Day: April 30, 2021


Preserving African Heritage through Plants and Agriculture

By Brooklyn Botanic Garden StaffWhen African people were taken to North America during the slave trade, they brought the knowledge of the food crops and growing traditions of their homes with them. Hundreds of years later, many of those crops and traditions offer an important link to the past.“African people were able to create an […]readmore

U.S. Politics

Ranked Choice Voting

Starting this year, New York City will use Ranked Choice Voting in primary and special elections for local offices.You can rank up to 5 candidates in order of preference, instead of choosing just one. And you can still vote for just one candidate if you want. How will that work?Do I have to rank my […]readmore


A Global Tragedy for Our Oceans and Sea Life

Plastic accumulating in our oceans and on our beaches has become a global crisis. Billions of pounds of plastic can be found in swirling convergences that make up about 40 percent of the world’s ocean surfaces. At current rates plastic is expected to outweigh all the fish in the sea by 2050.Plastics pollution has a […]readmore

Black History

Shelton Johnson: Brings History to Light – Pt. III

“Gloryland” Book and Author Review By Kurt Repanshek In Gloryland the ranger displays both his interpretive and literary skills, painting images and carrying across the racism of the day with deft use of the words contained in the English language in a rolling narrative that stabs at the racial bigotry of the past, such as […]readmore

What's Going On

What’s Going On – 4/29

SPRINGTIME IN AMERICALast week, justice prevailed in a Minnesota court room where disgraced former white cop Derek Chauvin was on trial for the murder of African American George Floyd last May. The jury delivered a guilty verdict on three charges, second degree murder, third degree murder and second degree manslaughter. It was a good day […]readmore