‘Power’ isn’t real, or is it?

David Goodson | 1/9/2020, 5:39 p.m.
Of the things that James St. Patrick is, was or was alleged in the eyes of the public, the one ...
"Power" on Starz

Of the things that James St. Patrick is, was or was alleged in the eyes of the public, the one thing that he’d willingly admit to and wear with pride is that of the role of father. I have had plenty of discussions throughout the years and it was one quote that stood out. “I’ve had some success and have done some things that I’m proud of, but the thing that fuels my being is the blessing of being the father of Tariq, Raina and Yasmine,” he said. “All that I’ve done and all that I’m doing is to provide them the opportunities to be their best selves.” In the time after that statement, James and his wife Tasha suffered the insufferable pain that plagues many a Black family, no matter how high up the socioeconomic latter they climb, when their daughter Raina fell victim to a senseless murder. Providing a brave front to the public the couple set out to take their tragic circumstances and alter the future of inner city youth, starting in his native borough of Queens with a plan to erect a building whose intent was to discover and feed all that is creative, educational and positive in their spirit with the Queen’s Child Project. While that project is still moving forward nothing tangible can be seen as yet, but the fortunes of St. Patrick and perhaps the future of the state of New York will be alerted with the recent bombshell political announcement. Councilman Rashad Tate recently withdrew from the New York gubernatorial race clearing the path for Lorette Walsh to become the forerunner in the Democratic Party. In an attempt to lock down the election, Walsh selected as her right hand James St. Patrick. The boy from the block, on the cusp of being one of the state’s most influential voices as lieutenant governor?! WHAT?! Unfortunately the thought of that fairytale ending has ceased. James St. Patrick was found slain in his world renowned nightclub TRUTH. As we went to press the details have yet to surface, but we’re on that and will help bring the murderer of James St. Patrick to justice.

It’s that easy to blur the lines of real life and reel life for some people when it comes to the series “Power.” Since its inception it has grown from cult to mainstream stature propelling the characters as cultural icons and the actors/actresses that portray them near superstardom. Now we find ourselves at the end. The series finale is down to the final four episodes. And believe it will not go quietly. Select cities throughout the country have been selected to have private, intimate screenings of an episode with Q and A sessions from cast members and crew. When is ours you ask? Well the Paley Center announced on Tuesday their first event of the Spring 2020 PaleyLive will be celebrating the end of the Starz series.

The event, which is set to take place on Feb. 7, will screen the series’ final episode and be followed by a discussion with executive producers Courtney A. Kemp and Curtis “50 Cent” Jackson and cast members Omari Hardwick, Naturi Naughton, Joseph Sikora, Michael Rainey Jr. and Larenz Tate.

Hope to be in the place! I’m out for now. Over and out. Holla next week. Til then, enjoy the nightlife.