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Day: <span>January 1, 2005</span>

Stanley Kinard, Educator,Formally Announces His Candidacy For City Council, 41st

Receives Key Endorsement From Councilman Charles Barron Stanley Kinard, an educator who has served as Founder and long-time Executive Director of the Carter C. Woodson Cultural Literacy Project, today announced his candidacy for City Council, 41st District, and received a significant endorsement from Councilman Charles Barron, (D-42) on the steps of City Hall.  Kinard is […]readmore

Bridge Street Prep School

By Freddie Hamilton “Bridge  Street students today, America’s leaders tomorrow”, says  Rev. David B. Cousin, Sr., Pastor of Bridge Street AWME Church. This gives a  glimpse into the reason why he has had such a profound commitment to the support  of the Bridge  Street Preparatory School since his arrival in  1997 as Pastor of the […]readmore

The Parent’s Notebook

By Aminisha Black Parenting is a Balancing Act Effective parenting in this culture is a matter of fulfilling physiological needs, nurturing emotional and social stability and advocacy.  Acknowledging the necessity to handle and balance all of these can provide a map of sorts for this job, which can and often does become stressful.  Taking responsibility […]readmore

Remembered Lives

How do you keep yourself looking so fabulous? At age 73, Essence Magazine featured you in their annual issue of elderly beauties. I only eat healthful foods, do Tai Chi, take colonics, and stay away from prescription drugs. Now, I’m into balancing a positive more holistic life. When I had my boutique I kept two […]readmore

The Drug War Toll Mounts

by Radley Balko In Washington, D.C., a 27-year old quadriplegic is sentenced to ten days in jail for marijuana possession, where he dies under suspicious circumstances. In Florida, a wheelchair-bound multiple sclerosis patient now serves a 25-year prison sentence for using an out-of-state doctor to obtain pain medication. And in Palestine, Texas, prosecutors arrest 72 […]readmore


Sergeant Pablo Andr‚s Calder¢n was recently killed in Iraq, when a roadside insurgent makeshift bomb exploded near the ruined Sunni City of Fallujah.  Calderon, a lifelong resident of Crown Heights, Brooklyn enlisted into the U.S. Army in 1997, upon graduating from George Westinghouse Vocational High School. He was stationed in Fort Bennings, Georgia, then Korea, […]readmore

The Internet & New Media

By Akosua Kathryn Albritton The following story is a reprint from the April 2003 Wired For Success column.  It makes a second appearance because the winter season is here.  Given all the great options we have on the Internet and features on the latest personal computers, being aware of one’s time seated before the PC […]readmore


Rashad is the Jewel in August Wilson’s Drama “Gem” When most people think of an amazing, award winning African American playwright, whether it’s for the Pulitzer Prize, Tony Award or New York Drama Critics Award, they have to think of August Wilson. Wilson is on a mission to set down the history of Blacks in […]readmore