Day: October 17, 2019


Black to the Stage!

Fall Preview of Black Theater Gleamed with Gems It was a joyous and electrifying evening at the Schomburg Center as the Black theater world convened to get a peek at the new fall season offerings on and off-Broadway and to present stage legend Andre De Shields with a Lifetime Achievement Award. The latter was the […]readmore

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Retired Harlem Educator Dr. Michelle King-Huger Inspires with Memoir

From D.I.V.A. to Disabled Even before her multiple sclerosis diagnosis, retired Harlem Assistant Principal Dr. Michelle King-Huger (Dr. Michelle) referred to herself as a D.I.V.A. – “A Determined Individual with a Victorious Attitude.” In her inspirational and spiritual diary From D.I.V.A to Disabled: A Determined Individual with a Victorious Attitude (Christian Faith Publishing), Dr. Michelle […]readmore

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Why We Should Support the Test: Part 2

“Specialized High Schools are critical to the fabric of New York City because they function as, what I like to call, ‘STEM boot camps.’ They do a phenomenal job of preparing kids for the STEM industry. There is a strong case for Specialized High Schools because of their consistent performance, regardless of racial makeup. They […]readmore

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AG James Secures Nearly $2M for U.S. Gas & Electric

USG&E Promised Savings but Overcharged and Switched Providers New York Attorney General Letitia James today announced she has secured $1.95 million in restitution from energy service company U.S. Gas & Electric, Inc. (USG&E) for engaging in deceptive business practices against tens of thousands of New York consumers. USG&E’s dishonest actions resulted in New York consumers […]readmore

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Wellness Check

Why she was shot Why was Atatiana Jefferson shot in her own home by a police officer on a “wellness check” for an open door while playing video games with her 8-year-old nephew?  This is not understandable by any law enforcement protocol. Atatiana had led a peaceful life with a loving family. A college graduate, […]readmore