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Day: <span>March 17, 2016</span>

Wellsprings of Faith  Rev. Cornell W. Brooks, President & CEO,

    Part II of His Sermon at Bridge Street Church’s 250th Anniversary Celebration, Sunday, February 28, 2016   “This Place: Not Merely Historic but History-Making”   … Some would say that you’re at Bridge Street African Methodist Episcopal Church; one church with two great histories.  Some might say that you’re in a beautiful urban cathedral with […]readmore

Eddie Castro Sports

It was Jefferson’s Raheem Dunn and Shamorie Ponds who formed into quite a tag team in shredding apart Lincoln High School en route to an impressive 90-61 victory over the Rail Splitters in Saturday’s PSAL City Championship game at Madison Square Garden. With taking down one of Brooklyn’s powerhouse high school basketball programs, Jefferson won […]readmore

Tyrone Curry’s Awesome Business

By Samantha Nzessi Tyrone Curry has a brick-and-mortar as well as a mobile store, selling CDs in various types of genres of music.  We interviewed Tyrone at his downtown Brooklyn location and asked how long he’s been in  this business and why. TC: About 15 years. From a little boy growing up in Bed-Stuy, Brooklyn, and going back and […]readmore

Interfaith CEO/President LaRay Brown Has a Message for the Community

 Interfaith Celebrates the Women in the Health Justice Movement With Bedford-Stuyvesant under assault both health-wise and economically, people ask what they can do to bring about change. An answer can be found in the example of the transforming role of the actions of the women delegates of 1199 and NYSNA.   It was they who provided […]readmore

Election 2016: The Civil War revisited with a Class War

By David Mark Greaves Watching the Donald Trump phenomenon is to see two things, his appeal to base instincts and his economic populism regarding trade pacts and jobs lost.   If the coming battle was only against overt racism, then the Democratic nominee wins, hands down.   However, it’s the class war twist that adds another level […]readmore

Why Hillary Clinton Doesn’t Deserve the Black Vote: From the

By Michelle Alexander, The Nation Magazine Hillary Clinton loves black people. And black people love Hillary—or so it seems. Black politicians have lined up in droves to endorse her, eager to prove their loyalty to the Clinton’s in the hopes that their faithfulness will be remembered and rewarded. Black pastors are opening their church doors […]readmore

Hillary Widens Lead

  Secretary Hillary R. Clinton is doing what she must do to grab the brass ring in this Super Tuesday series of primaries. This week, she won Ohio, Florida and North Carolina, demonstrating her strength across a diverse electorate including white blue-collar voters. She blunted Senator Bernie Sanders’ incredible momentum while striking, as reported by […]readmore

Bed-Stuy BID, Gateway to Diversity and Prosperity

By Akosua K. Albritton Fulton Street and Nostrand Avenue are two of Brooklyn’s lucrative commercial corridors.  Even a shuttered storefront is a gold mine.  March 2009, Bedford Stuyvesant Restoration Corp. (BSRC) received the green light from the NYC Department of Small Business Services to operate the Bed Stuy Gateway BID (Bed Stuy BID) which currently […]readmore