Day: November 10, 2016

What's Going On

What’s Going On By Victoria Horsford

THE 2016 ELECTIONS If my polling site in Central Harlem exemplified the Black voter turnout across America, then tomorrow will be less dystopian than it was this morning. Psychologists talk about a disease afflicting America known as “election stress”. Both print and electronic mainstream and African-American political pundits, by their own admission, have been consistently […]readmore

News around the Web

Donald Trump wins the presidency and America loses

Donald Trump wins the presidency and America loses By David A. Love | November 9, 2016, via The “silent majority” that we had been hearing so much about throughout Trump’s campaign spoke loudly on Election Day. Trump is their guy — his vitriolic, offensive and racially inflammatory approach to the presidency be damned. Exactly how it happened will be […]readmore

News around the Web

Black Women Were the Only Ones Who Tried to Save

Black female voters—when they had no real cultural or social obligation to do so—stayed on course with Hillary Clinton in ways where white women coolly abandoned her. By: Charles D. EllisonPosted: November 9, 2016 With dust settling on the biggest political upset in U.S. history, the hazy day after is an atom-bomb-drop mess of circular […]readmore

City Politics

Brooklyn’s Democratic Elected Officials React To Trump Win

By Kings County Politics News Service As the shock of Donald Trump being elected president of the United States wore off today, several Democratic Brooklyn and citywide elected officials weighed in on the president-elect.  Of note, Clinton trounced Trump in the heavily Democratic Brooklyn, 595,086 to 133,653.   “Obviously we’re disappointed with the outcome of […]readmore


The Black Lady Theatre’s Restoration

By Akosua K. Albritton In the pioneering spirit of barn-raising, The Black Lady Theatre at 750 Nostrand Avenue in Brooklyn is being renovated. Leading the extensive rehabilitation are Clarence, Jr. 2X and Omar Hardy, the father and son team who dedicate themselves to realizing the wishes of the deceased Supreme Court Judge John L. Phillips. […]readmore


A Youth Movement

 By Eddie Castro Being raised in the Bedford-Stuyvesant section of Brooklyn, one of my favorite memories as a kid was waking up on the first Sunday in November and awaiting the courageous runners who took part in the New York City Marathon. I remember gathering a roll of cups with my friends and filling them […]readmore

Black History

Never Forget From Whence We Came

First Mohonk Conference on the Negro Question, held at Lake Mohonk, Ulster County, New York, June 4, 5, 6, 1890. Reported and edited by Isabel C. Barrows Judge A. W. Tourgee, of Mayville, N.Y. speaking. So much has been said this morning about the industrial deficiencies of the colored people of the South that I […]readmore

Community News

NYCHA Meets with Tenants

By Akosua K. Albritton The lobby area in front of UnCommon High School’s auditorium buzzed from arriving New York City Housing Authority (NYCHA) tenants, the press, community activists, public officials and community service representatives striving to promote themselves to the public on November 3, 2016. There were three sign-in tables each manned by three workers […]readmore