Outraged Brooklynites Protest NYPD Use of Excessive Force

Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams chastised both police and teen protestors at a press conference on Tuesday morning over the charged nature of three recent encounters. The first two were accompanied by allegations of excessive force on the part of the police; the third were charges of destructive and assaultive behavior by thousands of young […]Read More

Central Brooklyn Food Coop Takes a Giant Step Forward

The Food Coop is Off and Running A new and Black-led food cooperative offering fresh produce, healthy grocery items and other nutritive fare will open next year, serving Bedford-Stuyvesant and Crown Heights. It’s been a long time coming but judging from the jubilation of its organizers and the enthusiastic reception of area residents, it was […]Read More

Black to the Stage!

Fall Preview of Black Theater Gleamed with Gems It was a joyous and electrifying evening at the Schomburg Center as the Black theater world convened to get a peek at the new fall season offerings on and off-Broadway and to present stage legend Andre De Shields with a Lifetime Achievement Award. The latter was the […]Read More

California-Based Foundation Raids and Shutters WBAI

By Maitefa Angaza  A rude, and some say criminal, awakening greeted loyal WBAI-FM radio loyalists on Monday morning, with the news that the beloved, listener-sponsored progressive station had been effectively shut down. Although the signal was still live, the programming in its entirety was being broadcast from KPFK in North Hollywood, California, by Pacifica Foundation […]Read More

Kristina Newman-Scott: The New BRIC House Builder’s Got Tools!

Interview by Maitefa Angaza        As the new head of BRIC Arts Media, Kristina Newman-Scott valued listening and watching as useful tools during her first months there, allowing her natural curiosity to define her leadership style at the outset. Almost a year later, Newman-Scott is still observing while leading the team at BRIC in […]Read More