Community Searches for Meaning in a Young Man’s Death

“This is Not Our Legacy.  It is Not Our Fault, but It is Our Responsibility.” The search for meaning in a young man’s violent death is a long and too-often travel road that took a turn to the  Nazarene Congressional United Church of Christ, pastored by Conrad Tillard, for the funeral of Kheil Coppin, shot […]Read More

View From Here

With his newest plan to not lose the war, we can viscerally feel the “slippery slope,” the President George W. (Worst ever) Bush has placed this nation on.  As the United States careens downward and the winds of growing fascism whistle louder past our ears, it is readily apparent that the U.S can’t stay in […]Read More

Katrina Evacuees a year later: Bed-Stuy Helps them on the

Front Row: Richard Davis (2 Davis children), 2 Parker children, Joetta Rogers, Angela Lopez, Ivy Barbier. Second Row: 2 Davis children, Benetta Davis, Dina Thavares, Haiti Thavares, Arlene Richards, 2 children, Ivy Parker, Aileen Bodiwala. Back Row: Alfred Tumblin, N/A, Veronica Ogden, N/A, Gerry Carter, Oma S. Holloway, Jesse Scott, Herman Joseph, Ade Herbert, N/A, […]Read More

American History, Only Half Taught

A discussion on the need to include chattel slavery and its legacy as a major part of the curriculum in New York schools was held at the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture last month.  Schomburg Director Howard Dodson moderated a panel composed of Dr. Adelaide L. Sanford, vice chancellor, New York State Board […]Read More

Bones and Souls of the African Burial Ground

If the bones and souls of the African Burial Ground could talk, there would be laughter ringing beneath the streets of Manhattan today.  The  20,000 buried there, awakened and shivering with the vibration of joyful drums overhead, would call out to each other to listen to the tread of thousands of New York City’s children […]Read More

Untapped Community Asset:the 13th Regiment Armory

Sitting in the heart of Bedford-Stuyvesant is a resource as full of possibilities as it is gargantuan in size.  With a building area of 231,834 square ft., the Armory for the 13th Regiment of the National Guard is the second-largest armory in the country, after the Bronx’s Kingsbridge Armory which itself is the center of […]Read More