
Providing songs and "Killer Grooves" for Victor Sila Mutungi, and being dubbed "The Bay Area's Dance Kings" in the process. ... read more
Emanuel Rahm, Hilliary Clinton etc..Tue, December 2, 2008 - 10:51 AM permalink - 1 comment
I can understand why Dylan is pissed by the news that Hillary Clinton will be allowed full discretion in staffing the State Department once she’s confirmed. Not only will we have an Iraq War supporter (at least initally) and Iran hawk leading State, but her cadre of advisers - most of whom were active boosters of the war - will be rewarded with high level civil service jobs. This is infuriating shit, to say the least.
But do progressives really hav... read more
Stately and hip, Truly a self made and authentic activist.Thu, June 12, 2008 - 2:01 AM permalink - 0 comments
His record in the south side of Chicago stands up to scrutiny, educational and political rise unchallenged.
He is a brilliant orator author and statesman.
Even with some of my misgivings about President Elect Barack Obama;
His "advisors", AIPAC speech , FISA, Wallstreet bailout vote etc,
I am thankful my baby son will NEVER know a time when his becoming president was NOT possible
Even the face of a leader for our time
A... read more
In Princeton, New Jersey on April 9, 1898, Paul Robeson was born to a former slave, the Rev. William Robeson. His mother, a teacher, died shortly thereafter when he was only five years old. Three years later, the Robeson family moved to Westfield, New Jersey. In 1910, Robeson's father became pastor of St.Thomas A.M.E. Zion Church and the Robeson family moved to Somerville, New Jersey. Paul Robeson attended Somerville High School. There, Robeson excelled in sports, drama, singing,... read more
Paul BogleFri, February 9, 2007 - 2:10 PM permalink - 0 comments
Bogle was born before the abolition of slavery, probably between 1815 and 1820 and he lived at Stony Gut in St. Thomas.
Bogle grew up when slavery was ending. The plantation owners did not want the slaves to be free and they did not want them to get land. The people wanted to have land that would give them security and independence. They wanted to grow their own food but the British Government told them to work hard on the planters' sugar estates.
Most people in St. Thomas... read more