For Paul Laurence Dunbar

By Robert Gibbons “By placing the writer in the context of human migrations, we can investigate some of the metaphysical aspects of a migrant writer’s life and work.” – Ha Jin Ha Jin was correct when he stated, “Writers often wrestle with the Aristotelian questions—to whom, as whom, and in whose interest does he write?”

Walter’s World: Sylvia Waters

By Walter Rutledge For the past thirty-eight years Ailey II has provided opportunities of aspiring young artists to hone their craft. The company usually will enlist the services of a dancer for two years, and then the artist, for lack of a better word, “graduates” into the professional world of entertainment.

The Raz Report: The Giants Stand Tall

By Marc Rasbury Canton, Ohio was turned into the Land of the Giants this past weekend. Between Michael Strahan’s induction into the NFL Hall of Fame and the current Giants defeating the Buffalo Bills, 17-14, in their first preseason action, Big Blue fans left Canton feeling on top of the world.