Library Needs Better Resources

To The Editor: Gary Null, a long time national radio personality, did an 11-month, in-depth investigation of the assassination of President John F. Kennedy. The six-hour report presented credible evidence as to who was responsible for this murder and the subsequent cover-up. Missing the last segment, I went to the Queens Public Library (Central) to download […]

Forum Features Healthcare Discussion

Forum Features Healthcare Discussion

Assemblyman William Scarborough (left), State Sen. Joseph Addabbo and Jamaica Hospital President and CEO Bruce Flanz (right) talked about healthcare in Queens during a Black History Month breakfast on Feb. 21. Photo by Joe Marvilli BY TRISHA SAKHUJA Staff Writer With the recent enactment of the Affordable Care Act, the state of healthcare is a […]

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 […]

Events In Queens For Feb. 13-19

Events In Queens For Feb. 13-19

FRIDAY 2/14 TWELFTH NIGHT Queens Theatre’s acclaimed Aquila Theatre will stage one of William Shakespeare’s funniest and most charming plays, “Twelfth Night.” Set in the mystical world of Illyria, this is a tale of identical twins and mistaken identity that also explores themes of love and its effect on human behavior. The show will start […]

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 […]

Thoughtful Over Black History

To The Editor: February is Black History month. It’s good to set aside a particular time for celebration, provided that isolated time is not a “be all and end all” and doesn’t give people a subconscious green-light to forget about our debt of gratitude for the contributions of Black Americans during the other 11 months. […]