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Day: <span>January 3, 2014</span>

Pan Africanist and Cultural Leader John Watusi Branch Makes his

The World African Diaspora Union (WADU) sends its deep-felt condolences to the immediate and extended family members of Baba John Watusi Branch. Baba J. Watusi Branch made his transition to the world of the ancestors at 7:00 a.m. on December 28, 2013. Baba Watusi Branch was a Pan-Africanist, a cultural leader, community builder, entrepreneur, activist, […]readmore

Bed-Stuy Crime Down But Increasing Wealth Disparity Could Alter Trends

Crown Heights sees crime rise amid increasing mix of gentrification and poverty By Stephen Witt Major crime continued to fall throughout Bedford-Stuyvesant in 2013, according to Police Department statistics, but there are some troubling blips in violent crime that could point to a challenge to keep crime down under the incoming de Blasio Administration. In […]readmore

Brooklyn Movement Center Incubates a Food Co-op

It’s harvest time in central Brooklyn!  A rich marriage of food wisdom and social activism continues to yield nutrient-packed produce and local leadership right here.  The Brooklyn Movement Center (BMC) wades these waters with unique activities while incubating something new.  We saw how at one of the grub parties posted at their Web site.  Food […]readmore

Africans in the Americas Pt 1

We Came Before Columbus By David Mark Greaves The first explorers from Africa arrived on the north and south equatorial currents spanning the Atlantic Ocean between the African and American continents. Dr. Ivan Van Sertima points to these forces as a natural conveyor belt between West Africa and the Americas. The most striking physical evidence […]readmore

Jean Alerte Visits Uncommon Charter High School

By Breanna Chase, Class of 2017 On Thursday, December 19th, local entrepreneur, author and philanthropist Jean Alerte visited Uncommon Charter High School in Crown Heights. He recently published his book, Do Right Do Good: An Easy-to-Use Guidebook Towards Vision Fulfillment and Entrepreneurship. Mr. Alerte’s relationship with UCHS started when Paulette Johnson, mother of UCHS student Justin Smith, visited […]readmore

The Ultimate Journey Begins With Us Parents

Kwanzaa is the time that families of the EAST and Uhuru Sasa Shule gather meeting and greeting the offspring of those who were youth themselves in the 70s.  Kwanzaa 2013, held Dec. 29th at For My Sweet Claver Place and Fulton, sent the message of the difference parents make in shaping the lives of children […]readmore

Staying Put

By Eddie Castro This Sunday was the last week of the regular season for the NFL. The excitement now turns to the playoffs as teams from the AFC and NFC battle to reach the Super Bowl, which will be held at Metlife Stadium in East Rutherford, New Jersey. Unfortunately, the hometown teams, the Jets or […]readmore