Day: September 29, 2017

View From Here

View From Here: Pop Culture President

With the hurricane devastation in Puerto Rico, the Virgin Islands, Florida and Texas, a nuclear North Korea, the eternal war in Afghanistan, Russian interference in the elections and the repeated failures on legislation and in the courts, our Pop Culture President and his rallying rabble of Alabama yahoos had a good time whoopin’ and hollarin’ […]readmore

What's Going On

What’s Going On

THE WEEK IN REVIEW President Donald Trump has a cornucopia of problems, many of them self-created, others beyond his control. He has to countenance a divided nation, along class and race lines; the brinksmanship game with North Korea, securing borders for the US and its territories, a stalled legislative agenda; the aftermath of Hurricanes Harvey, […]readmore

Other News

La Merica Sanemagogna

The Italians are renowned for many things. For example, they are the pioneers of large-scale spas and hot bathhouses. Their cuisine is world-famous, with culinary inventions like pizza and Neapolitan ice cream having become American staples generations ago. The Italians are also known for their elaborate and rhythmic style of swearing. It is done with […]readmore

Community News World News

NABJ Names Sharon Toomer, Former Journalist/Nonprofit leader, as its Executive

Sharon Toomer, an accomplished media executive and nonprofit leader, is the new executive director of the National Association of Black Journalists, the largest organization for journalists of color in the nation. The announcement came Monday after an extensive national search. “We are excited that Sharon will be joining us at this critical time in NABJ’s […]readmore

Community News

A New Beginning: Brooklyn Neighborhood Services Honors Community Leaders and

  Brooklyn Neighborhood Services celebrated two historic milestones during its elegant September 14th “25 & 1 – A New Beginning” Awards Reception at Weeksville Heritage Center: the organization’s first year as a fully independent community development organization and its 25th year serving the community under the Neighborhood Housing Services umbrella.. BNS, formerly an affiliate of […]readmore

Black History Top Stories

12’ Statue to Honor Octavius V. Catto Erected in Philadelphia

In recognition of the many contributions of Philadelphia’s own Octavius V. Catto, a prominent African-American intellectual, scholar, teacher, athlete, Civil War veteran and civil rights leader who was slain on Election Day in 1871, Mayor Kenney joined the Octavius V. Catto Memorial Fund co-chairs Carol Lawrence and James Straw and other dignitaries at the unveiling of […]readmore