Less than a month after the Obama Administration implemented Deferred Action – an immigration policy that allows eligible youth the opportunity to obtain employment authorization and deferred action providing temporary relief from deportation or removal proceedings – Representative Yvette Clarke
By Nico Simino Following the success of a 2012 summer pilot program, kids in Bed-Stuy will now have a place to not only have fun, but learn and improve their math and science skills, following in sync with the national
THIS WEEKEND! Thur., Aug. 30th To raise awareness about HIV in the African-American community, The Watchful Eye joins Xtra Mile Mindset to host “The Red Party” at the Brooklyn Terrace Rooftop Lounge. The evening will be filled with live performances,
Virginia Jones Hawkins, Celebrated her 104th birthday on August 29, 2012. The widow of the late Malcolm Hawkins has lived on the 600 Block of Macdonough Street since 1948. Born in 1908 Staunton, Virginia, she is a true Brooklyn heroine.
Festival Organizer Joshua Sindisa Mrulekana Speaks We topped last year’s South Africa Festival Fund-raiser 2012 proceeds raised by more than ten percent. This shows that the South Africa Celebration initiative at the Bedford YMCA is growing stronger each year. People
By Bernice Elizabeth Green Last Saturday, August 25, Rev. Diane Hodges and Rev. Bruce William, soldiers in Prison Ministry, who delivered the word of peace and healing to hardened criminals hardened lives to young troubled…. joined the Ethelyne Henderson Women’s
City mum on Sumner Armory The city Department of Homeless Services (DHS) issued a terse “No comment” regarding their intentions of use for the Sumner Armory on Marcus Garvey Blvd. Currently, DHS contracts out a small part of the armory
By Amelia Rawlins Colorful handmade costumes, cultural foods and island music are all again expected for Monday’s West Indian-American Day Parade – the largest parade in New York City. “ We have done extensive planning and we have been working
Dr. Brenda M. Greene Lynnette Velasco, the beloved writer, journalist, poet and avid supporter of black literature and in particular, children’s literature, was passionate about young people and participated in many literary programs focused on promoting children’s authors and literature.
By Mary Alice Miller Brownsville can tell the time of year by Trucked Out SUV events. Christmas. Easter. Thanksgiving. Local residents flock to Trucked Out’s back-to-school street party, one of their most popular events. “They know that summer is coming