Day: November 11, 2017


The Four-Decade Drought

As a kid growing up in Bedford-Stuyvesant, the month of November was a very exciting time for any kid. It marked just a few weeks left of school before I can go on winter recess break, which was always a delight. Knowing that Thanksgiving and Christmas was around the corner. Before all of that took […]readmore

Other News

Obituary Mimose Pinckombe February 2, 1921 – November 2, 2017

Mimose Pinckombe February 2, 1921 – November 2, 2017 Mimose, or Mimine, as she was affectionately known, was born Rose Margueritte Mimose Pinckombe on February 2nd, 1921 in Port-au-Prince, Haiti. She was the daughter of Mr. Emmanuel Pinckombe and his wife Athalie Vieux-Pinckombe; the eldest of eight children. Mimose completed her Secondary Education at age 16 and immediately began working as a legal secretary in the Justice Department in Haiti during […]readmore

News around the Web

In the News …

Emmy Award-winning journalist Dan Rather explores what it means to be American and the principles that define America in his new book What Unites Us: Reflections on Patriotism. In a collection of essays, the journalist outlines the importance of the institutions that make up the country and explores the traditions that link all Americans. Monday night, in […]readmore

Thinker's Notebook

Everything is Bigger in Texas

In Japan, if you wish to purchase a gun, you must first attend gun ownership classes and pass a written test. Then you go to shooting range classes and pass a shooting test. Then you have to take a mental health test at a local hospital to ensure that you are not suffering from any […]readmore

What's Going On


NY/NOV. 7: Will history repeat itself in the NYC mayoral race? Will incumbent Mayor de Blasio get 96% of the large Black vote like he did in 2014? Pollsters are predicting a low turnout but a major win for Hizzoner who captured commanding figures in 2014: Latinos 87%, Asians 70% and whites 50%.  Early 11/7 […]readmore

Community News

Police Officer Isaacs Found Not Guilty

Independence Day (July 4th) is usually a day people look forward to gathering with family and friends to enjoy good food and conversation. For some families, however, this day marks a tragedy that seeks justice. In the very early morning of July 4, 2016, Delrawn Small, 37, lost his life on Atlantic Avenue between Bradford […]readmore


A New Day at Boys & Girls High School

By Margot McKenzie Too often when we think of a school’s curriculum, we think of specific courses a school has to offer, but after a sit-down one Friday afternoon with Grecian Harrison-Walker, Principal of Boys and Girls High School, one gets the idea curriculum is the sum total of a student’s experience once they enter […]readmore