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Day: <span>March 24, 2016</span>

Transitions: Claudine Brown and Ida Turner

  Claudine Brown  From Dawoud Bey I met this brilliant woman many years ago in the 1970s. She was part of a community of friends I met early on who had all come out of Pratt Institute in Brooklyn. They were among the first artists I came to know as I spent time in, and then […]Read More

Eddie Castro Sports: Winners Circle

After their impressive victory last week against Brooklyn powerhouse Lincoln High in the City Championship, the boys of Jefferson High School won another big game this time in Albany to capture their first New York State AA Federation title with a 72-65 victory over Aquinas Institute. The Orange Wave added the cherry on top to […]Read More

Triumph in the Face of Foreclosure: From the Patricia F.

  By Bernice Elizabeth Green The 590 Madison Street building has been a music-learning and study center for more than 85 years, serving thousands of students. It was founded in 1930 by Philadelphia-born, Barbados-raised L. Elsie Cumberbatch Graham to house one of Brooklyn’s first official music instruction schools owned and operated by a person of […]Read More

Boss Ladies: Women in Business New York founders are on

    By Jamillah Wright Six elite women entrepreneurs were celebrated during Women in Business New York’s March Women’s Month celebration held last night at the Brooklyn Navy Yard.   The crowd extended that salute with resounding applause for the founders of WIBNY, Cassandra Tennyson and Koren Benbow-Fung, for their own work as business owners […]Read More

High-Tech In Brownsville

  By Dylan Johnson, KCP In Brownsville’s Howard Houses on Friday afternoon, Central Brooklyn State Senator Jesse Hamilton brought together community leaders, elected officials, students, teachers and principals to announce for a conference on The Campus, the country’s first technology and wellness hub located in a public housing project. The Campus, spearheaded by the senator, is an initiative designed […]Read More

Why I’m Leaving New York

By Jennifer Perry Living in New York, especially Brooklyn, isn’t the same anymore. Brooklyn is said to be one of the most expensive boroughs to live in and from my experience, I believe that is a fact. While at work, I engage in quick conversations with people from all over the city. One thing is […]Read More

What President Obama’s Visit to Cuba Means for Cubans of

  By Devyn Spence Benson, for the Huffington Post On Sunday, President Barack Obama will be the first U.S. President to set foot on Cuban soil since 1928. With economic sanctions still firmly in place, the visit represents a potential thawing of diplomatic relations between the U.S. and Cuba. However, for many Cubans of African Descent, the […]Read More