Day: January 23, 2020

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Community Calendar

Dread Scott in conversation about “Slave Rebellion Reenactment” Revolution Books 437 Malcolm X Blvd Friday, January 24th Dread Scott in conversation about “Slave Rebellion Reenactment” Revolution Books 437 Malcolm X Blvd 7-9pm, Manhattan $15, students $10. Just named by @ArtNet as one of “The 100 Works of Art That Defined the Decade,” this massive performance-art […]readmore

World News

MS. MARKLE WAS HAVING NONE OF IT

by Abigail McGrath They never should have let an “uppity,” “light-skinned,” Black woman with “good hair” into the royal family. They should have known that “fine, fair and flip” would have more class than they could ever hope to have and put them to shame. Whatever made them think she would go on welfare (which […]readmore

Black History

“We Stepped Out on Faith”

Dr. Adelaide L. Sanford Speaks “I would love for the Institute to have a building in Brooklyn, and by politicians in Brooklyn… Wouldn’t it be wonderful if the athletes or the entertainers would decide that they should have a permanent home.” “We made it necessary for the children to know elders and to respect them. […]readmore

Thinker's Notebook

Have You Ever Been to The Brooklyn Bank?

Jude Bernard’s Brooklyn Bank provides community space for wealth building discussions, and community events. Photo: Marlon Rice Eleven years ago I worked with a woman named Deborah Wright with a restaurant that she had opened in Clinton Hill, The Speakeasy. My title was Brand Consultant, but I spent most of my time at the bar […]readmore

What's Going On

WHAT’S GOING ON

NEW YORK, NY POLITICS BROOKLYN WOMEN: Brooklyn’s elected women dominate politics headlines. 1) Assemblywoman Rodneyse Bichotte will be elected Brooklyn Democratic Party boss this week, which is a first for a woman. New York born Haitian- American Bichotte holds an MBA, Northwestern; an MS in Engineering, Illinois Institute of Technology, who once taught in NYC […]readmore

Community News

Tip Top Bar and Grill: A Community Legacy

There was a time in Brooklyn when the best hangout spots weren’t adorned with flat-screen televisions or bordered by sidewalk seating, where the most popular menu items weren’t bourbon chicken wraps or the spinach artichoke dip. When young adults in the late 60’s and early 70’s wanted to have a drink or shoot some pool, […]readmore