Day: May 10, 2019

City Politics

Human Society Under Urgent Threat from Loss of Earth’s Natural

“The warning was unusually stark for a UN report that has to be agreed by consensus across all nations.” Jonathan Watts, Global Environment Editor (      Human society is in jeopardy from the accelerating decline of the Earth’s natural life-support systems, the world’s leading scientists have warned as they announced the results of the most thorough […]readmore

What's Going On


By Victoria Horsford WEEK IN REVIEW  NY/BROOKLYN:   Mayor Bill de Blasio has called a special election for NYC Council in Brooklyn’s 45 District, on May 14 to replace the seat vacated by Jumaane Williams, newly elected NYC Public Advocate. The vacant seat in the 45th councilmanic represents an area which spans Flatbush, East Flatbush, Flatlands, […]readmore

Community News

Life Outside of The EAST

By Raphael Jackson One of the highlights of my life was being involved in the EAST Cultural Center. One of the eye-opening experiences was seeing an organization being grown from the ashes of an abandoned building into a world-class cultural and educational center. I still have to wrap my head around the fact that the […]readmore

What's Going On

Black Wine, Black Spirits

Thinker’s Notebook By Marlon Rice             There was a protest in Harlem in July 1959 that most don’t even know about; it was called the “Whiskey Rebellion”. The protest centered on the plight of the Black liquor salesman. Back then, Black liquor salesmen were relegated to sell only to the smaller Black-owned liquor stores in […]readmore

City Politics

St. Senator Myrie Holds Town Hall on the NYS Budget

By Akosua K. Albritton      With the belief that an informed constituency is an engaged constituency, St. Senator Zelnor Myrie (D-20th SD) held the first of three town halls on Saturday, May 4, 2019 at St. Francis De Sales School for the Deaf, located on Eastern Parkway. The topic was the annual New York State […]readmore


Community Calendar

Friday, May 10th Bail Black Mamas Out of Jail for Mother’s Day National Bailout is working with the Movement 4 Black Lives to free Black mothers and caregivers in jail because of the lack of bail money, allowing them to spend the holiday with their children. The organization then provides supportive services and fellowship opportunities […]readmore