Day: July 25, 2013


Treasured Reminders of Our African-American Past

Evidence of lost and forgotten chapters in America and world history merged in the lobby of the Brooklyn Museum last Saturday for an event to remember: The Smithsonian National Museum of African-American History and Culture’s  Save Our African-American Treasures: A National Collections Initiative.  Dozens of local residents gathered during five spectacular hours to show off […]readmore


Tumble in The Bronx

The New York Yankees are currently in fourth place in the competitive American League East division with a record of 53-47 as we go to press. A lot of it has to do with the constant injuries the team has been afflicted with all year long. Derek Jeter, Curtis Granderson, Mark Teixeria and Alex Rodriguez […]readmore

City Politics Other News

New Yorkers Go To Surry, Va. To Challenge Pagones’ “Bogus”

By Mary Alice Miller A contingent of 100 New Yorkers trekked to Virginia this week to support attorneys who are challenging the garnishment of Tawana Brawley’s wages by her accused rapist former Dutchess County assistant district attorney Steven Pagones. One quarter century since Tawana Brawley was found physically brutalized, Pagones has apparently decided to use […]readmore

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President Barack Obama made the following remarks regarding the “not guilty” verdict in the George Zimmerman trial at a surprise appearance at a press briefing, July 19, 2013. First of all, I want to make sure that once again I send my thought and prayers, as well as Michelle’s, to the family of Trayvon Martin, […]readmore

Community News

Self-Empowerment Youth Program Encourages Future African-American Engineers

By Stephen Witt Three hundred of the brightest young African-American minds throughout Central Brooklyn, along with 200 parents, packed the cafeteria/gymnasium at P.S. 5 Dr. Ronald McNair Elementary School in Bed-Stuy last Saturday morning for orientation to a mentoring program that will nurture the next generation of African-American engineers. The Summer Engineering for Kids (SEEK) […]readmore

Community News Top Stories

African-American, Hasidic Jew relationship in Bed-Stuy contentious Allegations of preferential

By Stephen Witt A cultural and economic turf war between African-Americans and Hasidim Jews continues to brew in Bedford-Stuyvesant with the park attached to the Marcy Public Houses along the Myrtle Avenue corridor being the latest battleground. The difficulty began about a year ago, according to Marcy Houses Tenants Association President Naomi Colon, when about […]readmore