Black History

Vulcan Society Remembers 9/11 Heroes

Firefighter John Coombs remembers 9/11 as a very warm and beautiful day when he started work on some plumbing in his Bed Stuy basement. It was when he came out to buy water that he heard about a plane hitting the twin towers.

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Melvin Van Peebles Dies: Icon of Black Cinema Behind ‘Sweet Sweetback’s Baadasssss Song’ & More was 89

By Erik Pedersen,www.deadline.comMelvin Van Peebles, an actor, writer, director, producer and icon of Black cinema whose films include Sweet Sweetback’s Baadasssss Song and Watermelon Man, died Tuesday night at his Manhattan home. He was 89.His death was confirmed by his son, Mario Van Peebles, who said in a statement: “Dad knew that Black images matter.

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Community News

National Grid Employees Give Back

More than 1,000 National Grid employees gave back to their local communities on Monday, September 20 to celebrate a Day of Service across the company’s 26,000-square-mile New York service area. Company employees reaffirmed their spirit of altruism across the state by volunteering at

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Brenda Mallory, Chair of the Council on Environmental Quality, Talks Climate

Brenda Mallory is the 12th Chair of the Council on Environmental Quality (CEQ) and the first African American to hold that position. The CEQ’s mission is to coordinate the federal government’s efforts to improve, preserve, and protect America’s public health and environment.Our Time

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Local, Organic and Black-owned Groceries at Buy Better Foods

If you are looking for plant-based foods, bulk herbs, supplements, wellness items, etc. then you want to visit BBF. Buy Better Foods owner Myriam Simpierre and wife Aimee, who is the Buyer and PR person, have brought a health food haven to

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Community News

City Planning Commission Rejects 960 Franklin Avenue Rezoning Application

By Alicia Boyd, MTOPPToday, the Crown Height/Flatbush Community has made history. For the first time in the known NYC world, a project that was certified by the City Planning Commission has been voted down by the efforts of a predominately Black low to moderate income community.

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Health & Wellness

Pesticide Ban Is a Win for Children – and Science

September 17, 2021Nicole GreenfieldBack in 1989, a groundbreaking NRDC report called Intolerable Risk detailed the perils children faced just by dutifully eating their fruits and vegetables. “These staples of children’s diets routinely, and lawfully, contain dangerous amounts of pesticides, which pose an increased risk of

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Brooklyn-based Haitian Students Hail CUNY Debt Forgiveness “Comeback Program”

The CUNY Comeback Program, one of the largest college debt forgiveness program in the country, forgives nearly $95 million in unpaid tuition and fee balances for more than 52,000 students. is a prime example of the way CUNY comes to the aid of its students

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