Tag Archives: racism

The Selma Of The North

I grew up in the 1960s on the South Shore of Boston. Only two African-Americans lived in my hometown. The Red Sox star pitcher Luis Tiant and the esteemed US Senator Edward Brooke. My neighborhood friends opened their hearts to reveal the incurable hatred in their souls. I never spoke to them again without saying […]

Cops In The Good Old Days

Nightclub raconteur Steve Lewis wrote on Blackbook.com that the NYPD harassment of the nightclub GREENHOUSE appeared to be blatant racism. http://www.blackbookmag.com/racism-core-greenhouse-harassment/ That certainly seems to be the case. The police hate nightclubs, because they don’t get payoffs like the ‘good ole days’ unless they put pressure on the joint and then the ‘bagman’ comes to […]

AX IN HAND by Peter Nolan Smith

My mother had spent her honeymoon on Bermuda. Every winter my parents had vacationed in the Caribbean and each July my father rented a Harwichport cottage for a week. My mother loved the ocean. On summer weekends they loaded his six children into the Ford Station wagon for a drive to the beach. Massachusetts had […]

Paragon Park Memories

Funny how the places you loved disappeared and then come back as memories. Paragon Park was one of them. Gone in the Here-Now, but always there in the Here-Before. To recapture a taste of Paragon Park, please go to the following URL

Martin Luther King Day

Martin Luther King was born on January 15, 1929 In Atlanta Georgia. The pacifistic preacher would have been 89 today, if he had not been assassinated in Memphis, where he had spoken out for striking black teamsters at the Mason Temple. His prophetic words survive today. “And then I got to Memphis. And some began […]