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Day: <span>February 1, 2007</span>

New York and Slavery African American Heritage Trail Markers

1. Wall Street Slave Market (Wall and Water Streets). A market for the sale and hire of enslaved Africans and Indians was established here at the Meal (Grain) Market in 1711 by the New York Common Council. 2. Amistad Defense Committee (122 Pearl Street near Hanover Street). Offices of silk merchants Lewis and Arthur Tappan, […]Read More

“Technology Trends for Public Relations Professionals”

Technology Panel At Burson-Marsteller In Manhattan New York, NY – January 2007 – The Black Public Relations Society-New York’s (BPRS-NY) recent “Technology Trends for PR Professionals” presentation featured Doug Simon of broadcast media distribution giant DS Simon Productions and digital multimedia specialist Lisa Bass of Washington DC-based e-MediaPro,LLC. Held at the Manhattan offices of Burson-Marsteller, […]Read More

From the Aisle

By Linda Armstrong Black Women, Let’s Talk Hair Would you ever think that the topic of Black women’s hair would be enough to create a play around? Specifically, a one-woman show, written and performed by the same person. Well, it turns out that Venus Opal Reese has written and is performing in Split Ends at […]Read More

Some Good News About Health Care in Brooklyn (For a

The Most Reverend Katharine Jefferts-Schori XXVIth Presiding Bishop of the Episcopal Church, joined the Right Reverend Orris G. Walker, Jr., Chairman of the Board of Trustees,  in a festive ribbon-   cutting ceremony for Interfaith Medical Center’s newest facility, the East Building,  on their Atlantic Avenue campus.   “This building will house our human resources, information technologies […]Read More

The Joan Maynard & James Weeks

For Graduating High School Students Living in the Kingsborough Houses (Weeksville), Brooklyn Why the Joan Maynard/ James Weeks Scholarship? The Joan Maynard/James Weeks Scholarship was initiated with a $50,000 endowment from Independence Community Foundation. It is intended to provide an annual college scholarship for a young man and a young woman living in the Kingsborough […]Read More

The Internet & New Media

By Akosua Kathryn Albritton e-Fencing “““““““““`E-fencing is not referring to the sport of swordplay; rather, it’s the activity of selling stolen goods through the Internet.  Instead of going to pawn shops with hot merchandise, thieves innovate their craft by selling through online auction sites.  The Today Show aired a segment about e-fencing Wednesday, January 24, […]Read More

View From Here

With his newest plan to not lose the war, we can viscerally feel the “slippery slope,” the President George W. (Worst ever) Bush has placed this nation on.  As the United States careens downward and the winds of growing fascism whistle louder past our ears, it is readily apparent that the U.S can’t stay in […]Read More

Commerce and Community

By Errol Louis A lot of hot air has been blowing across Brooklyn lately, now that opponents of Atlantic Yards have discovered that British bank Barclays plans to pay hundreds of millions for the right to have its name on the planne arena on the site. The opponents have dragged out the bank’s past financial […]Read More