Day: September 22, 2016


The Boys’ Turn

By Eddie Castro Last week it was about Grand Street Campus’ girls soccer team and their bond with each other that will hopefully lead the team towards a successful season this year. This week, let’s spread the love towards the boys soccer team. Eager to get on the field after their first two games were […]readmore

National News

San Francisco 49ers Pledge $1 Million to Social Justice Orgs

By Kenrya Rankin It appears Colin Kaepernick’s protest of police violence inflicted on Black bodies is having a positive impact on his team’s leadership. San Francisco 49ers CEO Jed York announced yesterday (September 8) that the team will donate a total of $1 million to two local organizations that work to end racial and economic […]readmore


My Message to the “First Lady” ©

By Alton H. Maddox, Jr. (“Attorney-at-War”) Someone with at least one blinking brain cell should have vetted Donald Trump before he threw his hat in the ring for the 2016 presidential sweepstakes. The front page of the current “The Economist” reads, “Art of the Lie”.  After reading his resume, it did not take a rocket scientist […]readmore

What's Going On

By Victoria Horsford ELECTIONS 2016 Our worst fears about President Barack Obama’s successor are being realized. According to most national polls, presidential hopefuls Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump are in a statistical dead heat for the popular vote. Blue states are looking redder and red states are looking bluer, and then there are lots that […]readmore

Community News

A Fish Farm Grows in Bed-Stuy

If the Northeast Brooklyn Housing Development Corporation (NEBHDCo) has its wishes, Brooklyn will be growing fish on Throop Avenue. This fall, the nonprofit expects to launch an indoor aquaponics facility it is calling Urban Aqua Farms (UAF). While the farm will be a model for fish-growing in an urban setting, these kinds of installations have […]readmore

Community News

Community Alert: Public Hearing for Boys & Girls H.S., Identified

Come advocate for Boys & Girls H.S., at the school, 1700 Fulton Street, this Monday, September 26, 6:00-9:00pm, at a public hearing called by the New York City Department of Education.  Minutes before going to press, Wednesday evening, we received a media advisory (6:35pm) alerting to the dates and times of public hearings for 27 schools identified that have been placed […]readmore

National News

Obama Urges Black Voters, “GO TO THE POLLS!”

Obama Tells Black Voters It’s a “Personal Insult” If They Don’t Go to the Polls “You want to give me a good send-off? Go vote.” P.R. Lockhart, Barack Obama urged African-Americans to go to the polls in November in a speech this weekend at the annual Congressional Black Caucus Foundation Dinner. “My name may […]readmore


It’s Apple Picking Season!

It’s officially apple picking season in New York and the lower Hudson Valley is ripe for the picking!  Gather up your favorite recipes for Apple Pie, Apple Sauce, Apple everything! Our favorite spot for picking is Dr. Davies Farm located in Rockland County, just 40miles from Brooklyn.   Family run since 1891, the farm offers […]readmore