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

Arts-Theater

Anna Maria Horsford Speaks

Part I of Four Parts During the 1960’s, the Black family was under attack by socio-economic issues wrought by America’s escalating racism. Its “decline” was greatly, and sometimes unfairly, reported. Yet, inside the “hot” New York City neighborhoods of Harlem and Bedford-Stuyvesant, there was something else burning beyond tempers and temples. There were families — […]readmore

Arts-Theater

Heirs to Mial’s Legacy

The scribes on this page cite the genius (and spirit) of Lemuel Mial as a motivational force in their lives.In his public life, Mr. Mial was the architect of many programs that served families, youth, and residents.And he was the same in his private life with family members and friends.He cultivated the community’s next generations […]readmore

Arts-Theater

The Best of Our Time LEMUEL MIAL

Phenomenal Family Man, FriendMusician, Artist, Sage, Advocate for the People “Mr. Lemuel Mial will be remembered for his brilliance, creativity and dedicationto the transformation of the VON KING CULTURAL ARTS CENTER.I am happy to have had the opportunity to work alongside him to make Von King a park for all ages.Under his leadership, I learned […]readmore

Community News

Local is National as Grassroots Voices Rise

On February 11, Amazon announced its official move-in to a 90,000-square-foot distribution station at 2300 Linden Blvd, in East New York, Brooklyn. The official statement indicated the company would be open for business. On Saturday, February 20th, community leaders, like activist Verdree Vinson of the December 12th Movement, Councilwoman Inez Barron, members of the Coalition […]readmore