Community Calendar

Friday, November 15th  Black Public Media Open Call Deadline Attention filmmakers! This year’s Open Call is for feature-length documentaries, shorts (nonfiction or scripted) or limited podcast series for public media distribution. Selected projects will receive production funds to advance their work. There are no limits on the subject area. However, BPM encourages work that will […]Read More

Byron Allen Vs. Comcast

Supreme Court Hears Arguments On When A Racial Discrimination Case Is “Plausible” Enough To Go Forward — Update By Ted Johnson, Byron Allen’s racial discrimination case against Comcast came before the Supreme Court on Wednesday, as some of the justices questioned what a plaintiff has to show in a pleading to survive beyond its […]Read More

Introduced Legislation Would Remove Westchester and Rockland Counties from New

Congresswoman Yvette D. Clarke (NY-09) recently introduced the Affordable Housing and Area Median Income Fairness Act (HR-4984) to help counter skyrocketing rent prices in New York and other major American metropolitan areas. “Affordable housing has become out of reach for so many New Yorkers and in urban areas across America—when I’m home in Brooklyn, constituents […]Read More

Community Calendar

Friday, November 8th “Love Your Block” Grant: Prepare to Submit by the 11/12 Deadline The Love Your Block grant allows neighborhood groups to transform their communities through local action while leveraging city services. Resident-led volunteer groups each receive a grant of $1,000 and city services provided by the Department of Parks and Recreation, the Department […]Read More

Cong. John Conyers, Champion of Reparations, Passes at 90

By Katherine Lewin, John Conyers, Jr., who co-founded the Congressional Black Caucus, helped create Martin Luther King, Jr. Day and became the longest-serving Black person in Congress, died on Sunday at his home in Detroit, spokeswoman Holly Baird confirmed. He was 90. Conyers’ long political career as a Democrat from Michigan began in 1964 […]Read More

The Shadow King Reading

Broadway, Manhattan, Riese Lounge, 1st floor, 6-8pm, FREE. Maaza Mengiste discusses her novel that’s set in Ethiopia at the start of WWII. It tells the story of an orphaned Hirut, who struggles to adapt to her new life as a maid. Her employer, an officer in Emperor Haile Selassie’s Army, rushes to mobilize his strongest […]Read More

Miles Davis in His Own Words

Tuesday, October 29th Miles Davis in His Own Words Castillo Theatre, 543 West 42nd St., Manhattan, 7pm, FREE. Actor Kene Holliday invites a New York City audience to witness the birth of a new show depicting the life of Miles Davis. He’ll present an enactment of the life of a man we have all known […]Read More