Day: November 14, 2013

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View From Here

By David Mark Greaves The New York Times reported that Mayor-elect Bill de Blasio received 96% of the Black vote.   So he’s seen the love from the black community, and now we should see it coming back, not in “optics” but in fact.  As we understand it, that’s the way politics work.  It’s like a […]readmore

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Mrs. Barbara Elaine Johnson, 81, beloved mother of famed percussionist Bashiri Johnson, Passes The mother of award winning Brooklyn-based musician and recording artist Bashiri Johnson, (percussionist for Whitney Houston, Michael Jackson, Sting, Sade, Madonna, among others notables) died on October 28th after a brief illness. She was 81. Barbara Elaine Johnson (nee Matthews) who lived […]readmore


November Is Native American Heritage Month

November 16 4 pm: Hip-Hop History Workshop for Teens: B-Boy & B-Girl Dancing with Kwikstep and Rokafella. The Schomburg Center celebrates Hip-Hop History Month in November with four interactive workshops for teens that will explore the four elements of hip-hop: MCing, DJing, B-boy/girl Dancing, and Graffiti/Aerosol Art. Knowledge, the fifth element of hip-hop, is at […]readmore


Tale Of Two Tapes

By Eddie Castro Through two weeks of the NBA season, both the Knicks and Nets have had inauspicious starts with both teams posting a record of 2-4. Both New York teams are projected to make the playoffs this year, however, they have not looked like playoff-caliber teams so far. Even though it is only a […]readmore

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Plans Underway To Build Monument Honoring Colonel Charles Young

Congratulations to The National Coalition of Black Veteran Organizations (NCBVO) on completing the mission to honor African-American military hero Charles Young (1864-1922)   By Patricia Green Assembling a group of African-American military brass and other dignitaries in Frederick, Maryland on a weekday was no small feat, particularly when they traveled from different parts of the […]readmore

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Betty Staton, 79 Years Young, Wins 2013 Annual Stars of

On Thursday, November 7 at 7:00PM at the Kumble Theater for the Performing Arts in Downtown Brooklyn, the 2013 Stars of New York Dance brought together more than 300 members of the community to watch six Brooklyn leaders, partnered with professional dancers, dared to dance to raise dance scholarship funds for underserved children in Brooklyn. […]readmore

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Harvest For The Mind: A Souvenir From The Black Urban

Almost 300 celebrated national success stories in reforming our food system By: Morgan Powell Boys and Girls High School recently made history by hosting the third Black Farmers and Urban Gardeners Conference.  Marquee food justice groups and growers from California, Wisconsin, Michigan, Nebraska, Mississippi, Georgia, Maryland, New Jersey, New York and beyond related their stories […]readmore