Sweet Honey and the Rock in Boston

Roxbury Community College presents Sweet Honey In The Rock this Friday, March 9, 2018, at New England Conservatory’s Jordan Hall. This is Roxbury Community College’s first celebrity fundraiser. Since its 1973 inception in Washington, DC (founded by Dr. Bernice Johnson Reagon as part of the D.C. Black Repertory Theater Company with Carol Maillard, Louise Robinson and Mie), Sweet Honey In The Rock has continuously evolved into international … Continue reading Sweet Honey and the Rock in Boston

We Shall Overcome

My new op-ed, just published on Common Dreams, entitled We Shall Overcome During Black History Month, and year-round, we can teach our children the musical history of the Underground Railroad and the civil rights movement. This history can inspire them to pursue peace and justice.      It was a frigid Martin Luther King Jr. Day in Boston. Outside, snow drifts were piling up next to Dorchester … Continue reading We Shall Overcome

Dr. Victor Sidel’s Metronome

Dr. Victor Sidel, public heath champion, is dead at the age of 86. An excerpt from his obituary is below: In speeches beginning in the mid-1980s, Dr. Sidel used a metronome to stress what he described as the imbalance between worldwide spending on arms and health care. With the metronome set at one beat a second, Dr. Sidel explained that with every beat, a child … Continue reading Dr. Victor Sidel’s Metronome