Day: May 7, 2018

Community News

Tony McGrath

Tony McGrath, of Martha’s Vineyard, Palm Springs, and New York City, was a pioneer in producing theater on the streets of New York City, has died in his New York City home at the age of 90. theory that he and all people should live until 140. He based this theory on the premise that […]readmore

Thinker's Notebook

The Fall of an Icon

Last week, a jury found Bill Cosby guilty of sexually assaulting Andrea Constant at his home in Montgomery County, Pennsylvania back in 2004. The verdict signified the fall of one of America’s biggest entertainment icons and the validation of a decade of accusations set against Mr. Cosby by dozens of women. For most of us, […]readmore


The Black Lady Theater Draws Theatrical Talent

The Black Lady Theater in Crown Heights, Brooklyn continues to unfold like a dahlia flower. Its fragrance wafts to attract artists near and far. Take Sherese Parris, the theater’s first artistic director. Parris—a quintessential American free spirit—traveled from London, England to Brooklyn, USA the summer of 2017. Parris was urged by a colleague to visit […]readmore


A Brooklynite NFL-Bound?

The NFL Draft has come and pass and as far as our professional sports teams, we now know that the New York Giants have selected Penn State running back Saquon Barkley with their No. 2 overall pick. The Jets then selected USC quarterback Sam Darnold with the No. 3 pick. The City of New York […]readmore

City Politics

Opinion: Desegregating NYC Schools

Language and the Chancellor By Desmond M. Atkins, Crown Heights I am not someone who never studied Latin or had the opportunity to. Needless to say, I have learned a handful of Latin phrases. There is “e pluribus unum,” one out of many; “ipso facto,” meaning by the very nature of the deed; “carpe diem” […]readmore