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National Black MBA Association Names Troy D. Evans VP, Strategic

ATLANTA – The National Black MBA Association® recently hired Troy D. Evans as the new Vice President of Strategic Programming and Initiatives. In this role, Evans will be responsible for creating innovative content to support the organization’s members and national programs, including the NBMBAA® National Conference and Exposition and the Leaders of Tomorrow®. Evans previously […]Read More

Community Advocates, Ambassadors Honored by Bklyn Chamber

Brooklyn/Ghana Trade Mission Plans Announced Remarks of Randy Peers, President, Brooklyn Chamber of Commerce When I first came back to the Brooklyn Chamber last September, one of the things I said was that we needed to get back to “being a Chamber again.” What I meant by that was, we needed to go back to […]Read More

VIDA Endorses Zinerman To Fill Wright’s Assembly Seat

By Kings County Politics The executive leadership of the Vanguard Independent Democratic Association, Inc. (VIDA), one of the longest-standing political clubs in Brooklyn, has announced its 2020 slate to send two of its senior members as candidates to the state legislature. VIDA selected Assemblymember Tremaine S. Wright (D-Bed-Stuy, Northern Crown Heights) to fill the seat for the […]Read More

City Council Celebrates 100th Birthday of Rev. James Blakely

By Chaya Gurkov It’s not every day that one gets to see a 100-year-old man celebrating such a momentous birthday but last Thursday the city council witnessed just that when Majority Leader Laurie Cumbo (Fort Greene, Clinton Hill, Prospect Heights, Crown Heights, Downtown Brooklyn) joined with council colleagues in celebrating the birthday of Reverend James […]Read More

Community Calendar

Friday, January 17th  Bike Path: Train to Become A Professional Mechanic (Veterans and people who have had contact with the criminal justice system are welcome AT ANY AGE) Otherwise, you are ready to apply for training as a bike mechanic if: you are a Fort Greene or Clinton Hill resident ages 18-22; can report for […]Read More

Attorney General James Launches Protect Our Homes Initiative to Combat

Volunteers Go Door-To-Door to Raise Awareness About Homeowner Scams  BROOKLYN – New York Attorney General Letitia James today launched the “Protect Our Homes” initiative with a day of action to inform homeowners in Brooklyn about deed theft and other housing-related scams. Today’s efforts are the first step in a campaign of coordinated prevention and enforcement actions to […]Read More

Velmanette Steps Down, Passes Torch to Wright for Senate Seat

By Stephen Witt, Kings County Politics  Longtime State Sen. Velmanette Montgomery (D-Fort Greene, Boerum Hill, Red Hook, Bedford-Stuyvesant, Sunset Park, Gowanus, Park Slope) made official on Saturday the often-heard rumors – after 35 years she will step down at the end of her term this year.  Montgomery made the announcement at the TWU Local 100 headquarters on […]Read More