Day: June 21, 2012


Harlem’s Divine Divas & Divos

By Sylvia Lewis, After migrating from Alabama to Harlem, LaZette McCants’ late father, Warren “Birdland” Suttles, co-founded the Ravens. As Harlem’s first bird-named vocal group, some readers may remember the others had names like the Orioles and the Larks. The Ravens opened for Dinah Washington and were big stars back in the day of […]readmore

Other News

Barclays Center protestors kick out press

By Amelia Rawlins The two organizations most responsible for stalling the Atlantic Yards project for six years kicked the press out of a meeting concerning a planned protest of the Barclays Center September opening with a Jay Z concert. The organizations BrooklynSpeaks and Develop Don’t Destroy Brooklyn called for the meeting at Brown Memorial Baptist […]readmore

Community News

Bloomberg cuts funding to longtime African-American CBO

After 32 years of running a day care center and after-school program for thousands of Central Brooklyn kids, the Bloomberg Administration informed one of the borough’s oldest African-American-founded and run community-based organizations (CBO) that they will not be given a new contract. The Fort Greene Council (FGC), headquartered at 966 Fulton Street, were the latest […]readmore

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Interfaith readies for merger with Brooklyn Hospital

By Amelia Rawlins Since the official announcement of a merger between Brooklyn Hospital and Interfaith Medical Center about two months ago, residents of the Bedford-Stuyvesant community and workers at Interfaith Medical Center are still very concerned for the well-being of the center and their health care. “We are in the process of doing a study,” […]readmore