Progress Is Progress

To The Editor: I dread the upcoming 2014 mid-term election should it reflect the disastrous 2010 election, which voted into power the “Do-nothing Congress” of the Regressive Party, setting our country back in time. This was all due to those overconfident no-show Democrats. Shame on them sitting on their lazy butts. However, let us look forward […]

Sad State Of Affairs

It was another unfortunate day for Queens on Wednesday, as yet again an elected official was taken away in handcuffs and placed in front of a judge facing fraud charges. Councilman Ruben Wills has not been a stranger to controversy over the last few years. The investigation conducted by the State Attorney General’s office had […]

National Congress Of Black Women Looks To Queens

BY JOE MARVILLI Staff Writer A national nonprofit organization looking to help the disenfranchised has made its way to Queens. The National Congress of Black Women, Inc. is establishing a new chapter in Queens, planting roots in Flushing for its endeavors that will spread throughout the Borough. The organization is dedicated to the educational, political, […]

Famous Musician Will Get Plaque At Maple Grove

BY LUIS GRONDA Staff Writer A famous African-American musician who lived in Queens will no longer have an unmarked grave after this weekend. Maple Grove Cemetery in Kew Gardens will honor George Washington Johnson this Saturday with a plaque at his gravesite, finally acknowledging the musician with a tombstone at his burial site. Johnson was […]

The Importance Of Black History Month

By JOHN R. DURSO and ROGER CLAYMAN Nearly a century ago, in 1926, Dr. Carter Woodson launched the first Black History Month celebration to recognize the contributions of African Americans to every aspect of our society, which had been largely ignored in history books and public education up to that point.  Celebrating the talents and […]

LaGCC Celebrates Black History Month Through Art

LaGCC Celebrates Black History Month Through Art

BY TRISHA SAKHUJA Staff Writer LaGuardia Community College is celebrating Black History Month through a faculty and student art exhibition, through March 7. The artwork reflect the show’s universal theme, “Advancing the Dream: Social Justice in the 21st Century,” in divergent interpretations and forms. Arthur Simms, arts program coordinator, said the exhibition is the first […]

Into The Great Wide Open

As we celebrate Black History Month and honor legends who have fought for civil rights, Public Advocate Letitia James reminds us not to limit ourselves to just the month of February. “I tend not to do Black History Month,” James said. “I tend not to celebrate it because I really don’t want to be limited […]

Workforce Development Program Launched

BY JOE MARVILLI Staff Writer Those who are looking for work now have a new resource to assist them in their search. Asian Americans for Equality’s Queens branch announced the launch of its new Workforce Development Program on Dec. 5 at One Flushing’s Community Economic Development Center. The program will work with unemployed or underemployed […]