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Day: <span>June 10, 2019</span>

Farmer Service Station, A Fixture on Gates Avenue for 54

 LOCAL HERO Hilary Farmer, Jr. owns and operates a 24-hr. Gas and Service Station located at the corner of Gates and Throop Avenues in the heart of Bedford-Stuyvesant.  His father, Hilary Farmer, Sr. was the CEO/Owner from 1965 until his passing. In an effort to continue the tradition of community service instilled by his parents […]Read More

WHAT’S GOING ON

By Victoria Horsford JUNE is busting out all over and it’s a busy month with many special observances –  Father’s Day, Graduation, Weddings, the summer solstice, Black Music Month, Caribbean-American Heritage Month, Gun Violence Awareness Month, LGBTQ Pride Month – all of which will be covered in-depth by WGO.   2020 UPDATES    The Democratic […]Read More

When We See Us

                Last Thursday evening I traveled up to Albany to present at the “My Brother’s Keeper” Annual Symposium. I was the last presenter scheduled for Friday afternoon. My workshop was titled Express Yourself and it focused on the importance of self-expression. In the largest meeting room in The Egg in the Empire State […]Read More

“We are Building …  All-Stars!”

  In 1975, Brooklyn’s landmark Girls High School of Nostrand and Boys High School on Marcy were merged to form Boys & Girls High School at Fulton Street and Utica Avenue. Now the school is a complex of three same at the same location appropriately called the BGHS Campus, comprising Boys & Girls High School […]Read More

Homegoing Services for Nana Ansaa

A great and gracious elder has joined the ancestors. Nana Okomfopanyin Amma Ansaa Atei, a retired nurse, was one of the first Black people to be initiated as a priest of the Akan religion in the United States. She also spent a good deal of time in Ghana, West Africa studying and practicing her faith. […]Read More

13th ANNUAL ORATORY CONTEST AT BGHS

    On May 18, 2019 the Adelaide L. Sanford Institute (ASI) held its Thirteenth Annual Oratory Contest at Boys and Girls High School in Bedford-Stuyvesant. It allows students to explore the power of language and provides them with an opportunity to continue the legacy of their rich oral tradition. The annual contest serves as […]Read More

Community Calendar

Saturday, June 8th 30th Annual Tribute to The Ancestors of The Middle Passage 17th St., Coney Island Boardwalk, Noon sharp-6pm, FREE. The People of the Sun Middle Passage Collective, Medgar Evers College Student Government and Akeem Productions once again present this day of remembrance, reflection, meditation and celebration. It honors those who died at sea […]Read More