Day: January 12, 2020


Community Calendar

Saturday, January 11th The Reggie Woods Quartet Sistas’ Place 456 Nostrand Avenue 9pm & 10:30pm sets $20 with reservation or $25 at the door. Open the new year with great music! This acclaimed saxophonist always has a skilled crew of fellow jazz artists on stage alongside him. He’ll be at Sistas’ Place, the cozy Black-owned […]readmore

Black History

The Brooklyn Chamber of Commerce Celebrates Black History on February

The Brooklyn Chamber of Commerce pays tribute to outstanding business and community leaders on Tuesday, February 4th, 2020 at the Billie Holiday Theatre, 1368 Fulton St. Cocktails at 6:00 p.m., Awards Ceremony at 7:15. Four distinguished individuals will be honored: Roy Hastick, President and CEO of the Caribbean-American Chamber of Commerce and Industry; Samuel Dunston, […]readmore

News around the Web What's Going On


By Victoria Horsford 2020 COMMON ERA A week ago, many observed Christmas, Hanukkah (the Festival of Lights) and Kwanzaa, all celebrations of the human spirit and to men of peace. New Year’s Day 2020 arrives with acts of hostility in the Middle East as Iran ponders its options in response to President Trump’s nod to […]readmore

Community News

Two Trees Grow in Brooklyn, Thanks to The Tenacity of

The exhibit identifies four areas of Brooklyn, Bedford-Stuyvesant, Red Hook, Greenpoint and Prospect Park, as examples of the tenacity of Brooklynites in sustaining the borough’s natural landmarks. BPL is in discussions with Rice about a talk next month on the evolving green/environmental revolution since the days of Magnolia founder Hattie Carthan (1901-1984) and Silent Spring […]readmore

Thinker's Notebook

Is it Time to Go Home?

Thinker’s Notebook By Marlon Rice They say that the best journey takes you home. The “Year of Return, Ghana 2019” was an initiative of the Government of Ghana, a birth-right journey that invited the African Diaspora to return to Ghana, marking 400 years since the arrival of the first enslaved Africans in Jamestown, Virginia. The […]readmore


Hannah-Jones Is Keynote Speaker at BAM’s MLK, Jr. Day Celebration,

Nikole Hannah-Jones, this year’s keynote speaker for this year’s BAM Martin Luther King, Jr. Celebrations, is an award-winning investigative reporter who covers civil rights and racial injustice stories for the New York Times Magazine. Her previous journalism work includes Raleigh News & Observer and The Oregonian. Ms. Hannah-Jones grew up in Waterloo, Iowa and wrote […]readmore

World News

NYC Dems: Killing of Soleimani was “Reckless” and “Dangerous”

By Bernadette DeVito, Kings County Politics To the dismay of Democrats across the nation, Iranian General Qassem Soleimani was killed by a U.S. airstrike ordered by President Donald Trump. The White House claimed on Twitter that the strike was carried out to protect Americans in the Middle East, asserting: “The U.S. military has taken decisive defensive action to […]readmore