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Day: <span>June 11, 2018</span>

District 16 Science Fair: Bright Students, Bright Science

By Yaasantawa Mensah Have you ever imagined what it would be like if the world’s smartest individuals gathered in one area to share their knowledge? Well, wonder no more because this very moment was created on Thursday, May 31st, 2018 at Madiba Prep School in Brooklyn, New York! It was here where the District 16 […]Read More

Neighborhood Matters: Update Fort Greene Land Issue

142-150 South Portland Avenue By Councilwoman Laurie Cumbo The Hanson Place Seventh Day Adventist Church, in partnership with MDG Development Group, is seeking to rezone their land at 142-150 South Portland Avenue from R7A zoning (7-9 stories) to R8A zoning (12-14 stories). Last week, the NYC Council Subcommittee on Zoning and Franchises hosted a public […]Read More

Brooklyn Nets Mock Draft

The Draft Lottery is complete, the order is set and that means it is time for everyone’s mock draft to become a reality. The NBA Draft is just a little over three weeks away and for our beloved Brooklyn Nets. The Nets are coming off yet another disappointing season in which they missed the playoffs. […]Read More

BOTTLED: Zora Neale Hurston and “Barracoon”

Barracoon is the story of how over 100 people were sold into slavery after slavery was declared illegal, their lives destroyed over a bet. Timothy Meaher, a wealthy Alabama steamboat captain, shipyard owner and owner of the ship “The Clotilda,” bet a Yankee from New England that even though it had been illegal to import […]Read More

Rediscovering Lost Values 2018- On the Road with 8 Scribemasters

Last months, eight Brooklyn-based students, ages 12-17, and their 10 guardians visited three states in three days for a journey through the hidden chapters of American history omitted from classrooms, textbooks and core curriculums. They toured the battlegrounds of the Civil Rights movement; spoke to people who participated in the struggle; toured institutions where  images, […]Read More

Never Forget

Judge A. W. Tourgee speaks for the Negro at the First Mohonk Conference on the Negro Question, held at Lake Mohonk in Ulster County, June 6, 1905 Judge Tourgee. — So much has been said this morning about the industrial deficiencies of the colored people of the South that I have been greatly surprised at […]Read More