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Day: <span>June 13, 2019</span>

What’s In A Name?

Thinker’s Notebook By Marlon Rice               Earlier this week, St. James Place between Fulton and Gates was given a name change. It is now Christopher Wallace Way. Hundreds of family, friends, business associates, politicians and just folks from the neighborhood that Christopher Wallace called home gathered in the pouring rain on Monday to pay […]readmore

In Loving Memory

  Dr. Olivia Cousins was born in the winter of 1948 in Dayton, Ohio to Mary and Oliver Cousins, Sr. with her four siblings: Sandy, Collette, Michelle and Oliver, Jr. Olivia graduated from Julienne High School in Dayton, OH in 1967 and proceeded to attend the University of Dayton, graduating in 1970 with a BA […]readmore

Rediscovering Lost ValuesReflections

  Clinton Toussaint, 17…   During the Rediscovering Lost Values Tour we embarked on a journey and delved deep into American history. Specifically, how the rights of people across the world have been violated and focusing on the Transatlantic Slave Trade, segregation, Jim Crow and the events that led to the Voting Rights Act. What […]readmore

Rediscovering Lost Values

  The May 21 issue of The New York Times noted the impact of Bryan Stevenson’s Legacy Museum and Lynching Memorial on the economy of Montgomery, Alabama. Since its opening in April 2018, these sites have attracted more than 400,000 visitors; 100,000 hotel rooms were sold in 2018 than the year before it opened.   […]readmore

NAUW Brooklyn Celebrates 65 Years of Service & Commitment!

On Saturday, June 8th, the National Association of University Women (NAUW)-Brooklyn Branch celebrated its 65th Anniversary with a very inspiring Scholarship and Awards brunch.  One of the highlights was the presentation to Dr. Una S. T. Clarke, member of the CUNY Board of Trustees, by NAUW and by her daughter, the Honorable Yvette D. Clarke.  […]readmore


  Coalition Forms to Promote Safe Cultural Experiences for Global Revelers   Brooklyn, by far, is one of the most celebrated, culturally diverse communities in the world. Of New York City’s 62.8M visitors, over 1/3 cross the famed Brooklyn Bridge in search of an authentic experience and Brooklyn delivers. In honor of World Pride, Destination […]readmore

65 Years After Brown: We Are Doing Worse Than Ever

“Let me be clear: Black and Latino children do not need to sit next to white children in order to learn and achieve at the highest levels. The problem is that educational, material and financial resources follow white children.”   By Basir Mchawi        It’s official now. According to a new report, Harming Our […]readmore

The Most Racially Progressive any NYC Teacher can be is

  By Michael A. Johnson As a principal, I’ve met teachers I wouldn’t want anywhere near my kids, and then there were many great and wonderful teachers who I’d hire 100 times over, regardless of that teacher’s race or nationality. Black students can’t wait for America to get its “racial act” together; they need a […]readmore