Margo McKenzie

http://giftofletters.com

After thirty-three years of dedicated service as an educator and administrator, I continue to teach and inspire through the gift of writing.

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A Coalition Rallies to Save Abolitionist’s Home

                                      By Margo McKenzie      A coalition of four community organizations rallied in front of the Manhattan Municipal Building at 1 Centre Street, to get the Landmarks Preservation Commission to preserve 227 Duffield Street in downtown […]Read More

Central Brooklyn NAN Elects Rev. Adolphus Lacey as President

By: Margo McKenzie On Tuesday, April 30, at the conclusion of a meeting at the Central Brooklyn Chapter of the National Action Network (“NAN”), Rev. Adolphus C. Lacey, pastor of Bethany Baptist Church, was unanimously confirmed as its President and Dr. Jacqueline Cody as Vice President. The chapter will officially relaunch under its new leadership […]Read More

The Road to Wakanda: Census 2020

Does your community need more affordable housing units? Maybe you need more garbage collectors or more day care centers. Are there enough senior housing units in your community to accommodate the residents who live there? Perhaps you are considering opening a business and want to target a specific group. How many of them live in […]Read More

Black Female Judges Converge in Bed-Stuy

A panel of six African-American female Brooklyn judges convened on Saturday, March 24 at the Quincy Street Senior Citizens Residence to discuss their roles, responsibilities and advice. As part of the meeting of the Vanguard Independent Democrats Association (VIDA), this Women’s History Month exhibit of “Advancing Equality through the Judiciary” drew additional judges, politicians, community […]Read More

A Black Panther Voice Roars from Brooklyn

The “Black Panther” movie continues to break box office charts. According to IndieWire on line magazine, the movie is “on course to become the greatest comic-book movie in history.” These accolades mostly point to the millions it will make. Other political and cultural factors contribute to its distinctive success such as display of black power, […]Read More

A Black Panther Voice Roars from Brooklyn

The “Black Panther” movie continues to break box office charts. According to IndieWire on line magazine, the movie is “on course to become the greatest comic-book movie in history.” These accolades mostly point to the millions it will make. Other political and cultural factors contribute to its distinctive success such as display of black power, […]Read More

Curtain Closed on Actress Olivia Cole at 75   

Olivia Cole is well known for her Emmy-award winning performance as Mathilda in Roots though she did perform additional notable TV roles such as Maggie Rogers in Backstairs of the White House, and, First Sunday. In the spring of 2016, she unretired to perform the role of Sadie Pressley, one of the Delaney sisters in […]Read More