Day: January 13, 2019

View From Here

New Women in Congress Set a New Path

Being drowned out of the controversy about Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s promotion of a 70% tax rate is the fact that in 1956 the tax rate went up to 90% at the highest bracket. 1956 was also the year President Dwight Eisenhower enacted the Federal Aid Highway aka the National Interstate and Defense Highways Act.  Originally authorized at […]readmore

What's Going On


NEW YORK, NEW YORK What’s Going On re: Mayor de Blasio’s inner circle and personnel turnover. Alicia Glen, Deputy Mayor for Housing and Economic Development, is leaving, as is Meera Joshi, head of the Taxi and Limousine Commission; also leaving is Rick Chandler, Commissioner of the NYC Department of Buildings. Last month, Joe Esposito, Commissioner […]readmore

Thinker's Notebook

How to Survive. Where are Our Boundaries?

NFL greats often talk about realizing that they were going to reach their potential in the league the moment that the game “slowed down” for them. When the game slows down for you, that means that you’ve found in yourself that peace and focus necessary to be accurate and productive even as the chaos of […]readmore

City Politics Community News


Attorney General Letitia James Returns to Thank Her Church and Community St. James Place between DeKalb and Lafayette was closed to traffic as Emmanuel Baptist Church hosted a community coronation for its daughter, Clinton Hill resident Letitia “Tish” James – newly elected to the powerful position of New York State’s 67th Attorney General. Hundreds from […]readmore

News around the Web

As She Elevates, We are Elevated …

Hours before NYS Attorney General Letitia James’ Tuesday evening inaugural service at Emmanuel Baptist Church, three members shared insights into what leadership does and what it is.             Left to right, Sis. Ruth Green Smith, 84, Bro. James Mullen, 73 and Rev. Tyrone Morris, all believe in “doing what’s necessary when […]readmore

Other News

Robert Kelly Dodged Prison Because He Rapes Black Girls &

The Surviving R. Kelly docuseries was a ratings success for the Lifetime Network with a record-breaking 1.9 million viewers!! It was a three-night Must-See-TV event! Most of us had heard that he married then-15-year-old singer #Aaliyah in 1992 and about that infamous 2002 R. Kelly child pornography tape, where this nasty pedophile was paying a […]readmore

Calendar Events

Community Calendar

Saturday, January 12th The Roots of Rap Book Launch / Exhibition Richard Beavers Gallery, 408 Marcus Garvey Blvd., 6-9PM, FREE. Celebrate the launch of this stunning, rhyming, triple-timing picture book and exhibition. “The Roots of Rap,” by veteran author Carole Boston Weatherford, is illustrated by noted artist Frank Morrison. Original art from the book will […]readmore