Day: December 1, 2009

What's Going On


What are the winter holidays without toys? Pretty disappointing is the probable answer.  Everyone likes a toy.  Some toys are simple and others are so techie delectable. pardYour Toy For the adults in the home, Sirius ( offers one hundred streams of satellite radio.  What is satellite radio?  Try digitally produced music and entertainment that=s […]readmore

City Politics

Three Faces of Brooklyn: The Good, The Bad, The UglyWhen

When facing challenges they say that attitude is everything and we saw an example of that in two meetings in Brownsville that dealt with those points where city and population meet: crime, garbage pickups and housing. We first attended a tenant association meeting at Seth Lowe Housing at Belmont and Christopher.  Chaired by Jenny Ortiz-Bowman, […]readmore

What's Going On

The Negro Building and Exhibit

at the Jamestown Exposition No one could look at the product of Negro brain and hand in the Negro Building at the Jamestown Exposition without realizing what a remarkable showing has been made after forty year=s effort, not only indicative of accomplishment, but full of promise. At one entrance to the Negro Building, by the […]readmore

What's Going On

The African Burial Ground Memorial Site at Duane and Elk

The Memorial contains 419 coffins resting beneath approximately 600 square feet of ground.  And they, in turn, hold the remains of men, women and mostly children who were Aworked to death@ as they cleared the trees, dug the ditches, built the roads and administered to the daily labor needs of  the first illegal aliens C […]readmore


A Look Back at What Was Accomplished

The injustices of the Jim Crow era of separate economic and social circles for whites and blacks, have been well-documented.  Signs such as ANo Negroes allowed@ and AWhites Only@ are familiar symbols of a time when Black people were forced to trade among themselves, patronizing Black-owned stores and businesses.   Under such constraints, we made economic […]readmore