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Day: <span>September 8, 2017</span>

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We thought the worst of climate change would not be felt until sometime in the future. And while that is still true, what is happening now around the world is bad enough and yet is only an omen of what is to come. And while storm waters are raging across the planet from Texas to […]Read More

WHAT’S GOING ON

RIP: NOVELLA NELSON  Artist extraordinaire Novella Christine Nelson, 77, transitioned on August 31. A Brooklyn, New Yorker, she attended NYC public schools(K-12) and earned a degree at Brooklyn College in theater.   A vocalist and a film and TV actress with a long filmography, Novella had memorable roles in Hollywood feature films like Denzel Washington’s […]Read More

How it Feels: West Indian Day Parade 2017

In Brooklyn, Labor Day is synonymous with the West Indian Day Parade. More than 20% of our residents are of Caribbean descent, which means that if you live here, you have been influenced in some way by the culture. This year marked the 50th Anniversary of the parade, an enigma to many due to the […]Read More

The 41st Council District: What do the Top Four Candidates

By Margo McKenzie On September 12, in addition to voting for Mayor, Public Advocate, District Attorney and three referendums, voters in term-limited Darlene Mealy’s district (Brownsville, East Flatbush, Crown Heights) will also vote for City Council (District 41). Four candidates lead the nine-person race in funds raised. Who are they? What are their qualifications? How […]Read More

The Billie Holiday Theatre presents The Old Settler by John

  The First Show of the 2017-2018 Season (Brooklyn, NY – September 6, 2017) The Billie Holiday Theatre (The Billie) is launching its 46th season in the newly renovated theater with a production of The Old Settler, written by Brooklyn-born playwright John Henry Redwood and directed by Tony Award-nominee Michele Shay.  The Old Settler will […]Read More

Ready for Some Football?

By Eddie Castro This Sunday for both the Jets and the Giants, the 2017-18 NFL season kicks off and both New York squads are looking to make some noise this year. Although the two local teams appeared to be heading in different directions, this year brings a lot of excitement to both crowds cheering for […]Read More

A.G. Schneiderman Files Lawsuit to Protect Dreamers and Preserve DACA

A.G. Schneiderman Files Lawsuit to Protect Dreamers and Preserve DACA Today, New York Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman led a coalition of 16 Attorneys General in filing suit to protect Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) grantees. The lawsuit, which was filed this afternoon in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of New […]Read More