BP ADAMS Campaigns for Colon Cancer Month Free Health Screenings

Brooklyn Borough President Eric L. Adams kicked off Colon Cancer Awareness Month by hosting a community forum in the Courtroom of Brooklyn Borough Hall where he joined colon cancer survivors, gastroenterologists, and oncology nutritionists in highlighting that the disease is curable, treatable, and preventable. Central and eastern Brooklyn, in particular, have been hit particularly hard […]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

On Gentrification: Property Heist of the 21st Century

To the Editor: Gentrification is a weapon that has always been used by rogue rat racketeers.  The Merriam-Webster’s Dictionary defines gentrification as being “a process of renewal of deteriorating areas accompanied by the influx of the middle-class people and the mass displacement of the poorer residents out”.  The definition in itself suggests that there is […]Read More

Reel Sisters 20th Anniversary Closes in Harlem with Films Dedicated

 Special Screening on the Life of Brooklyn Activist Jane Lee Weatherspoon will premiere at AMC Magic Johnson 9  Harlem, NY – Reel Sisters of the Diaspora Film Festival & Lecture Series will close its 20th Anniversary season with a selection of films celebrating the spirit of activism, empowerment and spirituality as a testament to the […]Read More

Oldies But Goodies Dance Party to Raise Funds for Magnolia

On Friday, May 19th 2017 hundreds of Brooklyn community members will celebrate legacy and dance the night away at the Brooklyn Masonic Temple for Magnolia Tree Earth Center’s Spring “Oldies But Goodies” Fundraising Dance Party.  Founded 45 years ago by Mrs. Hattie Carthan, Magnolia Tree Earth Center continues to evolve into an epicenter for learning, […]Read More

Commuter Vans Get More Legitimate

By Akosua K. Albritton Every day, thousands of New Yorkers board commuter vans and buses to get to their destinations. The rides may be smooth or the rides may be nerve-racking. Most drivers play the radio for the passengers’ enjoyment, while others entertain passengers with the latest movies or music videos. For the most part, […]Read More

View From Here: We Must Beat Back the Hate

With the rise of President-Elect Donald Trump and the pride in the openness of hate that he inspires, the attacking of women with hajibs, hanging a noose on a tree in Ft. Greene Park this past October along with writing of anti-Semitic graffiti nearby, we thought it a good to remind the readers of the […]Read More