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Day: <span>November 11, 2019</span>

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Friday, November 8th “Love Your Block” Grant: Prepare to Submit by the 11/12 Deadline The Love Your Block grant allows neighborhood groups to transform their communities through local action while leveraging city services. Resident-led volunteer groups each receive a grant of $1,000 and city services provided by the Department of Parks and Recreation, the Department […]Read More

What’s Going On

By Victoria Horsford THE WEEK IN REVIEW 11/5 ELECTION RESULTS:   NEW YORK: Congratulations to Brooklyn’s  Jumaane Williams who won the election for Public Advocate, making him next in line of succession to the NYC mayoralty, and Queens Boro Prexy Melinda Katz won her bid for Queens District Attorney……VIRGINIA: Democrats regained  control of the state […]Read More

Harriet, Dolemite and the Art of Storytelling

Thinker’s Notebook   By Marlon Rice Two particular movies came out over the last two weeks that depict fictionalized stories about a pair of Black folks that were both iconic within their own eras and environment.  I want you to appreciate that first sentence, as it took me half an hour to find the words […]Read More

Williams, Katz, Louis Win in General Election

By Steven Klett Democrats Jumaane Williams, Melinda Katz and Farah Louis all swept, as expected, to easy wins and the reform ballot questions passed without resistance last night in the city’s special general election one year away from the 2020 presidential election.  In the Public Advocate general election, Williams easily retained his seat getting 74 […]Read More

Outraged Brooklynites Protest NYPD Use of Excessive Force

Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams chastised both police and teen protestors at a press conference on Tuesday morning over the charged nature of three recent encounters. The first two were accompanied by allegations of excessive force on the part of the police; the third were charges of destructive and assaultive behavior by thousands of young […]Read More