Day: January 18, 2020


Community Calendar

Friday, January 17th  Bike Path: Train to Become A Professional Mechanic (Veterans and people who have had contact with the criminal justice system are welcome AT ANY AGE) Otherwise, you are ready to apply for training as a bike mechanic if: you are a Fort Greene or Clinton Hill resident ages 18-22; can report for […]readmore

Community News

Attorney General James Launches Protect Our Homes Initiative to Combat

Volunteers Go Door-To-Door to Raise Awareness About Homeowner Scams  BROOKLYN – New York Attorney General Letitia James today launched the “Protect Our Homes” initiative with a day of action to inform homeowners in Brooklyn about deed theft and other housing-related scams. Today’s efforts are the first step in a campaign of coordinated prevention and enforcement actions to […]readmore

Black History

Catching Up with Dr. Adelaide Sanford

Part 1An Interview by Maitefa Angaza for Our Time Press  Dr. Sanford spoke about the education institute established in her name, about John Henrik Clarke House, the Board of Education for People of African Ancestry, imperatives for children and parents, and establishing agency in our communities.  DR. ADELAIDE SANFORD:   First, I would like to […]readmore

Community News

CUNY Honors Dr. King in a Recommitment to Service and

The City University of New York is commemorating Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day with a series of commemorative events and volunteer activities on its campuses and throughout the city. It has been nearly 57 years since the iconic civil rights champion’s landmark commencement address at the City College of New York, which he delivered June 12, 1963, just hours […]readmore

Thinker's Notebook

What’s Missing?

Thinker’s Notebook By Marlon Rice Our conversation went something like this:  Me: I’m going to use RFID technology to track my children. Him: You mean, the mark of the beast? Me: No, I mean RFID technology. Him: Like a chip inserted into them? Me: No. More like GPS tags attached to their clothing and bookbag. Him: You don’t think that’s a bit much? Me: […]readmore

What's Going On


By Victoria Horsford  THE 2020 PRESIDENCY.            Alas, the Democrats have lost their incredible diverse team of candidates  in pursuit of the presidency.  Democratic U.S Senators Kamala Harris and Cory Booker the two African- American  contenders for the Presidency have suspended their campaign operations.  Perhaps,  it was not meant to be. […]readmore


Owners Fight to Save the Black Lady Theater

By Marlon Rice The sordid legacy of the estate of Judge John Phillips took yet another interesting turn last month, as Marshals evicted the owners of The Black Lady Theater citing a referee’s deed held by a known slumlord.   Chief Clarence Hardy and his son Omar contend that they have been unlawfully removed from […]readmore

City Politics

Velmanette Steps Down, Passes Torch to Wright for Senate Seat

By Stephen Witt, Kings County Politics  Longtime State Sen. Velmanette Montgomery (D-Fort Greene, Boerum Hill, Red Hook, Bedford-Stuyvesant, Sunset Park, Gowanus, Park Slope) made official on Saturday the often-heard rumors – after 35 years she will step down at the end of her term this year.  Montgomery made the announcement at the TWU Local 100 headquarters on […]readmore