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Day: <span>September 20, 2018</span>

WHAT’S GOING ON

9/13 NY PRIMARY The 9/13 NY Democratic Primary winners are: NYS Governor Andrew Cuomo, Lieutenant Governor Kathy Hochul, Attorney General Letitia James, who will make history as the first woman and first African-American in NYS when she wins the November election. She runs against African-American Keith Wofford in November. Tongues are still wagging about the […]Read More

Community Gardens are Urban Oases

In the midst of fast-paced urban Brooklyn, there exists lush, quiet oases. These oases were once building lots where Italianate rowhouses or federal-style mansions stood. Now, they are community gardens where, in the main, neighbors come together to grow food. Other community gardens grow food and flowers. Still, others have chicken coops. On Saturday, September […]Read More

One-on-One With Dr. Lester W. Young, Jr.

Part 2 We continue this week with my conversation with Dr. Lester Young. Dr. Young is currently serving his third term as Regent At-Large with the University of the State of New York, but between 1992-2003 Dr. Young was the Superintendent of Community School District 13. This week, Dr. Young discusses the role of the […]Read More

Women Fight Back by Running the Race

Caveats aside, it’s still historic! The indisputable truth is that 256 women have won Congressional primaries across the nation and are on the ballot in November—234 in the House of Representatives and 22 in the U.S. Senate. The closest we’ve come to this is… nowhere. Many women candidates say they are fed up with an […]Read More

Author and Activist Highlight the Heroics of Women in the

The Community Council for Medgar Evers College under the leadership of Mrs. Katie Davis, has performed amazing work centering around supporting students through scholarships, developing their leadership potential, and, through the membership, offering role models — well-known and not so known — leaders who blaze trails for those coming up behind them. When Katie Davis […]Read More

How Hard Can This Be? Anita Hill to Judiciary Committee

“In 1991, the Senate Judiciary Committee had an opportunity to demonstrate its appreciation for both the seriousness of sexual harassment claims and the need for public confidence in the character of a nominee to the Supreme Court. It failed on both counts.” This is Anita Hill’s opening salvo in “How to Get the Kavanaugh Hearings […]Read More

Naturally ‘18: A Tribute to the Grandassa Models Pioneers of

Saturday, 9/22/2018 – The Dwyer Cultural Center in Harlem       NEW YORK, NY –   In 1962, what started as a one-off “fashion show” became a significant celebration of African-American beauty; the Grandassa Models had arrived.  EVENT:  On Saturday, September 22, 2018, the Dwyer Cultural Center and the Elombe Brath Foundation in affiliation with Harlem Arts Alliance presents NATURALLY ’18, a Tribute […]Read More

A Giants Mess

We have seen this scenario before and unfortunately for the New York Giants, so far this season has them on the wrong end of déjà vu. After last Sunday night’s lost to division rival the Dallas Cowboys, Big Blue finds themselves once again beginning the season at 0-2. The Giants were shut out in the […]Read More