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Day: <span>February 9, 2018</span>


Did I ever tell you my Basquiat story? He painted the walls for a disco club in my building. When we left, his murals were still up. A corporate office was moving in, so they painted over them. -arm I don’t remember the first time I ever met Jean-Michel Basquiat or IF I ever met […]readmore

From Wakanda with Love

Over a year ago, word hit social media that the Marvel Cinematic Universe was releasing Black Panther, a movie based on the comic book series of the same name. Immediately, the Internet took notice and the countdown began. We are going to be given the story of a Black superhero, a unique occurrence indeed. I’ve […]readmore

Jennifer Jones-Austin: Rallying New York City for the Fight

By Emma Jordan-Simpson Jennifer Jones-Austin, CEO and Executive Director of the Federation of Protestant Welfare Agencies (now known as FPWA), has said often, “I’m not a preacher, but this work is my ministry”. On the contrary, she is probably one of the most effective preachers I know. She preaches with her whole life. She stands […]readmore

Helping My Mom Beat Diabetes

By Eric Adams, Brooklyn BP One cold day in January of 2016, I witnessed my mother inject herself with insulin to deal with her Type 2 diabetes.  Despite several years of being on this injection routine, the grimace on her face clearly showed that she had never gotten used to the sharp pain. When I […]readmore

Doctor Says Racism and Inequality Are Killing People in NYC

“Health clinics have been repeatedly downsized across “… one of the most unequal and segregated cities – New York City.”     Dr. Torian Easterling While the 24-hour news-cycle is consumed with the body politic, a “State of the Health” address at Community Board 3’s recent public meeting focused on the health of our physical bodies – […]readmore

  USA/NEW YORK  THE US: The US Dow Industrials dropped 1600 points on Monday before closing down by 1175. That was the single largest drop in the market’s history. It wiped out all of the 2018 gains for the Dow and the S&P.  Market was in free fall while President Trump was addressing an audience […]readmore

View From Here: Black History, American History

February is Black History Month, but when should Black history begin? Certainly, not during the Civil Rights Movement or Reconstruction, or slavery or our arrival on these shores. Black history begins, as all human history does, in Africa. Perhaps in the Olduvai Gorge in Tanzania or in the Afar Triangle of Ethiopia three-and-a-half million years ago. And over […]readmore