Celebrating Black History Month

February 3, 2021 admin 0

Celebrating Black History Month Since 1976, February has been celebrated as National Black History Month. We use this time to honor the brave activists who fought against racial discrimination and oppression, as well as the artists, leaders and innovators who’ve left an indelible mark on our nation. As we reflect on these pioneers, we must keep in mind that the battles […More]


June 29, 2018 admin 0

DE BLASIO ADMINISTRATION LAUNCHES PILOT BASEMENT CONVERSION PROGRAM IN EAST NEW YORK; LEGISLATION PROPOSED TO MODIFY BUILDING CODE STANDARDS FOR AREA City seeks Community Based Organization to administer new loan program to finance homeowner creation of safe, quality basement apartments NEW YORK— Mayor Bill de Blasio and Council Members Brad Lander, Rafael Espinal and Inez Barron proposed legislation to establish a […More]

Stop Gun and Gang Violence

March 22, 2018 admin 0

Stop Gun and Gang Violence NRA…Remind me again how long we’ve been fighting for Gun Control In the weeks since a young gunman killed 17 people at a high school in Parkland, Florida, there has been a national reckoning from student – led rallies to the wall-to-wall media coverage to White House events ― all about gun violence and how to stop it. For some of […More]

Judge Temporarily Blocks Trump’s Travel Ban Nationwide

February 6, 2017 admin 0

US Judge Temporarily Blocks Trump’s Travel Ban Nationwide SEATTLE (AP) — A U.S. judge on Friday imposed a nationwide hold on President Donald Trump’s ban on travelers and immigrants from seven predominantly Muslim countries, siding with two states that had challenged the executive order that has launched legal battles across the country U.S. District Judge James Robart in Seattle ruled […More]

Congresswoman Clarke Calls on President Obama to Pardon Marcus Garvey

January 2, 2017 admin 0

“Marcus Garvey, born in Saint Ann’s Bay, Jamaica, has inspired generations of leaders, from the Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., to President Nelson Mandela. His efforts to organize the African Diaspora across nations in support of freedom and self-determination were critical to the movements for independence in Africa and the Caribbean and to the Civil Rights Movement here in […More]


November 12, 2016 admin 0

“As I gathered my thoughts I realized that now adding salt to the deep wound, are those trying to downplay the importance racism, xenophobia, jingoism, and misogyny played in this election. The very things that so many of us were consistently told weren’t a part of America. And too many deny the impact it has on continually disenfranchising communities. “Many […More]

Remember Grenada

October 21, 2016 admin 0

  REMEMBER GRENADA “In 1979, the socialist New Jewel Movement had overthrown the corrupt and unpopular dictator Eric Gairy in an almost bloodless coup. For years, Gairy ruled through fear. His secret police, the “Mongoose Gang,” had been supplied by the U.S.-backed Pinochet dictatorship in Chile. The revolution launched by the New Jewel Movement—the “Revo,” as it was affectionately dubbed—was […More]