Day: March 31, 2019

Black History Community News

The Rise of the New Sustainers

Sustainers link arms and commit to helping forge ahead, using every skill and resource to fight for more viable futures for generations to come. This week, we salute the women scientists of Medgar Evers College School of Science, who stand shoulder-to-shoulder with their male colleagues, connecting young people from kindergarten to college-age to careers – a learnings-pipeline leading from […]readmore

City Politics

OP ED Alicia Boyd: Assemblyman Mosley Must Side with People,

  OP ED By Alicia Boyd  Assemblyman Walter Mosley has come out supporting the largest residential luxury complex in Brooklyn being proposed in the second–most affordable community in Brooklyn – Crown Heights South. This project is in the environmental impact stage where “binding” legal agreements will be produced to offset the negative consequences of the […]readmore

Community News

The Tending of the Earth

  By Marlon Rice “I come from a long line of Queen Mothers, Ibaye. So all permissions have been given to me through the system of womanhood, of African-centered ways that Queen Mothers operate in a village. All of my instructions have been taken from there.” Meeting Yonnette Fleming is an experience unto itself. She […]readmore

Arts-Theater Black History

Our Time Press presents First-Thursday Profiles  of Phenomenal Women in New

    Nadhege Ptah’s “Paris Blues in Harlem” film-short shot in two days at the location, is winning awards in New York and beyond … and preserving a long, beautiful legacy.  The film & theatrical stage producer/writer/actress/dancer is a wife and mom of three. She personifies the New Harlem Renaissance, where the artist is intellectualist-humanist-community activist and the art is infused […]readmore

Community News


  By Victoria Horsford WOMEN’S HISTORY MONTH The Manhattan Community Board 10 Economic Development Committee’s forum, “BLACK WOMEN’S SUMMIT: From Income Disparities to Economic Equity,” which focused on Black women entrepreneurs at the National Black Theatre on March 18, was a huge success.   The Black entrepreneurs were represented by Sharene Wood, President/CEO, 5001 Flavors […]readmore

Black History

Descendant Sues Harvard For Making Money – A For Over

A Connecticut woman today accused Harvard University of the wrongful seizure, possession and monetization of photographic images of her family’s patriarch, an enslaved African man named Renty, and his daughter, Delia. The images, believed to be the earliest-known photographic images of slaves, were commissioned in 1850 by a Harvard Professor, Louis Agassiz, and used to […]readmore

Calendar Education

MEC Council Scholarship Luncheon Set for April 27

Community Council for Medgar Evers College’s Annual Spring Luncheon is a fun, informative and inspiring gathering of Brooklyn’s community supporters and leadership from all aspects of community governance including: our elected officials and representatives from education, law enforcement, judicial, business, ecumenical as well as Medgar scholars and faculty. They gather to pay tribute to those […]readmore

Arts-Theater Black History

Central Brooklyn Jazz Consortium presents Women in Jazz: State of Affairs

Reflections… Today’s Truths… Success: 21st Century Style      In its 20thSeason, the Central Brooklyn Jazz Consortium, Inc. (CBJC) in partnership with International Women in Jazz, Inc. honors Women’s Month with Jazz: The Women’s Viewpoint on Saturday, March 30, 2019 at 3pm. The afternoon will consist of a panel discussion and performances with renowned women jazz musicians in the Downtown […]readmore