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Census Matters: Count On Faith

By Joan M. Hagans Dedicated leaders of faith turned out in great numbers determined to galvanize Brooklyn residents to be counted in the upcoming U.S. Census. The Faith Summit and luncheon was held in the Lillian Minkin Ballroom at Kingsbrook Jewish Medical Center, its sponsor. Several elected officials joined forces with the faith leaders as […]readmore

What’s Going On

What’s Going OnBy Victoria Horsford NEWSMAKERS The cityandstateny.com just released a new list, the “2019 Power of Diversity BLACK 100.”  Don’t know the criteria for listing but I had fun adding my comments to the “Black Power Elite” bios.   WGO will list power people, 51 to 100.   The column will include the top […]readmore

Cong. John Conyers, Champion of Reparations, Passes at 90

By Katherine Lewin, diversityinc.com John Conyers, Jr., who co-founded the Congressional Black Caucus, helped create Martin Luther King, Jr. Day and became the longest-serving Black person in Congress, died on Sunday at his home in Detroit, spokeswoman Holly Baird confirmed. He was 90. Conyers’ long political career as a Democrat from Michigan began in 1964 […]readmore

Trump broke the whole thing

  I have a question. If you had to vote for a Democrat today, the person that will eventually go up against Donald Trump in the General Election, who would you vote for?  Biden? Booker? Harris? Warren? The third Democratic Debate aired last week, drawing solid numbers in viewership. Fourteen (14) million people tuned in […]readmore

Can Donald Trump Make Black America Great?

  By Akosua K. Albritton President-elect Donald J. Trump will be sworn in as the 45th US President 12 noon, on Friday, January 20, 2017. His rise to political power was unforeseen by most American households. Millions enjoyed him as chairman of the board for The Apprentice, repackaged Celebrity Apprentice for 15 seasons. His televised […]readmore

At Wit's End: The political animal that is Hakeem Jeffries

Give me a reformer politician today and I’ll show you the entrenched and powerful politician of tomorrow. At least that’s my hunch when it comes to Assemblyman Hakeem Jeffries. In many ways, Jeffries came in on the back of the late City Councilman James Davis, who took on the old Clarence Norman machine and beat […]readmore

Community Rallies Around John White and Family

Diverse community members and organizations brought nothing but love to CEMOTAP’s support rally for John White and his family Despite the sweltering heat, Nazarene Congregational Church was packed with supporters. John White sat humbly in the first pew, with his wife Sonia and sons Nahshon and Aaron directly behind him. Rev. Conrad Tillard, Dr. James […]readmore