Day: January 31, 2019

Sports World News

Tennis Superstar Whitewashed

Tennis superstar Naomi Osaka’s sponsor was forced to apologize Tuesday after an advertisement appeared to show the 21-year-old champion with pale skin. Osaka, who is set to play Karolina Pliskova in the Australian Open semifinals, was featured in a Nissin advertisement with pale skin, brown hair and a headband. Nissin, a Ramen Noodle company, apologized after being accused […]readmore

City Politics


The NYC Campaign Finance Board (CFB) announces that 10 candidates have met the financial threshold to participate in the first official debate of the 2019 Public Advocate Special Election, airing Wednesday, February 6 at 7:00 p.m.  The 10 candidates who have met the nonpartisan objective criteria for the debate are: Michael Blake, Rafael Espinal, Jr., Ron Kim, Nomiki […]readmore

City Politics

Dawn Smalls Makes Her Case for Public Advocate

]In a crowded Public Advocate race filled with city and state elected officials, it is interesting to note that Dawn Smalls, who has no elected political experience, was one of the first to turn in her petition filings to the Board of Elections last week. But Smalls is no novice to political and government experience. An […]readmore

What's Going On


FEBRUARY 2019 This year is the 400th Anniversary of the Transatlantic Slave Trade. February ushers in Black History Month. The Centennial Celebration of the Harlem Black Renaissance began last November and will be recognized for two years, ending October 2020. Writer/poet/activist Langston Hughes’ 118th Birthday Anniversary soiree will be held on February 1.   The NYS […]readmore

Community News

The State of Local Black Media: Paper, Radio, Online

Louise Dente, host of Cultural Caravan Productions, picked up stakes in Queens on Sunday, January 20, 2019 to present panel discussions at Restoration Plaza in Brooklyn. The program was entitled Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Celebration and Panel Discussion Topic: 400 Years Later (1619 to 2019): Reflecting Back and Moving Forward. The second panel, Black […]readmore

Calendar Events

Community Calendar

Monday, February 4th Truth and Reconciliation of Women: An Evening of 10-Minute Plays, The Commons Café, 388 Atlantic Avenue, 7:30PM, $17.50 & $20 @ the door, students w/ ID & seniors, $15. Tony Award-winning Tonya Pinkins curates this evening of theater and song by women. It promises to help you “see moments of history you […]readmore