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Day: <span>December 22, 2011</span>

Wellsprings of Faith: Ms. Alma Carroll

Alma Carroll was touched by African History when she was born in Asheville, N.C. “The Land Of The Sky” December 16, 1925. Asheville was the summer home of the Vanderbilt’s and Alma’s grand uncle raised chickens at “Biltmore House”. Paul Robeson’s brother lived at the end of Ridge Street. Rev. Dr. Thomas Kilgore and sister […]Read More

Wellsprings of Faith: Mrs. Jane Lee Weatherspoon Green

1925 was a very good year for milestones in music, inventions and human rights activism. The Harlem Renaissance was in full swing; Louis Armstrong and Duke Ellington made their first recordings; the first working television was produced; civil rights icons Malcolm X and Medgar Evers were born; the first potato chip factory opened thanks to […]Read More

Dr. Josephine English, Entrepreneur, Medical Doctor, Passionate Community Advocate, Passes

Dr. Josephine English, beloved matriarch, real estate magnate, theatre arts trailblazer and medical doctor who counselled Malcolm X — a woman truly ahead of her time who epitomized the ultimate multitasker, passed Sunday (18) at the Dr. Susan Smith McKinney Nursing & Rehabilitation Center in Brooklyn, NY. Dr. English leaves a tremendous legacy. Her expertise […]Read More

View From Here: Media in New York

Gil Noble’s Like It Is was the institutional memory of African-American people. Noble had a Pan-African understanding of the world and worked tirelessly for the education and uplifting of African people, particularly those here in the States. Since Noble’s illness, The Walt Disney-owned WABC-TV has substituted something they call Here and Now. The last segment […]Read More

City throws lump of coal to people waiting for social

The city last week denied that the growing lines of people waiting in the cold to get social services help had anything to do with a recent Fire Department inspection of the building at 500 DeKalb Avenue. The denial follows several complaints of the long lines of people standing outside the building – some with […]Read More