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NOW IS THE TIME (TO PLAN A GREAT SUMMER FOR YOUR TEENAGER)

This is the first in a series of articles describing programs available for children this summer.  It is not a complete list, but it is intended to profile SOME of the art. STEM, athletic, and academic options that can be accessed.  If you are aware of excellent programs, please  forward that information by becoming a subscriber/member and using the...

Street Talk: “Jeff Session’s A Racist” Says New Yorker Furious at Decision not to Investigate Police Departments

Trump attorney general Sessions. Photo Wikipedia Question: The new Attorney General Jeff Sessions has decided that the Department of Justice will abandon the investigation of police departments around the country for police brutality and racism. He claims it ties the hands of police from doing their job effectively. What do you think? “I disagree 100 percent. If you let these investigations...

when drums speak — african griot in brooklyn

Well known historians and filmmakers David R. Miller and wife Karen Miller, recently hosted a  day with Richard ”Musu” Mosley, a world-famous African Griot and drum maker who calls his home Chicago. The event was held on April 8th at the Country Inn in Brooklyn. After Musu’s mesmerizing tales of the role of the drum in ancient Africa, he discussed...

The Great Celebration: CBJC’s Brooklyn Jazz Festival

CBJC's Board and members. Shown front row, left to right: Michael Howard, Viola Plummer, Clarence Mosley, Bessie Edwards. Back row, left to right: Wayne Winston, Sue Yellin, Linda Sylvester-Fisher, Carolyn Jenkins, George Johnson, Dwight Brewster, Bearether Reddy, Steve Cromity, and Bob Myers. Brooklyn's music legacy dates from the Fisk Jubilee Singers performing "spirituals" in 1871 at Plymouth Church to Randy...

Street Talk: Closing Rikers and its Impact

Richards wants innovative solutions. This week’s “Street Talk” question asks: “What do you think about Mayor Bill de Blasio’s announcement that the City plans to close Rikers Island? Also what recommendation do you have for de Blasio concerning criminal justice reform?" Loretta Richards, president of the Winthrop Street Block Association, is a supporter of the Mayor de Blasio and heard him...

“My Life On The Wild Side of The Music Business”–Part Two

Over the next several weeks I will be publishing excerpts of chapters from my upcoming book “My Life on The Wild Side of The Music Business.” The story starts unfolding around the 1980s when New York City was a very different place as many of you who were around will remember—prostitutes walked freely on Times Square, which was still...

Street Talk: Readers Respond to “Will Trump Complete Four Years?”

Ms. Reed-Russian ties spell trouble Question of The Week: This week’s question involves President Donald Trump. He’s had a rough two months. Do you think he’ll complete his presidential term? Why or why not? Lauretta Clarrett, an outspoken event planner, doesn't believe President Trump will complete his term because he's in the pocket of Russia "and it’s going to be found...

Immigrant-activists in 24-hours of New York “City of Refugee” Protests

A speaker today, Elizabeth Arjok South Sudanese refugee, model and actress. She fled South Sudan at seven years old and waited five years to be resettled in the U.S. Today immigrant-activists and their American friends held a demonstration in front of the Trump Building at 12:30 pm at 40 Wall Street. In the afternoon the activists and friends marched to The...

Playwright, Bless ji Jaja Speaks about “Uncle Tom vs. Uncle Sam”, Opening in Harlem

Guerrilla Journalism: What's your play about and what message or lesson does it contain? Bless: Uncle Tom vs. Uncle Sam is about the ongoing maladjusted, assimilated and duplicitous identity of Black people in America. Social Activist, Jane Elliott says, "if you're white and graduated high school and are not racist, then you weren't listening. In fact you should have gotten...

A Brownsville Heritage House Concert

Left, saxophone king Bill Saxton and on the right on trumpet is Philip Harper. Photo: Guerrilla Journalism Haven't you heard? "The Word On The Street Ensemble," a jazz collection of world-class artists play the Brownsville Heritage House every third Saturday of the month. Over the past four years, audiences have been thrilled by the music of Ed Stoute, Bob Cunningham, Philip Harper,...

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NOW IS THE TIME (TO PLAN A GREAT SUMMER FOR YOUR TEENAGER)

This is the first in a series of articles describing programs available for children this summer.  It is not a complete list, but it...

Street Talk: “Jeff Session’s A Racist” Says New Yorker Furious at Decision not to...

Trump attorney general Sessions. Photo Wikipedia Question: The new Attorney General Jeff Sessions has decided that the Department of Justice will abandon the investigation of...

when drums speak — african griot in brooklyn

Well known historians and filmmakers David R. Miller and wife Karen Miller, recently hosted a  day with Richard ”Musu” Mosley, a world-famous African Griot...