HW Pick: Mario Cuomo’s ‘Tale of Two Cities’ Speech, 1984 (video)

mario cuomos tale of two cities

Mario Cuomo could not get Mondale elected president (who could), but he was an inspirational speaker. This “Tale of Two Cities” speech was one of the best rhetorical performances ever given, at a time when people didn’t want to hear it. Continue Reading →

HW Pick: The Lonely Guy

iWhen Barack Obama arrived in Washington almost five years ago, the universal assumption was that the young president—who had, after all, won office by exploiting every connective tool of the national social and electoral network—would run his White House in sharp contrast to the bunkered, hunkered-down George W. Bush. Continue Reading →

NBT’s Dr. Barbara Ann Teer dies

teerobit200Founder of the National Black Theater, Dr. Barbara Ann Teer, passed away.

Dr. Teer came to Harlem in 1968, leaving behind a lucrative career in show business. Since then she worked tirelessly to maintain the true essence of African American lifestyle. Below is from the National Black Theater website.

Former New York State Governor Mario Cuomo and Vincent Tese acknowledged Dr. Teer as “one of New York State’s greatest cultural treasures and resources and a cornerstone for the revitalization of 125th Street.” Continue Reading →