I’ll tell ya what’s new in the Amsterdam News…
“The Negro in New York is an unavoidably sketchy and uneven document, compiled by the Writers’ Program of New York City during that very brief period of the WPA when it was recognized that writers existed in our country and had to eat, and even had a certain utility – though, probably, no real value. [...]
A mess o’ Mesoamerica, under Dion’s self-portrait.
Her deeply moving crescendo to “The Song of Myself” starts 9 minutes in.
A PUNK AND HIS WOMAN Every teen-age tough in Harlem’s underworld knew Ralph was Missouri’s boy, ready to carry out the gang leader’s every command – from mugging cabmen to handling dames who talked too much. When Ralph met sultry Gloria, he plotted to keep the pleasure-wild girl for himself. But he knew Missouri’s “studs” [...]