How much do we learn from evil?

Sam Smith 2005 The 60th anniversary observance of Auschwitz brings back a question that periodically lurks in the corner: how much do we really learn from evil? It is widely assumed in this country that humanity is significantly improved by such things as Holocaust studies, international war crimes, and showing teens scary films about driving. … Continue reading How much do we learn from evil?

RECOVERED HISTORY: THE FIRST MAJOR BLACK THEATER GETS A NEW LIFE

SAM SMITH - In 1910 the largest theater catering to a black audience, built with black capital, opened in Washington DC nearly two decades before the Apollo began offering black entertainment. For decades, the Howard would feature such acts as Louis Armstrong, Duke Ellington, Cab Calloway, Ella Fitzgerald, Billy Eckstine, Sarah Vaughan and Lionel Hampton.So … Continue reading RECOVERED HISTORY: THE FIRST MAJOR BLACK THEATER GETS A NEW LIFE

RECOVERED HISTORY: THE FIRST MAJOR BLACK THEATER GETS A NEW LIFE

SAM SMITH - In 1910 the largest theater catering to a black audience, built with black capital, opened in Washington DC nearly two decades before the Apollo began offering black entertainment. For decades, the Howard would feature such acts as Louis Armstrong, Duke Ellington, Cab Calloway, Ella Fitzgerald, Billy Eckstine, Sarah Vaughan and Lionel Hampton.So … Continue reading RECOVERED HISTORY: THE FIRST MAJOR BLACK THEATER GETS A NEW LIFE