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Day: <span>August 28, 2018</span>


I wasn’t even born when the incomparable singer, songwriter and pianist Aretha Louise Franklin got her first record deal with J.V.B. Records for her gospel album, “Songs of Faith” in 1955, at the tender age of 14, and then signed with Columbia Records for her first secular album, “Aretha: With The Ray Bryant Combo” in […]readmore

Waffle House Hero Who Disarmed Gunman in Tennessee to be

The Bedford-Stuyvesant Museum of African Art (BSMAA) will honor James Shaw, Jr., who has been hailed as a hero for wrestling a rifle from a crazed gunman at a Waffle House that killed four people, during its Fourth Annual Madiba Humanitarian Award: Celebrating the Legacy of Nelson Mandela. Shaw sustained a gunshot wound to the […]readmore

Memorial Service for William R. Howard, A Man of the

On August 15, 2018, a memorial service was held for William R. Howard (July 23, 1943 – August 5, 2018) at Lawrence H. Woodward Funeral Home. Mr. Howard tended toward a serious countenance but had a heart of gold. Howard was an accomplished businessman, political strategist and supporter of Brooklyn’s Caribbean-American culture. Friends of Broward […]readmore

Community Calendar

 Thursday, August 30th  Ride the Wave at 61 Local, 61 Bergen St., 6:30-9PM, $18. Join the Brooklyn Young Democrats at 61 Local in building coalitions and hearing from candidates it endorses for statewide and local office, including Cynthia Nixon for Governor, Jumaane Williams for Lieutenant Governor and Zellnor Myrie for State Senate (District 20). Entry […]readmore

Donate to Tech4Ghana

With Your Help Hundreds of Children in rural Ghana will go “Back to School” and Stay in School It is estimated that 90% of Ghanaian elementary and middle school students, especially from rural schools, have never had the opportunity to experience a computer, hands-on. This is a crisis which has put these rural children at […]readmore