Day: October 14, 2021

Business

Websites to Watch

Black-Owned Brooklyn is a digital publication spotlighting Black-owned, Brooklyn-based businesses and the people behind them. Run by husband-and-wife team Tayo Giwa and Cynthia Gordy Giwa, we also document Black life in the borough more broadly, from deep-rooted histories to beloved cultural gatherings and everyday lived experiences that contribute to the borough’s soul and vibrancy.The site […]readmore

Health & Wellness

US task force proposes adults 60 and older should not

By Jacqueline Howard, CNNThe US Preventive Services Task Force is considering making several changes to its guidance on taking a daily aspirin to prevent heart disease and stroke.On Tuesday, the task force posted a draft statement recommending that adults ages 40 to 59 who are at a higher risk for cardiovascular disease — but do […]readmore

Environment

Secretary-General’s Message to Summit Leaders of the UN Biodiversity Conference

We are losing our suicidal war against nature by António GuterresOur two-century-long experiment with burning fossil fuels, destroying forests, wilderness and oceans, and degrading the land, has caused a biosphere catastrophe.Humanity’s reckless interference with nature will leave a permanent record – just as today’s scientists study the traces of previous extinctions.We are well into the […]readmore

What's Going On

What’s Going On – 10/14

NEW YORK, NY NYC Mayor Bill de Blasio departs City Hall in about 75 days. After his eight-year tenure the city is not much better for wear. The city has solvable problems – education, homelessness, mentally challenged population Rikers Island lawlessness, rampant drug abuse, gun violence, and robberies at outdoor restaurants. But local government is […]readmore

Community News

Remembering a Giant

KENNETH P. THOMPSON WAY Street Renamed Near Brooklyn Supreme Court on 5th Anniversary of Passing of Late Pioneer Brooklyn District Attorney “He was the first of what has become a wave of progressive prosecutors across the country; reforms he enacted have had an impact far beyond Brooklyn.”-Brooklyn DA Eric Gonzalez  A portion of Jay Street between Willoughby Street and Tech Place, stretching […]readmore

Biography

ESTHER J. ARRINGTON

Story in Words and Images When we talk about the people who infuse Bedford-Stuyvesant with life, we generally refer to publicly known figures. In October, the community annually shows its appreciation to those in the background by casting a light there through such events as Bed-Stuy Alive and this year’s celebration of the 50th anniversary […]readmore