What’s Going On

By Victoria Horsford NEW YORK/NEW JERSEY Mayor Bill de Blasio named African-American James Johnson, 58, New York City Corporate Counsel. Former Assistant US Attorney, Johnson held several positions with the US Treasury. He will oversee approximately 1000 city attorneys. Johnson succeeds African-American Zachary Carter. Newark Mayor Ras Baraka sues NYC and Mayor de Blasio to […]Read More

What’s Going On

What’s Going On By Victoria Horsford USA/2020 ELECTION Last week’s Democratic debate was the best ever but played to low ratings, perhaps because America was saturated by House Intelligence Committee Impeachment Hearings. Thought that it was the best performance by US Senators Cory Booker and Kamala Harris, who were exceptional and not dodging important references […]Read More

What’s Going On

USA/2020 ELECTION The Democratic 2020 Presidential race has more plot twists and turns than a well-crafted Hollywood or Netflix thriller. As Americans were formulating opinions of the 16-17 Democratic candidates and how they would vote, Mike Bloomberg files papers to enter the Prexy primaries. The Bloomberg news was jolting. A real billionaire, Bloomberg served as […]Read More

What’s Going On

By Victoria Horsford THE WEEK IN REVIEW 11/5 ELECTION RESULTS:   NEW YORK: Congratulations to Brooklyn’s  Jumaane Williams who won the election for Public Advocate, making him next in line of succession to the NYC mayoralty, and Queens Boro Prexy Melinda Katz won her bid for Queens District Attorney……VIRGINIA: Democrats regained  control of the state […]Read More

Spirit Ensemble at CityTech!

Spirit Ensemble at CityTech! Academic Complex Auditorium, 285 Jay St., 10am-12:30pm, FREE (bring ID). This concert is presented as part of CityTech’s “Healing Spaces: Before and Beyond 1619,” marking 400 years since the arrival of captured Africans in Jamestown, Virginia. Join the organizers for a concert and conversation in celebration of Black Solidarity Day featuring […]Read More

A Ballad for Harlem Conversation: Sculptor Augusta Savage

A Ballad for Harlem Conversation: Sculptor Augusta Savage Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, 515 Malcolm X Blvd., Manhattan, 6:30-8:30pm, FREE.  Dr. Jeffreen M. Hayes and independent curator and writer Niama Sandy will discuss the artistic vision and impact of Harlem Renaissance sculptor Augusta Savage. Dr. Hayes is the author of Augusta Savage: Renaissance […]Read More

Caribbean Film Series: Charlie’s Records

BAM, 30 Lafayette Ave., 7:30-10pm, $16. The Luminal Theater and Caribbean Film Academy presents this directorial debut by Olympian and WNBA All-Star Tina Charles. It tells the story of Rawlston “Charlie” Charles, who migrated to New York City from Tobago in 1967.  His store, Charlie’s Calypso City, became a fixture on Fulton Street in Bedford-Stuyvesant […]Read More