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Day: <span>June 15, 2018</span>


NEW YORK, NY Brooklyn Congresswoman Yvette Clarke, 53, has agreed to a debate with her Democratic primary challenger Adem Bunkeddeko, 29, which will air on June 19 on Spectrum’s NY1 TV show, “Inside City Hall,” with Errol Louis. Both candidates are children of immigrants. Clarke’s parents are Jamaican. Bunkeddeko’s parents are Ugandan.  June 26 is […]readmore

Thinker’s Notebook: Death of a Dynasty

Around 335 BC, Aristotle analyzed Greek tragedy and drama and stated that all Greek plays have two parts: the complication and the unraveling. The complication is when the protagonist finds trouble as the knot is revealed or tightened. The unraveling is when the knot is loosened; in comedy and drama this normally means that the […]readmore

Community Calendar

Saturday, June 16th   18th Annual Fort Greene Brooklyn Juneteenth Arts Festival Cuyler Gore Park, 12-6PM, 2 Greene Avenue, FREE Music! Dance! Poetry! Artistry! Fashion! Food! Community! History! Presented by the Cooperative Culture Collective hosted by Gha’il Rhodes-Benjamin and Angela Moseley with Richard Green and Graham Witherspoon as speakers. Performances by Kiara Copeland, Iyaba Mandingo, Javier […]readmore

The Best of Our Time

Community and education activists are a major reason P.S. 25/Eubie Blake School is staying open for another year. But the school’s administrators and parents give credit to the students, who provided the impetus for advocates to go the distance. Tuesday, June 12, P.S. 25 students worked the school’s garden in the morning, pulling weeds and […]readmore

Rediscovering Lost Values: Lessons Learned at Edmund Pettus Bridge

The Alabama sun beamed down on the Rediscovering Lost Values Tour while my father, Rev. W. Taharka Robinson, prepared our group to march across the Edmund Pettus Bridge by providing us with a history lesson.  This lesson illustrated the brutality and evil our ancestors knew they would face and encountered while marching across the bridge […]readmore

Mother Wit Conference 2018 Brings Fathers and Mothers around the

With a spacious banquet hall and several carpeted nooks above it, John Wesley United Methodist Church at 260 Quincy Street in historic Bedford-Stuyvesant was the setting for a day of communication, inspiration and healing for women and men. Dubbed “The Mother Wit Conference 2018,” Healing on Fertile Ground, the event’s leadership team strove to present […]readmore

Sideline the NFL’s Manufactured Idea of Patriotism

By Assemblymember Walter T. Mosley Last week, the National Football League issued a un-American policy that will prohibit players from protesting the National Anthem by kneeling on the field. This new policy is a manufactured and forced form of patriotism that specifically targets people of color, and it should not be tolerated. In 1791, members […]readmore