Day: May 19, 2019

Community News


Live Symposium Honored Pioneers in the Food Justice Community Bed-Stuy Arts Stroll held its second Destination Bed-Stuy Symposium. This time, the quarterly affair brought a range of health and wellness experts together to discuss the healing properties of art, food justice and nutrition. Panelist included former musician and artist, Bed-Stuy’s Bless Roxwell, founder of LifeBEam Energetics […]readmore

Community News featured

Segregated Schools, No Test Required

By Basir Mchawi Back in March, parents, students and educational advocates shuddered as the dismal results of the Specialized High School Admissions Test (SHSAT) were made public. The test scores and admissions prospects for Black and Latino students get worse every year and the results are accompanied by handwringing and disbelief. I graduated from Bronx […]readmore

What's Going On


By Victoria Horsford BROOKLYN, USA Congrats to Farah Louis, victor of the May 14 Special Election for the coveted 45th Council District in the NYC City Council, succeeding Jumaane Williams, for whom she worked as Deputy Chief of Staff for five years. Louis won 43% of the vote from a field of seven contenders. The […]readmore

Thinker's Notebook

In the Long Run

  When my sisters and I were young children, my parents would walk us from our house on Greene Avenue up to Lafayette Avenue to watch the runners as they raced through our neighborhood as part of the New York Marathon. We’d skirt under the caution tape and hold our hands out hoping that one […]readmore

Arts-Theater Community News


 by Cheryl L. Duncan Brooklyn native and marketing innovator Lisa N. Farrow may have grown up seeing “everything” in New York, but as an adult she realized she was missing so much around the world. Her world travels eventually led her to a secondary profession: photographer. Beginning in 1996, she started traveling to the Caribbean, Africa and […]readmore


The State of the Knicks

By Eddie Castro After months of waiting, speculation and buildup for Tuesday’s NBA Draft Lottery (not the actual draft), the New York Knicks will finally find out just where they will pick. The one name that was floating around from the time the college basketball season came to an end was Duke’s superstar Zion Williamson. […]readmore


Community Calendar

Community Calendar Saturday, May 18th  When the Children of Osun Speak The Inkwell, 1165 Bedford Ave., doors at 7pm, show @ 8:00, $15. This second annual fundraiser for the Tribute to the Ancestors of the Middle Passage at Coney Island Beach with a full lineup of performances, including those by Gail Campbell, Ras Osagyefo, Baba […]readmore