Day: October 31, 2013

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Less Fortunate Sandy Victims Worried About Getting Their Share Of

Coney Island NYCHA residents and Canarsie homeowners among those still suffering By Stephen Witt While Hurricane Sandy hurt everyone across the socioeconomic line, it hurt the poor a little more, according to published reports. The storm ravaged Brooklyn a year ago this week leaving thousands in the city’s public housing complexes, located near the shoreline, […]readmore

Community News

Barneys And Macy’s Investigated For Allegedly Treating Black Customers Like

Erin Fuchs New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman is investigating allegations that Barneys and Macy’s detain and question customers based on their race, the New York Daily News reports. The attorney general asked Barneys and Macy’s to provide an array of information about the customers they stop and question, as well as information about […]readmore


President Obama On Albany Avenue

Prospect Park has not seen anything like military helicopters, including Marine One, landing on the Great Lawn as President Barack Obama arrived to speak to the students at Pathways in Technology Early College High School housed in the Paul Robeson High School building.  The president was among friends in the borough that had given him […]readmore

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Entrepreneurs Open "Brooklyn Burger & Brew"

Upscale Burger Joint Caters to Families and Neighbors By Keith L. Forest It seems like every week there’s a new bar or restaurant opening in Brooklyn. As New York City’s most populous borough, Brooklyn is outpacing Manhattan as a major destination and entrepreneurs are taking notice. The latest restaurateur claiming his rightful stake in the […]readmore

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Citywide African Burial Grounds Gain Recognition

East New York Signs Unveiled; Harlem site plaques approved by City…and More! Can you imagine what it was like to be Black in our city before paved roads were common and ferries were the main way people crossed the river to Manhattan?  Famous and emerging open spaces across the city offer answers.  A ceremony earlier […]readmore

City Politics

Thomas Sankara And The Assassination Of Africa’s Memory

By Dr. Chika A. Ezeanya Thomas Sankara was Burkina Faso’s president from August 1983 until his assassination on October 15, 1987. Perhaps more than any other African president in living memory, Thomas Sankara, in four years, transformed Burkina Faso from a poor country, dependent on aid, to an economically independent and socially progressive nation. Thomas […]readmore


November Is Native American Heritage Month

November 1 7:00p: Community Education Forum & Booksigning: Teaching Who We Are, For Our Children’s Future.  Dr. Molefi Kete Asante is keynote speaker. Location: Sistas’ Place, 456 Nostrand Ave. @ Jefferson Ave. Dr. Asante will sign his African American History: A Journey of Liberation, a high school text used in more than 400 schools throughout […]readmore


Retrieving Parent Power

While the media gives readers and viewers news flashes daily, it’s rare that we get more than a name, location and date of the incidents.  The Children’s Defense Fund’s statistics are gathered and presented in a way that arouses attention and a call to action.  Visit to access statistics on children state by state. […]readmore