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Day: <span>July 26, 2019</span>


African Burial Ground Dedicated in East New York

Celebration and Reinternment of our Ancestors   By Amadi Ajamu        NYC Council member Inez Barron and NYS Assemblyman Charles Barron joined together to honor the legacy of our African ancestors who endured centuries of enslavement in the formation of East New York, Brooklyn. Our ancestors were buried on the land previously known as […]readmore

City Pilot Program Takes Away More Residential Parking

A new city pilot program doing away with parking on a residential street in Clinton Hill has residents already getting tow boots put on their cars and getting $185 tickets. Sharon Holliday, who lives in a brownstone on Greene Avenue between Cambridge Place and Grand Avenue, said she first became aware of the parking change […]readmore

Kristina Newman-Scott: The New BRIC House Builder’s Got Tools!

Interview by Maitefa Angaza        As the new head of BRIC Arts Media, Kristina Newman-Scott valued listening and watching as useful tools during her first months there, allowing her natural curiosity to define her leadership style at the outset. Almost a year later, Newman-Scott is still observing while leading the team at BRIC in […]readmore


By Victoria Horsford   THE WEEK IN REVIEW   Are things falling apart the world over or are these really the final days? Iran is playing a scary game of brinksmanship, titillating the US, and seizing a British tanker in the Persian Gulf. Former Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad hinting at peace talks and détente with […]readmore

Thinker’s Notebook: Can’t Take the Heat?

       Ever since the first Lenape tribesman bolted from his forest community of Lenape-hoking to take a dip in the cool waters of what would eventually come to be known as the New York Bay, New Yorkers have been trying to solve the heat that comes with summer.      Summers in the city can […]readmore

Congressional Black Caucus Launches Census 2020 Taskforce

On Tuesday, the Congressional Black Caucus launched a new taskforce that will focus on the upcoming 2020 Census and the legacy of under counting the African American community. Members of the CBC will meet with stakeholders and leading professionals to discuss the current state of play. The Caucus will also discuss the tools required for […]readmore

Praise in the Park

 By Renaye Collymore   As the residents of Fort Greene are battling gentrification, overdevelopment, tenant harassment, high taxes, the extinction of Mom and Pop stores and privatization of Public Housing, there was a spiritual release that took place in Fort Greene Park this past weekend with Gospel-Grammy Award-Winner Bishop Hezekiah Walker and the Love Fellowship Tabernacle Church.   […]readmore

Community Calendar

Saturday, July 27th   1619-2019: 400 Years of Resistance and Perseverance CEMOTAP, 135-05 Rockaway Blvd., Queens, 2pm, FREE. Three dynamic lecturers will speak about the 400 years since Africans arrived in Jamestown, Virginia and all that has happened since then.  Author Dr. Gloria Browne-Marshall; Black Star News Publisher Milton Allimadi, a Garvey Scholar and UNIA High Chancellor; and Brother Raymond Dugue will address the topic. Attend this […]readmore