Day: October 8, 2021

Black History

The African Burial Ground: Legacy of Struggle

Early ResistanceThe first African captives arrived in Dutch New Amsterdam in 1626 from West and Central Africa and later from Caribbean plantations. Due to constant conflicts with Native Americans, the Dutch created a buffer zone for themselves by granting Africans “half-freedoms” and small parcels of farmland outside the city walls about 1643. Since the ABG […]readmore

Education

The Reverend Dr. Emma Jordan Simpson Becomes President of Auburn

Auburn Seminary, a center for empowering leaders of faith and moral courage since 1818, announced on October 1st the appointment of the Reverend Dr. Emma Jordan-Simpson as its new president. She succeeds the Rev. Dr. Katharine Henderson, Auburn’s 10th president, who began stewarding this transition with Auburn’s Board of Directors in November 2020.“We knew when we launched […]readmore

What's Going On

What’s Going On: 10/7

NEW YORK, NYNYC elections are a month away. The Bill de Blasio mayoralty ends on December 31. Change, uncertainty, and hope are low hanging invaders hovering over NYC. A new mayor will be tasked with monumental challenges facing this busy, chaotic, multicultural city state, the main artery of American life. NY1 TV’s Inside City Hall […]readmore

Education

Medgar Evers College among 4 CUNY schools to receive $1M

The New York State Education Department (NYSED) awarded $5.4 million in My Brother’s Keeper Teacher Opportunity Corps II (TOC II) grants to four senior colleges in The City University of New York, including Medgar Evers College in Brooklyn.  The grants will increase the number of racial and ethnic minorities in teaching careers, especially in high-need school […]readmore

Community News

Stuyvesant Heights Celebrates 50th Anniversary of Historic Landmarking

By Bryant McInnisOn Saturday, September 18, 2021, the Stuyvesant Heights Historic District celebrated its 50th year landmark designation. It was a glorious day to celebrate the Stuyvesant Heights historic half century anniversary in Fulton Park. It was all coordinated by Community Board 3 Landmark and Preservation Committee and the Bedford Stuyvesant Preservation Coalition. The planning […]readmore

Black History

Illuminating African American History

A Bright Idea Glows in Brooklyn: Shervone Neckles (center), an interdisciplinary artist, educator and community activist of Grenadian descent, is a beacon of light for illuminating Black History in Brooklyn. She’s also engaging the interests of talented teens and impressing the Long Island University campus with her young team’s special tribute to Black inventor Lewis […]readmore