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Day: <span>May 5, 2017</span>

City to Invest $7M to Better Apprehend Domestic Violence Abusers

BP Adams: Mayor’s move “ensures care of children who are often invisible victims”. What should be one of the warmest and most peaceful days of the year, Mother’s Day, will be the extreme opposite for individuals trapped in abusive situations. Or locked in memories of them. While crime has lowered in New York City, domestic […]readmore

WHAT’S GOING ON By Victoria Horsford

  TRUMP’S FIRST 100 DAYS The USA is in “crisis mode”.   No one could have predicted the sea changes that America and the world have undergone since Donald Trump was sworn in as US President on January 20, 2017.   The POTUS 45 reign has been chaotic, depressing. It is like taking a few modern literary […]readmore

Tellers of Stories Amanda Gorman, 19, Named National Youth Poet

  Amanda Gorman was named the first national youth poet laureate. According to Poets & Writers magazine, April 2017 issue, “The unprecedented title, to be awarded annually, honors a teen poet who demonstrates extraordinary literary talent and a proven record of community engagement and youth leadership”. “For Gorman, poetry and civic outreach aren’t separate interests. […]readmore

Community Organizing Led by Love

By Akosua K Albritton For years, it had become known that Brooklyn Community Board 9 (CB9) meetings could become contentious. Some board members and residents were dissatisfied with how District Manager Pearl Miles carried out her responsibilities. The struggle for control of the community board and the community itself came to a boiling point when […]readmore

Who’s Making America Greater?

Great People on the Ground. The last weekend of April Earth Month, we celebrated some of the greatest: a preteen gardener and a Composter Community Activist & a Muralist, Construction Worker and a Custodial Engineer. Proof that much of America’s greatness is in unlikely places, mostly at the grassroots where life springs forth and people’s movements grow. (BG)readmore

Malcolm’s Struggle Documented

The landmark 1964 film Malcolm X: Struggle for Freedom documentary filmed by Elbert “Sandy” Bethune (right) will be screened at the 24th New York African Film Festival this Sunday, May 7 at 4:15pm at Lincoln Center’s Elinor Bunin Munroe Film Center, 144 West 65th Street in Manhattan. Recently, the Jamaican filmmaker, poet, author and scholar offered a talk […]readmore