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Day: <span>June 29, 2018</span>

This City of Neighbors Fights for Human Rights

On Sunday, hundreds participated in Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams’ “Stroller March” in a collective cry of outrage against family separation at the United States-Mexican border, and in support of the more than 2300 immigrant children separated from their parents (now reportedly detained in various locations throughout the United States since May). Could the stroller […]Read More

Shadow Studies in Crown Heights

By Ellis Jordan Lewis Crown Heights is a well-known neighborhood in Brooklyn, NY, and is a host to many citizens in Brooklyn’s famous Bedford-Stuyvesant area. It could also potentially be a host for a new building from Cornell Realty, a property management company based in Brooklyn. However, there has been some concern and even backlash […]Read More

Statements on the Supreme Court’s decision on Monday, June 25th

The following statements were released following the U.S. Supreme Court’s 5-4 decision by a conservative majority to allow the Trump Administration to enforce its Muslim ban which restricts entry to America from seven countries in varying degrees: Iran, North Korea, Syria, Libya, Yemen, Somalia and Venezuela. The decision allows the government to continue enforcement against […]Read More

WHAT’S GOING ON

THE YEAR IN POLITICS According to the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee, recent polls have been encouraging. In Florida, Democrat Bill Nelson is trailing archconservative Governor Rick Scott by two points. In Texas, Democrat US Senatorial hopeful Beto O’Rourke is within a margin of error to defeat incumbent Senator Ted Cruz, a recipient of the Koch […]Read More

The Drama in District 16

Brighter Choice Community School sits at the corner of Hart Street and Marcus Garvey Boulevard, at the northeastern end of Bedford-Stuyvesant. This part of Bed-Stuy isn’t known for sprawling blocks of brownstones or for Spike Lee movies. Tenements anchor each block here, houses peppered sporadically between the large buildings making them easy to miss as […]Read More

Good News / Bad News

The retirement of U.S. Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy means President Trump has another opportunity to solidify a conservative/corporate elite/white supremacist agenda while the historic win of 28-year-old Latina Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez over 10-term NY congressman Joe Crowley, shows why the Republicans are fighting so hard to cement their ideology into the system with lifetime appointments […]Read More

BPL’s FREE MUSICAL INSTRUMENT LENDING PROGRAM IS BOOKED!

Last month, the Brooklyn Public Library announced the establishment of the first public musical instrument lending library in New York City. The Central Library is offering adult library patrons, at no cost, violins, guitars, ukuleles, keyboard, drum ads and music stands for a period of two months. Only requirements: a current BPL library card and […]Read More