Day: October 21, 2017

Community News

“However Long It Takes”

“However Long It Takes”: The Rev. Taharka Robinson (far right), a founder of the Brooklyn Anti-Violence Coalition, addressed neighbors and supporters of an elderly couple attacked by home invaders. Standing with Rev. Taharka is Bruce Green, President, BAVC, (second from right); Bishop Ishmael Claudio, President, 82nd Precinct Council (third from right) and community residents. “The […]readmore

City Politics Community News

Fire Department Captain Under Attack

By Ron Howell Colin Kaepernick is known nationwide for taking a stand – better said, taking a knee – for racial justice. He suffered the consequences of his bold action all alone. No football team hired the young quarterback. Right-wingers complained he had disrespected the sport and the nation. But in recent weeks, Black athletes […]readmore

Thinker's Notebook

Learning Community Through Tragedy

I am currently training to run the NYC Marathon on November 5th. As part of my training, I often run down Bedford Avenue, tracing the actual marathon route into and through Williamsburg. A large portion of the southern end of Williamsburg is home to a very large Hasidic community. On a run I took a […]readmore


What’s Wrong With Excellence? DOE attacks Medgar Evers College Prep

By Assemblyman Walter T. Mosley The New York City Department of Education (DOE) has recently made the decision to alter Brooklyn’s Medgar Evers College Preparatory School’s (MECPS) admissions process and academic program, much   to the dismay of the families, school faculty, community members and local elected officials. The DOE has taken the position that […]readmore

What's Going On


The NY Times story, THE WORLD ONCE LAUGHED AT NORTH KOREAN CYBERPOWER–NO MORE is a scary revelation about North Korea’s cyber attack program, which is scarier than the Trump Presidency. NK cyberpower can “steal millions of dollars and is wreaking global havoc”.   North Korea’s reach is planetary, in India, New Zealand, Nepal, Kenya and Mozambique.   […]readmore