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A New Yorker from childhood, grew-up in Harlem and then move to Queens, NY. Went to Newtown High School and became a college drop-out, before going into the service. Did a tour of duty in the US Marine Corps with the 2nd Marine Div. Worked twenty four years in the airline business at TWA and American Airlines. A life long distance runner and a lover of music.

 

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  • There is a Silver Lining in Trumpism
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    There is a Silver Lining in Trumpism

    20 hours ago

    most of white Americans are neither Trumpist nor racist. Many who voted for Trump voted for Obama in 2012. But fear of America's rapid changing economic and demographic environment has led confused Am

  • Black Lives Matter Movement and Black on Black Crime
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    Black Lives Matter Movement and Black on Black Crime

    3 days ago

    Some in our community have been quick to blame the Black Lives Matter Movement for a spike in Black on Black crime. The national media chooses to declare it the Ferguson effect, and a reduction of policing in African...

  • Iran and the Black Lives Matter Movement
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    Iran and the Black Lives Matter Movement

    16 months ago

    When New York Senator Schumer came out in opposition to the Iran Nuclear Agreement, he brought the mission of Black Lives Matter Movement front and center. What if an African American is killed in Iran instead of...

  • Ballot or Bullet Poem
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    Ballot or Bullet Poem

    16 months ago

    Give me a ballot before I choose a bullet. Give the sister her right to choose before she chooses a Glock. Give the prisoner redemption and reconciliation before he opts out of humanity. And the chorus sung, ...

  • Sticks and Stones
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    Sticks and Stones

    16 months ago

    Sticks and Stones may break my bones, but shame will never harm me. Lock down, Lock down cries the school administer as another school shooting takes place. Again, we watch, as the dreams for hope and happiness are...

  • Faces-A Poem about Faces
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    Faces-A Poem about Faces

    3 days ago

    Faces is a Poem about what President Obama gave to America.

  • OBAMA BARACK VS. MALCOLM X
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    OBAMA BARACK VS. MALCOLM X

    16 months ago

    Barack Obama vs. Malcolm X   “Everybody can be great... because anybody can serve. You don't have to have a college degree to serve. You don't have to make your subject and verb agree to serve. You only...

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