Philip Henry Goldman, Jr.Feb. 4, 1934 – Aug. 27, 2019

      Philip Henry Goldman, Jr., a treasured member of his Brooklyn community, departed to join his God and his ancestors on August 28, 2019. Born on February 4, 1934 in Bedford-Stuyvesant, he was the firstborn child of the late Philip Goldman Sr. and Martha Jeffress Goldman. They were both originally from Philadelphia, but they agreed that […]Read More

A Monthly Series on Climate Change Comes to BPLClimate Wednesdays

       Beginning on September 18th, Brooklyn residents can avail themselves of constructive tools to help battle climate change by deepening their knowledge of the critical and complex issues. Climate Wednesdays: Solutions for a Cooler Brooklyn will gather community members at the main branch of the Brooklyn Public Library monthly to explore and discuss […]Read More

Scientists Bid Farewell to First Icelandic GlacierLost to Climate Change

  By Harmeet Kaur, CNN   Scientists say they are bidding farewell to Okjökull, the first Icelandic glacier lost to climate change, in a funeral of sorts. Researchers will gather Sunday in Borgarfjörður, Iceland, to memorialize Okjökull, known as Ok for short, after it lost its status as a glacier in 2014. The inscription, titled “A letter to […]Read More

Community Calendar

Friday, August 30th  The Wiz at MoCADA’s Kid Flix Film Fest Von King Park, 670 Lafayette Ave., 6-10pm (film at 7:30), FREE. Join us at 6pm for the festival’s closing party, which always includes a Sing & Dance-Along presentation of The Wiz, a costume contest, free popcorn and live performances. Face painting by Naomi Martinez-Lampkin and […]Read More


  By William Reed      Aug. 17, 2010 marks the 123rd Anniversary of the birth of Marcus Garvey. The legend of Garvey is based on his leadership toward Blacks’ pride and self-determination. When Garvey died in 1940, European countries dominated the world. But it was his teachings that spurred uprisings and rising expectations among colonies. […]Read More

Where’s the Next Eddie Ellis?

  By Michael Lambert Between 1890 and 1920, after the passing of the 13th Amendment, African American Reformers, including social workers, journalists, educators and politicians, founded the Progressive Movement, based on the belief that great change was needed to protect everyday people.  Injustices that impacted African Americans included racism, segregation, political disenfranchisement, lack of access to quality health […]Read More


  Purelements and Brown Bike Girl are Changing the Narrative about East Brooklyn with a Yearly Bike Ride that Brings Neighbors Together to Explore Bike Destinations in the Neighborhood Purelements: An Evolution in Dance announces the 6th Annual Bike East, August 17, 2019, kicking off from Linden Park in Brooklyn at 8:00 a.m. The 20-mile […]Read More

Exciting Things Developing at Calabar Imports

  Calabar Imports is offering free space to artists, entrepreneurs and groups with ideas they’d like to develop or projects they’d like to launch, but not the space to accommodate them. Currently Yoga and African dance classes are taking place at Calabar shops and owner/founder Atim Oton is excited to see what comes next. “The […]Read More