RIP – Tadeusz Schnugg

By A. Curtis Farrow Tad Schnugg, the lifelong partner of Tony Award Winning Choreographer George Faison, passed away on Saturday January 13, 2018 in New York City at the theater they co-founded in 2000, The Faison Firehouse Theater. Schnugg and Faison met in1968 while visiting […]

Gospel Singer Edwin Hawkins Passes

Compiled By Don Thomas       “Gospel Singer Edwin Hawkins, the four-time Grammy Award-winning leader of The Edwin Hawkins Singers’ 1969 million-seller, “Oh Happy Day,” died January 15th, 2018 at his home in the Bay area, after a bout with pancreatic cancer. He was […]

“Mankind” and Woe-man!

By Ernece B. Kelly Drama Critic Although Robert O’Hara’s new, multi-racial play, “Mankind” is hilarious while calling attention to numerous social ills–among them climate change, domestic surveillance and unconscionable money grabbing–it doesn’t settle down long or deep enough into its central idea to be altogether […]

Ghanaian immigrant hero dies in fire

By J. Zamgba Browne Chief Correspondent Sen. Charles Schumer has succeeded in posthumously securing a U.S Army Medal of Honor for Pfc Emmanuel Mensah, an immigrant from Ghana who was tragically killed in a Bronx apartment fire while rescuing others late last month. “I applaud […]