Fighting Deed Theft, Preserving Legacy

    The meeting held last Saturday at Interfaith Medical Center, about reporting on the deed theft hearing and celebrating the bill that was passed, opened with Brownstoners of Bedford-Stuyvesant President emeritus Lynette Lewis Rogers giving the underlying theme of the meeting and the raison d’être of the Brownstoners themselves.  “That we have legacy and […]Read More

65 Years After Brown: We Are Doing Worse Than Ever

“Let me be clear: Black and Latino children do not need to sit next to white children in order to learn and achieve at the highest levels. The problem is that educational, material and financial resources follow white children.”   By Basir Mchawi        It’s official now. According to a new report, Harming Our […]Read More

Business Spotlight on We Define IT

By Akosua K. Albritton Osayande Angaza is CEO and Lead Consultant for We Define IT, a managed technology services organization that started operations in 2007. It is headquartered in Brooklyn, NY and has clients located throughout the United States, Canada, Bermuda and Jamaica. The customer base includes schools, churches, law firms and households. The business […]Read More

Bernie’s Plans: The Money is There

By David Mark Greaves Secretary Hillary Clinton did a drive-by of three African-American churches in Brooklyn this past Sunday, where she assured the congregations that she was against gun violence, police shootings and was best buds with President Obama and the smiling pastors. This was followed up with a town hall that wasn’t a town […]Read More

Education of Our Children Is Moving Front & Center In

Due to the pioneering efforts of such scholars as Dr. Andrea Taylor (left), interest in the fields of technology and science by young women is picking up steam.  DivaSteam, that is.  Dr. Taylor is the volunteer director of the divaSTEAM robotics program located at the Magnolia Tree Earth Center of Bedford-Stuyvesant.  A lifelong life-long resident […]Read More

Celebrating Weeksville Through The Eyes Of The Future

By: Akirah Harris, Desiree Henderson, Janiyah Hughes, Ailec Lasalle, Chasity Patrick,  Jayla Shuler, Janae Singleton, Amya Torres, Ranasia White, Maurice Williams, Students Deborah Alexander and Jean Derico, Supervising Teachers On Wednesday, December 11, 2013, after invited 2nd and 3rd grade students returned to P.S. 243, The Weeksville School, they had to reflect on their visit […]Read More

Fulton St. Sculpture Deserves Closer Look: Todd Williams Broke Barriers!

Angela Davis, Amiri Baraka, Mark Twain and Victor Hugo have spoken through the ages: the built environment we erect around us reflects our values and civic priorities! By: Morgan Sankofa Powell Consider Boys and Girls High School an art museum.  Its upcoming Fortieth Anniversary will mark the installation of 70s masterworks both outdoors and in.  […]Read More