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Day: <span>April 1, 2021</span>

CUNY Names Dr. Patricia Ramsey as Sixth President of Medgar

Becomes the First Woman to Lead the College, which has Been Inextricably Connected to the Central Brooklyn Community for More than a Half-Century A Biologist by Training, She is Known as a Passionate, Courageous and Innovative Educator with a Well-Established Track Record of Inspiring Students at HBCUsThe CUNY Board of Trustees today voted to appoint Dr. […]readmore

Marvin Gaye’s 1971 ‘What’s Going On?’ Remains Unanswered Today

Stewart MagangaMany protest songs are historical artifacts. They are about a specific time, event, movement or person, often without longevity, and make sense only within a specific context. There are a few exceptions. American soul singer Marvin Gaye’s title track from his 1971 album, “What’s going on” is a glowing example.It was released on Motown […]readmore

What’s Going On – 4/1

The news cycle is filled with stories about the good, the bad, and the ugly. Let’s start with the good news. On March 24, Kim Janey, 56, was sworn in as the 55th mayor of Boston, Massachusetts. She is the first woman and the first Black to serve in that capacity. The former City Council […]readmore

The Race For NYC Mayor, 2021

By David Mark GreavesA recent poll indicated that the majority of voter are still undecided in the NYC mayoral primary. This is understandable as all of the candidates tell you what they think you want to hear, and they all sound the same. To a person, they want affordable housing, health care for all, safe […]readmore

Village Voices

They Spoke up for George Floyd as He Lay Dying And They Spoke up for Him at Trial By the Associated PressTo the prosecution, the witnesses who watched George Floyd’s body go still were regular people — a firefighter, a mixed martial arts fighter, a high school student and her 9-year-old cousin in a T-shirt emblazoned with […]readmore