Day: April 17, 2017

City Politics

Mawuli Hormeku Challenges Inez Barron for East New York City

By Kings County Politics Calling for a new direction in self-empowerment, Mawuli Hormeku today announced he will challenge City Councilwoman Inez Barron (D-East New York, Canarsie, East Flatbush, Brownsville) in the upcoming 42nd District City Council Democratic Primary. City Council Member Inez Barron Inez Barron is the former Assembly member representing East New York, and […]readmore

Black History

The Making of a President

By Priscilla Mensah Often, when we come across great leaders, whether it be through history textbooks, on the television or in our own lives, we wonder about their beginnings. One of the questions that we frequently want answered is, who taught them? Who is it that helped to shape, mold and inspire them into the […]readmore

At Home

So how do we understand the paradox of black officials

Books  LOCKING UP OUR OWN  Crime and Punishment in Black America Author: JAMES FORMAN JR. The past few years have seen an increase in awareness and outrage over the senseless killings of black men and women at the hands of law enforcement, and these deaths have also led to a renewed conversation about race in […]readmore

National News

Trump Administration’s ‘Attack on Black Women’ Evident, Says Congresswoman

Recent incidents involving Maxine Waters, April Ryan and Susan Rice echo the treatment of Michelle Obama. By Sheryl Estrada, April 11, 2017 Michelle Obama has spoken candidly about her experience as the nation’s first African-American First Lady, including the racist and sexist insults hurled at her by Republican politicians and pundits. During her 2015 commencement address […]readmore

Arts-Theater

The Role of the Artist in Telling Our Stories

Four Black Authors Win 2017 Pulitzer Prizes;  Second Achievement for Brooklyn’s Lynn Nottage The 2017 Pulitzer Prize winners, announced in New York City, April 10, recognized four black writers among the 21 authors. At the announcement in New York City, Pulitzer Award Administrator Mike Pride described the role of the literary prizes as “telling the […]readmore