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Day: <span>July 13, 2017</span>

Strength in Numbers: Broadway Triangle and Bedford Union Armory Protest

By Kelly Mena/Kings County Politics The room was small but their voices were many at Brooklyn Borough Hall Monday as hundreds of local residents and advocates banded together to fight for affordable housing and against displacement across Brooklyn. “Fight! Fight! Fight! Housing is a Right!” rang out through the halls of The People’s House and […]Read More

Making Voting Accessible to the People

By Akosua K. Albritton On May 11, 2017, US President Donald Trump signed an executive order to establish the Presidential Advisory Commission on Election Integrity. POTUS calls it the “Voter Fraud Panel.” With increasing numbers of American citizens choosing not to vote in either local or national elections, would it not be more appropriate to […]Read More

WHAT’S GOING ON

By Victoria Horsford I attended the 90th Birthday Celebration for David Dinkins, 106th Mayor of the City of New York, which was hosted by Mayor Bill de Blasio and First Lady Chirlane McCray at Gracie Mansion on July 10. Like the honoree, it was an elegant affair attended by about 400 members of the city’s […]Read More

NATIONAL BLACK PROGRAMMING CONSORTIUM SCORES NEA GRANT

National Endowment for the Arts Award, one of 1,029 new grants supporting arts projects nationally, to help back ‘AfroPoP’ TV series, 360 Incubator + Fund NEW YORK (June 27, 2017)—The Harlem-based National Black Programming Consortium (NBPC) has been awarded funding from the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) for its signature public television series and […]Read More

New York City and the Port Authority Want Your Business

  By Margo McKenzie Mayor de Blasio wants the city to clink glasses and offer a toast to his administration; it helped over 100 Women and Minority Business Enterprises(W/MBE) win $93 million dollars in contracts. The mayor is now steps closer to achieving his ten-year plan of 16 billion dollars in contracts with W/MBEs. His […]Read More

THE ART of the REAL : A fearless former First

Chelsea Clinton politely shuts down Trump’s G-20 tweet As reported on ABC News: After President Donald Trump responded to criticism of his daughter Ivanka Trump sitting in on a meeting at last week’s G-20 Summit by tweeting about Hillary and Chelsea Clinton, the former First Daughter tweeted a reply of her own on Twitter Monday […]Read More

The Legacy of Lynching: Confronting Racial Terror in America, July

Exhibition features groundbreaking research on racial terror and its effect on the nation today The Brooklyn Museum is proud to join forces with the Equal Justice Initiative (EJI), headed by acclaimed public interest lawyer and MacArthur Foundation “Genius” recipient Bryan Stevenson, and Google to present a timely exhibition: The Legacy of Lynching: Confronting Racial Terror in […]Read More

Police Officer Miosotis Familia, Killed in the Bronx, is Mourned

  Excerpted from reporting by Jennifer Smith for Dailymail.com and the Associated Press NYPD Officer Miosotis Familia, a 48-year-old single mother of three, was shot dead in The Bronx as she made notes in her patrol car in the early hours of July 5.  Her killer, paranoid schizophrenic Anthony Bonds, 34, was gunned down by […]Read More