Day: August 19, 2016

City Politics

Federation, Multi-Million Dollar Black- and Latino- Operated Agency “Dissolved” Using

By Milton Allimadi Part Two of a series on the disputed dissolution of Federation of Multi-cultural Programs (FMCP): This article  was reported on by The Black Star News’s Milton Allimadi, and Guerrilla Journalism’s Carolyn Jenkins and Michael Howard. It was written by Allimadi. The order purportedly signed by New York State Supreme Court Judge Richard […]readmore

Community News

Letters To The Editor

Non-Profit as Target Draws Responses To the Editor: The closing of non-profit in black and brown comminutes has become the new form of corporate greed. Vital servers re take out of the community and given to agencies that have become the new poverty pimps. FMCP article outlines this concept of classism; economic freedom and racism […]readmore

Community News Real Estate

Flatbush Takes It Back Before It’s Gone

By Akosua K. Albritton Like so many Brooklyn neighborhoods, Flatbush and East Flatbush are experiencing unsettling change. They have been known for decades as strongholds for people of Caribbean descent—English and Creole-speaking. In fact, Flatbush is known as “Little Haiti” and claims to have more Haitians residing there than in Port-au-Prince. Block after block along […]readmore

Community News

Local Brooklyn Kid Journalist Gets Inside Scoop on DNC through

Only 34 other young people in the nation can claim to have done what 12-year-old Adedayo Perkovich did this summer. The brilliant young resident of Ft. Greene/Clinton Hill, was one of 35 young gifted and talented kid reporters in Scholastic News’ Kids Press Corps, the nation’s oldest and largest student reporting program. And they landed the plum assignment of covering the Democratic National […]readmore

Sports

THE KANGAROO TRACK CLUB AND BLACK FAMILY DAY

By Noelle Weekes Mr. Douglas Terry was a young man in the 1960’s when the Black community was in the midst of a struggle for civil rights, believed empowerment and equality were the keys to justice. Born and raised in Brooklyn, New York, he graduated from Brooklyn Technical High School and was awarded a track and field scholarship […]readmore

Community News

Street Naming for John Lewis Steptoe

By Bweela Steptoe A Writer Celebrates her Father on the Eve of a Community Salute to his Awesome Legacy For the past three years I have worked passionately for this day to come! The commemoration of the life and legacy of my father, John Lewis Steptoe. There will be a celebration for the John Lewis […]readmore