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Friday, September 20th Affordable Housing Lottery: Athena Apartments Brown Memorial Baptist Church, 52 Gates Ave., 2-4pm, FREE. IMPACCT Brooklyn invites all to attend a Community Information Session and get ready to submit a stronger housing application for two buildings at 909 Atlantic Ave. and 1043 Fulton St.  Saturday, September 21st Brooklyn March Against Gentrification, Racism […]Read More

Crown Heights Jews & Blacks Celebrate Unity

By Kimari Clarke     African-American and Jewish residents of Crown Heights yesterday came together in Brower Park on Brooklyn Avenue and Prospect Place to celebrate and promote unity in the neighborhood. The event, the 4th Annual “One Crown Heights Neighborhood” Festival, saw families enjoying a day of food, games, portrait painting and community networking. City Council Majority […]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

The Most Racially Progressive any NYC Teacher can be is

  By Michael A. Johnson As a principal, I’ve met teachers I wouldn’t want anywhere near my kids, and then there were many great and wonderful teachers who I’d hire 100 times over, regardless of that teacher’s race or nationality. Black students can’t wait for America to get its “racial act” together; they need a […]Read More

Keeping Bed-Stuy Alive …

Allison Shillingford, Darius Clark — Macon Street Residents – win top BET Urbanworld Filmwriting Awards At BET’s recent Urbanworld Film Awards ceremony in TriBeCa, Macon Street residents Allison (Bonner )Shillingford & Darius Clark Monroe received the top writing awards in this year’s Urbanworld Film Festival. Their scripts, “Mel & Missy” (Shillingford) and “Year of Our […]Read More

Entrepreneurs Open "Brooklyn Burger & Brew"

Upscale Burger Joint Caters to Families and Neighbors By Keith L. Forest It seems like every week there’s a new bar or restaurant opening in Brooklyn. As New York City’s most populous borough, Brooklyn is outpacing Manhattan as a major destination and entrepreneurs are taking notice. The latest restaurateur claiming his rightful stake in the […]Read More

October Is Bedford- Stuyvesant Month

October 24 5:30p-7:30p: Opening Reception for Koho Yamamoto: Works of the Master, an exhibition of the works of the famous artist-educator, who at 91, is still teaching and painting. Dr. Myrah Brown Green is curator. Aaron Davis Hall, Convent Avenue & 135th St. www.adhatccny.org (Ongoing thru November 22) RSVP required. E-mail: cccarts@ccny.cuny.edu or call: 212/650-5361. […]Read More

A Schedule Of Events For Parents, Teachers, Caregivers, Students

October 5 9:00a-12n- Common Core in Common Language – DOE Parent Academy 2013: Start the School Year Strong. Long Island University, 1 University Plaza.  Meet Kimberly Cline, LIU President and Dennis Walcott, Chancellor, NYC Department of Education.  Workshops collaborating with your school, Welcome to pre-K, Get Ready for College and Career,  Alternative Schools and Programs, […]Read More