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Day: <span>April 2, 2016</span>

View From Here: Elections 2016

By David Mark Greaves Women’s History Month is ending and Hillary Clinton is currently leading in the Democratic delegate, and were she to win the nomination, history-making in itself, she may well consider having Senator Elizabeth Warren as her running mate. It would bring the Sanders forces on board and she need not worry about “balancing” the ticket with a guy, she could instead […]Read More

Historic and History-Making

Next month, New York State Assemblywoman Annette Robinson formally announces her decision to step down. It’s been a long, hard run for the ardent community activist and stateswoman; we remember how she showed up at events others avoided or deemed politically unimportant. But last week, the 56th AD leader, a stickler for protocol, presented the message first to members of the Vanguard Independent Democratic Association (VIDA), […]Read More

Women in Business Event Empowers Female Entrepreneurs

  By Jamillah Wright Nearly 100 women entrepreneurs gathered at the Brooklyn Navy Yard for the Women in Business New York event held last week. In honor of Women’s History Month, the inspirational evening celebrated six business owners who revealed their secrets to success.   Founded by Cassandra Tennyson and Koren Benbow-Fung, Women in Business […]Read More

Cornegy Awards 100K to Bed-Stuy Volunteer Ambulance Corps.

Last week Rocky Robinson, Founder of the Bed-Stuy Volunteer Ambulance Corps was presented with a $100,000 ceremonial check from Councilman Robert Cornegy.  In a statement, the Councilman said “The Bed-Stuy Volunteer Ambulance Corps is in the streets with us when we need them. When NYPD Officers Liu and Ramos were shot, Bed-Stuy Volunteer Ambulance Corps was first […]Read More

Liquor License Controversy in CB 8

By Akosua K. Albritton   In the past 15 years, Central Brooklyn has seen significant changes in the demographics of its neighborhoods.  Commercial strips such as Fulton Street, Washington Avenue, Franklin Avenue, Nostrand Avenue and Kingston Avenue have gone from being filled with “bodegas”, produce stands, barber/hair salons, discount stores, pharmacies, fabric stores, take-outs and […]Read More

Our Time at Home: My Journey with Artist … Richmond

  By Fern E. Gillespie On Wednesday, April 7, my statue, Black Boy (“Head of Boy”) by famed Harlem Renaissance artist Richmond Barthe (1901-1989), will be part of the African American Fine Art auction at Swann Galleries in Manhattan. This will be the end of my journey with Mr. Barthe, filled with culture and coincidence, […]Read More

Robinson Retirement Creates Room for Democracy Growth

By Stephen Witt Longtime lawmaker Assemblywoman Annette Robinson (Bedford-Stuyvesant) on Saturday announced she is retiring from her seat and quickly endorsed and pledged her support for Community Board 3 Chair Tremaine Wright as her successor. The announcement came over the weekend at the Vanguard Independent Democratic Association Breakfast. VIDA also nominated its President Henry Butler to run as a […]Read More