ELEVEN FOURTEEN By BABYLON

FICTION By BABYLON #meetoomovement It was November 14th, a cold winter day in Chicago and the snow was coming down like confetti. I answered an ad in the newspaper and my interview would take place in downtown Chicago at the very heart of the city. The address for my job interview was 1114 Lake Shore…

BABYLON: The Girl from Chicago

“I don’t believe in magic.” Said the young boy. The old man smiled. “You will when you see her.” –Atticus BABYLON irunbaylon@twitter.com #MeeToo My favorite movie by Oscar Micheaux is a picture called, THE GIRL FROM CHICAGO. I met this woman who calls herself BABYLON and she’s from Chicago and in truth today whenever I…

CONFESSIONS OF A SUPERPREDATOR By BABYLON

ESSAY By BABYLON In 1996, Hillary Clinton gave a speech to a mostly white college in New Hampshire, supporting the Violent Crime Control Law and Enforcement Act; Bill Clinton signed into law. The act included more community policing and expansion of the death penalty. Hillary Clinton referred to black youth as SUPERPREDATORS. The fear she…

Memorial at Arlington

A poem by Charles Micheaux The green grass, the colorful array of fresh flowers sway, the benign wind blows gingerly and silent. The Savannah Sparrow darts from each magnificent headstone. The soft wind lifts our American flags again. The unadorned cross speaks silent under a life giving Sun at Arlington National Cemetery on Memorial Day.…

The Respectful Prostitute

“Fortune favors the audacious.” –Desiderius Erasmus Fiction by Charles Micheaux The May sun was bright and warm and eye saw the most beautifully colored bird flapping it’s wings as it descended from the heavens and the sky. The bird was utterly magnificent to behold even if I were dreaming, but what eye saw and felt…

John F. Kennedy Civil Rights Legacy

“The heart of the question is whether all Americans are to be afforded equal rights and equal opportunities.” –President John F. Kennedy Civil Rights Address, June 11th 1963 John Fitzgerald Kennedy was born on May 29th 1917 in Brookline, Ma; he was the nations 35th President and the youngest man to be elected President in…