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Day: <span>May 27, 2021</span>

Will Your Primary Vote Count?

Why Thousands of New York Ballots Got Tossed This story was originally published on May 24, 2021 by THE CITY.www.thecity.nyc By Samantha MaldonadoTHE CITYThere’s one trend election observers can be confident of year after year: Record turnout will always be swiftly followed by a tidal wave of voter suppression efforts.The 2008 election was the first […]readmore

52nd Annual Malcolm X Black Unity Awards

The New York Chapter of the National Association of Kawaida Organizations (NAKO) and the International African Arts Festival (IAAFestival) hosted the 52nd Annual Malcolm X Black Unity Awards program, on Wednesday, May 19. It is the oldest and most consistent Malcolm X awards program in the country. The 2021 Malcolm X Awardees were community activist couple, […]readmore

Adelaide Sanford Institute Honors Central Brooklyn Educators with Legacy Awards

Submitted by Keith ForestThis spring, the Adelaide Sanford Institute paid homage to educators on the frontline during the 2020 pandemic. Educators who closed the social distance gap virtually: they kept schools running although the buildings were closed by taking on cyberspace and crafting virtual classrooms. ASI, a strong believer in the “education first” factor, has […]readmore

Black Leadership Equals Hope for Educational Transformation

Dr. Bernard GassawayWe are in a unique position in the history of the State of New York. For the first time, African Americans hold two out of three of the most powerful leadership positions in state government. The speaker of the New York State Assembly is Carl E. Heastie from the Bronx. He is the […]readmore

What’s Going On – 5/27

MEMORIALWEEK/DAYLate May is not always the best of times for African Americans.May 25 is the one-year Anniversary of the murder of African American George Floyd by a white policeman in Minnesota, a heinous act which spawned one of the longest protest movements for social justice in American history. Americans and the rest of the world, […]readmore

Kristen Clarke to Head DOJ’s Civil Rights Division

A.G. James Celebrates Confirmation NEW YORK – New York Attorney General Letitia James today celebrated the confirmation of Kristen Clarke to lead the U.S. Department of Justice’s (DOJ) Civil Rights Division. Clarke becomes the first Black woman nominated and confirmed to lead the division. Earlier in her career, Clarke led the Civil Rights Bureau in […]readmore

Karine Jean-Pierre Leads White House Briefing

Yesterday, Wednesday, May 26, Karine Jean-Pierre has become the first openly gay woman to deliver the White House press briefing and only the second Black woman in history to take on the role. Ms. Jean-Pierre, an American political campaign organizer, activist, political commentator and author, has served as White House Deputy Press Secretary to Jen […]readmore