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Death and Other Challenges

Ten congregants were lost at Brown Memorial church writes Marlon Rice in his column this week. And when you see how the demographics of death from COVID-19 so closely match the very pillars of the Black church, you know the impacts of this viral assault are going to be deep and long-lasting and that real-estate […]Read More


Life’s Changed in Brooklyn and Everywhere Else … In New York City these days, there are no bustling crowds, no standing-room-only on the subway.  Plenty of seats because most everyone is doing the right thing, staying home.  Waiting on a line spacing 6 ft apart to enter the supermarket.  Everyone wearing masks moving through the […]Read More

Olympian John Carlos Stays His Course

In 1968 Olympians Tommy Smith and John Carlos took their belief in Black Power and understanding of oppression, to the winner’s podium of the 400 meters race, and raised their fists in an image that is burned in history. In the 52 years since, Carlos has maintained his vision of African Americans realizing their destiny […]Read More

1948 Olympian Herbert Douglas Has His Say

Herbert Douglas Jr. My name is Herbert Douglas Jr. I’m a native of Pittsburgh Pennsylvania, but I now live in Philadelphia and I’m interviewing with who? David Mark Greaves, Our Time Press: You were scheduled to attend the African American Heritage event in Philly that was canceled. What were you most looking forward to? HDJ: […]Read More

Coronavirus Surges in North Brooklyn

Hasidim Ignore CDC Public Warnings By Cate Corcoran www.brownstoner.com Despite a ban on gatherings of nearly any size and calls for social distancing, Hasidic schools continued to operate Tuesday and weddings proceeded as usual. A Brownstoner reader who lives in West Midwood said as he was driving to the airport he saw drop-offs and school […]Read More

One Brooklyn Health System Prepares

LaRay Brown, President and CEO of One Brooklyn Health System, composed of Brookdale University Hospital Medical Center, Interfaith Medical Center and Kingsbrook Jewish Medical Center. Our local hospitals are the frontline of defense against the spread of COVID-19, the coronavirus. We asked Ms. Brown what is One Brooklyn Health System doing to deal with this […]Read More

Influential Woman Olanike Alabi:

Making All the Right Connections  District Leader Olanike Alabi, State Committee Member for the 57th Assembly District, has remolded her role into inspiring community empowerment through key relationship-building.  Her online news calendar feeds important information on local movers and shakers to community media. Over 10 years, she’s sponsored numerous town hall meetings, and a toy drive […]Read More