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Day: June 4, 2020

LIONS ON CALL

When the community calls, Brooklyn Lions roar.  Through action, not so much sound.Last month, the powerful philanthropic group delivered meals to First Responder health care workers at Brookdale Medical Center, May 4.The following day, The Lions delivered meals to Interfaith Hospital on Atlantic Avenue.Examples of extraordinary good deeds and unity activated by average and “ordinary” […]Read More

Protest Strategies

Candidate Jason Salmon Engages his Community where they are — online and in the open Communities across the nation are asking their leaders to “listen” and work with them to develop tactical strategies for change.Without publicity or funds, Jason Salmon is responding to the call, engaging his Brooklyn community in dialogue about the two pandemics: racism […]Read More

Where Are We Going?

By Marlon Rice If I’m being honest, it took me days to write this article. Like you, I’ve had to deal with an increased level of stress over the last week. I’ve had headaches. I’ve had a harder time sleeping. And, my focus has been strained. I’m tired. Emotionally. Worn out. 2020 has been difficult.We’ve […]Read More

What’s Going On

AMERICA’S OTHER PLAGUE RIP: African American, George Floyd, 46, a truck driver and security guard, died in Minneapolis, Minnesota on Monday, May 25, while in police custody. Like most Americans last week, he was unemployed, emerging from COVID-19’s harsh lockdowns. The story about him passing a counterfeit $20 bill at a store triggered his close […]Read More

Brooklyn Protest Draws Thousands

By Maitefa Angaza Thousands of protestors rallied outside Bedford Stuyvesant Restoration Plaza on Monday afternoon, June 12th. They were there in opposition to police brutality that has taken the lives of countless Black and brown people. They were addressed by disciplined longtime revolutionaries and given their literal marching orders. The protestors carried signs that read, […]Read More

Rep. Jeffries On House Floor: “This Time Must Be Different” 

WASHINGTON, DC – On May 28th, U.S. Representative Hakeem Jeffries (NY-08) spoke on the floor of the House of Representatives about the killing of George Floyd and the rise in police violence throughout America.“Madame Speaker, I respect those police officers in every community that are there to protect and serve and those who have fallen in the line of duty. But we cannot tolerate police […]Read More

“…We Can Do Anything if We Unite And Vote”

View From HereBy David Mark GreavesIt was the video recording of the casual way Derrick Chauvin murdered George Floyd — hand in pocket, dark glasses on his head, holding a conversation while Floyd lay on the ground begging to breathe with Chauvin’s knee on his neck, that made this death so painful and shocking.We already […]Read More