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TRUMP MAKES CASE FOR REPARATIONS His Actions Recall 400-Year Original Sin

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By David Mark Greaves

he great historian W. E. B. DuBois wrote that “the problem of the twentieth century is the problem of the color line- the relation of the darker to the lighter races of men in Asia and Africa, in America and the islands of the sea.” It was true when he wrote it in 1903, and as we move fitfully through the 21st century, we see clearer and clearer that it remains the case today. We see in the immigration scandal how easily people slide

into treating others as chattel. The Planter i.e. Donald Trump, amoral, with no consciousness of empathy and with no ethics, terrorizes people, moving them at will, to achieve his aims. And the private profiteers and the politicians they support, leave children to care for each other in a crowded caged squalor at a cost to the taxpayers between $250-$750/ day, depending on how you’re counting. Trump and his ardent supporters share the same superior

white mentality as those that ran and profited from the slave economy, and it is not hard to imagine his most ardent supporters as overseers or party to lynch mobs in previous generations. The echoes of slavery times still ring loudly on the streets of Brooklyn. It cannot be heard, but it can be seen in gentrification and the dual economies in the neighborhood. And now reparations is being spoken of not only in the barber shops where its been for generations,

but in the halls of congress and in presidential debates. To help answer the questions of “why?” and “what for?” in the July 4th issue, we will begin a summer rerun series with our 1998 award-winning feature “Stolen Land, Stolen Labor, the Case for Reparations” (updated) and Frederick Douglass’ great oration “What to the slave is your 4th of July?”

(See Juneteenth pages 6, 7)

Unity, Love, Nurturing: All in the Family...And the Village

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Rising Leader Brian Bailey, 14, Speaks On "The Good Village"

t is a great honor for me to be one out of the 10 young people accepted into the Turn 2 Foundation, New York Yankee great Derek Leaders Program. I am excited to not only represent my school Eagle Academy for Young Men II, but also my community Bed-Stuy, Brooklyn. "Demonstrating leadership means to not only make your

own path but to be a role model to others and show them how they can affect change also. Being a leader is not an easy task to handle, it is much easier to stand on the sideline and be like others, but as I grew older and participated in programs such as the Watchful Eye Youth Speakers Bureau Program, Kan Cobra Martial Arts Academy and the Brooklyn Titans

Football Team, I decided that being quiet wasn’t always right. Being a leader makes a difference and I wanted to make a difference. "I am grateful to be a part of such an impactful program which will play a big role in my life for the next four years, while I am in Highschool. I am ready to demonstrate the leadership, commitment and

hardwork necessary to be a successful young man, who is a role model not only within the program but around the community as well. I am also thankful that I have a good Village of family and community that pushes me to be my best and will have my back every step of the way, without their constant encouragement and Love I don't know where I would be."

Warrior Spirit Lives at Juneteenth events, Page 6, 7.

Cumbo gets $400M for the arts in Brooklyn

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he results are in for Tuesday’s primary elections and, judging by reactions across media, there was one major surprise – Tiffany Caban’s apparent win for Queens District Attorney. Her opponent, Queens Borough President Melinda Katz, first said she will not concede until the “close to 3,400 paper ballots are counted on July 3rd.” Then later in the evening, at the possible prompting of supporter Rep. Gregory Meeks, Katz said she is calling for a recount. The current results are only about 1,200 votes apart, but Caban is claiming victory. If she’s right, she’ll be the first woman, first Latina and first queer person in that seat. In Brooklyn, Councilwoman Farah Louis was victorious for remaining in the 45th District seat she just won in May after Jumaane Williams vacated it to become New York City Public Advocate

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Tiffany Caban earlier this year. Her race was close, coming about 12 points ahead of Monique ChandlerWaterman. Louis is likely to best any Republican challenge to her seat in September. Her district includes parts of Flatbush, East Flatbush, Midwood and Canarsie. NY1 called the election with 90% of the vote in. Brooklyn’s Margarita López Torres will serve another two years as Surrogate Court Judge after taking all comers. She garnered 53% of the votes, compared with 24.45% and 22.19%, respectively, for challengers Meredith R. Jones and Elena Baron. Lopez Torres will be required to retire when she turns 70 in two years. D. Bernadette Neckles beat challenger Edward King to win Brooklyn’s countywide Civil Court Judge seat. She will likely also be victorious over a Republican opponent who might

emerge in September. The Civil Court settles disputes involving $25,000 or less, like small claims and some landlord-tenant disputes. Caroline Cohen won the race for Civil Court Judge in Brooklyn’s 6th Municipal District with 43% of the votes. The civil rights attorney will represent Crown Heights, Prospect Heights, Flatbush, Park Slope, Kensington, Prospect-Lefferts Gardens and some portions of Midwood. She worked for many years as an attorney defending tenants at NYCHA and later at a private firm protecting gender and other rights. Her challengers were: Alice Nicholson-22.06%; Chinyelu Udoh-18.75% and Tehilah Berman-14.53%. Returning to the race outside of Brooklyn that’s creating all the buzz – Who was not surprised at Caban’s win? Many Latino and Black constituents and politicians alike who were her ardent and

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By Jacqueline Thomsen, www.thehill.com (Excerpted)

A coalition of advocacy groups filed a motion late Wednesday asking a federal judge in Maryland to temporarily block a question about citizenship from appearing on the 2020 census. The groups are requesting that Judge George Hazel issue a preliminary injunction on the citizenship question as he weighs whether there was a discriminatory intent behind the Trump administration’s efforts to add it to the 2020 census. The filing states that the groups are making the request “in an abundance of caution” ahead of the Supreme Court’s anticipated ruling on the question on Thursday, in a separate lawsuit. “Depending on the outcome in that case, [the Trump administration] could attempt to seize upon the absence of an injunction to begin printing Census forms with a citizenship question before the [groups] surviving constitutional claims have been fully adjudicated,” the court document states, adding that would “prevent the courts from ruling on the merits of the claims.” The filing argues that the groups would suffer “irreparable injury” if the census materials featuring the question were to be printed before Hazel fully reviews the evidence on the equal protection claims. They have asked the judge to make the order by Friday, as the administration has said it needs to finalize census materials by Sunday and will likely start printing after that date.

Councilwoman Farah Louis confident supporters. Caban herself, though clearly elated, seemed also to take the apparent win in stride. “They said I was too young, they said I didn’t look like a district attorney, they said we couldn’t build a movement from the grassroots, they said we could not win — but we did it, y’all,” Cabán said, addressing supporters late Tuesday night at her election night victory party. They were unimpressed by Katz’s deep-pocket support and labor union endorsements and feel the time has come for a progressive D.A. who’s promised to take on criminal justice reform on the local level. This, after the near3O-year incumbency of former D.A. Richard Brown. The New York Times, in its endorsement of Caban, referred to Brown’s record as a case for Caban’s candidacy, citing his “aggressive prosecutions that filled prisons and devastated generations of Black and Hispanic families.” Caban’s seven years as

a Public Defender “have given her insight into how the system works and how it ought to be changed,” the endorsement continued. Caban said on the campaign trail that her first priorities will be an audit of the Queens criminal justice system, eliminating cash bail, decriminalizing sex work, ending prosecution of fare-beating and low-level marijuana possession and providing safe and supervised spaces for drug use. Although these are not exactly your traditional Democratic Party platforms, the voters in Queens are clearly with her. Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Sen. Bernie Sanders, Sen. Elizabeth Warren, activist-journalist Shaun King and Cynthia Nixon, activist and former candidate for governor of New York and other high-profile elected officials and activists had all endorsed Caban, who’s been lauded for both her paradigm-shifting platform and record of defending the least powerful and most besieged.

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WEEK IN REVIEW The Democratic 2020 Presidential Debates begin this week on June 26-27, which is gonna dominate the news cycle along with Donald Trump’s brinksmanship in the Middle East and the inhumane Texas border crisis where immigrant children live in squalor separated from their parents. Reparations to African Americans earned congressional consideration re: commission to review this oversight. Most Democratic presidential hopefuls favor reparations. I wonder about Bernie. Where do Democratic hopefuls stand germane to the “parents separated from children” crisis on the Texas border? To be sure, it will be a debate question. Wonder how Mayors Pete Buttigieg and Bill de Blasio will fare during these debates? Mayor Pete has to navigate the South Bend re: A Black man killed by a white policeman. His early responses to his Black constituents was not compassionate nor forceful. Then there is the guardian.com essay published last week about Harlem’s historic churches and culture which are routinely decimated, a consequence of NYC Mayor de Blasio’s policies, his cozy relationship with real estate developers and the resultant gentrification. Essay sounds and reads like Harlem historian/preservationist Michael Henry Adams, author of “HARLEM LOST AND FOUND.” Hope that his essay does not fall into the hands of a de Blasio debater before June 26.

NY BUSINESS Read the 6/17 Crain’s NY magazine cover story, the “2019 Most Powerful Women in New York.” Fifty women made the cut, including women of color like Andrea Stewart-Cousins, Majority Leader, NY Senate, #4; Letitia James, NYS Attorney General, #10; Alexandria OcasioCortez, Congresswoman, #14; Laray Brown, CEO, One Brooklyn Health System and CEO, Interfaith Medical Center, #22; and Pat McGrath, makeup artist/ founder of Pat

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McGrath Labs, valued at $1 billion in 2018, #43.

OUT OF AFRICA EGYPT: Mohammed Morsi, 67, the first democratically elected president in Arab history, died in a Cairo courtroom while awaiting trial. The Arab Spring, which propelled him to power in 2012, was, in part, the cause of his demise, by way of a military coup led by General Abdul Fattah al-Sisi in 2013, who will be the Egyptian president until 2030. ETHIOPIA: Prime Minister Abiy Admed thwarted a coup attempt in Ethiopia last weekend. Episode reveals the fragility of his new reform-centric government which attempted to loosen the grip that former PM enjoyed. Admed has released political prisoners, lifted bans on political parties, wants to partly privatize some state-owned businesses, and has reestablished relations with neighbor Eritrea. His reform agenda has attracted many enemies. He escaped an assassination attempt last year. Parliamentary elections are scheduled for 2020.

THE CLASS OF 2019 Congratulations to all 2019 graduates from preschoolers to the Ph.D.’s, including Myrtle Jones, Ph.D., Anthropology, Columbia University; Brittany King, MBA, Cornell University; Samuel Cook, MD, Drexel Medical School, who begins his residency in surgery at Northwell/Hofstra. Congrats to HS seniors Sharrod Perkinson, who will attend VCU (Virginia Commonwealth University) as a Pharmaceutical Studies major, and Ryan Brooks of Connecticut, who will attend Central Connecticut State University.

ARTS/CULTURE Dr. Lonnie G. Bunch III is the new Secretary, the top job, at the Smithsonian Institution, which consists of world-class museums, galleries and a zoo, and is based in Washington, DC. He is the first African American and the first historian to ascend

to Smithsonian Secretary. A scholar/author, Dr. Bunch is the founding director of the National Museum of African American History and Culture, which opened in 2016. High achievement runs in his family tree. Dr. Bunch’s grandfather was a sharecropper who became a dentist. Black film enthusiasts are encouraged to see the latest edition of “SHAFT,” the Gordon Parks film which originally starred Richard Roundtree. “SHAFT” was the first Black feature film financed by a Hollywood studio. It was the forerunner of Black films and was labeled a Blaxploitation film, a misnomer. White action films of the 70s were commonly known as B movies. SHAFT and all of its sequels exist in their own ecosystem, where SHAFT, the private eye, can be alternately BAAD, entrepreneurial, clever, womanizing, immune from the man and local law enforcement. SHAFT always wins. SHAFT 2019 film deals with 3 generations of the SHAFT franchise: Richard Roundtree, his son, played by Samuel Jackson, and his grandson, played by Jessie Usher who is an MIT alum who works as an FBI data analyst. It’s an action comedy like no other once you factor in the willing suspension of disbelief so necessary for a satisfying Black film experience.

SUMMER DIARIES Brooklyn Boro President Eric Adams and the Caribbean-American Heritage Committee will co-host a major Caribbean-American celebration at Brooklyn Borough Hall, located at 209 Joralemon Street, on Thursday, June 27 from 12-9 pm. Festivities include a Caribbean cultural marketplace, a Brain Gain and Carib Nation-Building Symposium with Barbados Consul General keynoting, and a Caribbean concert which runs through until the wee hours. The David Dinkins Tennis Club returns with its free summer Family Tennis and Reading program on Saturdays from July 13 to August 17 from 9-11 am for children under 10 years old at the Frederick Douglass Playground on Seventh Avenue at 150th Street in Harlem. Parents must accompany children. Dinkins’ birthday will be celebrated

JAZZ FOR UNITY

Sharing Cultures through Music

entral Brooklyn Jazz Consortium (CBJC) and Jazz 966 will co-host JAZZ FOR UNITY as the season’s finale for 966 Jazz and noting the end of Black Music Month on Friday, June 28, 8-11pm at 966 Fulton St., Brooklyn, NY. Featured artists include jazz vocalist Joy F. Brown and South African trumpeter Lesedi Ntsane will both present their unique style of jazz. “Sharing cultures through music is our way of highlighting cultural similarities and celebrating differences,” says Clarence Mosley, Board Chair of CBJC. Jazz vocalist Joy F. Brown has performed at Dizzy’s Club Coca-Cola with the legendary Dr. Barry Harris as well as The Metropolitan Museum of Art, The Surrey and The Sag Harbor Jazz Festival. Lesedi Ntsane, a member of The Descendants, a collective sextet of New York-based artists hailing from South Africa, Kenya and Tunisia, premiered

Lesedi Ntsane the ensemble in a performance at Dizzy’s Club Coca-Cola. The evening honored the centennial of

Nelson Mandela’s birth. The Central Brooklyn Jazz Consortium (CBJC), celebrating its 20 th year, has hosted art and tributes in a series of musical and artistic events throughout the Brooklyn community. Founded by Alma Carroll, Viola Plummer and Torrie McCartney, the CBJC, consisting of local and international musicians based in Brooklyn, has entertained countless communities with jazz. Jazz 966, a part of the Fort Greene Community Council, is where live jazz lives on Friday nights. This program is supported, in part, by public funds from the NYC Department of Cultural Affairs, in Partnership with the NYC Council. For more info call 718.773.2252, E-mail: jazzspirit2018@gmail.com, www.centralbrooklynjazz.org.

VOL. 23 NO. 26 on July 13. [Visit: SamPenceal.com to register] July is Black Conference Month. Season opens with the 25th Annual Essence Festival in New Orleans on July 4-7. More than 70 acts are participating, like Mary J. Blige, Nas, Pharrell Williams and Missy Elliott. Scores of African American elites will attend the Music and Arts Expo, who will perform, lecture or present. Michelle Obama and Rev. Al Sharpton are also festival headliners. Exhibits, Conferences, Invest Black Forums, Book Talk sessions are part of the eclectic mix of the music and art festivities. [Visit: essencecommunications/festival] The NAACP (National Association for the Advancement of Colored People) hosts its 110th Annual National Convention in Detroit, Michigan on July 20-24. Founded in 1909 to advance justice for African Americans, the NAACP’s 21st century mission is to advance the rights – political, educational, social and economic – of all persons and to eliminate race-based discrimination. [Visit: NAACP. org] The National Urban League (NUL) host its Annual Conference, “Getting 2 Equal: United Not Divided,” in Indianapolis, Indiana on July 24-27. Founded in 1910, originally called the National League on Urban Conditions Among Negroes, the NUL was organized to eliminate racial segregation and discrimination and to help African Americans and other minorities to participate in all facets of American life. [Visit: NUL.org] The One Hundred Black Men/NY will host its 12th Annual Dr. Roscoe C. Brown Golf Classic on Monday, August 5 at the Forest Hill Field Club, 9 Belleville Avenue, Bloomfield, New Jersey. Proceeds from which will benefit the OHBM/NY Scholarship Fund. [Visit: OHBM2019GolfClassic.eventbrite] The National Association of Black Journalists hosts its Annual Convention and Career Fair in Miami, Florida from August 7-11. Founded in 1975, the NABJ is a group of journalists, students and media professionals which provides quality programs, services and advocacy for its members. [Visit: NABJ. org]

Marcella J. Tillett Joins Brooklyn Community Foundation as VP of Programs and Partnerships

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he Brooklyn New York State Ending Community the Epidemic Women’s Foundation is Advisory Committee and pleased to announce the the New York City Sexual addition of Marcella J. and Reproductive Justice Tillett to its staff as the Community Engagement new Vice President of Group. She currently Programs and Partnerserves as a Board Member ships, effective Tuesday, Marcella J. of the New York City September 3, 2019. Tillett chapter of the National The longtime Association of Social Brooklynite is a social justice Workers and is an Adjunct Lecturer advocate and practitioner working at Columbia University School of at the intersections of health, race Social Work. and gender. She currently serves Ms. Tillett holds a Master’s as a Vice President at Planned of Science degree in Social Work Parenthood of New York City from Columbia University and a (PPNYC), overseeing Project Street Bachelor’s degree in Social Work Beat, their unique HIV prevention, from Clark Atlanta University. She harm reduction and access-to- is also a Returned Peace Corps care program. She has worked at Volunteer, having worked on HIV PPNYC since 2010. She has spent Prevention of Mother-To-Child over a decade actively engaged in Transmission (PMTCT) program HIV prevention, access-to-care development in Botswana from and sexual and reproductive justice 2004 to 2006. She is also a self-deadvocacy through community plan- scribed marathoner, knitter and ning work in NYC and nationally. auntie.   Ms. Tillett’s work has focused on The Vice President of Programs affirming community needs and is responsible for strategic planning priorities during the development for all community leadership iniof policies, services and resource tiatives including the foundations’ allocation which has included the grantmaking.


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Thinker's Notebook

Of Rum and Resorts

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here has always been something about the spirit of the Caribbean islands that beckons me, draws me in. America has done a great job over the centuries to modernize and sanitize the look and feel of its past. While there are still small pockets of spaces in the south that harken back to the Antebellum Era, that knotted thread that connects the past to the present in America has been all but completely cut away. They’ve bleached those plantation homes down south and made them into museums, you can’t smell the stench of strange fruit in them anymore. It isn’t like that in many of the Caribbean islands; you touch land and your ethereal self-senses the ancestors, your nose can still pick up on the smell of rum in the sand spilled from the barrels headed onto ships destined for Great Britain, your eyes see beneath the now and the waves crashing against the shores remind you of how the true architects of the island arrived by boat: indigenous wanderer, pirate, explorer and slave alike. Barbados is one of the most fascinating islands in the Lesser Antilles. It really is a simple place, a small island with a proud people and a resilient culture. I

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traveled there last week, it was my third time on the island. Any foreign land that I’ve ever set foot in I try to learn my way around, so with this being my third time in Barbados, I hit the island with the disposition that I know the place like the back of my hand, straight off of the tarmac, over to the Chefette’s in the departure terminal to grab some roti and a Pine Frutee, and then in a cab to the resort. The morning after my arrival, I jogged from the St. Lawrence Gap and through Christ Church into Bridgetown. I passed by the complex I stayed in the last time that I was on the island. The complex looked desolate and certainly not open for business. The same could be said for a couple of buildings that I passed on my run. These were places that were part of the bustling island’s movement the last time that I was there, but now they were boarded up and seemingly abandoned. All along my running route I saw FOR SALE signs and advertisements for realtors. As I jogged back to the resort, I logged my concern to memory and told myself that I’d ask a countryman about this as soon as I could. Barbados welcomes approximately one million visitors a year,

and tourism generates around $1 billion per year on the island. The bulk of that money comes from foreign visitors and lands in the pockets of foreign businesses. Sugar, rum and molasses used to be the island’s main source of revenue, but now it’s tourism. And since the only Black-owned resort in Barbados is owned by Black Americans, this means that Barbadians aren’t represented in the ownership equation with regards to resort properties on their own island. By and large, Barbadians enter the tourism carousel through the service side. In 2014, the country experienced a recession and service jobs declined as foreign businesses began pulling out and whittling away at the fat of their business models in order to streamline for survival. This explains the abandoned lodging that I saw on my run. In a cab on my way to Pebble Beach, I got a chance to have a conversation with a Barbadian about what I saw. I asked him about the economy and why Barbadians aren’t buying the property up. He explained it to me in a very animated way that while the politicians say that the economy is stable now, the price of property is so expensive that

there is no way that an average Barbadian can muster the income necessary to purchase. The average Barbados salary is around 67,000 BDS, which translates to around $33,500 USD. It is extremely difficult for countrymen to compete with the rising prices of property. The cabbie said that in Barbados, property is “a foreign game.” I sat on the beach that day and thought about how Barbadians are being priced out of their own communities. It reminded me of BedStuy, where the sons and daughters of multigenerational Bed-Stuy residents can no longer afford to live in the neighborhood. Bed-Stuy

is on sale for the highest bidder. So is Barbados. And economic manipulation perpetuates poverty, so just like you need to be making over $100K in New York to even begin to live comfortably, so too, you must exceed your ability to earn income in Barbados simply to live for the basics. I made a note then and there that whenever I go to Caribbean countries I’m going to try as hard as I can to spend my dollar with Black-owned businesses. Economic empowerment is the last chain to break. Without it, people of color throughout the Diaspora are victims to consistent systemic oppression.

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n Brooklyn, on one weekend, two separate observances with shared values recognized a significant event in American history. The tributes annually recognize June 19, 1865, the day in Galveston, Texas, when the last of enslaved Africans first learned of their Emancipation.  These men, women and children were kept in bondage for six months beyond the January 1865 Presidential proclamation outlawing American enslavement.

The Juneteenth Cooperative Culture Collective presented its 19th commemorative program Saturday, June 19 at Cuyler Gore Park in Fort Greene. Annually, JCCC celebrates themes related to freedom of expression through the cultural arts, justice, economic self-empowerment. It also honors leaders in our midst who embody the hopes of the ancestors. On Sunday, June 16, the First Unitarian Congregational Society of Brooklyn Heights

devoted its entire service to Juneteenth as it has done for many years, including cordoning off Monroe Place in front of the church for a celebration. These celebrations of Juneteenth are the largest and longest running in North and Downtown Brooklyn. Both entities service share missions related to uplifting the spirit, celebrating social justice and telling the true stories of a chapter in America’s past. 

Saturday, June 15 …. “We’re Celebrating Ourstory and Pouring into Our Future!” was the theme of the

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It Takes A Village: Annual observances of Juneteenth are a reminder that it is the village’s responsibility to tell its stories to its children who, in turn, will pass them on to the next generation. At the June 15 Cooperative Culture Collective event, young Javier Gooden, center, in his portrayal of MLK Jr., inspired the audience. Embracing the Trailblazer award-winner, from left to right, are a proud Spring McClendon, co-chair of The Cooperative Culture Collective, event producer; Miss Bayonne; Javier’s sister, Janae Gooden; his mother, Michele Gooden; his father, Roberto Gooden; award presenter Wayne Devonish of 500 Men Making a Difference; Brenda-Brunson-Bey, co-chair, TCCC and event host Gha’il Rhodes-Benjamin, the acclaimed poet.

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Juneteenth ➔➔ Continued from page 6 JCCC’s 19th Juneteenth celebration. “We seek to teach our children that our history did not begin with enslavement in the United States of America, nor did a new history begin with the message getting to our ancestors in Galveston,” Spring McClendon told us, adding, “We seek to ignite a thirst for knowledge of Self in our youth, so they are not reliant on external forces to tell them who they are.” Our Time Press shares the theme of JCCC’s 2019 events on July 4 with reflections from the speeches of community leaders Richard Greene and Graham Weatherspoon, in the issue devoted to orator Frederick Douglass and his speech, “What to the Slave is the Fourth of July?” Also, a  collage of selected images brings the event to full focus.

Sunday, June 16 … The First Unitarian Congregational Society of Brooklyn Heights, invited the publishers of Our Time Press to meet with members of the Weaving for Social Justice (formerly Weaving the Fabric of Diversity -- a project of the Unitarians national church body), this past Sunday. We learned of the church’s dynamic history of involvement in a number of diverse social justice and human rights movements since its founding in 1833 – work that continues to this day in areas ranging from immigration to anti-racism, environmental justice to education to partnerships with the Muslim community. Derek and Rita Pearl, founders and current leaders of the Weaving group; Nancy Wolf, deacon and historian of the church sanctuary with its Tiffany windows; Robert Harper and Victoria Antonini and other members

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Members of the First Unitarian Congregational Society's Social Justice committee include, from left: Nancy Wolf, Edwin Lord, Vicki Antonini. Robert Harper, Rita Pearl. Derek Pearl and Michael Richardson. spoke proudly and warmly of their annual Juneteenth, though unpublicized, which, to our knowledge, is probably the largest of any church salute to Juneteenth in Fort Greene, Clinton Hill and Bedford Stuyvesant. A street was closed off for a public picnic in commemoration. The Sunday June 16 service opened with a poem by Mr. Pearl, “Rainbow Justice,” followed by homilies, lighting of Candles of Memory and Hope, and a posthumous award to a beloved church member. Led by Minister Ana, it included freedom and jazz songs, from a harmonica rendition of “Willow Weep for Me” to choral performances of “Lift Every Voice and Sing” and “Imagine.” To the singing of “Stand by Me,” the church collected one offertory, which for this

month, is donated to FEDADSE, an organization dedicated to Haiti. It was explained that the collection supports combatting deforestation and the effects of climate change, cholera outbreaks, racism, infrastructure deterioration and more. We learned of longtime church member Peter Eikenberry, the famous Civil Rights attorney, who provided legal counsel to Mississippi Civil Rights workers and to Restoration during the 1960’s. Mr. Eikenberry is a founder of Friends of Marcy Houses, Inc., providing gardening, dance and “civic education” program for youngsters, 10-14. Ms. Wolf, a deacon, is the historian of the 175th celebration of the 1844 Sanctuary (designed by architect Minard Lafever). She

also is a Board member of the Magnolia Tree Earth Center of Bedford Stuyvesant. She noted that on June 19, 1865, Union General Gordon Granger arrived in Galveston and issued General Order Number 3. That edict was read during the church service: “The people of Texas are informed that, in accordance with a proclamation from the Executive of the United States, all slaves are free. This involves an absolute equality of personal rights and rights of property between former masters and slaves, and the connection heretofore existing between them becomes that between employer and hired labor.” On the cover: An African warrior statue, a gift to the church in 1971 “in recognition of its creative efforts in combatting institutional racism,” is displayed in the church sanctuary.

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he New York Academy of Medicine (NYAM) sounded the alarm in 2014 when it reported, among many findings, that “The top five causes of premature death in Brooklyn are cancer, heart disease, unintentional injury, diabetes and AIDS.” On Saturday, June 22, 2019, the Magnolia

By Margo McKenzie

Tree Earth Center, under the banner of “Summer Solstice Cooking Class,” teamed up with experts who offered four key lessons addressing three of the identified health issues. Chef Saige Brogdan-Cruz, 26, discussed food choices, her training and experience as she and her family demonstrated the ease of preparing

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Master Chef Saige Brogdan-Cruz at 1456 Fulton Street in Brooklyn, took the foreground and spoke frankly when she said people are in denial about what they’re eating and their health conditions. She advised attendees to know as much as the doctor about their disease and the appetizing triggers that result in making unhealthy choices such as the mouthwatering images and aromas which cause people to walk into fast-food establishments. She added that knowing also means including your A1C, LDL, HDL and blood pressure numbers. If we know ourselves and are honest about the disease that afflicts us, we can make wise choices about foods which exacerbate them. To assist community residents in improving longevity, FHC invites the community to their lecture and exercise class, dancing to soca music, Monday at 10:30-12:30 pm. A Thursday class, 6-8 pm, is in the works. Lesson Three: Knowing yourself means knowing what’s eating you so you can make wise choices about food and exercise.

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The NYAM report also indicated that “6.1% of all people in Brooklyn report experiencing serious psychological distress, compared to 5.5% in NYC overall,” and Environmental Science and Chemistry Professor Christopher Boxe maintains that taking a few overlooked steps can alleviate some of that distress: “To maintain a healthy brain, I advise people to do their best to consistently attain enough sleep, absorb a daily allotment of sunlight, eat foods from the 5 food groups and exercise. If you practice it enough, you will find how these recommendations resonate with your body and help clear the mind.” Lesson Four: Pursuing health is cyclical. Healthy diets produce healthy brains which produce healthy diets which produce healthy brains. . . In addition to providing critical information, workshops such as these promotes health and longevity in an unexpected way. “They strengthen our bond with the community,” said Magnolia board member Claudette Spence.

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Brooklyn Gathers to Celebrate $400M for City Arts and Culture

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n Tuesday June 25th City Council Majority Leader Laurie Cumbo gathered at the Brooklyn Music School with leaders and arts advocates to celebrate the inclusion of $400 million dollars in the 2020 capital budget for community arts, culture and libraries. The announcement was festive and victorious, complete with stilt-walkers, the Caribbean group Tropical Fete and the Kids at Play rock band. See some of her remarks below: “It is so incredible!” said Cumbo. “This year we secured the largest investment in our parks… $43 million dollars in the City budget. We have – it’s not art-related, but then everything is-- 285 new guidance counselors who are going to be in our New York City public schools. We have an expansion to the Department of Cultural Affairs of $32 million dollars, which is $10 million in addition to what was designated last year. The Coalition of Theaters of Color almost doubled the amount of funding that’s in the budget; that’s going to be able to support way more

Councilmember Laurie Cumbo, center, announcing investment in the arts.

institutions throughout New York City. We also have $33 million dollars of investment in our libraries, so that people can get access to all of the information that people should have at their fingertips on a day-to-day basis.” Cumbo introduced everyone present to Peruz Partow, director of the Brooklyn Music School. “This is one of our biggest budget wins!” she said. “The Brooklyn Music School has been here for over 110 years… with very little government support. [It] has served thousands of young people every year and they are now going to have a brand-new, state-of-the art, multi-million-dollar renovation and new building that’s gonna knock your socks off!” Early on, Cumbo got to what she feels is the crux of the matter: “I just want to add that one of the challenges I never anticipated was that my support for the arts would often be attacked, with people saying, ‘With all of the needs there are in the city, why are you prioritizing the arts? There are so many big things more important than the arts.’ “ “I don’t believe that, as you can see. The arts are the economic engine of the City of New York. They are job-creators, they are educators, they are the reason that people come to New York City. They support our local businesses, they are the reason why people are in hotels… in our Ubers, in our Air-B-n-B. They support our restaurants… our shops and boutiques. But most importantly, they educate our children in a way that nothing else can! It gives young children the soul that they need to be full human beings, it gives them the ability to be able to dream further… every single child is born with a passion…” Cumbo praised City Council Speaker Corey Johnson for understanding and supporting her passion for the arts. “We were able to pull off the impossible!” she said. “So when we learned that Weeksville

Heritage Society was in jeopardy of closing and that we were not going to be able to make it into a Cultural Institute Group, I said, ‘Oh no, we’re not having that! – That we are def going to break a boundary that has not been broken for almost 30 years! We collectively were able to turn that dynamic around. I just

want to acknowledge Rob Fields for all of his incredible work.” More information will follow about the rollout of the funds next year with the full list of recipients. In the meantime, New Yorkers and arts nonprofits were given reason to cheer at a time when its needed.

Siloam's Elders writing Workshop Honors Edith Rock

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Sale; the undersigned Referee will sell at public auction in Room 224 of the Kings County Courthouse, 360 Adams Street, Brooklyn, N.Y. on July 25,2019 at 2:30 P.M., the premises described as follows: All that parcel of land, being in the County of Kings, City and State of New York; known as 200 Cozine Avenue, Unit 9K,Block 4415, Lot 1367. Approximate amount of lien $188,307.87 plus interest and costs. Premises will be sold subject to provisions of the Judgment, Index No. 516787-16. Aaron Tyk, Referee Woods Oviatt Gilman LLP 700 Crossroads Building, 2 State St. Rochester, New York 14614 855-227-5072 63915 NOTICE OF SALE SUPREME COURT: KINGS COUNTY. Trifera, Pltf., v. Maria Burgos, et al, Defts. Index #11589/2011. Pursuant to judgment of foreclosure and sale entered January 16, 2016, I will sell at public auction in Room 224 of Kings County Supreme Court, 360 Adams Street, Brooklyn, New York 11201 on July 25, 2019 at 2:30 P.M. prem. k/a 640 Belmont Avenue, Brooklyn, New York 11207 (Block 4030, Lot 118) Approx amt. of judgment is $205,577.44 plus costs and interest. Sold subject to terms and conditions of filed judgment and terms of sale. BERNARD M. ALTER, ESQ. Referee. Jeffrey S. Greene, P.C. Atty’s for Pltf., 1 Barker Avenue, White Plains, NY 10601, (914) 686-5091. NOTICE OF SALE SUPREME COURT - COUNTY OF KINGS SRP 2012-4, LLC, Plaintiff, Against Index No.: 511696/2018 PRESTIGE PROPERTIES, INC., TREVOR MULLINGS, et al., Defendant(s). Pursuant to a Judgment of Foreclosure and Sale, duly entered 5/15/2019, I, the undersigned Referee, will sell at public auction, in Room 224 of Kings County Supreme Court, 360 Adams Street, Brooklyn, NY 11201 on 7/25/2019 at 2:30 pm, premises known as 43 Dumont Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11212, and described as follows: ALL that certain plot, piece or parcel of land, with the buildings and improvements thereon erected, situate, lying and being in the Borough of Brooklyn, County of Kings, City and State of New York, Block 3551 and Lot 53.The approximate amount of the current Judgment lien is $253,354.68 plus interest and costs. The Premises will be sold subject to provisions of the

VOL. 23 NO. 26 it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to the LLC Jeffrey Porter, 182 Nevins Street, Apt 1, Brooklyn, NY 11217. Purpose: Any lawful activity. Notice of Formation of VALOR LIFE & SECURITY, LLC. Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 02/25/19. Office location: Kings County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to the LLC, 701 Herkimer Street, 1B, Brooklyn, NY 11233. Purpose: Any lawful activity. aforesaid Judgment of Foreclosure and Sale; Index # 511696/2018 Steven Z Naiman, Esq., Referee. Richland & Falkowski, PLLC, 35-37 36th Street, 2nd Floor, ASTORIA, NY 11106 Dated: 5/30/2019 PB SUPREME COURT – COUNTY OF KINGS DEUTSCHE BANK NATIONAL TRUST COMPANY, AS TRUSTEE OF THE INDYMAC INDX MORTGAGE LOAN TRUST 2006-AR19, MORTGAGE PASSTHROUGH CERTIFICATES, SERIES 2006-AR19 UNDER THE POOLING AND SERVICING AGREEMENT DATED JUNE 1, 2006, Plaintiff, against TINY O’CONNOR, et al Defendant (s). Pursuant to a Judgment of Foreclosure and Sale; the undersigned Referee will sell at public auction in Room 224 of the Kings County Courthouse, 360 Adams Street, Brooklyn, N.Y. on the 25th day of July, 2019 at 2:30 p.m. premises described as follows: All that certain plot, piece or parcel of land situate lying and being in the County of Kings, City and State of New York. Said premises known as 596 Van Siclen Avenue; Block: 4087, Lot: 38. Approximate amount of lien $ 600,760.14 plus interest and costs. Premises will be sold subject to provisions of filed judgment and terms of sale. Index No. 50430415. AARON TYK, Esq., Referee. McCabe, Weisberg & Conway, LLC Attorney(s) for Plaintiff 145 Huguenot Street – Suite 210 New Rochelle, New York 10801 (914) 636-8900 NOTICE OF SALE SUPREME COURT COUNTY OF KINGS, STATE OF NEW YORK MORTGAGE AGENCY, Plaintiff, vs. ZENA MURPHY, AS HEIRAT-LAW TO THE ESTATE OF CORNELL MURPHY A/K/A CORNELL BILLY MURPHY (DECEASED), ET AL., Defendant(s). Pursuant to an Order Confirming Referee Report and Judgment of Foreclosure and Sale duly filed on May 10, 2019, I, the undersigned Referee will sell at public auction at the Kings County Supreme Court, Room 224, 360 Adams Street, Brooklyn, NY on July 25, 2019 at 2:30 p.m., premises known as 190 Cozine Avenue, Unit 6-1K, Brooklyn, NY 11207. All that certain plot, piece or parcel of land, with the buildings and improvements thereon erected, situate, lying and being in the Borough of

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➔➔ Continued from page 10 Brooklyn, County of Kings, City and State of New York, Block 4415 and Lot 1163 together with an undivided 0.0707 percent interest in the Common Elements. Approximate amount of judgment is $142,027.35 plus interest and costs. Premises will be sold subject to provisions of filed Judgment Index # 517300/2017. Shmuel D. Taub, Esq., Referee Schiller, Knapp, Lefkowitz & Hertzel, LLP, 200 John James Audubon Parkway, Suite 202, Amherst, New York 14228, Attorneys for Plaintiff NOTICE OF SALE SUPREME COURT COUNTY OF KINGS U.S. BA N K NAT I O NA L ASSOCIATION AS TRUSTEE FOR STRUCTURED ASSET INVESTMENT LOAN TRUST MORTGAGE PASS-THROUGH CERTIFICATES, SERIES 2006BNC3, Plaintiff AGAINST MARIE HUGUETTE JEAN-BAPTISTE, et al., Defendant(s) Pursuant to a Judgment of Foreclosure and Sale duly dated January 14, 2019 I, the undersigned Referee will sell at public auction at the Room 224 of Kings County Supreme Court, 360 Adams Street, Brooklyn, New York 11201, on July 18, 2019 at 2:30PM, premises known as 9024 AVENUE L, BROOKLYN, NY 11236. All that certain plot piece or parcel of land, with the buildings and improvements erected, situate, lying and being in the Borough of Brooklyn, County of Kings, City and State of New York, BLOCK 8255, LOT 40. Approximate amount of judgment $763,183.05

plus interest and costs. Premises will be sold subject to provisions of filed Judgment for Index# 511172/2014. Jeffrey R. Miller, Esq., Referee Gross Polowy, LLC Attorney for Plaintiff 1775 Wehrle Drive, Suite 100 Williamsville, NY 14221 63540 SUPREME COURT – COUNTY OF KINGS U.S. BANK NATIONAL ASSOCIATION, AS TRUSTEE FOR RESIDENTIAL ASSET MORTGAGE PRODUCTS, INC., MORTGAGE ASSET-BACKED PASS-THROUGH CERTIFICATES, SERIES 2006-NC2, Plaintiff against BEVERLY FIELDS A/K/A BEVERLEY FIELDS, et al Defendant(s). Pursuant to a Judgment of Foreclosure and Sale entered on April 3, 2018. I, the undersigned Referee will sell at public auction in Room 224 of the Kings County Courthouse, 360 Adams Street, Brooklyn, N.Y. on the 25th day of July 2019 at 2:30 p.m. premises described as follows: All that certain plot, piece or parcel of land, with the buildings and improvements thereon erected, situate lying and being in the Borough of Brooklyn, County of Kings, City and State of New York. Said premises known as 1520 East 55th Street, Brooklyn, N.Y. 11234 (Block: 7879, Lot: 82). Approximate amount of lien $ 584,983.62 plus interest and costs. Premises will be sold subject to provisions of filed judgment and terms of sale. Index No. 50803515. Shmuel D. Taub, Esq., Referee. McCabe, Weisberg & Conway, LLC Attorney(s) for Plaintiff 145 Huguenot Street – Suite 210 New Rochelle, New York 10801 (914) 636-8900

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