By Morgan Powell Seven years working in the County of Kings – most recently as a journalist – has solidified my conviction: Sankofa! Knowing the paths we’ve walked sharpens our perspective as we move forward. This article is about Brooklyn’s
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by Morgan Powell Join me as I recall here a weeklong journey to see the places—both standing and vanished—where freedom seekers entered history. As you read along, I encourage you to consider visiting some or all of these places. We
Finally, African-Americans are taking their place in the pantheon of conservation. A national group called Outdoor Afro helps lead this development through online media publishing, a popular blog, public speaking and regional adventure groups including New York, North Carolina, Portland
Greenhouses in Winter! “Even though this planet is round, there are just too many spots where you can find yourself hanging onto the edge, unless there’s some space, some place to take a breather for a while.” – Gloria Naylor
[Photo credit] The Green-Collar Economy: How One Solution Can Fix Our Two Biggest Problems by Van Jones East Flatbush, Bed-Stuy, Bushwick and East New York are home to Black Futurists. See how they’re leading us! Let us say: “We want
It’s harvest time in central Brooklyn! A rich marriage of food wisdom and social activism continues to yield nutrient-packed produce and local leadership right here. The Brooklyn Movement Center (BMC) wades these waters with unique activities while incubating something new.
Angela Davis, Amiri Baraka, Mark Twain and Victor Hugo have spoken through the ages: the built environment we erect around us reflects our values and civic priorities! By: Morgan Sankofa Powell Consider Boys and Girls High School an art museum.
By Morgan Powell Velo City is an organization based in Brooklyn that was founded by three young women of color in 2010. These urban planners and a landscape architect aim to increase diversity in allied professions and their own. With
Over 700 gardens charm developments across the city; glory blooms in the County of Kings! When does one season end and another begin? Chuck Vasser, a NYCHA Garden and Greening Program consultant, sniffs the air while scanning a new planting
More Than Ever! By Morgan (Sankofa) Powell Outdoor education supports parents and other guardians by making arts, physical activity, civics and STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) accessible to youths otherwise limited by their social circumstances. Moments spent in