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Day: <span>December 2, 2010</span>

In search of the Harlem Renaissance: A 40-year journey

The African Diaspora  International Film Festival is Hosting   a fund-raiser for filmmaker William Greaves, Thursday, Dec 9 @8:30PM – The Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture For Ticket Information Call the Schomburg Bookstore 212-491-2206 ADIFF is proud to serve as host to a fund-raiser for William Greaves’ upcoming 90-minute film exploring the cultural life […]Read More

Green Movements Grow in Central Brooklyn

Last weekend, November 19-21, the first annual conference to forge food, farming and policy solutions for the Black Community convened at Brooklyn College in New York City, convening farmers, gardeners, activists, students and community leaders from across the nation and around the world. The 3-day conference, attended by more than 500 people, was hosted by […]Read More

SPORTS: Round 2 In Foxboro!

By Eddie Castro The Jets and Patriots rekindle their rivalry once again on Monday Night Football, making this meeting the most anticipated game of the week. With both teams atop the AFC East division with a record of 9-2, this game will indeed decide who will win the division, and how both teams will blend […]Read More

At Witt's End:Local City Council Members React to Layoffs and

By Stephen Witt Central Brooklyn readers wondering if their local city council members are on their game could learn a thing or two from their response to the recently proposed layoffs of 10,000 city workers. The proposal came last month from Mayor Bloomberg who wants the layoffs to close a projected $4 billion budget gap […]Read More

Rev. W. Taharka Robinson Honored for Consumer Protection Activism

By Mary Alice Miller It began two years ago, when the congregation of New Life Tabernacle sought to watch the historic election returns that culminated with Barack Obama winning the presidency. They rented a large flat-screen television for the event. The not-so-simple contract contained a rent-to-own interest rate of 400-500%. Two year later, Governor David […]Read More

Parents and Teachers Express Outrage at Mayor's Choice of Chancellor

Former Hearst Executive Cathie Black, Mayor Bloomberg’s selection as chancellor to run the 1.1 million children New York City school system, has begun her tenure despite the outrage expressed by parents and educators of the process and her lack of any experience or even any obvious prior interest in public education. What’s been called a […]Read More

CURTIS "COOKIE" RODGERS PASSES

Loving, kind and funny are some of the words local residents are saying to describe Curtis “Cookie” Rodgers who passed away on Sunday, November 20.  He was in his mid-50s. His friends, family, coworkers and customers describe him as friendly, community-oriented, uplifting, humorous, and a big-hearted man with a smile on his face always. A […]Read More

Medgar Evers College Prof. Michele Vittadello Awarded $601,491 Science Grant

Brooklyn, NY, Nov. 30, 2010 – Michele Vittadello, an Assistant Professor of Chemistry at Medgar Evers College of the City University of New York and at the CUNY Graduate School and University Center, was awarded $601,491 by the U.S. Air Force’s Office of Scientific Research (AFOSR) for a proposed four-year research project. Vittadello and a […]Read More