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Day: <span>June 23, 2011</span>

Top Scholar/Athletes of Boys & Girls H.S. Share Success Strategies

Valedictorian Folashade Frazier, eyes on the prize: She stayed focus. Hail, hail to the Boys and Girls High School Class of 2011 Valedictorian Folashade Frazier.        And while graduating from high school is that time in every teenager’s life when they make the transition from being a child into adulthood, Frazier’s reflection won’t be long because […]Read More

Letitia James: A Strong Voice During Tough Times

What next for Letitia James? Voters from all walks of life are asking that she run for the 10th  Congressional seat  when current Congressman Ed Towns eventually retires. And, why not? Though she has served in a variety of positions in public life, many voters first became aware of Letitia James when she ran for […]Read More

View From Here

When I was a child watching movies, it was the Mau Mau who were the villains and the white colonialists who were portrayed as the good guys.  It wasn’t until much later that I realized that the Mau Mau were freedom fighters and it was the opposite that was true. Now we have President Barack […]Read More

Setting the Record Straight on Fulfilling the Legacy and Mission

In the May 19 – 25 edition of the New York Amsterdam News, President William Pollard took out a full two-page color advertisement entitled “Fulfilling the Legacy and Mission of Medgar Evers College.”  The Medgar Evers College Coalition for Academic Excellence and Mission Integrity feels compelled to respond to several statements in this advertisement which […]Read More

The Incomparable Ruby Dee to be Honored by Coalition of

The Coalition of Theatres of Color in Brooklyn (The Paul Robeson Theater of Ft. Greene and The Billie Holiday Theatre in Bedford Stuyvesant) will honor the legendary Ruby Dee — currently celebrating 60-plus years as a revered awardwinning actress and writer — at an afternoon reception at the Billie Holiday Theatre in Brooklyn, New York, […]Read More

International African Arts Fest Bigger and Better

Besides celebrating our country’s independence during the July 4th weekend, the date also marks the 40th year of the International African Arts Festival. The event is a four-day festival slated to start at 10 am Friday, July 1st at Commodore Barry Park in Fort Greene. More than 75,000 people are expected to attend this year. […]Read More

At Witt's End: Speaking With A Black Jew About Black-Jewish

As the 20th Anniversary of the Crown Heights riots between blacks and Jews comes this summer, it is worth noting that since biblical times mainstream Judaism has had a strong contingent of black folk among them.    They are the Ethiopian Jews that trace their roots to the days when Moses led a band of […]Read More

Sports: Yankee Doodle Dandies

Approaching a third of the baseball season, the Yankees find themselves once again in the middle of a pennant race. Although key injuries have come down hard on the team, manager Joe Girardi has to kept things flowing and the next man in line has stepped up. Phil Hughes, Damaso Marte, Pedro Feliciano, Bartolo Colon, […]Read More