At Kings County Hospital, Gama Droiville Speaks: On April 14, thirteen-year-old Gama Droiville, waiting for a bus with his aunt and brother in East Flatbush, was struck by a gang member’s stray bullet. At the time, the courageous 8th-grader ,
Presented at the Samuel Dewitt Proctor Journey to Justice February 2014 Clergy and Lay Leadership Conference Today, we honor the extraordinary work of Dr. Vincent Harding and the Veterans of Hope Project (VOHP) based on the campus of the Iliff
By Stephen Witt A coalition of elected officials, community-based organizations and youths demanded this week that the de Blasio Administration put in another $14.2 million from the budget to pay for another 10,000 jobs (minimum-wage jobs) for the city’s
By Stephen Witt Public housing tenant leaders facing the prospect of 57 community and senior centers closing July 1 expressed everything from utter despair to cautious optimism that either the City Council or the New York City Housing Authority
We have lost a great repository of history and activism in the passing of Elombe Brath, Chairman of the Patrice Lumumba Coalition and as a former producer on Gil Noble’s legendary “Like It Is”, helping to make it the not-to-be-missed
Ed Bullins’ “The Fabulous Miss Marie,” starring Tonya Pinkins and Roscoe Orman, takes final bow this weekend! Tickets Available!
By Bernice Elizabeth Green The 1960’s for Black Americans is alive and well on and off Broadway in three different productions, but it’s “The Fabulous Miss Marie,” directed by Woodie King, Jr. we wanted to see first.
Landmarks Conservancy’s “Sacred Sites Open House Weekend” introduces Ecclesiastical Architecture & Art at Historic Institutions on Saturday, May 17 & Sunday, May 18 New Yorkers travel around the world to experience beautiful religious art and architecture, and some of the
Come join student leaders of Boys & Girls HS and their supporters in a Children’s March for Black History in Schools. At 11:00am on Saturday, May 17th, we will gather at Borough Hall steps, 209 Joralemon St., Brooklyn, NY, and
By Stephen Witt City Council members with large amounts of public housing developments in their district vowed this week to ensure the de Blasio Administration doesn’t shutter 57 NYCHA-operated Community and Senior Centers that will lose their funding on
By Mary Alice Miller Nigeria has offered $300,000US for information leading to the return of almost 300 schoolgirls kidnapped by Islamist terrorist group Boko Haram. In response, Abubakar Shekau, leader of the Boko Haram, has released a video saying he