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The Census Counts, More Than Ever

The Brooklyn Complete Count Committee members are saddened and angered by the loss of George Floyd and the countless other black men, women and children killed at the hands of people with racist motivations. We condemn the police behavior in Minneapolis. We condemn the subsequent violence and systemic racist behavior happening in our communities by […]Read More


When the community calls, Brooklyn Lions roar.  Through action, not so much sound.Last month, the powerful philanthropic group delivered meals to First Responder health care workers at Brookdale Medical Center, May 4.The following day, The Lions delivered meals to Interfaith Hospital on Atlantic Avenue.Examples of extraordinary good deeds and unity activated by average and “ordinary” […]Read More

Protest Strategies

Candidate Jason Salmon Engages his Community where they are — online and in the open Communities across the nation are asking their leaders to “listen” and work with them to develop tactical strategies for change.Without publicity or funds, Jason Salmon is responding to the call, engaging his Brooklyn community in dialogue about the two pandemics: racism […]Read More

As Covid-19 Tears Through Navajo Nation, Young People Step up

By Mona Gable for STATMichelle Tom stared into the screen. The Navajo doctor had just finished a grueling shift at the Winslow Indian Health Care Center urgent care facility in Winslow, Ariz., caring for Covid-19 patients. Now, she was spending her Friday night speaking via livestream to Native American youth about the pandemic.“I’ve seen it […]Read More

Worship Safely! Don’t Follow the President!

The Rev. Michael-Ray Mathews Deputy Director & Director of Clergy Organizing, Faith in Action responded to the president’s order to re-open churches despite still being in the COVID-19 pandemic. Mathews, an African American faith leader, is especially concerned about churches in hotbed communities reopening. He noted Jeremiah 23:1 “Woe to the shepherds who are destroying […]Read More

Concord Baptist and RIP Medical Debt Erase Over $4 Million

The Concord Baptist Christfund, established by The Concord Baptist Church of Christ (Brooklyn, NY) in 1988 as a Black faith-powered endowment to uplift Brooklyn and invest in worthy social causes throughout the world, has partnered with RIP Medical Debt to erase more than $4 million in medical debt for over 4,500 people in Brooklyn, NY […]Read More

OTP Interview with Bill Lynch

Top Consultant to National Politicians Was Prescient about Today’s Economic Crisis A $3 trillion budget was just passed by theHouse. With that much on the table we cannot afford to wait for it. Here is some advice from political wizard Bill Lynch to the community that is still relevant today. Mr. Lynch died in 2013. […]Read More

Jeffries Leads Fight for $3 Trillion HEROES Act Passage

By Ariama Long ,Kings County Politics U.S. Reps. Hakeem Jeffries (D-Brooklyn, Queens), Adriano Espaillat (D-NY), Bonnie Watson Coleman (D-NJ), Brendan Boyle (D-PA) and Mary Gay Scanlon (D-PA), yesterday made their argument in a conference call on why the Republican-led U.S. Senate should pass the Democratic-led House’s $3 trillion HEROES Act – an emergency allocation to […]Read More