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Day: <span>February 25, 2021</span>

Careers: You Can Do It, too! The Fletchers worked on

NO LIMITS to TIERA’S DRIVEAt age 11, Tiera Guinn Fletcher wanted to be an aerospace engineer. Fourteen years later, she is. During that time, Ms. Fletcher became a 2017 graduate of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) with a bachelor’s of Science in Aerospace Engineering; a Boeing Rocket Structural Design and Analysis Engineer, specifically working […]readmore

Heirs to Mial’s Legacy

The scribes on this page cite the genius (and spirit) of Lemuel Mial as a motivational force in their lives.In his public life, Mr. Mial was the architect of many programs that served families, youth, and residents.And he was the same in his private life with family members and friends.He cultivated the community’s next generations […]readmore

The Best of Our Time LEMUEL MIAL

Phenomenal Family Man, FriendMusician, Artist, Sage, Advocate for the People “Mr. Lemuel Mial will be remembered for his brilliance, creativity and dedicationto the transformation of the VON KING CULTURAL ARTS CENTER.I am happy to have had the opportunity to work alongside him to make Von King a park for all ages.Under his leadership, I learned […]readmore

A FLOWER SHOP FLOURISHES IN BROOKLYN

On the heels of its 5th anniversary, Brooklyn Blooms, Bedford-Stuyvesant premiere floral boutique, celebrated the opening of its second location at 1113 Fulton Street with a social distanced ribbon cutting ceremony. Hosted by Bed-Stuy Gateway BID, the festive safe affair included a warm greeting from Community Board 3 Chair and Small business owner Richard Flateau, who […]readmore

What’s Going On 2-25

THE NATIONPresident Joe Biden wants his $1.9 trillion recovery plan signed by March before the benefits from the December 2020 stimulus expires. The $1.9 trillion really falls short of what the nation needs for a speedy recovery. It was good to watch the President in action last week during the Texas crisis. He called FEMA […]readmore

Local is National as Grassroots Voices Rise

On February 11, Amazon announced its official move-in to a 90,000-square-foot distribution station at 2300 Linden Blvd, in East New York, Brooklyn. The official statement indicated the company would be open for business. On Saturday, February 20th, community leaders, like activist Verdree Vinson of the December 12th Movement, Councilwoman Inez Barron, members of the Coalition […]readmore

Malcolm X’s Family Releases Letter Alleging FBI, Police Role in

Mana RabieeReutersMembers of Malcolm X’s family have made public what they described as a letter written by a deceased police officer stating that the New York Police Department and FBI were behind the 1965 killing of the famed Black activist and civil rights advocate.Malcolm X was a powerful orator who rose to prominence as the […]readmore