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AN ACTIVIST IRAQ WAR VETERAN SPEAKS
November 15, 2006
An interview with Demond Mullins, who, after completing his tour of duty in Iraq, commits himself to the anti-war movement by speaking out in public forums and appearing in films.


A SHOUT-OUT ON www.HUGEAUX.com
September 25, 2006
A September 25, 2006 interview with Hugeaux, visual artist, photographer and cultural archivest. He has described himself as the "Father of Art Mecco", his visual arts concept. Hugeaux stresses the importance of artists to define, document and promote their work and to use cyber space as a means of indendence from galleries and museums.


AN INTERVIEW WITH MILENE BEY
December 28, 2005
This December 28, 2005 interview with vocalist, painter, poet, dancer, Milene Bey of Fort de France, Martinique, was her last before her untimely passing on June 4, 2006. In it, she describes her journey to Martinique and the differences between her experiences in New York City and the culturally rich island.


AN INTERVIEW WITH RANI CARSON
November 26, 2005
Appearing on November 26, 2005, the subject of this interview was the latest works of the painter and curator at SUNY's Suffolk Community College's Gallery West, Rani Carson, who receives much inspiration from Jamaican culture and topography.


AN INTERVIEW WITH SABIR MATEEN
June 17, 2005
From THE NEW TIMES HOLLER!'s culture desk, an interview with the multi-instrumentalist, composer and band leader of free music, Sabir Mateen. He discusses his work with his big band ensemble, Juxtapositions.


SHOUT-OUTS
June 14, 2005
Descriptions of two New York City subway installations by the artists Al Loving and a collaboration between Robert "Bob" Blackburn and Ty Sing Smith, and a musical event by Craig Harris at the Studio Museum in Harlem.


SACO YASUMA
April 12, 2005
A preview of a performance by the talented alto saxophonist and composer, Saco Yasuma.


THE NEW TIMES HOLLER! Interviews KUNLE MWANGA
July 20, 2007
Kunle Mwanga, cultural activist, producer, organizer, curator and clarinetist of that music often called Jazz, Great Black Music, and “The Music”, founder of Earth Art Productions, and co-founder with his brother, Nantambu, of The Mwanga Collection (of visual art) shares his views and insights about the current state of music, musicians, and his aims.


THE SCENE AT THE COPPER CASTLE
July 20, 2007
A MUSIC REVIEW


ECLIPSES OVER EGYPT
1999
An examination of solar eclipses that occurred during Ancient Egypt's pharonic period. There are few references to eclipses during that era, yet many signficant total solar eclipses were visible; included are maps showing their paths and approximate dates, as well as ancient Egyptian terms for eclipses.


AN ASTROLOGICAL PROFILE OF MALCOLM X
An astrological study of Malcolm X. Originally published in the magazine American Astrology, c 1993 JBH Publishing. Used by permission.


THE ANCIENT EGYPTIAN FOUNDATIONS OF WESTERN ASTROLOGY
1998
The ancient Egyptian foundations and contributions to astrology and modern astronomy are often overlooked because of the emphasis on Mesopotamian and Hellenistic origins. Amir Bey traces linguistic (including heiroglyphic), aesthetic, and historical sources that result in new insights into ancient concepts.


WHERE HAVE ALL THE HOMEYS GONE?
1995
Long time passing! This "interview" is taken from a series of conversations Amir Bey had with a Viet Nam vet -called here "10-4", who had been a post office police officer and currently an unemployed methodone user, whose brother's entire family (wife, two children, and finally himself) died from AIDS. While he was the curator of the Bronx River Art Center and Gallery, Bey noticed that many of the people he used to see congregate along the side of the building were no longer around; 10-4 clues him in.


LA MARTINIQUE
SEPTEMBER 12, 2007
Martinique's people are like the island itself: rich potential, abundant diversity, rhythmic graciousness and undaunted fluidity. This series of interviews and imagery bear witness that those attributes were put to the test by Hurricane Dean, with both the island and the people meeting the challenge successfully.


AN INTERVIEW WITH THE POET AND PERFORMER JAYNE CORTEZ
SEPTEMBER 12, 2007
Jayne Cortez is as relevant now as she has always been: a young fan commented after hearing her for the first time that if the rap audience were exposed to her, the result would be similar to a forest fire. Hmm.. that fusion (her message, their energies, numbers) would be bigger than what Jimi Hendrix and Miles Davis could have been! Don't believe THE HOLLER!? See for yourself; Jayne Cortez and her band Firespitters is a must, so don't miss them!


HAPPY 70TH BIRTHDAY JOSEPH JARMAN!
September 23, 2007
Like I tol' him: Joseph, it’s like laps: now that you’ve done 70, go on and do 100! Joseph Jarman, international force in the universe, has been going through the transformations and metamorphoses that his Scorpio Ascendant has bestowed upon him. For his birthday, he was surrounded by people who've loved him for sometime at a potluck held at Ornette Coleman's.


SURVIVAL PENDING REVOLUTION: The History of the Black Panther Party by PAUL ALKEBULAN
September 23, 2007
Ready for a well researched, objective study of the turbulent Black Panther Pary that will inflame you? SURVIVAL PENDING REVOLUTION The History of the Black Panther Party by Paul Alkebulan. A book review by Amir Bey


The Ancestral Libation Chamber and Other Public Projects
OCTOBER 21, 2007
The Ancestral Libation Chamber has recently been installed at the site of the Negro Burial Ground in New York City's City Hall area. What once has been a denied and forgotten part of American history now has significant monuments dedicated to revering and reviving the lives of those who suffered under slavery. Naturally there are differences about how monuments like these are to be implemented and who is going to carry these projects out; the selection for the Martin Luther King Jr. memorial is an example of how controversies can arise.


HITOSHI YASUMA, Active Japanese Novelist of Broad Interests
OCTOBER 21, 2007
Hitoshi Yasuma is approaching 80 years of age, and he is also approaching the completion of his 2,3,and 4th novels. In the last ten years, he has become completely blind, but he still has his vision, which encompasses many aspects of culture: music, literature, linguistics, as well as wrestling with the complexities of human relationships. The following is an interview with the author and connoisseur.


THE NEW TIMES HOLLER! CHOOSES ??????????? FOR PRESIDENT!
JANUARY 9, 2007
Well, y'all can call this bandwagonism, but THE NEW TIMES HOLLER! has endorsed a mainstream candidate for president. We didn't have to hold our noses over the choice, but we do recognize that anyone who runs for president becomes compromised during the process, and no telling what kinds of land mines, half baked schemes and other residue from the Bush regime the upcoming president's gonna inherit. For example, JFK and The Bay of Pigs; he found that waiting for him and reluctantly went along with it.


THE ASTROLOGY OF RALPH ELLISON
(c) Amir Bey, JAN 1 2008
Ralph Ellison, in the view of this astrologer was important for what he strove to attain in his life: excellence in writing and clarity of perspective that transcended the limitations of racial and ideological categorizations. His stances about African American culture -or lack of them in some people's view- were controversial, yet his writings on Jazz, Blues, and literature are strong affirmations of black people's formative role in the American cultural persona and history. It has been said that Ellison was an elitist and by nature conservative, and his chart shows there are some celestial reasons for it.


THE NEW TIMES HOLLER! INTERVIEWS DIRECTOR AND ACTOR LORNA LITTLEWAY
FEBRUARY 3, 2008
Lorna Littleway is the founder/producing director of Juneteenth Legacy Theatre, Kentucky's only professional African American Theatre Company. Lorna is also a playwright, actress, and educator. She is a member of the major entertainment unions for stage and film. She is also a Drama League alum, a member of the Lincoln Center Theater Directors Lab, and Immediate Past President of Black Theatre Network (BTN.)


MIXED MEDIA ARTIST NOAH JEMISIN OPENS FROM CHILDHOOD MEMORIES THROUGH PANGAEA AT SKOTO GALLERY
FEBRUARY 4, 2008
Noah Jemisin, multi-disciplinary artist, and arts administrator opened an exhibition of new works as well as earlier unseen work at Skoto Gallery in New York City on January 24; the show will run through March 1. The exhibition hosts a variety of approaches and uses of encaustic paintings, mixed media sculpture and prints.


JUNETEENTH LEGACY THEATRE PRESENTS!!
MARCH 20, 2008


AN INTERVIEW WITH FILMMAKER CHRISTOPHER SCOTT CHEROT
APRIL 7, 2008
Christopher Scott Cherot (pronounced "sure-oh"), a rising and relatively young filmmaker talks about his experiences, aims and challenges as he endeavors to succeed in a highly competitive and potentially hugely rewarding field. His first feature length film, the romantic comedy Hav Plenty, which was released in 1997, received exuberant praise from all of the major publications, but, it didn't do well at the box office, possibly because it was a "black" film that didn't focus on drugs and the usual stereotypical mayhem. Click on the title and check Chris out!


MICHELE VOLTAIRE MARCELIN, POET, PAINTER, AUTHOR
APRIL 7, 2008
MICHELE VOLTAIRE MARCELIN, an artist of diverse means of expression of Haitian descent now living in New York City, her work is typified by her breadth of vision and the generosity of her horizons.


A DISCUSSION ABOUT AFRICA AND THE MIDDLE EAST: AN INTERVIEW WITH EMMANUELLE DIEHL, OF SELA ADVISORY GROUP
MAY 15, 2008
THE NEW TIMES HOLLER! talks with Emmanuelle Diehl, a founder and co-director of SELA Advisory Group, which is a consulting firm in international development that is active in many countries throughout the Middle East and Africa. They are an innovative, network based, and entrepreneurial consulting agency that supports national and international non-profit organizations, as well as corporations in fostering sustainable projects in Africa and the Middle East. Please click on the title for the interview.


PATRICIA NICHOLSON PARKER TALKS ABOUT RUCMA, (RISE UP CREATIVE MUSICIANS AND ARTISTS)
MAY 17, 2008
Choreographer, dancer, and arts activist Patricia Nicholson Parker discusses the series of events being held by RUCMA, Rise Up Creative Musicians and Artists, and its mission. This new organization began as a response to the closing of non-commercial venues in New York City such as Tonic and Charas, that served as places for musicians to hold performances that were unfettered by the need for clubs to sell drinks.


AN INTERVIEW WITH DANCER CHOREOGRAPHER MARIA MITCHELL
JUNE 19, 2007
THE NEW TIMES HOLLER! has checked out the imaginative and purposeful works of dancer and choreographer Maria Mitchell over the years in a variety of ways, from her Black Pearl Dance Company productions, which often used African literary themes as their story line, to a boxing choreography she organized at The Bronx River Art Center and Gallery. Maria is also noted for her collaborations with performers, musicians and artists, including Joseph Jarman, Leroy Jenkins, Nyoka Workman, Tom Buckner, Terry Jenoure, and others.


KUDOS FOR VISION FESTIVAL XIII
JUNE 20 2008
VISION FESTIVAL has just finished the XIIIth chapter in its ongoing Muse-tory with some mo' ground breaking diversity that helps to enlighten as it lightens folks' loads. That new times are a comin' can be read and heard from many sources, and VISION is one of them...


An Interview with SUMAYYAH SAMAHA
JULY 17, 2008
ARTS DESK
Special for THE NEW TIMES HOLLER! by AMIR BEY

I recently attended an exhibition of the Lebanese artist Sumayyah Samaha’s work at Skoto Gallery in the Chelsea District in New York City (May 29-July5), where I enjoyed her deep evocation of the earth and the forces within it through the rich textures and colors that she used on her canvases. I could almost smell the moistness of them, and I felt the humidity that is often present in storms, and other aspects of nature there; her work seemed to combine natural and societal realities. Sumayyah’s use of needle and thread on paper were interesting, the way the needles cut into the paper, it was if they were unifying as they separated. Many of those pieces seemed to have opposing forces.


THE ASTROLOGY OF BARACK OBAMA

JULY 18, 2008
Well, what more can be said about Barack Obama? What other questions can be asked and answered? THE NEW TIMES HOLLER!'s Astro Portrait Bureau has delved deep into the many layers and facets of this at times puzzling individual. And why is he puzzling? Is it possible that he won't fit into anyone's mold? Or another way to ask it: what do Jesse Jackson and New Yorker Magazine have in common? Hey, anyone with their Sun Squared by Neptune, with an Aquarius Ascendant is hard to figure out!


AN INTERVIEW WITH GENERAL FUNKESHOE
JULY 18, 2008
SPECIAL FOR THE NEW TIMES HOLLER!

By

AMIR BEY


Here is an interview with THE NEW TIMES HOLLER!’S military consultant, General Funkeshoe. The son of Uriah and Sukie Funkeshoe of Newberry County, South Carolina, General was his given name. Funkeshoe, known as “The only cavalry general without a horse”, has confounded those who follow traditional military codes and approaches. Immediately after quitting the academy, he formed his own army, and has written several volumes, CALVARY WITHOUT A HORSE: THE MEMOIRS OF GENERAL FUNKESHOE Vol. 1; followed by GENERAL FUNKESHOE, DENYING HE IS UPWARDLY MOBILE, REFUSES TO RESIGN: THE MEMOIRS OF GENERAL FUNKESHOE Vol. 2; and AT THE QUEEN’S BALL AT THE 2ND BAPTIST CHURCH Vol. 3. A collection of shorter writings are included in his THE ANNALS. He also designed URBAN GUERILLA WARE, camouflage uniforms whose brick motifs have been proven to be effective in urban settings.


Statistics of the first year for the THE NEW TIMES HOLLER!’s Site
JULY 20, 2008
From 1994 until July 20 of last year, THE NEW TIMES HOLLER! was either single visual art pieces that whose articles were hand stamped on aluminum sheets or copper foil, or Emailed. Since the site was launched on July 20 of last year, THE HOLLER! has been more accessible by benefiting from the wide reach of the web. Here’s a breakdown of the stats:


AN INTERVIEW WITH RAPHAEL McADEN: DEM CHANGES -COMMENTARY ON THE LOWER EAST SIDE
SEPT 13, 2008
Raphael McAden, who first hit the streets of the Lower East Side as a young man at a young time -the mid 60s-in the Apple, comments on the times then and the current effects of gentrification, AIDS, and other corrosive effects on that neighborhood.


AN AUDIO AND WRITTEN INTERVIEW WITH RAPHAEL McADEN: A COMMENTARY ON THE LOWER EAST SIDE
SEPTEMBER 14,2008
Raphael McAden first hit the streets of the Lower East Side at a young age during a young time -the mid 60s- and was inspired by the community's dynamic individuals, environment and culture. In this discussion he compares those times with the current era, and the corrosive effects on that culture by Gentrification, AIDS, and the relatively more conservative social scene.


IMPRESSIONS OF MAE REGINA
SEPTEMBER 14,2008
We are living in a time that requires going forward with new ideas, and also we are in need of a return to our sources. At least that's the feeling that my visit to the Condomble priestess Mae Regina from Terreiro Do Gantois, Bahia, Brazil, left me with. Presently the world we live in is a compartmentalized one. Conceptually for most of us, "Nature" is a far away place, morality and integrity are opportunistic catchwords, the spirit world is something that most have vague notions of, and our ancestors? Well, didn't they die sometime ago? THE NEW TIMES HOLLER! would like to introduce you to Mae Regina.


PRIVATE EYE INVESTIGATIONS
Oct 22, 2008
The way that THE NEW TIMES HOLLER! sees it, the most intriguing aspect about private eye novels are the private eyes themselves. The Holler! takes a look at four novels: Clyde Ford's Precious Cargo, James Crumley's The Last Good Kiss, Walter Mosley's Cinnamon Kiss, and Valerie Wilson Wesley's Dying In The Dark.


AN AUDIO AND WRITTEN INTERVIEW WITH RAS MOSHE
OCT 23, 2008
RAS MOSHE, multi reed player and poet, has been organizing the ongoing MUSIC NOW series at the Brecht Forum in Manhattan since 2000. Moshe combines many perspectives in this endeavor, from being a musician and composer to approaching his project as a cultural activist and historian. He is a firm believer in the positive effects of the new music for social and personal change.


AN ASTROLOGICAL UPDATE ON THE ELECTION
OCTOBER 22, 2008
In the July 18th issue of THE NEW TIMES HOLLER!, a natal chart for Senator Barack Obama (See Archive, "The Astrology of Barack Obama") was discussed. We had no reliable birth time for Senator John McCain then, but now we do. Senator Joseph Biden's and Governor Palin's are looked into also.


AN INTERVIEW WITH ARTIST/EDUCATOR BARBARA SJOGREN IN CAIRO
NOVEMBER 25, 2008
Barbara Sjogren, an American sculptor, painter, educator has been teaching in Cairo at a new international school for young children at the Infinity International School. Sjogren was born in Tanzania, and has lived in Sri Lanka, where she was a student of one of its most important artists, George Keyt, and was a co-principal. She finds herself in Egypt continuing her journey as an artist, teacher, and student.


AN INTERVIEW WITH WRITER, ACTOR AND MARTIAL ARTIST EUGENE HOBGOOD
NOVEMBER 25, 2008
THE NEW TIMES HOLLER!, as part of this issue's focus on education, presents a wide ranging interview with the multi-discipline artist Eugene Hobgood that touches on many areas of the evolution of his career. As an author of children's books, he is in effect an educator through story telling that introduces ideas about history and culture to young people.


THE PHOTOGRAPHER JAMUZE SPEAKS FROM ROME
DECEMBER 22, 2008
JAMUZE, an Italian photographer living in Rome whose love for Jazz and her devotion to "the art of life" can be seen in her photographs of musicians and how she portrays the life that she sees in them. In an interview that touches on many aspects of her philosophy of art, music and photography, Jamuze speaks!


SCUNLIN AND DIDGE, THE NEW TIMES HOLLER!'s PUNNED ITS
DECEMBER 23 2008
Well folks, it's high time that THE NEW TIMES HOLLER! cut through all of the cheese that the revered pundits spread out in the media with some of our own original and honest punned its, SCUNLIN and DIDGE. Their views do not reflect the views of THE HOLLER!, but we agree with them anyway. In this issue they rap up Bush's residency at the White House.


THE ETYMOLOGY OF THE NAME BARAK
FEBRUARY 7, 2009
What are the origins of the name Barak? Barak, an ancient word that meant "blessing". But is it a Swahili name as has been said by many? THE NEW TIMES HOLLER! conducted some etymological sleuthing and came up with some interesting results.


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