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Fiorella LaGuardia for mayor

22 Jun

The New York Age, October 21, 1933

The lesser of ‘two evils’

21 Jun

Presented with the choice of trusting their fate to the British or the architects of America’s Jim Crow South, at least one Caribbean chooses the former for those he left behind in Barbados. Funny, my mother always portrayed my dad as being a staunchly proud  naturalized American. I took that to mean he was uncritical. Not so, apparently.

The New York Age, October 14, 1933

George Harris: Negro traitor

18 Jun

Haven’t found out much about George Harris, but it is interesting the a “newspaper man” would be running for office. It’s clear Ebenezer didn’t think much of  Harris. He suggests that he looks like a bulldog, that he is being used by his white predecessor to attempt to “jar the wheels off Negro progress.” In previous columns he urged readers to vote for Harris’ opponent Fred Moore, who I recently discovered was also a newspaper man  – the editor of  of the New York Age. So not only are two newspapermen running for office, but my dad is endorsing the man who essentially signs his paycheck!  Even after Moore prevailed, Ebenezer saw fit to kick Harris  one more time.

The New York Age, September 30, 1933

The Negro Press, ‘our strongest weapon against oppression’

16 Jun

The New York Age, September 23, 1933

‘Travel is Education’

16 Jun

Now I know where my wanderlust comes from. I agree –  Travel is education. But a boat trip from New York to Port Arthur, Texas? I hope I will find out more.

The New York Age, September 16, 1933

Courtroom stories

15 Jun

The New York Age, September 9, 1933

Rid Harlem of ‘political vampires’

15 Jun

The New York Age, September 2, 1933

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