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Our Time at Home: My Journey with Artist … Richmond

  By Fern E. Gillespie On Wednesday, April 7, my statue, Black Boy (“Head of Boy”) by famed Harlem Renaissance artist Richmond Barthe (1901-1989), will be part of the African American Fine Art auction at Swann Galleries in Manhattan. This will be the end of my journey with Mr. Barthe, filled with culture and coincidence, […]readmore

Triumph in the Face of Foreclosure: From the Patricia F.

  By Bernice Elizabeth Green The 590 Madison Street building has been a music-learning and study center for more than 85 years, serving thousands of students. It was founded in 1930 by Philadelphia-born, Barbados-raised L. Elsie Cumberbatch Graham to house one of Brooklyn’s first official music instruction schools owned and operated by a person of […]readmore

Gamechangers: Alabi, UFT, Robinson, Brooklyn Patrol North, Taking Stand Together For Public

Last week, Olanike Alabi, State Committeewoman/District Leader of AD 57,  announced her sponsorship —  in partnership with community advocates, labor organizations and law enforcement — of a series of major crime prevention briefings to take place March 8, 14, 17, 23 and 31 in Brooklyn North; and April 6 and 21 in Brooklyn South.  (See below flyer for […]readmore

One House, Two Women, A Vision Realized

Bernice Elizabeth Green When a house on Cambridge Place in the Clinton Hill Historic District recently went up for nearly $4 million, a record for the block, I couldn’t pass up the chance to see it. It opened the door to an opportunity to answer a decades-old question: what if I had purchased the property […]readmore