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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

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

Samia Suluhu Hassan of Tanzania sworn in as the East

Rose through the ranksA former office clerk and development worker, Samia Suluhu Hassan, 61, began her political career in 2000 in her native Zanzibar, a semi-autonomous archipelago, before being elected to the national assembly on mainland Tanzania and assigned a senior ministry.She rose through the ranks of the ruling Chama Cha Mapinduzi (CCM) until being […]readmore

The Buddha Board

By Chelsea WilliamsThe Buddha Board came in the mail around Christmas. The company sent three sizes to try. At first, I thought the concept was weird, but then I loved it. I found it relaxing. A soft board to paint on with a paintbrush using only water, actually cool. I love that there is a […]readmore

The Future of Urban Agriculture …

foresight.arup.com/perspectives: “It is predicted that food production across the world will need to increase by around 25% by 2050. Coupled with growing urbanisation, restrictions in available agricultural land and climate change impacts, this leaves a large challenge to address.“It is estimated that 80% of all food will be consumed in cities by 2050, so future […]readmore

Top Candidates for Mayor of New York

Of the many candidates running, We’ve selected the following eight as true contenders for the nomination. All of their websites give detailed information on the candidate’s vision and plan for their administration. The information below is a partial and small look at some of the plans they would institute were they to win. The good […]readmore

Black Historic Documents Matter… and their Value Increases Daily

The annual auction of printed and manuscript African Americana reminds of a time when there was no value placed on Black lives save for the documentation in accounting books and ledgers.Each year brings a new story, a new value to notes, the printed word by or about Black peoplein America. And each year the value […]readmore