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October 27th, 2016 - 2:50 pm § in America, Hypocrisy, Politics, The Ave Scene

How many Black athletes would kneel for the game?

Im sorry, but not standing for the Star Bangled Banner is something kids do at high school assemblies to protest injustice they learn about in their social studies classes.  While I do applaud and admire Colin Kapernick, San Francisco 49ers Quarterback, who has taking a stance against “the op[...]

October 7th, 2016 - 3:19 am § in America, Politics, The Ave Scene

Why would I go overseas?

“Anthony, why are you overseas?” I am overseas because I cannot find a job in the United States within my field. I am overseas because there are no jobs that pay like overseas basketball jobs. I am overseas because I don’t want to cook, or accept part time jobs working with kids. I am overseas[...]

August 30th, 2016 - 12:45 pm § in America, The Ave Scene

Why, What, How, Where, When?

Why have me read, Ellison, Baldwin, Parks, and Wright as a kid, if at the end of the day, I was supposed to simply accept the cards I was dealt. What was the point of learning and studying about Malcolm, Toure, Seale and Huey, if all we are going to do in response to police […][...]

June 6th, 2016 - 12:20 pm § in America, Politics, The Ave Scene

Not thinking big enough

It’s been widely reported, in recent months, that black people, who were and continue to be disproportionately affected by anti-marijuana laws, are now being excluded from the growing legalized pot industry. In Seattle, this reality combined with growing frustrations over the gentrification of pre[...]

January 10th, 2016 - 10:48 pm § in America, Hypocrisy, The Ave Scene

Anthony Washington: I thought Metro Drivers treated me horribly because I was Black.

A white man, with long dirty blonde hair, unshaved, and rocking a fresh shiner on his left eye, was stopped on a metro bus, route 11, headed towards downtown Seattle via Madison avenue, around 7 o’ clock, on a Saturday evening. He was stopped by a middle aged, African American Female Metro bus dri[...]

October 23rd, 2015 - 1:57 pm § in America, Hypocrisy, Jefferson, The Ave Scene

Anthony Washington: Thomas Jefferson is a hero to most, but not for me

Some would argue that Thomas Jefferson is the most important figure in our American history.  He along with John Adams, Benjamin Franklin, Roger Sherman, and Robert Livingston wrote the Declaration of Independence.  Outside of the fact that the Fourth of July brings family and friends together, Am[...]

September 24th, 2015 - 11:59 am § in Buchenwald, The Ave Scene

A friend asks, “Who is a Jew?”

Great to hear from you.  Jewish identity is especially important to me today,  On  the day after Yom Kippur,  I am in the midst of a terrible fight where an effort is being made by my own famly to destroy  apart of our family’s Jewish heritage.   So, I hope it is OK to answer you on [&[...]

September 11th, 2015 - 10:14 am § in America, Hypocrisy, The Ave Scene

Stop filtering the Black Lives Movement

  Instead of disregarding the fact that 93% of all homicides committed against African Americans are committed by another African American.  We should acknowledge it. Why not make that an issue that the Black Lives Matter movement looks to address? It seems ridiculous not to hold all people t[...]

September 10th, 2015 - 7:00 am § in America, The Ave Scene

Davey L. Whitney (1930-2015)

Davey “The Wiz”Whitney, an influential American Basketball coach, was born January 15, 1930, in Lexington, Kentucky, to parents Albert Whitney Sr. and Elizabeth Whitney.   Mr. Whitney coached Alcorn St. to the first NCAA tournament win ever by an historically black university with a 70-62 vict[...]