William Greaves, one of the most respected independents in the film and television world has passed away. Internationally recognized for his groundbreaking body of work the pioneering African-American filmmaker was 87. Greaves passed at his home in Manhattan on Monday
By Stephen Witt With former Kings County District Attorney Charles Hynes facing possible criminal charges and several high-profile murder convictions under Hynes’ tenure being overturned, at least one current lawmaker feels it might be time to exonerate convicted former Kings
By Stephen Witt With the primary season moving into the final stretch towards the Sept. 9 election, the race for the vacant 20th Senatorial District seat, formerly occupied by Borough President Eric Adams, looks to go down to the wire.
By Mary Alice Miller The 2014 Democratic Primary will take place in less than two weeks. Since petitions were submitted by the July 10 deadline, there have been zero (0) candidate debates or forums in the 55th Assembly District formerly
By David Mark Greaves European-American police officers choking, beating and killing African-American people, uprisings in the streets of Ferguson, Missouri following the shooting death of Michael Brown. Self-destructive rap lyrics, young people killing each other in the street,
By Stephen Witt A city study to rezone Empire Boulevard – the major thoroughfare straddling the Crown Heights and Prospect-Lefferts Gardens neighborhoods– is drawing strong community opposition and setting off the first major challenge to Borough President Eric Adams’ administration.
By Mary Alice Miller We are all witnessing yet another dance between civil rights and social control. The latest iterations of this very public dance include the upcoming August 23 “We Will Not Go Back” Verrazano Bridge caravan to the
By Stephen Witt Despite speculators buying up large chunks of Bedford-Stuyvesant, City Councilman Jumaane Williams said this week that the neighborhood can survive the gentrification onslaught and save the historical black community known as Brooklyn’s Harlem. Williams comments came in
by David Mark Greaves The pundit denial of the behavior some European-Americans have toward those who are visibly of African heritage is always astonishing to see. “It wasn’t racism because the Supervising Sergeant was an African-American woman,” they cry in
The crisis of illegal immigrant young people at the southern U.S. border is not as far away as you might think. CNN reports that Chris Cabrera, Vice President of the National Border Patrol Council in the Rio Grande Valley, a