In this blog I talk about my neighboorhood [Canarsie]. I give you a brief history and also i talk about the council people of Canarsie. I even inclue a small picture of a how my community looks like!!To see all of this just click on the picture below

My Mahalo BLog

These are links that go to my Mahalo blog. Under each of these topics I have written a little about it. Most of them are from my point of view.


Wednesday, February 13, 2008

John Coltrane

John Coltrane
"Born September 23, 1926 in Hamlet North Carolina. Died July 17, 1967 at Huntington Hospital in Long Island NY. Coltrane grew up in High Point NC, moving to Philadelphia PA in June 1943. He was inducted into the Navy in 1945, returning to civilian life in 1946. Coltrane worked a variety of jobs through the late forties until (still an alto saxophonist) he joined Dizzy Gillespie’s big band in 1949. He stayed with Gillespie through the band’s breakup in May 1950 and (now on tenor saxophone) worked with Gillespie’s small group until April 1951, when he returned to Philadelphia to go to school.

Although there are recordings of Coltrane from as early as 1946, his real career spans the twelve years between 1955 and 1967, during which time he reshaped modern jazz and influenced generations of other musicians. Coltrane was freelancing in Philadelphia in the summer of 1955 when he received a call from trumpeter Miles Davis. Coltrane was with this first edition of the Davis group from October 1955 through April 1957 (with a few absences), a period which saw influential recordings from Davis and the first signs of Coltrane’s ability.

During the latter part of 1957 Coltrane worked with Thelonious Monk at New York’s Five Spot, a legendary gig. He rejoined Miles in January 1958, staying until April 1960, during which time he participated in such seminal Davis sessions as Milestones and Kind Of Blue, and recorded his own influential sessions (notably Giant Steps)."

The Liberians of Staten Island

1)When and why did freed Americans go to Liberia

African American Lives

Time: February 13 channel 13 9:00 pm

1) Who is Dr. Henry Gates?
2) Choose an interviewee and discuss the following :
-Historical events of his/her family
-The historical significance

1) Dr. Henry Gates is the host and co-producer of African American Lives and African American Lives 2

Henry Gates

2) Chris Rock was interviewed by Dr. Henry Gates

Chris Rock

These are the historical events of his family :
  • 1865 In March, Julius Caesar Tingman enlists with the U.S. Colored Troops after twenty-one years as a slave. Tingman, Chris Rock's great, great grandfather, remains in the army until 1866.
  • 1940s Alan Rock, Chris Rock's grandfather, leaves South Carolina for New York City where he becomes a cab driver and preacher.
  • 1965 Chris Rock is born on February 7th in Andrews, South Carolina.

    Link For Chris Rocks Interview -

Wednesday, January 16, 2008

Quote From Martin Luther King Jr.

"Injustice anywhere is a threat
to justice everywhere."
- Letter from Birmingham Jail, April 16, 1963

I think that this qoute is very true. I believe that if one part of a place is not doing well then it effects everywhere. We all should be worried such as when a state or part of a country has been affected in some type of way.
  • How do you feel about this quote?
  • Do you this qoute has any truth to it?
  • What do you think MLK was referring to?

Monday, January 14, 2008

Dont Worry about Them


I love this quote because i have had alot of drama in my past and obviously they are no where to be found in my prent. All is behind me. How does this quote have an impact on your life???
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