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GUNS GUNS GUNS by Peter Nolan Smith

American boys loved guns in the 50s. Plastic weapons lay gift-wrapped under the Christmas tree. Our movie heroes slaughtered the country’s enemies on the silver screen and tough cops performed gun ballets on prime time TV. Guns were good for the country and America was good to guns. Armed with air rifles my older brother, […]

James Brown The Man Who Saved Boston

In the late 1960s after Arnie Ginsberg finished his evening shift on WMEX, I twisted the knob to WILD broadcasting a universe of music unknown to top 40 radio; Wilson Pickett, Sam and Dave, Booker T, Tina Turner, and James Brown. Civil rights meant freedom for soul. Blacks were welcome on TV, but no one was ready […]

SAY IT LOUD, I’M BAD AND I’M PROUD

Martin Luther King Jr. was a great orator. His speech I HAVE A DREAM is recognized as a masterpiece of the spoken word. I know parts of it by heart. Another voice for Civil Rights was the legendary James Brown. His songs united blacks and whites, but the Godfather of Soul sang about pride and […]

HOT PANTS by James Brown

HOT PANTS was #1 on the R&B charts for James Brown. The Godfather of Soul knew his audience. To hear HOT PANTS by James Brown, please go to the following URL

Blacks For Romney

Barack Obama scored 96% of the African-American vote in 2008. His current challenger’s religion has preached that the only blacks in heaven will be god-fearing slaves. Romney’s aides have written off any effort to recruit one of the most solid bases of the Democrats, although one young John Jay student of law has formed the […]