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by Bernice Elizabeth GreenNYC Councilwoman Inez Barron is an accomplished woman and has met nearly every goal she has ever accomplished on the power of her work ethics and the backs of the ancestors.But place and people are part of the journeys of all peoples of color, and Councilwoman’s Barron’s story is no different. The […]readmore

Heirs to Mial’s Legacy

The scribes on this page cite the genius (and spirit) of Lemuel Mial as a motivational force in their lives.In his public life, Mr. Mial was the architect of many programs that served families, youth, and residents.And he was the same in his private life with family members and friends.He cultivated the community’s next generations […]readmore

The Best of Our Time LEMUEL MIAL

Phenomenal Family Man, FriendMusician, Artist, Sage, Advocate for the People “Mr. Lemuel Mial will be remembered for his brilliance, creativity and dedicationto the transformation of the VON KING CULTURAL ARTS CENTER.I am happy to have had the opportunity to work alongside him to make Von King a park for all ages.Under his leadership, I learned […]readmore

Local is National as Grassroots Voices Rise

On February 11, Amazon announced its official move-in to a 90,000-square-foot distribution station at 2300 Linden Blvd, in East New York, Brooklyn. The official statement indicated the company would be open for business. On Saturday, February 20th, community leaders, like activist Verdree Vinson of the December 12th Movement, Councilwoman Inez Barron, members of the Coalition […]readmore

For Some, The Vote is a Vow to the Ancestors

This past weekend, Friday to Saturday, one-fifth of the nation cast early in-person votes at polling sites around the nation. It was a bright light amidst the dark and devastating statistics of COVID deaths, poverty lines, mothers dropping out of the workforce, high unemployment, overcrowded hospitals, and rising crime.They say a crisis forces rethinking and […]readmore

Another Milestone for the Brownstoners

By Bernice Elizabeth Green Over the past 40 years, the Brownstoners of Bedford-Stuyvesant have opened the doors of neighborhood homes to thousands of visitors through the annual Bedford-Stuyvesant House Tour – arguably New York State’s most beloved and sought-after tour of its kind. The event raises awareness of homeownership and neighborhood history, and funds for […]readmore

Remembering Chadwick Boseman and the Set of “42”

Summer of 2012, I interviewed Chadwick Boseman on the MacDonough Street “set” where important scenes were shot for the actor’s “42” feature film. Dodger great Jackie Robinson, the legend Boseman portrays in the film, lived at 526 in the 1940’s when he broke records and made history. Quite frankly, Jackie Robinson is in my genealogical […]readmore

Bringing it On: Taking Gun-Control Message to the Streets

State Attorney General Letitia James addressed the Sisters United Against Gun Violence rally, last Saturday, March 8. Women, mothers and supporters marched from Downtown Brooklyn Borough Hall to Central Brooklyn’s Restoration Plaza urging the community to join them in getting guns off the street and ending gun violence.“We’ve got to take the guns off the […]readmore