History In The Making

Zozibini Tunzi was crowned Miss Universe Sunday night after excelling through rounds of swimsuit and evening gown struts, questions on social issues and one final chance to explain why she was the right choice. “I grew up in a world where a woman who looks like me — with my kind of skin and my […]Read More

Bed-Stuy Church Nominated for National Historic Status

The stately and iconic Cornerstone Baptist Church in Bedford Stuyvesant, known for its beauty, longevity, Civil Rights Movement activism and community development, was just honored with a nomination to the National Registers of Historic Places for both New York City and New York State. The historic Romanesque Revival designed church on Lewis Avenue, now headed […]Read More

Restoration Annual Winter Holiday

Community Celebration Literacy and Healthy Lifestyle Fun at Bed Stuy’s Annual RFK Memorial Holiday Community Event The Bedford-Stuyvesant Restoration Corporation returns with its longstanding holiday staple, the Robert F. Kennedy (RFK) Memorial Holiday Community Event, welcoming hundreds of youth into Restoration Plaza for artmaking, storytelling, giveaways and more to promote children’s literacy and healthy lifestyles […]Read More

Community Calendar

Saturday, December 7th Bruce Mack with Nubian Messengers Shrine, 2271 Adam Clayton Powell, Jr. Blvd., Manhattan, 8pm. [No Cover] Special guests Will Calhoun and Kelvyn Bell will join the Nubian Messengers for their last show of the year. The evening will include a performance of the group’s debut single, “Sister Space Shifter.” Sunday, December 8th […]Read More

Community Calendar

Wednesday, December 4th Protect Our Safety Net Hospitals Community Forum Interfaith Medical Center, 1545 Atlantic Avenue, 6:30-8:30pm, FREE. Learn what we can do together to protect access to health care. Fight for fair funding to hospitals that have taken care of most of the uninsured and people on Medicaid. Get New York State elected officials […]Read More

Community Calendar

Friday, November 22nd   Celebrating Brazil’s History Month and Black Cinema The People’s Forum 320 West 37th St. 6:30-9pm FREE. The first Black Brazilian women collective in the U.S. invites all to celebrate Brazil’s Black History Month with the African diaspora in New York. The event features short films by Afro Brazilian filmmakers with stories […]Read More

Navigating Foreclosure Court

By David Mark Greaves Foreclosure Court is the last place a homeowner wants to be. And if you’re there, it would be best to have a foreclosure lawyer at your side. “You wouldn’t go to a foot doctor if you have a problem with your heart” is how Judge Noach Dear put it. Dear is […]Read More

NYC Boosts Salaries for 1,500 Non-union Pre-K Teachers in Community-Run

By Christina Veiga, Chalkbeat “NYC Boosts Salaries for 1,500 Nonunion Pre-K Teachers in Community-Run Programs” was originally published by Chalkbeat, a nonprofit news organization covering public education. Sign up for their newsletters here: ckbe.at/newsletters Alice Mulligan got on the loudspeaker at her Brooklyn preschool Monday morning to make an unexpected announcement: her teachers would be […]Read More