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Day: <span>December 16, 2019</span>

Community Calendar

Friday, December 13th Annual Karaoke Toy Drive 2 Steps Down 240 Dekalb Ave. 8pm-midnight FREE. Bring an unwrapped toy, buy a drink – and if you come early, grab a light free snack. Hosted by Renee and Rhonda Mayo, with Byron McCray Karoake host and music by DJ Bruce. Sponsored by Brooklyn Borough President Eric […]readmore

Rep. Clarke’s Legislation to End One-Ring Scam Robocalls Passes House

Rep. Yvette D. Clarke’s (NY-09) legislation to end one-ring scams passed the House of Representatives yesterday as part of the TRACED Act (S. 151) to stop bad robocalls.       Clarke said: “The jig is up for con artists who have time and time again deceived the American people into answering fraudulent calls that […]readmore

What’s Going On

By Victoria Horsford DECEMBER NOTES  As we get ready for the December 2019 holiday season, it is a good time to take advantage of the calm that precedes the psychological storm that America will undergo next year when all hell will break loose. Yes, 2020 is the US Presidential election, congressional elections and assorted local […]readmore

History In The Making

Zozibini Tunzi was crowned Miss Universe Sunday night after excelling through rounds of swimsuit and evening gown struts, questions on social issues and one final chance to explain why she was the right choice. “I grew up in a world where a woman who looks like me — with my kind of skin and my […]readmore

Bed-Stuy Church Nominated for National Historic Status

The stately and iconic Cornerstone Baptist Church in Bedford Stuyvesant, known for its beauty, longevity, Civil Rights Movement activism and community development, was just honored with a nomination to the National Registers of Historic Places for both New York City and New York State. The historic Romanesque Revival designed church on Lewis Avenue, now headed […]readmore

Restoration Annual Winter Holiday

Community Celebration Literacy and Healthy Lifestyle Fun at Bed Stuy’s Annual RFK Memorial Holiday Community Event The Bedford-Stuyvesant Restoration Corporation returns with its longstanding holiday staple, the Robert F. Kennedy (RFK) Memorial Holiday Community Event, welcoming hundreds of youth into Restoration Plaza for artmaking, storytelling, giveaways and more to promote children’s literacy and healthy lifestyles […]readmore

Lizzo, The Lakers Game, and the Fetishization of the Big

Thinker’s NotebookBy Marlon Rice This past Sunday evening, rapper and singer Lizzo began trending on social media for appearing at a LA Lakers game wearing a black T-shirt dress which was cut out in the back, revealing her thong and fishnet stockings. Doubling down on the risque, during the Lakers cheerleaders’ performance to her song […]readmore