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Day: <span>July 2, 2021</span>

50TH INTERNATIONAL AFRICAN ARTS FESTIVAL

A’ngela Winbush, Johnny Osbourne, Eto’o Tsana, Forces of Nature, Farafina Kan to headlineLIVE AND VIA LIVESTREAM FROM COMMODORE BARRY PARKJULY 2-4, 2021 The International African Arts Festival, Brooklyn’s premier cultural and family event returns to the Commodore Barry Park on Friday, July 2nd through Sunday, July 4th, in celebration of 50 years of empowerment and […]readmore

Brooklyn Black Restaurants On Tour

Black Restaurant Week, a multi-city tour currently presenting its second annual campaign in in New York City, Friday, June 25, and is running through July 4. BRW “celebrates the flavors of African American, African, and Caribbean cuisine by showcasing black-owned culinary businesses.” BRW’s ultimate goal is to help keep these businesses afloat.BRW founders have expanded […]readmore

As the Pandemic Recedes, Millions of Workers Are Saying ‘I

Andrea Hsu, NPRJonathan Caballero made a startling discovery last year. At 27, his hair was thinning. The software developer realized that life was passing by too quickly as he was hunkered down at home in Hyattsville, Md.There was so much to do, so many places to see. Caballero envisioned a life in which he might […]readmore

Biden EPA Appears to Side With Chemical Industry in Microplastics

By Julia Conley, Common Dreams A Greenpeace investigation revealed Monday that the Biden administration appears sympathetic to oil and chemical industry giants — not the public, scientists, and public health advocates — regarding a push in Europe to curb the use of microplastics in everyday products. According to a report by Unearthed, Greenpeace UK’s investigative […]readmore

“What to the Slave is the Fourth of July?”

Occasion: Frederick Douglass, an escaped slave, was asked to give an address regarding the Fourth of July, at a meeting sponsored by the Rochester Ladies’ Anti-Slavery Society, Rochester Hall, Rochester, N.Y. Mr. President, Friends and Fellow Citizens: He who could address this audience without a quailing sensation, has stronger nerves than I have. I do […]readmore

What’s Going On – 7/2

By Victoria Horsford NYC AFTER 6/22Again, NY Board of Election incompetence reared its ugly head.After releasing its 6/29 NYC mayoral voting results which indicated an Eric Adams narrow lead over Kathryn Garcia with a Maya Wiley elimination, the DOE had to contradict itself and admit a computer glitch, which added a few 100,000 sample ranked-choice […]readmore

NYC Board of Elections throws mayoral primary into chaos by

By Gregory Krieg,Ethan Cohen and Adam Levy, CNN(CNN)The campaign to become New York City’s next mayor has come in for another twist.On Tuesday, the City Board of Elections released new numbers that suggested Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams’ lead in the Democratic primary had narrowed in the first set of tabulated ranked-choice voting results. Former […]readmore