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Day: <span>February 2, 2018</span>

Netflix: Y’all Need to Chill—Part Two

By Lisa Durden Let me set some of y’all Black folks all the way straight who feel like Mo’Nique needed to take the money and keep it moving. NO!! Hell to the Hell NO!! Yes, Lisa Durden would have grabbed that dough and ran. But my name ain’t Mo’Nique. Do you people realize that she […]readmore

Scott Stringer’s Comptroller U: A Year of Free Workshops on

NYC Comptroller Scott Stringer announced a 2018 initiative to help Minority- and Women-owned Business Enterprises gain access toto city contracts known as “M/WBE University”, the yearlong series of workshops designed to help M/WBEs get certified with with the city, navigate the procurement process and gain access to government business. While city agencies are making important […]readmore

The Great American Contradiction

We protest for peace, and then vote leaders into office who maintain perpetual war. We support animal rights while wearing leather shoes and eating a rib-eye steak. We live in a constant state of contradiction, our lives continuously straddling between that which we know to be true definitely, and that which we need to be […]readmore

Lack of Diversity in Specialized High Schools Exemplify Failure of

By Basir Mchawi While the de Blasio Administration points to improved high school graduation rates as a measure of improved public schools, other statistics show exactly how bad the New York Public Schools have become. The residual educational damage done during the years of Michael Bloomberg will probably take decades to undo. One aspect of […]readmore


THE USA AND BEYOND Doug Jones, newly sworn-in US Senator from Alabama, hired a Black Chief of Staff, Dana Gresham, a Washington, DC insider who worked for 8 years in the Obama Administration.   What a difference a major Black turnout makes. Gresham in the only Black Chief of Staff for a Democratic US Senator. The […]readmore

Preening with No Meaning: The State of the Union Address

Democrat and Independent elected officials had a lot to say about Tuesday’s State of the Union address. For some it was merely underwhelming, but others were infuriated by the gall of it all. The public may soon feel beholden to the President for inspiring discussion of a wealth of cogent analysis that might make it […]readmore

Center for Law and Social Justice at Medgar Evers College

The Center for Law and Social Justice at Medgar Evers College is a winner of the Brooklyn Community Foundation’s Annual Spark Prize, which recognizes exceptional nonprofits rooted in Brooklyn that advances racial and social justice. The center will receive $100,000 in general operating support from the foundation. CLSJ is one of five organizations receiving the […]readmore

Democrats Boycott SOTUS

Democratic Rep. Maxine Waters California decided early on she wouldn’t show up for SOTUS. “Why would I take my time to go and sit and listen to a liar?” she said on MSNBC’s “All In with Chris Hayes” on Jan 12. “I don’t appreciate him and I wouldn’t waste my time sitting in that House […]readmore