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Day: <span>April 19, 2019</span>

Financial Gerrymandering in New York

Public Advocate Jumaane D. Williams held a press conference today in front of Hudson Yards to denounce the development’s wealthy-focused business practices, which includes many cashless businesses and the unsavory use of the EB-5 program to claim funds intended for economically distressed areas. Following the press conference, Williams sent a letter to the management of the […]readmore

A Funeral as a Celebration of a Life Well-Lived 

By David Mark Greaves If a person’s life is measured by the works he or she leaves behind, then the life of Stanley Kinard, founder of the Carter G. Woodson Cultural Literacy Project, was revealed to be one that will ripple through generations in the effect he had on thousands of students and those charged […]readmore

WHAT’S GOING ON

  By Victoria Horsford THE WEEK IN REVIEW Sports is not my forte. But I love to see Black men as winners donning the covers of print media.  Congratulations to golf legend Tiger Woods on the occasion of winning the Masters, his first major golf tournament championship since 2008. Everyone including the POTUS 45, the […]readmore

NYC Ends Direct Purchase of Single-Use Plastic

  Mayor de Blasio recently signed an executive order that will end the direct city purchase of unnecessary single-use plastics in favor of compostable or recyclable alternatives. New York City purchases at least 1.1 million pounds of single-use plastic foodware every year, which includes plastic straws, cutlery, plates, bowls, cups and trays. This executive order […]readmore

Toward a Black Education Agenda

By Amadi Ajamu The miseducation of Black children has increasingly become a burning issue in New York City. A community gathering of concerned elected officials, educators, parents, community activists and organizations came together on Saturday. They hammered out a strategy toward mobilization of parents, educators and youth activists across the city pushing for community input […]readmore

Science Events Calendar

Friday, April 19th Bionic Me New York Hall of Science 4701 111th St., Corona Queens. FREE general admission Fridays 2-5 and Sundays 10-11am. (Check the Internet for admission prices at other times.) With hands-on displays and full-body experiences, this exhibition explores the inventive and ingenious medical and industrial breakthroughs that have helped enhance the human […]readmore