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Day: <span>April 19, 2018</span>

Dr. V. De Costa, distinguished Alumna of Medgar Evers College

Life Tribute:  Dr. Carol V. De Costa  Dr. Carol V. De Costa (“Dr. D”) was born November 28, 1956 in Georgetown, Guyana to the late Olga Van Rossurn and John Campbell. Her kindness, love for humanity, generosity and determination were unparalleled even as a youngster. No doubt God welcomed a new angel into his midst. […]readmore


April 13 through May 13, 2018 Brooklyn, New York, March 20, 2018– Central Brooklyn Jazz Consortium presents New York City’s longest, continuously running, grassroots festival dedicated to jazz. More than 500 artists are performing in over 50 events at mostly intimate venues throughout Brooklyn during this monthlong celebration of the music. The performances and programs […]readmore

Working Families Party Endorsed Cynthia Nixon for Governor and Jumaane

ALBANY, NY — In a show of massive grassroots power, the Working Families Party voted today to formally back Cynthia Nixon as their candidate for Governor of New York and New York City Councilman Jumaane Williams (45thCD) for Lieutenant Governor. An overwhelming 91.5% of state committee members gathered in Albany and voted to endorse Cynthia, […]readmore

Community Chest: Karen Mitchell Owner, True Indian Hair

Karen Mitchell is an example of everything that is right about Brooklyn. Like most of us, she didn’t come from riches and didn’t graduate at the top of her class at some big-time business school. Everything she has accomplished has been of her own doing, and her hustle and business acumen have been the keys […]readmore

“Heroes of the Month” Ceremony, BP Adams Honors Brooklyn-Born Peter

On Wednesday, February 14th, a 19-year-old assailant opened fire using an AR-15 semiautomatic rifle resulting in the death of 14 students and three staff members. Wang was a freshman at the school and had moved from Brooklyn to Parkland a year-and-a-half ago with his Chinese immigrant parents so that he could join the Junior Reserve […]readmore

Before you’re no longer able, tell the doctors what you

Advance Directives, Their Importance and Interfaith Medical Center’s Commitment to Assist Monday, April 16th, 2018 was National Health Care Decisions Day and marked the beginning of National Health Care Decisions Week. National Health Care Decisions Week is an initiative of the Conversation Project with the primary goal of demystifying health care decision-making and bringing the […]readmore

How Do You Take Your Coffee?

Another week, another call to boycott another corporation. This week the corporation was Starbucks, and the call to boycott stemmed from an incident that took place at a Philadelphia Starbucks on April 12th. Two Black men were arrested after the store manager called 911 to say that the two men were refusing to leave the […]readmore

APRIL CALENDAR Like any other month, April has its share of special days, weeks and monthlong observations. The following is a list of the few. Month opens with frivolous April Fool’s Day (1st), Income Tax Awareness Pay Day (17th), Earth Day is April 22nd, The Boston Marathon (16th) and Sauvignon Blanc Day (24th).  Monthlong celebrations […]readmore