Day: July 26, 2019

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African Burial Ground Dedicated in East New York

Celebration and Reinternment of our Ancestors   By Amadi Ajamu        NYC Council member Inez Barron and NYS Assemblyman Charles Barron joined together to honor the legacy of our African ancestors who endured centuries of enslavement in the formation of East New York, Brooklyn. Our ancestors were buried on the land previously known as […]readmore

Community News What's Going On

WHAT’S GOING ON

By Victoria Horsford   THE WEEK IN REVIEW   Are things falling apart the world over or are these really the final days? Iran is playing a scary game of brinksmanship, titillating the US, and seizing a British tanker in the Persian Gulf. Former Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad hinting at peace talks and détente with […]readmore

City Politics

Congressional Black Caucus Launches Census 2020 Taskforce

On Tuesday, the Congressional Black Caucus launched a new taskforce that will focus on the upcoming 2020 Census and the legacy of under counting the African American community. Members of the CBC will meet with stakeholders and leading professionals to discuss the current state of play. The Caucus will also discuss the tools required for […]readmore

Community News

Praise in the Park

 By Renaye Collymore   As the residents of Fort Greene are battling gentrification, overdevelopment, tenant harassment, high taxes, the extinction of Mom and Pop stores and privatization of Public Housing, there was a spiritual release that took place in Fort Greene Park this past weekend with Gospel-Grammy Award-Winner Bishop Hezekiah Walker and the Love Fellowship Tabernacle Church.   […]readmore

Calendar

Community Calendar

Saturday, July 27th   1619-2019: 400 Years of Resistance and Perseverance CEMOTAP, 135-05 Rockaway Blvd., Queens, 2pm, FREE. Three dynamic lecturers will speak about the 400 years since Africans arrived in Jamestown, Virginia and all that has happened since then.  Author Dr. Gloria Browne-Marshall; Black Star News Publisher Milton Allimadi, a Garvey Scholar and UNIA High Chancellor; and Brother Raymond Dugue will address the topic. Attend this […]readmore