Day: June 2, 2018

Community News

After 40 Years, is There a Victor in the “War

The 40-year War on Drugs was examined during the May 24, 2018 BRIC-TV #BHEARD Town Hall. Dubbed “Whose War on Drugs?”, Brian Vines moderated a panel consisting of: Eric Gonzalez, Brooklyn District Attorney; Kassandra Frederique, NYS Director for the Drug Policy Alliance; Chino Hardin, Field Director of the Center for NuLeadership on Urban Solutions; Tom […]readmore


Vanguard Calls for Education Evolution

The Vanguard Independent Democratic Association (VIDA) of Brooklyn started a revolution in the New York City public school system 45 years ago. Today, the organization is raising a loud, strong and clear voice again for community empowerment:  a call for “an evolution” of the current system to meet 21st century needs of students and schools. […]readmore

Thinker's Notebook

I Got a Story to Tell

I grew up in the late 70’s and early 80’s, my childhood nestled just ahead of the wave of technology that has come to define society today. I was a child before the cell phone was accessible to regular folk, before compact disc, before the Internet, before GMO food and legalized weed. Brooklyn wasn’t yet […]readmore


Community Calendar

Thursday, May 31st Othello directed by Ruben Santiago-Hudson BORO DISTRIBUTION DAY Brooklyn Children’s Museum 145 Brooklyn Ave., FREE / Noon-2 till tix last Get there early A limited number of vouchers for that night’s performance are distributed in the five boroughs to make it easier for all New Yorkers to enjoy Free Shakespeare in the […]readmore


Bed-Stuy Trees Continue to Grow Strong

On Memorial Day Saturday, May 26, P.S. 5/The Ronald E. McNair School showcased its unique on-going youth empowerment programs to neighborhood leaders and residents for an intergenerational event that attracted some 200 people over the course of six hours. The activities included tours of the student-developed and run bookstore; presentations by budding P.S. 5 entrepreneur […]readmore


Round 4

One of the best movies I enjoyed as a kid was the “Rocky” saga movies that goes back to the very first one back in 1976. We all know how better and better the movies got throughout the years. This year in the NBA Finals we will be treated to a Rocky-like saga with the […]readmore

Community News

Community Chest: Depth before Heigh

Dakari Johnson It’s a golden rule. In architecture, when an architect wishes to erect a skyscraper, he must first design a deep and solid foundation in the ground, for if he does not, there is no way that such a tall building would be able to withstand the pressure of its own height. In cliff-diving, […]readmore