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Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams Hosts Hearing on Development Overlooking Brooklyn Botanic Garden

Brooklyn Borough President, Eric Adams, hosted a public hearing on the development of two buildings near the cherished Brooklyn Botanic Garden on Tuesday, September 4th at the Borough Hall headquarters.  The project, called the Franklin Avenue rezoning, would change the existing R6/C1-3, R6A, and R8A zones into an R8X/C2-4 classification.  In plain English, the changes would allow significantly more...

“WHICH WAY, KEMOSABE?” (A primary election meditation)

If history is indeed a clock, as the late Dr. John Hendrik Clarke noted, tomorrow's primary elections are a sort of timeclock that must be punched, a measure of the political temperature of the community.  How can we make our votes count?  How can we maximize the impact of our voting choices? On the one hand, we have Republicans -...

MCCAIN CAPTURED 1 TIME – DeGAULLE 5 TIMES

Charles DeGaulle, Past President of France served with honor in both World Wars and was said to be a hero in spite of the fact that he was captured five times. The current American President is Anti-American and many say without honor. Sen. John McCain was, according to many, an honorable service man. There is some proof. After your...

Aretha Franklin in Outer Space

Aretha Louise Franklin, known the world over as “The Queen Of Soul” was paid the ultimate tribute by re-naming Asteroid #249516 after her. The legendary singer died on Thursday, August 16, 2018 in her Detroit home after being diagnosed with pancreatic cancer. She was born in Memphis, TN in 1942. She was surrounded by many close friends and family in...

DOES AMERICA HAVE AN INFRASTRUCTURE ANYMORE?

We are so far behind in infrastructure that it took my breath away. Not only are our bridges, roads, air & water quality failing because we don't maintain what we have, we have absolutely no plans to move forward or into the future. Our only plan is to retreat further into the past - meaning to burn off what's...

SUPREME COURT “JANUS” RULING SLAMS LABOR UNIONS – WHAT’S NEXT? ROE v. WADE? AFFIRMATIVE ACTION?

The Supreme Court of the United States (a.k.a SCOTUS,) is anxiously awaiting the review and confirmation of President Trump's second court appointment.  In the meantime, “the Supremes” (apologies to Flo, Mary, and Diana) have significantly diminished the power of the organized labor movement in their Janus v. American Federation of State, County, and Municipal Employees (AFSCME) ruling. In the 5-to-4 decision,...

Ms. Williams’ Power of Tenacity: A Brooklyn Woman’s Decades Long Battle to Own Her Apartment

Eve-Lyn Williams’ battle began in 1963 when she became the first person of color to move into the 265 Hawthorne Street apartment building in the Flatbush section of Brooklyn.  Williams was able to get into the building because of a recommendation from a friend of the super. This is the story of a courageous woman who wouldn’t be forced out...

AGAIN: A CIVILIZATION FALLS

We are at the end of this “Civilization” and nothing we do can stop its collapse. It may or may not comfort you to know that this has happened before and if we abandon the current plans to destroy the planet, it will happen over and over yet again. Civilizations rise and fall and presently, China and India are...

Profile of a Humanitarian Activist—Victoria Sandy St. Clair

  On June 1, 1934, in the village of Bon Accord, Tobago (part of the Twin Island Republic), a daughter was born to Martha Chapman and Joshua Sandy. They named her Victoria after the Queen of England. She was the 5th of nine children born to the couple. As Victoria grew, her round face and big, hearty laugh earned her...

CAN “GROWN” DO FOR MIAMI WHAT “TREME” DID FOR N’ORLEANS?

Editor's note: This new web series, and the review thereof, has generated more internal controversy than possibly any other pop culture topic we have posted.  Many internal and external commenters (mostly, but not exclusively from the ranks of the elder crowd) have denounced this series and its frank portrayal of love and youth today.  Others view it as an...

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