Biography

The French Connection:

A Blaxit Life in Paris for Essence WomenAudrey Edwards and Karen Thomas By Fern GillespieOn the eve of Donald Trump’s January 20, 2017 inauguration, veteran journalist and Brooklyn realtor Audrey Edwards landed in Paris. Her “blaxit” was the beginning of her journey as a Black American expatriate in Paris. It is legacy that includes cultural […]readmore

What's Going On

What’s Going On – 8/26

NEW YORK, NEW YORK August 24. New Yorkers turned a new corner in its political culture and temperature. Lieutenant Kathy Hochul was sworn in as the 57th Governor of NYS, making history as the first woman to ascend to the post. It marked the end of the Cuomo Era. Congratulations, Governor Hochul, we look forward […]readmore

City Politics

Kathy Hochul Becomes New York’s First Woman Governor, Promises “New

by Gwynne Hogan, WNYCJen Carlsonhttps://gothamist.com Kathy Hochul was sworn in as New York’s 57th Governor shortly after midnight on Tuesday morning, becoming the first woman in state history to hold the position.In her first address to the people of New York later Tuesday afternoon, Hochul outlined her top priorities; reopening schools, combatting the Delta variant, expediting federal […]readmore

City Politics

“A Historic Moment”: Kathy Hochul Becomes NYS’ First Woman Governor

(Brooklyn, NY) — Brooklyn Democratic Party Chair Rodneyse Bichotte Hermelyn issued the following statement about Kathy Hochul officially becoming New York State’s first woman Governor at midnight:“This is a historic moment. We are long overdue for female leadership in New York’s highest office, and Kathy Hochul is the perfect pioneer. Hochul has empowered women and […]readmore

Arts-Theater

Jazz at 966 Comes Outdoors in Jitu Weusi Plaza

Patsy Grant (seen performing top, cernter) was in full swing at Jazz966 AT THE PLAZA’s closing outdoor, open-air concert, August 12 evening.  Held on site at Jitu Weusi Plaza (aka Putnam Triangle), it  across the street from Jazz966’s homebase. Grant performed from her extensive repertoire before a packed “house”  of some 150 jazz afficionados and […]readmore