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Author: Robert Golomb

Disco Great Carol Williams: Still Dancing the Night Away

“Great music lives a long life and great dancing music lives even longer”, Carol Williams, the legendary singer and songwriter, said to me during a recent interview. Williams, whose music soared to the top of the charts during the 1970’s disco era that she helped pioneer, could have, I thought,been talking about her own songs to prove that statement. But she made it very clear to me that she wasn’t.

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“Socialism Sucks”

Straightforward questions often produce straightforward answers. That to me seemed to be the case when in a recent interview, I asked Benjamin Powell and Robert Lawson, co-authors of the book “Socialism Sucks” why they had selected such a salacious title for their current best- seller.

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More Than Just a “Mayor”

“I don’t know if I have earned the unofficial title of Mayor of Sutphin Boulevard, but that is what some people call me”, Glenn Greenidge told me in a recent interview conducted in the South Jamaica Queens’ headquarters of the Sutphin Boulevard Business Improvement District (BID), for which he has served as the Executive Director since December 2015.

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Sammy Davis Jr: The Untold Story of the Great Entertainer

Sammy Davis Jr., the late legendary multi- talented black singer, dancer, actor and comedian, whose life and career have been profiled on the currently playing wonderful PBS documentary, “Sammy Davis Jr.: I’ve Got To Be Me”, was reportedly once on a golf course with his close friend, the late iconic comedian Jack Benny, when someone asked him what his golf handicap was.

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The Deadly Scandal at NYCHA

The United States Declaration of Independence guarantees every American the “Right to life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness.” Tell that to the more than four hundred thousand mostly poor and working- class tenants of New York City Housing Authority buildings, many of whom live in apartments containing dangerous levels of exposure to lead paint poisoning.

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A Historical Hotel for Our Military Heroes Fights to Survive

“We have had an incredible 99 year old history, and we try to honor that history continuing to provide important service to the brave men and women who currently serve or in the past have served in the American military, and also, to their families, as well. We also, but to a much smaller number, provide the same service to military men and women of our allies”, Hazel Cathers, the Executive Director of the Soldiers’ Sailors’, Marines’ and Airmen’s Club (SSMAC), told me in a recent interview.

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