About Us

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In October 1977, ROUTES, A Guide to Black Entertainment began publishing articles relating to African-American culture and provided a guide to fun-filled activities and entertainment in the New York City area, the United States and internationally. The final issue was published in  August 1980. Approximately 10 years later, May 18, 1991, ROUTES resurfaced as  ROUTES, A Guide to African-American Culture, and, in a very reduced format. ROUTES ceased publishing in January 1995.

After a 20 year hiatus, ROUTES, A Guide to African-American Culture, is being restarted for a third time. ROUTES‘ maiden issue was published 37 years ago. Its founders lusted to discover  African-American cultural offerings in and around New York City, and, to share those findings with similar “Lusters”. As I work through this process of republishing past issues, I am struck by the variety of their content. For better or worst, I, too, find myself reminiscing about the multitude of good and bad bygone moments. But it is very important to record that I am deeply grateful to the many people who have made it possible for ROUTES to leave a record of those who’ve given further body and contour to American culture.

At the moment, my goal is to publish the many issues of ROUTES that I have managed to find. I am missing many many issues. If anyone of  you out there have any of the missing issues, I would be very appreciative if you would contact me.

In case you like ROUTES and want to support us, use the donate button at the bottom, do your Amazon shopping via our links, no extra cost for you, but ROUTES get a small commission.

Ronald Bunn

8 thoughts on “About Us

  1. Hey love working with you back in the 1977, shooting photos for you and Routes. Keep up the good work.
    Love the article on Marjorie and Perri. It’s such a surprise to see that you know many of my family and friends. You and Routes will ever be so close to me and my family.

    1. Hi Barbara,
      I’m feeling good about how ROUTES is developing. My spirits are high. Going to be in New York in June for the NFT Gala Benefit, perhaps we see each other then? Thanks for the note.

  2. Hey Ron hope all is well. Enjoyed chatting with you last Sat at the cafe on the Hudson. I will checkout some of the events going on here NY. Give me a call.

    Ron Lang

  3. Hello Ronnie,

    I’m a very old dear childhood friend of yours and your family. My name is Carl Grimes A.KA Richard ( Butch ) Byas. I think we made a brief connection in the late 70s with no real follow up. There are very few of us left to reminisce and it’s my hope we’ll be able to talk soon. In the meantime, be well Ronnie.

    1. Hey Butch,

      Where are you? The last time we saw each other was on Tompkins Ave, I think. Send me your telephone number to ronn@routes-mag.com. We have a lot to catch up on. It’s great hearing from you. Are you on Facebook? My FB Page is ronnbunn.

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