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Day: <span>April 17, 2017</span>

Mawuli Hormeku Challenges Inez Barron for East New York City

By Kings County Politics Calling for a new direction in self-empowerment, Mawuli Hormeku today announced he will challenge City Councilwoman Inez Barron (D-East New York, Canarsie, East Flatbush, Brownsville) in the upcoming 42nd District City Council Democratic Primary. City Council Member Inez Barron Inez Barron is the former Assembly member representing East New York, and […]readmore

The Making of a President

By Priscilla Mensah Often, when we come across great leaders, whether it be through history textbooks, on the television or in our own lives, we wonder about their beginnings. One of the questions that we frequently want answered is, who taught them? Who is it that helped to shape, mold and inspire them into the […]readmore

So how do we understand the paradox of black officials

Books  LOCKING UP OUR OWN  Crime and Punishment in Black America Author: JAMES FORMAN JR. The past few years have seen an increase in awareness and outrage over the senseless killings of black men and women at the hands of law enforcement, and these deaths have also led to a renewed conversation about race in […]readmore

When Mayor de Blasio released his plans to open over

By Borough President Eric Adams Immediately after his announcement, many residents from the communities of Crown Heights and Prospect Lefferts-Gardens came out to an emergency meeting in order to voice their outrage over another shelter being placed in their area. I shared that concern. When I was a state senator representing the area, I actively […]readmore

Trump Administration’s ‘Attack on Black Women’ Evident, Says Congresswoman

Recent incidents involving Maxine Waters, April Ryan and Susan Rice echo the treatment of Michelle Obama. By Sheryl Estrada, April 11, 2017 Michelle Obama has spoken candidly about her experience as the nation’s first African-American First Lady, including the racist and sexist insults hurled at her by Republican politicians and pundits. During her 2015 commencement address […]readmore

Interfaith UniverSoul: “Using Humor to Beat Depression”

By Priscilla Mensah Guess what everyone? The circus is in town, and attending may be not only entertaining but also good for your health. The circus that I am referring to is the UniverSoul Circus which largely features African-American-themed acts. While attending this circus, you are sure to jam to some of the hottest African-American […]readmore

The Role of the Artist in Telling Our Stories

Four Black Authors Win 2017 Pulitzer Prizes;  Second Achievement for Brooklyn’s Lynn Nottage The 2017 Pulitzer Prize winners, announced in New York City, April 10, recognized four black writers among the 21 authors. At the announcement in New York City, Pulitzer Award Administrator Mike Pride described the role of the literary prizes as “telling the […]readmore