Amongst da Lawd’s Chosen Few Hall of Fame

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George Nelson Preston, Melvin Van Peebles & Adger Cowan at their opening (12 Nov 2014) at Mert D. Simpson Gallery. 38 W 28th St #5. 12 Nov 2014.

Ma femme.

Ma femme

 Camilla Huey in Hermes on the A train.  Nov. 1st, 2014 ♡♡♡♡

Celebrity Portraits by the Times : Thomas P. Kitty

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(Carolyn Cole / The Los Angeles Times) The much indebted Marlon James with the author of “A Brief History of Nine Lives” at Jumel Terrace Books. You can’t swing a Jamaican around here without hitting a cat.

Uptown Saturday Night on my 12th birthday.

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M.I.T.E. How to Relax With Atapraxia

Produced in Harlem by M.I.T.E.  Anteo Fabris-Cappio, film editing and guitar.  Adam Nakhla-Thometz, music production and keyboards.  A public service presentation by a relaxed organization. Useful Information: Praxis means planned movement. Apraxia starts with an intention to communicate.  Next, an idea forms, outlining what to say.  The words for the desired message are then put […]

On Bookselling.

M.I.T.E. Live

Books Are Weapons and Jumel Terrace Books Presents: M.I.T.E. In the Upper Room.  Anteo Fabris, guitar.  Adam Nakhla-Thometz, keyboards. 07.25.14.

“I would like to know if you think maybe you are a racist too. You seem to be. “

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I know better than to lower myself to replying to internets slander but just this once I’ll make an exception. An Enquiring Mind posits: “I would like to know if you think maybe you are a racist too. You seem to be. Perhaps not everyone is interested in black culture as you are. In addition, […]

Nina Mae, the Birthday Princess’s Uptown Saturday Night

Saturday evening, March 15th, a full winter moon over West 162nd Street & Jumel Terrace, and some enchanted one it was. It might have been the most Uptown New York cocktail party I’ve been to since the 1980s. There were black & white movie people, attractive people, very well dressed, the gentlemen in tailored vintage, […]

The Book Problem, Pt. 2

Washington Heights NYPL Branch

03.18.14 Mayor Bill de Blasio, City Hall, New York, NY 10007 To: Mayor Bill De Blasio.  cc:  Scott Stringer, Jimmy Van Bramer, Anthony Marx, Vianella Rivas. Dear Mayor De Blasio, As you’re undoubtedly aware, the first plaque bearing your name on the city’s landscape is on the Washington Heights branch of the New York Public […]