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

The Internet & New Media

By Akosua Kathryn Albritton Peterkin in Focus Lem Peterkin is the tall, burly photojournalist whose work is seen in many New York City publications.  Peterkin says the New York Times, New York Newsday, New York Post and every African-American newspaper use his photos.  Peterkin was surprised that anyone knew his first name because his photo […]readmore

Commerce and Community

By Errol Louis Good in the ‘Hood: Bombay Masala Hot on the heels of Sushi Tatsu II, a Japanese restaurant at the corner of Franklin Avenue and Dean Street, an Indian restaurant has opened a couple of blocks away. Bombay Masala is at 678 Franklin between St. Marks Ave. and Prospect Place, and they are […]readmore

Obituary: Gifted Poet Sekou Sundiata

By Louis Reyes Rivera On Wednesday, July 18, 2007, at 5:47a.m. (ET), poet Sekou Sundiata passed away. A highly esteemed performing poet, Mr. Sundiata wrote for print, performance, music and theater. Born Robert Franklin Feaster in Harlem on August 22, 1948, Sundiata came of age as an artist during the Black Arts/Black Aesthetic movements of […]readmore

From the Aisle

By Linda Armstrong Theater Is Abounding This Summer There is theater everywhere you look in New York City this summer and it is coming from quite a few places. I’m going to tell you about three in particular. The Public Theater in Manhattan is presenting something very ambitious. African American, Pulitzer Prizewinning playwright Suzan Lori […]readmore

Campaign Season Opens With Barron Announcing for Brooklyn Borough President

By Mary Alice Miller Councilman Charles Barron declared his candidacy for the Brooklyn Borough President’s office on July 22nd. Marty Markowitz, the current Brooklyn Beep, will be term-limited in 2009. By declaring his candidacy 2 years in advance, Barron has officially opened the NYC campaign season, which includes this year’s judicial elections for state supreme, […]readmore

New Café Opens on Tompkins Ave.

By Kimberly Agomou and Melanie Castell Tompkins Avenue has a new place to hang and its name is the ‘Common Grounds’.  The Common Grounds is a new caf‚/coffee shop that celebrated its grand opening July 16, 2007. The owner, Tremaine Wright, was all smiles as she cut the ribbon, welcoming the public to the opening […]readmore

National Black United Front Celebrates 28 Years in Houston

By Mary Alice Miller NBUF held its 28th Annual Convention July 12th- 15th at the S.H.A.P.E. Community Center in Houston, Texas. This year’s theme, Resurrecting the Black Family: Revolutionary Tools to Build the African Family, Community and Nation, attracted an energized crowd from chapters across the country. Save our Youth, Inc., a group of young […]readmore