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Trump’s cognitive test slammed, deemed insufficient

By J. Zamgba Browne Chief Correspondent A mental health expert this week slammed President Trump’s cognitive exam and called for further testing. Bandy Lee, an assistant clinical professor at Yale University, and Norman Eisen, who served as former President Obama’s Special Counsel for Ethnics and […]

Fighting homelessness, overcoming an uphill battle

By J. Zamgba Browne Chief Correspondent An estimated 1,500 unsheltered homeless New Yorkers so far were helped off the streets and into safer, more stable environment, including transitional programs and permanent housing, according to City Hall. The success of the program was due in part […]

NYC Housing to get $13m for heating upgrades, equipment

By J. Zamgba Browne Chief Correspondent Mayor Bill de Blasio has earmarked a $13 investment plan to help New York City Housing Authority (NYCHA) rapidly respond to heating emergencies and replace failing equipment. He said this funding will replace several boiler systems experiencing chronic outages, […]

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 […]


By Kam Williams Senior Move Critic “12 Strong” Trevante Nemour Rhodes was born in Ponchatoula, Louisiana on February 10, 1990, but raised in Little Elm, Texas from the age of 10. After excelling in sports in high school, he earned a scholarship to the University […]

Cancellation of Roland Martin Show: A sign of Black powerlessness

By A. Peter Bailey ( – When first hearing about TV-One’s cancellation of Roland Martin’s show for “budgetary” reasons, my immediate reaction was bull crap. I am convinced that his show was cancelled because some advertisers and some Trumpets were outraged because of Roland’s Afrocentric […]