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Day: <span>March 20, 2020</span>

Community Calendar

(@ home edition) Friday, March 20th Sam Gilliam: Watercolors PACE Gallery Online Viewing Room thru 3/28. Acclaimed 86-year old artist Sam Gilliam’s much-anticipated watercolor show is at Manhattan’s Pace Gallery as scheduled, but the gallery is closed. A lyrical abstractionist, Gilliam is among the major innovators who proved that abstract art could be made relevant […]readmore

1948 Olympian Herbert Douglas Has His Say

Herbert Douglas Jr. My name is Herbert Douglas Jr. I’m a native of Pittsburgh Pennsylvania, but I now live in Philadelphia and I’m interviewing with who? David Mark Greaves, Our Time Press: You were scheduled to attend the African American Heritage event in Philly that was canceled. What were you most looking forward to? HDJ: […]readmore

What’s Going On

COVID-19 The COVID-19 crisis is unique and nondiscriminatory. To say that we – as in the world- are all in this together is the mastery of understatement. The new coronavirus visited all continents save Antarctica. It is responsible for a pandemic health crisis and an imminent recession like no other in decades. It has brought […]readmore

A Letter to the Self Isolated

I was like you last week, working, hanging out, stuck in the wonderful normalcy of regimen, up at this time, to work by this time, home by this time. I walked past hundreds of people last week, thousands even, and I can’t tell you which one coughed, which one touched their face and then touched […]readmore

Don’t Let Closed Schools Impede Learning

by Margo McKenzie Although schools are closed, a loss of classroom time does not have to equate with a loss of learning. With talk of the coronavirus over the last few weeks, and the prospect of school closure looming, proactive schools/teachers may have provided their students with instructional materials and/or access to learning platforms such […]readmore

Coronavirus Surges in North Brooklyn

Hasidim Ignore CDC Public Warnings By Cate Corcoran www.brownstoner.com Despite a ban on gatherings of nearly any size and calls for social distancing, Hasidic schools continued to operate Tuesday and weddings proceeded as usual. A Brownstoner reader who lives in West Midwood said as he was driving to the airport he saw drop-offs and school […]readmore

Containment Measures In Effect Local To Global As Coronavirus Rages

 Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams joined with The Brooklyn Hospital Center’s President and CEO Gary Terrinoni, health care workers, and elected leaders to unveil a new on-site tent facility to pre-screen patients who believe they have contracted novel coronavirus and to determine if they need to be tested for the sickness. The facility, which will […]readmore