At about 8:15 p.m. on election night, Ilyasah Shabazz, the third daughter of Malcolm X and Betty Shabazz, stood inside the building where her father was assassinated in February of 1965 and spoke about the election of Barack Obama.
"I know that a lot of people my age and older never expected this to Read More
There are certain pivotal plays that make mighty noises in small rooms, and Dutchman, by the black activist LeRoi Jones—now known as Amiri Baraka—is famously one of them. At little more than 50 minutes in length, this furious 1964 prose poem has been revived in an excellent, troubling production at the tiny Cherry Lane Theatre Read More
Here’s an item from tomorrow’s Daybook:
Noon to 3 p.m.
Muslims protest Danish publication of Prophet Muhammad cartoons; in front of the Danish Consulate, Second Avenue and 48th Street.
–Contact: Imam Talib Abdur Rasheed
And maybe it’s time to get Mike’s position on this one. Unless I’m mistaken, Rasheed gave the invocation this time last Read More
Nobody seems quite to know where Virginia’s campaign goes from here, and it must be tough times in the campaign’s fund-raising office. But perhaps all will be made clear at her July 19 fund-raiser, which is to be headlined by the comic Paul Mooney and his alter ego, the noted soothsayer Negrodamus of Read More
Remembrances and Celebrations: A Book of Eulogies, Elegies, Letters, and Epitaphs , edited by Jill Werman Harris. Pantheon, 308 pages, $25.
When my mother passed away last month, quite suddenly, of a massive cardiac at age 81, I found it well-nigh intolerable to answer commiserating phone calls, asking me prying questions about how I was Read More