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Day: <span>January 26, 2017</span>

JAMES MORTIMER – June 29, 1941 – January 21, 2017

  James Mortimer, loving husband and father, exemplary community and youth empowerment advocate and pioneering entrepreneur, passed on Saturday, January 21 at Columbia Presbyterian Hospital in the presence of his wife Doris and family members. Mortimer, known as “Big Jim” to many throughout New York City, was so anointed the title because of his generosity […]readmore

The Shame of Black America Isn’t that Black Boys Can’t

By Phillip Jackson, The Black Star Project Nationally, about 10% of 8th-grade Black males read at or above a proficient level. In other words, on average, if you count any 100 young Black men, only 10 of them read at a proficient level. In Detroit, only 3 out of 100 young Black men read at […]readmore


By Victoria Horsford POTUS DONALD TRUMP  Like the rest of America, I have been swept away by an unusual destiny since January 20, 2017, when Donald Trump was sworn in as POTUS. Where the US republic is going is anyone’s guess. It is difficult to describe the national and global roller coaster ride whose course […]readmore

Brooklyn History Matters – Weeksville & Magnolia

Borough’s Early Progenitors of Village Matters Saturday, January 28 marks the 40th Anniversary of an historic benefit event for two organizations founded by African-Americans in Brooklyn. On that day in 1977, The Society for the Preservation of Weeksville and Bedford-Stuyvesant History, plus the Magnolia Tree Earth Center of Bedford-Stuyvesant were the beneficiaries of a fundraising concert by Pete Seeger, […]readmore

Voices From the Women’s March on Washington

  Watch Woman’s March Coverage at: Democracynow.org   TAMIKA MALLORY: Today is not a concert. It is not a parade, and it is not a party. Today is an act of resistance. Now, some of you came here to protest one man. I didn’t come here for that. I came here to address those of you […]readmore