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Posts From Morgan Powell

Brooklyn Has an Answer: Reading and Writing about Us Updated

🕔16:03, 30.Jan 2014

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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Underground Railroad Sites in Brooklyn to See Now

Underground Railroad Sites in Brooklyn to See Now Updated

🕔13:39, 23.Jan 2014

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

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Outdoor Afro: A Nation of Environmentalists

Outdoor Afro: A Nation of Environmentalists Updated

🕔13:22, 16.Jan 2014

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

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Republics of Sunshine, Greenhouses In Winter!

Republics of Sunshine, Greenhouses In Winter! Updated

🕔18:07, 13.Jan 2014

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

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When Tomorrow Comes: Young Brooklynites and the New Normal!

When Tomorrow Comes: Young Brooklynites and the New Normal! Updated

🕔11:21, 9.Jan 2014

[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

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Brooklyn Movement Center Incubates a Food Co-op

Brooklyn Movement Center Incubates a Food Co-op Updated

🕔04:20, 3.Jan 2014

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. 

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Fulton St. Sculpture Deserves Closer Look: Todd Williams Broke Barriers!

Fulton St. Sculpture Deserves Closer Look: Todd Williams Broke Barriers! Updated

🕔14:26, 19.Dec 2013

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. 

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Biking Brooklyn, An Interview With Velo City

Biking Brooklyn, An Interview With Velo City Updated

🕔12:13, 5.Dec 2013

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

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The People’s Garden: A Tour Of NYCHA Gardens

The People’s Garden: A Tour Of NYCHA Gardens Updated

🕔15:07, 27.Nov 2013

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

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Guest View  Why We Need Outdoor Education …

Guest View Why We Need Outdoor Education … Updated

🕔17:28, 21.Nov 2013

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

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