Day: November 20, 2017

World News

Analysis: The UN CARICOM Donor Conference:   The Economic Future of

By Rebecca Theodore CARICOM’s strategy for the promotion of economic unification among its member states and the harmonization of Caribbean foreign policy now depends entirely on the United Nations Development Program. CARICOM’s  leadership, in partnership with the United Nations, is now devoted to a new “social contract” with the government and people of the Caribbean. […]readmore

Community News

#metoo

In elementary school, me and my friends used to play this game we called stung. It actually wasn’t much of a game, it was simply one of us calling out the name of a girl, and then when she turned around the person that called her would grab his crotch and scream stung! In junior […]readmore

What's Going On

WHAT’S GOING ON

RIP: WALTER SMITH, Jr. New York-based publisher Walter Smith, Jr., 80, beloved Black newspaper mogul and businessman, joined the ancestors on Friday, November 10.  Outspoken and aggressive, Smith was always a quick learner and a visionary. As publisher and editor in chief of the NY Beacon and the Philadelphia Observer, two weekly newspapers which cater […]readmore

City Politics

Immigration Clarke Leads Bipartisan Group of Lawmakers in Protecting TPS

This week, Congresswoman Yvette Clarke introduced bipartisan legislation to allow Temporary Protected Status (TPS) individuals to stay in the United States permanently yesterday. The legislation would allow TPS-eligible individuals to apply for lawful permanent resident status and allow those who have been here for more than five years to legally remain in the United States through […]readmore

Real Estate

Cumbo to Armory Developer at Council Hearing: No Deal for

CROWN HEIGHTS, BROOKLYN — The developer chosen to transform Crown Heights’ Bedford-Union Armory, along with the city corporation that’s overseeing the project, were grilled for more than an hour on Tuesday at a City Council hearing focused on the plan. The hearing was the first major milestone for the project since a contentious City Council […]readmore