The Trade War With China Could Lead to an Accidental Nuclear War

The U.S. Government recently imposed tariffs on tens of billions of dollars of Chinese products, setting up a clash between the world’s two largest economies. The risk we run here is another Cold War and an accidental nuclear war. Think about the near misses, the many instances when the world avoided nuclear war just by luck. For example, during the Cuban Missile Crisis. And if accidental … Continue reading The Trade War With China Could Lead to an Accidental Nuclear War

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

First Night Jubilee concert celebrates hope

On Sunday, Dec. 31, at 2 p.m. in Trinity Church in Boston, the Handel and Haydn Society will perform its annual Jubilee Day concert, celebrating the anniversary of President Abraham Lincoln’s Emancipation Proclamation. Presented in conjunction with the Museum of African American History, the performance will feature music by Mendelssohn, Bach, and Handel and readings from the proclamation by Poetry Slam Individual Champion Regie Gibson. … Continue reading First Night Jubilee concert celebrates hope