AG James Secures Nearly $2M for U.S. Gas & Electric

USG&E Promised Savings but Overcharged and Switched Providers New York Attorney General Letitia James today announced she has secured $1.95 million in restitution from energy service company U.S. Gas & Electric, Inc. (USG&E) for engaging in deceptive business practices against tens of thousands of New York consumers. USG&E’s dishonest actions resulted in New York consumers […]Read More

Wellness Check

Why she was shot Why was Atatiana Jefferson shot in her own home by a police officer on a “wellness check” for an open door while playing video games with her 8-year-old nephew?  This is not understandable by any law enforcement protocol. Atatiana had led a peaceful life with a loving family. A college graduate, […]Read More

Stolen Hands, Stolen Lands: From 1619 to a Just Future

Sunday, October 20th The Riverside Church 490 Riverside Drive, Manhattan, 6pm FREEThe Public is invited to join Union Theological Seminary, The Riverside Church, and 400 Years of Inequality for this multi-faith service to solemnly observe the 400th anniversary of the first Africans to be sold into bondage in the U.S. The Rev. Dr. William J. […]Read More

Women Writers Bloom Poetry Salon & Open Mic with Kimberly

Saturday, October 19th (Downtown Brooklyn location sent to reservations made before capacity is filled.) 12-5pm $10-$20 suggested donation. Talented author, poet and educator Kimberly A. Collins, visiting from Washington, D.C. will facilitate a collaborative and interactive workshop, give a featured author reading and respond in a Q & A session. Copies of her new book, […]Read More

Arts for Art at Weeksville

Friday, October 18th Weeksville Heritage Center 158 Buffalo Ave., 7:30pm $15. Enjoy the fruits of a collaboration celebrating Jazz’s African American roots in one of America’s first free Black communities. This is one of a series of weekend performances in October placing a spotlight on jazz and improvised music in Crown Heights, a neighborhood key […]Read More

Redlining and Its Repercussions

Wednesday, October 16th Historical Society 128 Pierrepont St., 7pm $15. A panel of experts discuss the systematically racist banking practice of denying loans to people of color in post-WWII urban neighborhoods, in a conversation moderated by Kai Wright, host of WNYC podcast “The Stakes.”Read More

The Nanny Series: A Postcolonial Reading

Tuesday, October 15th Cloister Lounge Gallery 490 Riverside Drive and 91 Claremont Ave., Manhattan FREE. This exhibition by artist Laura James combines the use of surrealist painting and postcolonial theory to address issues of gender, work, and motherhood in the lives of domestic workers living in New York City. Painter Laura James, and her sister/collaborator, […]Read More