Day: August 5, 2019

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Fight on the Homefront Grows: Tish Town Hall on Real

    New York State Attorney General Letitia James and Congressman Hakeem Jeffries hosted a town hall on deed theft and real estate property fraud at Brooklyn’s Restoration Plaza. The room was hot and so were the topics at the standing-room-only event.      The story goes that when asked why he robbed banks, 1930s bank robber […]readmore

Black History City Politics Community News

Bed-Stuy Museum Gala to Honor Former Mayor Dinkins

BSMAA’s Fifth Annual Mandela Humanitarian Award Will Honor Former Mayor David Dinkins at the Brooklyn Museum The Bedford Stuyvesant Museum of African Art (BSMAA) will honor former Mayor David Dinkins during its Fifth Annual Nelson Mandela Humanitarian Award Event at the Brooklyn Museum on Saturday, October 19, 2019. BSMAA’s Awards Selection Committee felt the 92-year […]readmore

Community News

WHAT’S GOING ON

By Victoria Horsford     WEEK IN REVIEW  At the end of its annual convention, the NAACP called for the impeachment of POTUS 45. Perhaps it was that pronouncement combined with the Mueller Congressional Hearings that touched his unhinged button. Having set aside his invective about “The Squad,” Trump turned his acid tongue towards Congressman […]readmore

Black History

Eddie Ellis: Prison Reform Visionary

We interviewed the late Eddie Ellis at his 125th Street office in Harlem in 1997. At the time, Mr. Ellis was President of the Community Justice Center, Inc., an anti-crime research, education, and advocacy organization.  Before he passed on July 24, 2014, he had founded and was president of the Brooklyn-based Center for NuLeadership on […]readmore

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Friday, August 2nd Bassist Endea Owens at the Jazzy Jazz Festival Medgar Evers College, 1638 Bedford Ave., rain or shine, 7-10pm, FREE. This year’s Dr. Mary Umolu Jazzy Jazz Festival honors reggae legend Eddy Grant and features musicians from a wide variety of disciplines through August 30th. Tonight’s feature, Endea Owens, a recent graduate of […]readmore