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Billboard Demeaning to African Americans Removed Within 48 Hours

The Story, The Players, The Background The alarm sounded on Monday, Feb. 22, by Council member Letitia James. “New York City Billboard Targets Abortion in Black Community,” read a statement from her office. “Compares Abortion to Terrorism; Refers to ‘Genocidal Plot’.” James’ office provided information from Life Always, an advertising organization that represents pro-life campaigns […]Read More

Green Movements Grow in Central Brooklyn

Last weekend, November 19-21, the first annual conference to forge food, farming and policy solutions for the Black Community convened at Brooklyn College in New York City, convening farmers, gardeners, activists, students and community leaders from across the nation and around the world. The 3-day conference, attended by more than 500 people, was hosted by […]Read More

Sutton: He Set The Standard

Percy Sutton set the standard for how to be and was the embodiment of excellence in everything he did.  I was part of a film crew interviewing Mr. Sutton in the mid-1980’s and two things he said have stayed with me.  He spoke about persistence saying that it took him sixty-two presentations of his business […]Read More

Comments on Passing of Percy Sutton (In Formation)

Barack Obama on the Passing of Percy Sutton: Percy Sutton was a true hero to African Americans in New York City and around the country. We will remember him for his service to the country as a Tuskegee Airman, to New York State as a state assemblyman, to New York City as Manhattan Borough President, […]Read More