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Day: <span>November 27, 2020</span>

Music To Jazz-Lovers Ears

One Brooklyn Jazz Festival Returns, December 4 – 13 by Fern Gillespie Improvisation is one of those “wonderful things” in the jazz world, and no one understands that better than the Central Brooklyn Jazz Consortium (CBJC).The group puts that knowledge into action come December 4, when their annual One Brooklyn Jazz Festival, silenced by COVID […]readmore

Dinkins, Community Servant

Katie SobkoNorthJersey.com Peggy King Jorde has been involved in memorializing and preserving African burial grounds for nearly 30 years. What started as a project during her time working in the office of New York City Mayor David Dinkins has grown into a passion driving her to international activism. Originally from Albany, Georgia, Jorde grew up in the segregated […]readmore

Thanksgiving as Self-Giving and Community-Building

By Maitefa Angaza Things will be different for many who observe Thanksgiving and many who informally participate in a day of family reconnection. Whatever our plans and our anxieties, we can, in these times, transform our views, considering how we give to ourselves and how working with others is another form of doing just that. […]readmore

President-Elect Biden’s Plan For Black America

Expand African American Homeownership and Access to Affordable, Safe Housing The gap between African American and white homeownership is larger today than when the Fair Housing Act was passed in 1968. This has contributed to a racial wealth gap—nearly 1,000%—between median white and African American households. Because home ownership is how most families save and […]readmore

NYCHA Residents Get to Weigh-in on Transformation Plan

By Chaya Gurkov, KCPIf you are a New York City Housing Authority (NYCHA) resident and want to comment on the current state of your housing, now’s the time to submit it! That after NYCHA yesterday began its call for public comment period for its Transformation Plan dubbed Blueprint for Change, a comprehensive set of ideas to transform […]readmore

The View From Here

By David Mark Greaves David DinkinsMayor David Dinkins was a gentleman. He was courtly avuncular and, like his mentor and compatriot Percy Sutton, always impeccably dressed. He was one of an extraordinary group of men, Basil Paterson, Percy Sutton and Charlie Rangel, the “Gang of Four,” who dominated Harlem politics for decades.I first met the […]readmore

What’s Going On

RIP: David N. Dinkins1927 to 2020Elder statesman David Dinkins 93, passed away at his home on the Upper East Side, on November 23, David Dinkins was the 106th Mayor of the City of New York, its first and only African American mayor. New York was the last of the nation’s top 10 cities to elect […]readmore