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The Great Imitator

Our children are our greatest admirers. Give them something worth imitating.

The Bed-Stuy Gateway BID, Then and Now - Pt. 1

Business Improvement Districts (BIDs) are partnerships formed between property owners and commercial tenants within an area in an effort to support business development and improve the quality of life within a community.

Five Young Brooklynites "Do Right, Do Good," Win College Scholarships

Photo of DRDG Team & Scholars: Mohamed Kanu, Jickael Bazin, Jean Alerte, Tenzin Choekyi, Christian Hernandez, Robert Cornegy, Daniel Pottinger, Kareem Crump, Henri Smith, Sasha Hill, Frank Gateau, Jeff Wells Submitted by Guest Blogger Jean Alerte

An Interview with Soul Summit's DJ Sadiq

DJ Sadiq Photo: Jada Martin-Capers By Guest Contributor Jada Martin-Capers, age 14 DJ Sadiq was scheduled to be the first DJ to play at Bedford Stuyvesant Restoration's Tuesday music series, "Soul Summit." But with the rain, the event was canceled.

I Survived The First Year, Bottoms Up!

Surviving and Celebrating the first year of motherhood It has been a full year of being a new mommy. I can't fathom how fast the time has past. I watch my daughter waddle around like a baby monster, saying words and comprehending words spoken to her.

My Childhood Experience with the Noel Pointer Foundation

At a rehearsal for the Noel Pointer Foundation Photo: Jada Martin-Capers By guest contributor Jada Martin-Capers, Age 14 I've attended the Noel Pointer Foundation, where Chinita Pointer introduced me to different kinds of music.
STEAMing Towards Solutions for Gentrification Through the Eyes of Our Youth

STEAMing Towards Solutions for Gentrification Through the Eyes of Our Youth

DIVAS (Digital Interactive Visual Arts Sciences) for Social Justice launched STEAM (Science Technology Engineering Arts Math) Camp last week for the second year in a row.
Living The Dream, Larger Than Life: Laurice Frazier Walker

Living The Dream, Larger Than Life: Laurice Frazier Walker

Laurice Frazier Walker, Author of Hickory Nut Blues: Granddaughter of a Sharecropper I met Laurice at a party for my feisty 84-year-old, sexy neighbor. Don't let the age fool you — she is fabulous.
Plutarch and Einstein ~ Hand-Lettered Art and Wisdom: Weeks 25 & 26

Plutarch and Einstein ~ Hand-Lettered Art and Wisdom: Weeks 25 & 26

Week 25 ~ Plutarch Week 25 of Year Long Hand Lettered Project By Harriet Faith. Quote by Plutarch.

A Call to Import Brooklyn Artists for the Queens Art Intervention

Queens Arts Intervention needs Brooklynites! The Rego Park Green Alliance is hosting Queens Art Intervention and is looking to import Brooklyn artists, residents, organizations, and everyday people to Queens for an all day arts intervention.