Day: November 8, 2013

City Politics

African-Americans Break New Barriers

Letitia James elected Public Advocate, Eric Adams elected Borough President, Ken Thompson elected District Attorney By Stephen Witt In a landslide victory with enough coattails to keep a Democratic fabric manufacturer in business another four years, Bill de Blasio was elected as the city’s 109th Mayor and will officially take office in January. The victory, […]readmore


Holistic Health Professionals Celebrate Dr. Mutulu Shakur

Basir Mchawi On Sunday, November 10th in Brooklyn, New York and Toronto, Canada, holistic health professionals, along with family and friends of Dr. Mutulu Shakur, will celebrate the rich legacy of Dr. Shakur’s work in the field of community health care. Captured in 1986 and charged with a series of political crimes, Dr. Mutulu Shakur […]readmore

Community News

Keeping Bed-Stuy Alive …

Allison Shillingford, Darius Clark — Macon Street Residents – win top BET Urbanworld Filmwriting Awards At BET’s recent Urbanworld Film Awards ceremony in TriBeCa, Macon Street residents Allison (Bonner )Shillingford & Darius Clark Monroe received the top writing awards in this year’s Urbanworld Film Festival. Their scripts, “Mel & Missy” (Shillingford) and “Year of Our […]readmore

View From Here

View From Here

By David Mark Greaves In his victory speech, Mayor-elect Bill de Blasio said “The people of this city have chosen a progressive path, and tonight we set forth on it, together, as one city.”  What does that mean to African-Americans? We hope that progressive path includes an examination of the MWBE report card that John […]readmore



By Eddie Castro The NBA season kicked off last week and as much attention that has been paid the Brooklyn Nets with their off-season additions, the other team in New York suddenly became an afterthought. The Knicks are looking to prove to many Brooklynites as well as the rest of New York that they are […]readmore