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Mandela – A Portrait and Model Of Self-Esteem

The worldwide tribute to Nelson Mandela served as a reminder of the power nourished by self-esteem.   What is self-esteem?  It is the overall judgment of oneself.    High self-esteem is a quiet “under the skin” feeling of comfort with yourself, not to be confused with a sense of superiority or a need to brag.  It allows […]readmore

Celebrating Weeksville

The quiet voice of Ms. Joan Maynard, the artist-archaeologist-preservationist who devoted nearly four decades before her death in 2006 to preserving four wood-frame cottages, would be raised in delight yesterday when The Weeksville Heritage Center celebrated the completion of its 19,000 square-foot Education and Cultural Arts Building on Bergen Street in Brooklyn with a ribbon […]readmore

African- American Share Of NYC's Pie

We’re missing so much, we don’t even know it’s gone NYC Vendor Spending Jan. 2012-Dec. 2012 Total: Apx. $18 billion dollars Total to African-American Vendors: $27 million View From Here ■ By David Mark Greaves Once we put aside the Pilgrim stories and let Thanksgiving be a time to give thanks for life and what […]readmore

A Kwanzaa Project

If we accept as valid the proverb, “It takes a village to raise a child”, and if we cannot identify the village, do we resign ourselves to being unable to raise our children or do we re-create the village? The saying was quite popular a few years back but is not heard as much, if […]readmore

African-Americans Break New Barriers

Letitia James elected Public Advocate, Eric Adams elected Borough President, Ken Thompson elected District Attorney By Stephen Witt In a landslide victory with enough coattails to keep a Democratic fabric manufacturer in business another four years, Bill de Blasio was elected as the city’s 109th Mayor and will officially take office in January. The victory, […]readmore

Barneys And Macy’s Investigated For Allegedly Treating Black Customers Like

Erin Fuchs Businessinsider.com New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman is investigating allegations that Barneys and Macy’s detain and question customers based on their race, the New York Daily News reports. The attorney general asked Barneys and Macy’s to provide an array of information about the customers they stop and question, as well as information about […]readmore

Citywide African Burial Grounds Gain Recognition

East New York Signs Unveiled; Harlem site plaques approved by City…and More! Can you imagine what it was like to be Black in our city before paved roads were common and ferries were the main way people crossed the river to Manhattan?  Famous and emerging open spaces across the city offer answers.  A ceremony earlier […]readmore

Thomas Sankara And The Assassination Of Africa’s Memory

By Dr. Chika A. Ezeanya Thomas Sankara was Burkina Faso’s president from August 1983 until his assassination on October 15, 1987. Perhaps more than any other African president in living memory, Thomas Sankara, in four years, transformed Burkina Faso from a poor country, dependent on aid, to an economically independent and socially progressive nation. Thomas […]readmore