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enator Velmanette Montgomery, Assemblymember Tremaine Wright and the Brownstoners of Bedford-Stuyvesant will once again convene with residents to follow up on issues raised and initiatives proposed at a major meeting on the neighborhood’s housing crisis held back in March. This meeting will take place at Interfaith Medical Center, 1545 Atlantic Ave. on Saturday, September 14th at 11:30 am. Over 300 attendees heard testimony from homeowners, legal experts, foreclosure prevention advocates and stakeholders at the spring meeting. Issues discussed included Housing Preservation and Development’s Third Party Transfer (TPT) Program and its impact on Housing Development Fund

Critical Rally for Homeowners, Sept. 14

Corporations (HDFCs). Also discussed were redlining and predatory lending practices, deed theft and equity fraud, the devastating impact of municipal water and sewer liens, and the court system. This forum is aimed at taking the first steps to implement reforms and protections for longtime homeowners. Among the Predatory Practices remedies discussed will be: mandated notification of recorded property documents; enhanced security of notary information and increased penalties for fraud; funding the mortgage assistance program; establishing a good-neighbor tax credit; creating a civilian review board for third party transfers; protecting the rights of sweat equity shareholders; establishing a citywide coop taskforce and more.

Thanks to Montgomery, Wright and several of their colleagues, progress has been made in addressing some of these concerns. The Deed Theft Bill was signed into law and $20 million was added to the 2019 budget to provide free legal services and counseling to those at risk of losing their homes. Also signed into law was a bill reforming a bank’s obligations to the homeowner during mortgage sales and a bill strengthening protections for homeowners when construction takes place on adjacent properties. But while these gains are cause for celebration, a concerted push is required in order to secure others. A Uniform Partition of Heirs Property Act was passed, requiring that homes be sold through brokers, not at

auction. But although it is now law in 11 states, Governor Cuomo has yet to sign it. A bill allowing credit unions to receive incentives for doing business in underserved communities (as big banks do) has passed and is waiting to be signed as well. And yet another bill, this one giving homeowners more agency in foreclosure processes, is waiting to be signed into law. Residents are urged to come out to hear firsthand about the new laws passed, pending legislation written on their behalf, and about what they can do to put pressure to bear in their own interest. Our Time Press will begin an informational series based on the report, Saturday’s forum and the ensuing initiatives.


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eople across the nation are seeking ways to come to the aid of people in the Bahamas devastated by Hurricane Dorian. More than 13,000 homes on Abaco Nassau and the Grand Bahama Islands, of which 45 percent of housing were destroyed. Grand Bahama Airport was underwater, as was 60 percent of the island. The U.S. Coast Guard airlifted aid workers and medical personnel in with food, supplies and medical equipment, but they had no way to reach many of the people most desperately in need. And the harrowing true-life tales keep coming in, such as that of Brent Lowe, 49, of Abacos. Lowe is blind but there was no one else around to save himself and his son. So, he put his 24-year-old son, who suffers from cerebral palsy, over his shoulder, then waded through chinhigh water to reach a neighbor’s home five minutes away. Mr. Lowe is among those President Trump has branded with a wide swath of denigration in what critics say is a racist attempt to keep Black and Brown people from entering the country after this disaster. “Everybody needs totally proper documentation because the--look, the Bahamas had some tremendous DBG MEDIA Publishers of Our Time Press, Inc. 358 Classon Avenue Brooklyn, NY 11238 (718) 599-6828 Web site: www.ourtimepress.com e-mail: editors@ourtimepress.com

problems with people going to the Bahamas that weren’t supposed to be there,” Trump said. “I don’t want to allow people that weren’t supposed to be in the Bahamas to come into the United States, including some very bad people and some very bad gang members and some very, very bad drug dealers. So, we are going to be very, very strong on that.” Many broadcast and online media outlets quickly denounced Trump’s stance and words. Social media was similarly aroused, with one person posting on Twitter: “Apparently, there are such fine people on both sides of the Taliban that he extended them an invite, but not from the Bahamas.” Uriel Simms traveled from Nassau Island to check on people in Abaco and posted an audio report on Facebook. “Newspapers are saying only 20 people are dead, but you can walk a mile and see 20 people dead!” he said. “When I walk thru the line of the eye of the storm, I see bodies in the road like flies, hands sticking out from under houses and the morgue and the hospital is overfull.” Families are shell-shocked and suffering. One young woman in Marsh Harbour, a town in Abaco, told a TV news reporter that family members died and that the people of Marsh Harbour live in vulnerable housing with no infrastructure support. “My mummy, my brother, my cousin, they’re

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all dead in the water over there!” she said. “The tourists come and spend money, but what they (government) do with it to help us?!” Heather Best, a CPA and longtime Bedford-Stuyvesant resident, has been personally affected by the anxiety many are feeling about their loved ones in the Bahamas. “It was several days before I could even contact my family just because of the power outages,” said Best. “It was a little harrowing because I have a lot of family there and I was waiting, just holding my breath, for everybody to check in. The last person to check in was my uncle and we heard that he was okay. They all have damages to their homes, and some have lost their homes. My cousins let me know that they are in need of food and water. The food supply has been compromised because of the flooding and there is no water that is drinkable. “Information is coming out very sporadic and very slow. Right now, I’ve been waiting two days for my cousin to be able to get back to me about where to send the things I’m going to be accumulating for them. I don’t even know (from here) to send it.” Best wants to help others as best she can after getting her initial shipment off to her family. In Virginia, Hampton University opened its doors to Bahamian

Lives and homes lost to devastating storm. students with complimentary classes, dorm rooms and meals for the fall semester aided by a $100,000 trustee donation after the University of the Bahamas was destroyed. Over 150 students responded in the first 24 hours. Many, though grateful for the opportunity, may feel unsettled fitting into a new environment and separating from family and friends in a time of crisis. Dr. William J. Harvey, Hampton’s President, said that the university, which also took in students after Hurricane Katrina, will provide therapists and counselors for them. Here in New York, the Caribbean Cultural Center African

Diaspora Institute has partnered with the Bahamas’ consulate to spread information about how to help out with money or supplies. The consulate at Bahamas House New York is located at 231 E. 46th St. in Manhattan. And in Brooklyn, a Freedom Culture Open Mic on Friday, September 20th will benefit the Bahamas, $5 of the $10 admission fee is going to the Grand Bahama Disaster Relief Foundation - a registered Bahamian charity in Grand Bahama. The event, with music and spoken word, takes place from 7:30 till 11pm at Colony 274, 274 Fourth Avenue.

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hildren who have been separated from their parents at the border are showing signs of severe trauma, clinicians told investigators with a government watchdog. Some kids think their parents have been murdered, others believe their parents abandoned them at the border. They also complain about symptoms of sickness even though (medically) they’re fine. “You get a lot of ‘my chest hurts,’ even though everything is fine” medically, a clinician told government investigators. The children would describe emotional symptoms: “Every

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Migrant children separated from their parents at a border facility. heartbeat hurts,” or “I can’t feel my heart.” The specific child that thought his father had been killed

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when he was taken from him by U.S. border officials “ultimately required emergency psychiatric care to address his mental health distress,” a program director told investigators. According to The Associated Press, kids who were taken from their parents at the border under the White House’s “zero tolerance policy” showed more fear, feelings of abandonment and post-traumatic stress symptoms than children who were not separated, according to a report Wednesday from the

inspector general’s office in the Department of Health and Human Services.Reunifying with their parents has also been stressful for the children––and it’s no guarantee that they will ever heal completely. Child psychiatrist Dr. Gilbert Kliman, who interviewed dozens of migrant children in shelters after “zero tolerance” took effect, told The Associated Press that the kids are having night terrors, separation anxiety and trouble concentrating. As they become adults, they have a higher likelihood of dealing with depression and cancer. Among the separated children, Kliman foresees “an epidemic of physical, psychosomatic health problems that are costly to society as well as to the individual child growing up. I call it a vast, cruel experiment on the backs of children.” According to a second report obtained by The Associated Press, thousands of childcare workers were given direct access to migrant children before completing required background checks.

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Highlights of 31st Annual Local Clergy/Legislators Breakfast Local Leaders Applaud Tish

New York Attorney General Letitia James attended the monthly meeting of the African-American Clergy and Elected Officials (AACEO) at Antioch Baptist Church last Friday. The meeting kicked off the beginning of the group’s monthly exchange of information. She received kudos from the attendees for successfully removing the citizenship question from the 2020 Census. Speaking of the ongoing real estate crisis, of which Bed-Stuy is the epicenter, she highlighted the need to halt “the greatest transfer of wealth ever.” Her solution: providing intervention for those members of the community who are “equity rich and cash poor,” and who feel compelled to sell their homes at below-market prices. Additionally, she sounded the alarm for all those suffering from mental illness, including police officers, noting that nine have been driven to suicide. Tish also is focused on: • The Trump Foundation • National Rifle Association • Opioid Manufacturers • Abusive Clergy • Facebook and YouTube • Data breaches (Equifax may owe you money.) • Student debt • Prescription drug costs “Things will be happening. Stay tuned,” she said.

Carranza Pushing for new child-focused agenda DOE Chancellor Richard A. Carranza announced that the school system will be active in the 2020 Census. He also rolled out a child-focused agenda that could revolutionize education in New York City by replacing it with a model that targets all students for educational excellence, not just the elite few. He added how New York City already outperforms other large urban districts in New York State regarding the dropout rate, decrease in suspensions and

AG Letitia James addresses local clergy and politicians at their monthly meeting at Brooklyn’s Antioch Baptist Church. improvement in academic outcomes. Then he opened the floor to a few questions. Question: Are you in favor of stopping the Regents exams? RAC: I am in favor of eliminating the Regents exam. [Doing so] will not water down academics. It’s going to give many students a pathway to meaningful schoolwork. Question: What is the status of Civics for All (CFA)? RAC: Last year, we registered as part of CFA, 18,000 new voters in New York City. We’re increasing CFA. We have more and more partners so you will see that [number] continue to increase. Question: What are your plans for handling low-performing districts? RAC: We created “executive superintendents” that are borough-based. They are charged with working with the superintendents in their borough offices around having a unified plan.

I spent personal time with every superintendent. I know the principals, their schools. I know what the challenges are. . . It’s not about test scores. . . It’s about creating conditions so that students are learning. Question: How will you improve engagement with more technology? RAC: In our 5-year capital plan, we put $750 million to add additional technology to all of our schools. From an equity lens, the school that has the least will [get served] first. We’re engaging in teacher professional development to use that technology in a very different way. Question: How is implicit bias training going? RAC: It’s going great. Don’t believe what you read in the tabloids…It’s making people have very tough conversations. It’s giving people the language for [self-reflection]. Do I have an implicit bias? How do we check

each other and each other’s biases? . . . The very fact that you’re cashing a check which says Department of Education means you signed up for implicit bias training. Question: Will eliminating the Gifted and Talented programs make charter schools more attractive to parents? RAC: We don’t have a Gifted and Talented [program] in New York City. We have “faster” and “more.” If you walked into one of those programs, you’ll see it’s not a different program; it’s not a different pedagogy. Teachers don’t have specialized training. It’s just more and faster. . . We have a screening program, what we call “gifted and talented” . . . Testing 4-year-olds for giftedness is a waste of time and money. There is not research that says a test of 4-year-olds actually measures intellectual giftedness. All it does is measure the economic privilege of the home. . . The child who comes from a nuclear family home who doesn’t want for a thing may or may not be gifted. We need to change our G & T and truly make it our [it], aligned with neuroscience that says how you measure giftedness in children. We need to have a definitive curriculum . . . specialized training for our teachers. The School Diversity Committee . . . did not call for the elimination of gifted and talented. They said we have to reform it, revise it to stop doing the discriminatory things that currently exist in that program. I don’t disagree.

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Andre Richardson, the campaign manager for Tobacco-Free Kids, who spoke next, shared how he’s pushing against the

youth-focused tobacco industry’s marketing of vaping products

which can cause heart and lung disease. They know, “If they could hook a kid as young as eleven, they have them for life.” By campaigning for Bills 1345 and 1362, anti-vaping laws, he hopes to stop the suffering before it begins. Julie Menin, Executive Director of NYC Census, warned that if a person doesn’t fill out the form, door knockers will come calling and get that person’s numbers from a neighbor, if necessary, who may report inaccurately. This is how communities go undercounted. She added that only 55.5% of Brooklyn participated in the Census in 2010. According to their website, funding for “schools, hospitals, roads, public works and other vital programs” are at stake. Jeffrey Maddrey, NYPD Assistant Chief, Brooklyn North, rose to speak, he indicated crime might be down in Brooklyn as a whole, but in East New York, it is not, and Crown Heights has demonstrated a little bit of a struggle. Tr e m a i n e Wright, Assemblywoman of District 56, is working with her colleagues to lessen the penalties for marijuana possession convictions and expunge records during non-Constitutional stops. --Margo McKenzie

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WEEK IN REVIEW Hurricane Dorian ushered in the season by wreaking havoc at her many unwelcomed ports of call, devastating the Bahamas’ outer islands of Grand Bahama and Abaco with winds of 180 to 200 miles per hour, characterized as a Category 5. Bahamas’ fatalities still number 43/44 but many survivors report witnessing bodies floating in the hurricane

heroic acts last week and the conservative MPs who voted against its leader, Prime Minister Boris Johnson, who’s eager to leave the European Union (EU) without benefit of an agreement by October 31, which most Brits assume is a recipe for disaster. Johnson, like his US counterpart, POTUS 45, likes to go against the grain and to instigate chaos. Democracy may yet survive in the United Kingdom. Wonder when a US GOP congressman or senator will ever vote against President Trump as we dissolve into autocracy.

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Hubert Minnis waters. It is scary to imagine and sounds like Katrina losses. Bahamas Prime Minister Dr. Hubert Minnis said the nation enforces rigid construction code compliance which was calculated for winds up to 150 mph. Grand Bahama and the Abaco Islands are in ruins. Airports were leveled. One guestimate of the Dorian damage to the Bahama Islands was $7 billion. Dorian traveled along the US east coast, impacting Florida and North Carolina with diminished force and fury. On 9/9, Dorian was east of Newfoundland with wind velocity of 60 mph. September is the beginning of the hurricane season which plagues the Caribbean and the eastern U.S. For info about donations to Dorian Bahama victims, contact the Bahamas Consul General/ NY office: 212.421.6420 or e-mail consulate@bahamasny.com. Kudos to the British Parliament for its

Attorney/politician David Dinkins was elected Mayor of the City of New York 30 years ago. As New York City’s 106th Mayor, Dinkins was the first African American to ascend to that office, which is reputedly the second-hardest job in America. It would be nice to see a second African American elected to that coveted post in 2021. It is more than conjecture that Brooklyn Boro Prexy Eric Adams is interested in the NYC mayoralty, as is Bronx Boro Prexy Ruben Diaz, Jr. Read in a few outlets that Attorney Maya Wiley, MSNBC-TV legal analyst and New School University Professor, might toss her hat into the NYC mayoral ring. Governor Andrew Cuomo has some alternative plans for the NYS 2020 Primary calendars. A bill on his desk sets April 28 as the NYS Presidential Primary and June 23 for State and Congressional Primaries. If Cuomo vetoes the bill, the Presidential Primary date will be February 4. Cuomo wants to consolidate the Primaries to one date, February 4. NYS Legislators say that is not going to happen.

bounded on the south by 132nd Street, and on the north by 135th Street. The east/west boundary is from Lenox Avenue to Fifth Avenue. The owners plan a major expansion, which would include 5 new towers. Tenants have been fighting it for almost a decade. Olnick seeks city approval for its expansion, which it plans to begin in 2020. Lenox Terrace expansion is on the Central Harlem Community Board 10 Land Use Committee agenda for its September 19 meeting. Already, NYC landlords are circumventing the 2019 NYS tenant protection laws. Some landlords are warehousing apartments, offering buyouts to tenants, especially units adjacent to a warehoused apartment. The plan is to reconfigure apartments, making it larger and affixing a hefty rental price. The Blackstone Group, LP, who bought the Stuyvesant Town complex for $5.5 billion in 2015, is allegedly among the warehouse abusers, which is in violation of an agreement it had with city and state authorities.

SUMMER PLEASURES I attended Tommy Hilfiger’s “TOMMY NOW,” starring TOMMYXZENDAYA Fall 2019 Runway Show, a NY Fashion Week event on Sunday, September 8 at the Apollo Theater, an outdoor extravaganza along its 126th Street corridor. The show boasted 55 models, 98% of whom were Black and other people of color, women and men, whose

LAND USE The Lenox Terrace housing complex is ready for a face-lift. The Olnick Group founded and developed the complex in 1958, which pioneered Harlem luxury high-rise rental units, some with terraces, which included downtown amenities--doormen, elevators, onsite laundry facilities, to name a few. Lenox Terrace is

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Inez Dickens Development, and her daughter Savanna, perhaps the youngest seafarer aboard; Malcom Punter, HCCI; Robert Horsford, Apex Building Group; and Laurent Delly, IDEACOIL.

FALL PREVIEW A Harlem treasure, the AfricanAmerican Day Parade, celebrates its 50th Anniversary this year. Parade is set for Sunday, September 15, and the march route is Adam Clayton Powell Boulevard from 111th Street to 136th Street. The AfricanAmerican Day Parade marshals include NYS Assemblywoman Inez Dickens; NYS Senator Brian Benjamin; Leah Daughtry, Democratic Party consultant; Congressmen Adriano Espaillat and Hakeem Jeffries; Manhattan Boro President Gale Brewer as well as former Mayor David Dinkins, former Congressman Charles Rangel and former NYS Assemblyman Keith Wright. [Visit africanamericandayparade.org] The Brooklyn Book Festival runs from September 16 to 23. Launched in 2006, the BBF is New York City’s largest, free literary event. Book-signings, panel discussions and

Alek Wek sizes ranged from 0 to 20 and whose age range was from teenage to 50-year-old plus. The ageless Sudanese-born Alek Wek was among the glamorous cat-walkers. The show was unadulterated eye candy, rich in imagination and playfulness, including whimsical monotones as well as dazzling plaids, leather or simulated leather skirts and slacks, svelte pantsuits and a plethora of faux fur swing coats and jackets. Apparel addressed day and night fashion imperatives. There must have been 1000 onlookers, including scores of SROs, spied fashionista legends Dapper Dan and Bethann Hardison in attendance. Assemblywoman Inez Dickens and Senator Brian Benjamin were among the VIP attendees. I’m sure that there were more! People are still talking about Assemblywoman Inez Dickens’ July 14 birthday and fundraiser celebration aboard the yacht when 300 friends, awash in white apparel, cruised down the Hudson River into NY Harbor. An open bar, a buffet lunch and the requisite birthday cake and a DJ added to the festivities. The yacht teemed with NYC/ NYS electeds Jumanne Williams, NYC Public Advocate; NY Senators Kevin Parker and Robert Jackson; Assemblyman Al Taylor and Manhattan Boro President Gale Brewer; with community leaders and advocates Vy Higginsen, Mama Foundation; Hazel Dukes, NAACP; David Paterson and mom Portia; Geoffrey Eaton; Lloyd Williams; Kendell Reid and Keisha Sutton; Ronald Guy; Alice Labrie and Henrietta Lyle; with media mavens Pat Stevenson, Harlem News and Jeanne Parnell, WHCR-FM; with politicos Nina Saxon, Athena Moore, Cordell Cleare and Richard Habersham; and with real estate brass and entrepreneurs Beatrice Sibblies, BOS

Keith Wright children’s activities are among the calendar of events. Some African American authors who will participate in the 2019 BBF include Edwidge Danticat; Dr. John McWhorter;

Annette Gordon-Reed Harvard scholar Annette Gordon-Reed; Michael R. Jackson; Professor Marlon James; Joy Reid, MSNBC-TV host; Dr. Deborah Willis, NYU Tisch School of the Arts; Regina Porter and Kevin Powell. [Visit brooklynbookfestival.org ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ A Harlem-based brand consultant, Victoria can be reached at Victoria.horsford@ gmail.com


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An Elder’s Message: Integrity is the Best Shield ■■

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Second grade at Concord Elementary School. We had a class called chapel. It was held in a small white chapel, and from what I can remember about the class we would read bible verses and sing hymns. Concord had a musical director at the time, Mr. Wyatt Logan. Tiny man, always well dressed and clean shaven, I remember him sharp as a tack and always serious. Anyway, a few rows in front of me, one of my classmates struck the kid sitting next to him. The kid that got hit didn’t budge, he kept to Mr. Logan’s direction, singing hymns. Again, the first kid hit the second kid. This time, the second kid struck the first kid back. The first kid wails in terror and falls into the pew as if he was the victim of an assault. Mr. Logan stopped playing the piano, quietly walked from the piano down into the aisle and told the first kid to leave the chapel immediately and to go see the Principal, Mrs. Taylor. The first kid protested, saying “he hit me!” Mr. Logan got close to the kid and told him, “I saw what you did. You hit him twice before

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he hit you once. I will not allow you to act without integrity. When you’re wrong, admit you’re wrong. Now, go to Ms. Taylor’s office and admit your wrong!” It was the first time I had ever heard that word, integrity. The kid left the chapel, Mr. Logan went back to the organ and we continued singing hymns. I only met Phil Goldman one time. David Greaves texted me one evening saying that I should meet Philip Goldman, Jr., whose sister was the President of the board of Magnolia Tree for many years. Phil was full of knowledge and wisdom that could possibly help my transition into the position of Magnolia executive director. The next evening, I drive over to his house. Mr. Goldman was sitting in his chair, wearing a blue flannel shirt. I went over to him and shook his hand, “Hello Mr. Goldman. I’m Marlon Rice.” He smiled and said, “Call me Phil, Marlon.” Phil and I sat with one another that evening, and we talked about everything but Magnolia. He told me about his life, his time in the Army, his career. We spoke

about Concord, his church home, and where I went to elementary school. We spoke about Morgan State, a college I attended and a school that Phil’s good friend Earl Graves attended, as well. He asked me questions about my life, my upbringing, my beliefs. He told me a story about his time in the Army. He said that there was this knife that was passed from soldier to soldier. The knife symbolized the bond between the soldiers, when the holder of the knife was leaving his tour, he’d pass it on to another soldier in the battalion to keep safe. This knife became a thread of commitment. Soldiers wanted to protect the knife. They wanted to keep the tradition and pass it on to the next soldier when their time was done. After a while, I thanked him for his time. He thanked me for mine. He said to me, “Marlon, you’ll be fine. Just keep your integrity and you’ll make the right decisions.” It was raining when I left his house. I darted to the car and drove home. I didn’t think then about Phil’s health or his time here. For me, it was just another great opportunity to sit with an elder.

Phil Goldman passed away on August 27th. As fate would have it, I was the last young person that he spoke with before he fell ill, was hospitalized and eventually transitioned. I wanted to say goodbye to Phil and to thank him for sitting with me. I appreciated his acceptance of me in his home and the lessons he gave me through our talk. His wake was at Concord this week. I couldn’t make it because I was spending time with my children. The morning of his wake, I’m going to get in my car, and I see Bernice. We talk for a while, and she says to me “I have something for you that Phil wanted you to have.” She goes in her bag and pulls out this small box. The front of the box is adorned with an American flag with the words American Values across the front. I opened the box, and inside of the box was a collector’s pocketknife. Inscribed on the blade, the word Integrity. Phil, I promise to hold the knife until my tour here is done. And then, I’ll pass it on. Thank you.

Don’t Miss These BBF Bookend Events And what needs to change. Hear Harriet and join the conversation at Revolution Books, 437 Malcolm X Blvd at 132nd St., $5-$10 suggested donation. Revolution Books presents “New Women Voices of African Fiction” featuring Novuyo Rosa Tshuma and Namwali Serpell in Conversation on Saturday, September 21 at 3pm. Tshuma is a Zimbabwean writer living in Houston. House of Stone is her sweeping epic spanning the fall of Rhodesia through

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he 2019 Brooklyn Book Festival returns on Sunday, September 22nd and bibliophiles from across the tri-state area will be grinning. But if you just can’t wait, check out one of these Bookend Events, which start earlier in the week and lead up to the big day. And they’re all free! Join Professor Gloria J. Browne-Marshall and others in the discussion, “1619-2019 African-American Commemoration: 400 Years of Perseverance on Tuesday, September 17th at 6:30pm at Brooklyn Public Library’s Central Branch, 10 Grand Army Plaza. Learn about the warrior Queen who fought the enslavers. Hear about the “20 and odd Africans” who arrived in the Virginia Colony in 1619, and their surprising lives. Without slave laws, the debate over African legal status remains a controversial topic. But what is undisputed is their courage, contribution, creativity and spiritual power. Despite legal oppression and chattel enslavement, Africans in America led movements of resistance, petitions of protest and brought freedom lawsuits. Discover more. Or choose to go Housing Works in lower Manhattan that same Tuesday evening, 126 Crosby St. at 7pm. Emceed by the incomparable Isaac Fitzgerald, the “Poetry World Series features two teams of award-winning poets facing off on Saturday ­- Tyehimba Jess, Jan-Henry Gray, Dorothea Lasky, Melissa Lozada-Oliva, Tommy Pico, and

Zimbabwe’s turbulent beginnings, exploring

Tyehimba Jess Evie Shockley–take turns batting at topics pitched to them by the audience. Fastballs, curveballs, knuckleballs: these poets won’t know what’s coming next! Eminently qualified judges Terrance Hayes and Kimiko Hahn will score each batter’s reading, and the winning team takes the series title. Hilarity guaranteed. Bring a topic to Housing Works to pitch to the poets! On Friday, September 19th at 7pm acclaimed science writer and bioethicist Harriet A. Washington, author of Medical Apartheid, presents her new book, A Terrible Thing To Waste: Environmental Racism and Its Assault on the American Mind. Washington deconstructs the fraudulent notion of intelligence as inherited trait. She identifies the deleterious effects of institutional factors and environmental racism on learning and cognitive abilities in marginalized communities of color.

the persistence of the oppressed in a young nation seeking an identity but built on forgetting. Serpell is a Zambian writer who teaches at Cal-Berkeley. The Old Drift is an intergenerational saga that combines history and romance and science fiction–revealing the cruelties and absurdities of colonialism, and the yearning to create and cross borders. Meet them at the bookstore, 437 Malcolm X Blvd at 132nd St. The suggested donation is $5-10.


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NBA MOMS ON TOUR Building Bridges, Serving Communities

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others of Professional Basketball Players gathered to support the Mother and Child Program at Covenant House in the Bronx. This brand-new crisis facility was established for young and homeless mothers (16 yrs.-20 yrs.) to provide a secure, safe and

supportive living environment for them and their babies. For “Building Bridges: Mother to Mother,” dozens of mothers gathered in the newly renovated facility in the Bronx to survey more than $5,000 in clothing, baby products and other items that were

delivered to the Charlotte Brandon Baby Pantry, named after MPBP, Inc’s founder and sponsored by the Kevin Durant Charity Foundation. A $30,000 donation given for this service project by the Kevin Durant Charity Foundation will restock the pantry quarterly

through May 2020. Covenant House is a nonprofit agency established in 1978 that gives homeless youth a clean and safe environment as well as assistance with getting back on their feet. Sterling Ivey

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ronx elected officials and advocates this week remembered Rev. Wendell Foster — the first Black city elected official in the Bronx and a figure in the Civil Rights Movement — as a mentor and pioneer who paved the way for the Black community to ascend into politics. Foster, elected to the City Council in 1977, died on Tuesday morning, according to Council Member Vanessa Gibson. He was 95. “Rev. Wendell Foster was a pioneer, and someone who helped to make the Bronx and our nation a better place,” Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz, Jr. said in a prepared statement. “As the first Black elected representing the Bronx in the City Council, Rev. Foster was a historic figure in our borough and a dedicated public servant who inspired a whole generation of elected officials to serve their community.” Foster held the 16th District seat in the Council — which covers neighborhoods like Morrisania, Highbridge, Claremont and Concourse — from 1978 to 2001. He had previously run for Council twice before his election in 1977. Foster was born in 1924 in a small segregated town in Alabama and arrived in New York at the age of 13 “with no parents and no money,” according to a 2009 interview with the New York Times.

By Madina Toure, Politico

Foster held the 16th District seat in the Council — which covers neighborhoods like Morrisania, Highbridge, Claremont and Concourse — from 1978 to 2001. | CORE (Congress of Racial Equality) He eventually became an ordained minister. He met his wife, Helen, in Bermuda and they had two children, Helen and Rebekah, he told the Times. He moved to the Highbridge section of the Bronx as an adult, amid the tumultuous 1970s when the phrase “the Bronx is burning” emerged. “It was around this time that I realized there was little participation of Blacks in the political system — at least they were not appointed or elected to office,” Foster told the Times. “So, I

began to try and organize the Black community.” Elected officials and advocates pointed to numerous accomplishments, including fighting relentlessly for parks and open space, pushing housing developments in the Highbridge area with a focus on low-income housing and fostering a community at Christ Church in the Morrisania section of the Bronx where he served as senior pastor for 42 years before passing the torch to Rev. Bruce Rivera. Mohammed Mardah, chairman of Diaz, Jr.’s African Advisory

Council, credited Foster and the late Rev. Jerome A. Greene, a former assemblyman, with blazing the trail for Africans and AfricanAmericans in the Bronx, noting their long history of activism dating back to the anti-apartheid movement and the Civil Rights era. It “wasn’t easy at some points,” Mardah said, referring to “some kind of friction” between AfricanAmerican politicians and Latinos — and Foster formed a “rainbow coalition” in response. “[Former Assemblywoman and Deputy Bronx Borough President]

Aurelia Greene and some of the Latino politicians used to meet in his church and talk about how they could work together,” Mardah said. “The Black and the Latino politicians are really getting along today, and it was something that he actually helped initiate.” Mardah — who learned the ins and outs of Bronx politics from Foster while spending time with him at the church — said Foster was “outspoken” and “didn’t shy [away] from the tough issues,” which led to him making “some enemies” but “always stood for what was right.” He recalls Foster rebuilding a library across the street from him and ensuring it was always funded. Mardah, a native of Ghana who is also Muslim, also credited Foster with getting more housing for Africans in Highbridge. “He also helped to revitalize the neighborhood with some of the policies he introduced in the City Council,” he added. “I remember we talked about getting more Africans in that area and if we look today because of his efforts, a lot of Africans were able to get housing in that area.” Foster is survived by his wife Helen of nearly 63 years, his daughters Helen and Rebekah, and two grandchildren. Funeral arrangements have not yet been made public.


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A bust of Marcia is amidst artifacts the late Phil Goldman cherished: Chester Higgins’ “Africa” poster; his boyhood telescope; a framed poster of “Mr. & Mrs. Barton” a 1945 artwork by John N. Robinson; and his sister’s handmade quilt of the Family Tree.

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A Wellspring of Faith for a Lifetime

Photo: Joanna Williams

Photo: Bernice Green

Deaconess Martha Goldman’s collection of Bibles still rests on the mantle where she placed them.

Black families, at one time, bridged birth to death through their lives in the safe haven of church. Yesterday afternoon (Sept. 11), Mrs. Goldman’s son, Philip, 85, was laid to rest in the Evergreens. Rev. Gary Simpson officiated as he did for Mr. Goldman’s sister in 2016 and their mother, Martha, 2005.

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n African- American societies, the church has always been the glue of the community. It promoted strategies for creating cohesive, sustainable family devotion and community enterprises. The Black church has been known for advancing individual, systematic and political change within the black community. African slaves established and depended on their churches. Black churches had spread rapidly throughout the south and

By Eulene Innis

the Baptist church led the proliferation. African descendants depended on their churches for religious instructions and social interaction. Religion offered a means of catharsis. Blacks have a strong belief in God and find refuge in their churches which strive to meet all their needs. The Concord Baptist Church of Christ located in the Village of Bedford-Stuyvesant, was born during such a period, on May 18th 1847, with a defined purpose and

vision. Concord has always been family orientated, having generations from the same family in attendance and serving in many capacities. Many, families are from various parts of the south and Caribbean islands, including mine, whose Aunt migrated from Barbados and began membership under the leadership of Reverend Adams, the eighth Pastor of Concord (1921-1947), initiating a generation of “Concorders.” From conception, Concord played an integral role in the day

to day development of family life and some still continue to benefit from the opportunities which are afforded them there. Stories continue to be told of how one got started or what Concord did for him/her! Under the leadership of The Reverend Dr. Gardner C. Taylor (1948-1990), and Reverend Dr. Gary V. Simpson, Concord has invested in a series of ministries to enhance and engage the community. These services included : The Concord Baptist

Faith sustained the family through the years

Father and Mother James and Martha Knight Jeffress

Family Matriarch, Martha Knight Jeffress

Marcia, Phil and, possibly, Aunt Thelma, now 104.

Elementary School; The Concord Nursing Home and Rehabilitation Center; Concord Home Services for the Elderly; The Telephone Reassurance Program; The Concord Clothing Exchange & Christhouse; The Concord Senior Residence; Pastoral Residency Program; The Concord Baptist Christfund; Concord Family Services and The Community Development Program. Some of these programs like the Boy Scouts and Drum and Bugle Corp have become extinct or morphed into other ministries. Today over one hundred youths attend the Summer Freedom School for community youths and the legacy continues with enriched programs to benefit the changing generations and community. There are Financial Literacy workshops; Health Awareness workshops on – Aids, Diabetes and Mental Health; Home Delivery of food for the sick and shut-ins, Sunday School which also features a Men Only class and weekly community Bible Study, to name a few. Members continue to support the missions of sub-groups such as: South Carolina Ministry, Golden Circle {40 years or more of continuous membership); The Progressive Ministry, Sisterhood and Brotherhood ministry, most of which offer college scholarships to Concord graduating High Schools seniors admitted to institutions of higher learning. The Concord Baptist Church of Christ is one of the few long lasting, black owned and controlled institutions, a community staple. As such, its Mission is to “create a community of friends witnessing for Christ”. This “witnessing” extends to being an advocate for Social Justice and Civil Right. Eulene Inniss is Chair, Board of Trustees, Concord Baptist Church of Christ.


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he Goldman Family’s education legacy work in the community and association with Concord Baptist Church of Christ for nearly 80 years will continue through the generations, although the last member has passed on. Historic documents of local importance; artwork by Joan Maynard and quilting by the Goldman’s late daughter, Marcia, have been donated to

the Weeksville Heritage Center. Prominently displayed at The Legacy Museum in Montgomery, Alabama are an Elizabeth Catlett limited-edition lithograph, “Virginia,” and a Kay Brown limited-edition etching of “Black Mother and Black Male” from the family collection. Hundreds of pairs of shoes and a ton of women and men’s clothing have been

Marcia, Mrs. Goldman and Phil

distributed anonymously to churches and other freewill distribution outlets. Concord Nursing Home received medical supplies, including wheelchairs, walkers and one rare oversized medical bed. Prisons have received books. A James Denmark collage raised some $800 for a Dorsey Gallery children’s art program three years ago.

Marcia at 2 and Phil at 4

As previously reported, magnolia saplings will continue to be planted at schools through the Magnolia Tree Earth Center of Bedford-Stuyvesant. Proceeds from the estate will benefit the family church that formed the center of the Goldman world and inspired their interests in community, philanthropy and the education of young people. (Bernice Elizabeth Green, co-executor)

Family of miniatures

A Legacy Endures

Photo: Bernice Green

Marcia’s large lamp lights the “Martha & Marcia Room” with Mrs. Goldman’s chair and lace tablecloth; Mr. Goldman’s Magnolia-motif gifts to Marcia including a rug, and handmade silk flowers; a rack of quilts, one with fish appliqués and intended for the actor Laurence Fishburne. (Marcia tutored Fishburne on the set of Francis Ford Coppola’s “Apocalypse Now” feature filmed on location in the Philippines.)

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Phil's sister, Marcia I n the tradition of her brother, Philip Goldman, and the Goldman family, Marcia Goldman strongly supported many important aspects of life and work in Central Brooklyn and especially Bedford-Stuyvesant.  I met her when we were both dedicated Board Members of Magnolia Tree Earth Center, of which she was president for a number of years.  Even with paid staff, Marcia was involved almost daily in aspects of program planning and financial matters.  Her loyalty resulted in numerous gifts and loans that became gifts to continue to strengthen that important organization.  Marcia was also involved and supportive of the Weekville project, staying close even when not on the Board.  She sought every opportunity to join Magnolia and Weeksville in joint endeavors. Though I met her after her retirement, we should also thank Marcia for her many years of creative teaching and guidance counselor roles in our public schools.  She was part of the effort made under the leadership of Al Vann to bring more appropirate lessons and methods to young people of the community and was the wise mentor to girls, especially, as she recounted to me many times.  One of my proudest possessions is a quilt made by Marcia, who was highly involved in this art.  The pattern is “Snail’s Tails” and it hangs in my farmhouse in Virginia, admired by all. --NANCY WOLF, Board Member, Magnolia Tree Earth Center of Bedford Stuyvesant

He planted a Rose of Sharon arbor in memory of his mother, Martha. His sister Marcia’s quilt, “Garden,” blends in with the backyard setting.

Marcia Goldman

One of Marcia’s quilts “The Family Quilt,” includes family ancestral images.

Phil’s dad’s clipper and an old suitcase.

Phil as student scholar.

Phil's tee shirt is a testament to his skills as a chef and to the many good times all had in the backyard.

Images of, from top left, his mother, sister, and below, from left, goddaughter Renee; godmother Arletta and the woman he wanted to marry, Barbara, far right, grace this corner.

Martha Goldman on a Concord church boat ride


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The Lions of Brooklyn and other Lion-hearted Friends Saluted a Vet on September 11.

Photo: Barry Mason

Photo: Joanna Williams

Photo: Bernice Green

Mr. Williamson, a neighbor who lives down the block from Mr. Goldman's house, says he will miss his friend. And David Brown, unpictured, who resides directly across the street, told us he will continue to watch the house.

Photo: Barry Mason

Photo: Barry Mason

Photo: Barry Mason

Photo Bernice Green

Miles Funeral Director Denise Allan (glasses) greeted Joseph and Lance, neighborhood friends of Phil's at the church in the homegoing of Phil Goldman, September 11, including Hon. Al Vann, Bernice & Al Wiley, George Combest and Clarence & Mable Robertson, and others.


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LEGAL NOTICES REFEREE’S NOTICE OF SALE IN FORECLOSURE SUPREME COURT – COUNTY OF KINGS THE BANK OF NEW YORK MELLON FKA THE BANK OF NEW YORK AS TRUSTEE FOR THE CERTIFICATEHOLDERS OF THE CWABS, INC. ASSETBACKED CERTIFICATES, SERIES 2007-9, Plaintiff – against – SADIQUE MALIK, et al Defendant(s). Pursuant to a Judgment of Foreclosure and Sale entered on February 27, 2019. I, the undersigned Referee will sell at public auction at the Room 224, 360 Adams Street, Brooklyn, Kings County, New York on the 10th Day of October, 2019 at 2:30 p.m. 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. Premises known as 100 19 Avenue N, Brooklyn, New York 11236. (Block: 8284, Lot: 102) Approximate amount of lien $855,815.71 plus interest and costs. Premises will be sold subject to provisions of filed judgment

and terms of sale. Index No. 504836/2014. Philip L. Kamaras, Esq., Referee. Davidson Fink LLP Attorney(s) for Plaintiff 28 East Main Street, Suite 1700 Rochester, NY 14614-1990 Tel. 585/7608218 For sale information, please visit Auction.com at www.Auction. com or call (800) 280-2832 Dated: August 8, 2019 LEGAL NOTICE OF POSTPONEMENT OF SALE SUPREME COURT COUNTY OF KINGS, WILMINGTON SAVINGS FUND SOCIETY, FSB, D/B/A CHRISTIANA TRUST, NOT INDIVIDUALLY BUT AS TRUSTEE FOR PRETIUM M O RT G A G E ACQUISITION TRUST, Plaintiff, vs. DOROTHY ALEXANDER, NICHOLE ALEXANDER, ET AL., Defendant(s).Pursuant to a Judgment of Foreclosure and Sale duly filed on May 24, 2018 and an Order Pursuant to CPLR 2004 Extending the Time to Set Sale and to Ratify Sale Nunc Pro Tunc filed on June 21, 2019, I, the undersigned Referee will sell at public auction at the Kings County Supreme Court, Room 224, 360 Adams Street,

Brooklyn, NY on September 19, 2019 at 2:30 p.m., premises known as 420 Autumn Avenue, Brooklyn, NY. 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 04170 and Lot 00025. Approximate amount of judgment is $465,190.34 plus interest and costs. Premises will be sold subject to provisions of filed Judgment Index # 512372/2015.Helene Blank, Esq., Referee Original sale was September 5, 2019, at the same time and location. Knuckles, Komosinski & Manfro, LLP, 565 Taxter Road, Suite 590, Elmsford, NY 10523, Attorneys for Plaintiff Cash will not be accepted. SUPREME COURT – COUNTY OF KINGS U.S. BANK TRUST, N.A., AS TRUSTEE FOR LSF9 MASTER PARTICIPATION TRUST, Plaintiff against RICHARD BUCKHEIT, ESQ. AS PUBLIC ADMINISTRATOR OF KINGS COUNTY ON

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LEGAL NOTICES ➔➔ Continued from page 12 BEHALF OF THE ESTATE OF GREGORY BISCOMBE, et al Defendant(s). Pursuant to a Judgment of Foreclosure and Sale entered on January 17, 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 17th day of October, 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 40 Weirfield Street, Brooklyn, N.Y. 11207.(Block: 3401, Lot: 24)Approximate amount of lien $ 723,250.09 plus interest and costs. Premises will be sold subject to provisions of filed judgment and terms of sale. Index No. 6482-08. Angelique Moreno, Esq., Referee. Stern & Eisenberg, PCAttorney(s) for Plaintiff Woodbridge Corporate Plaza 485 B Route 1 South – Suite 330 Iselin, NJ 08830 (732) 5826344 *For sale information, please visit www.auction.com or call 800-280-2832*

10, 2019 at 2:30 p.m., prem. k/a 515 Decatur St., Brooklyn, NY. Said property located at a point on the northerly side of Decatur St. distant 20 ft. westerly from the corner formed by the intersection of westerly side of Ralph Avenue with the northerly side of Decatur St. and which point is opposite the corner of a party wall; being a plot 80 ft. x 17 ft. 7 in. Approx. amt. of judgment is $779,312.32 plus costs and interest. Sold subject to terms and conditions of filed judgment and terms of sale and the right of the United States of America to redeem within 120 days from the date of sale as provided by law. JONATHAN ENGEL, Referee. THE MARGOLIN & WEINREB LAW GROUP LLP, Attys. for Pltf., 165 Eileen Way, Ste. 101, Syosset, NY. #97562

SUPREME COURT OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK COUNTY OF KINGS --------X WILMINGTON SAVINGS FUND SOCIETY, FSB, DOING BUSINESS AS CHRISTIANA TRUST, NOT IN ITS INDIVIDUAL CAPACITY BUT SOLELY AS TRUSTEE FOR BRONZE CREEK TITLE TRUST 2013-NPL1, Filed: 03/25/19 Index No. 506465/2019 Plaintiff, SUPREME COURT – -against- THE UNKNOWN COUNTY OF KINGS THE HEIRS-AT LAW, next-of-kin, BANK OF NEW YORK MELLON distributees, executors, adminisTRUST COMPANY, N.A., AS trators, trustees, devisees, legaFHA QUALIFIED TRUSTEE tees, assignees, lienors, creditors, FOR RESCAP LIQUIDATING and successors in interest, and TRUST, Plaintiff against JEAN generally all persons having or LEON LOUIS, MARC LOUIS, claiming, under, by or through et al Defendant(s). Pursuant to a the decedent RAPHAEL JOHN Judgment of Foreclosure and Sale by purchase, inheritance, lien entered on August 7, 2019. I, the or otherwise, any right title or undersigned Referee will sell at interest in and to the premises public auction in Room 224 of the described in the complaint herein; Kings County Courthouse, 360 KENROY JOHN; KEYANNA Adams Street, Brooklyn, N.Y. on JOHN; MARVA JOHN; TIANA the 10th day of October, 2019 at JOHN; RIA JOHN; GLEN JOHN; 2:30 p.m. premises described as UNITED STATES OF AMERICA follows: All that certain plot, piece (EASTERN DISTRICT); NEW or parcel of land, situated, lying and YORK STATE DEPARTMENT being in the Borough of Brooklyn, OF TAXATION AND FINANCE; County of Kings, City and State of “JOHN DOE #1” through “JOHN New York. Said premises known as DOE #10” inclusive the names of 3324 Clarendon Road, Brooklyn, the ten last name Defendants being N.Y. 11203. (Block: 4950, Lot: fictitious, real names unknown to 0010). Approximate amount of the Plaintiff, the parties intended lien $ 442,045.67 plus interest and being persons or corporations costs. Premises will be sold subject having an interest in, or tenants or to provisions of filed judgment and persons in possession of, portions terms of sale. Index No. 2758-13. of the mortgaged premises deJudy S. Mock, Esq., Referee. scribed in the Complaint, Plaintiff McCabe, Weisberg & Conway, designates KINGS County as LLC Attorney(s) for Plaintiff 145 place of trial Venue is based Huguenot Street – Suite 210 New upon County in which premises Rochelle, New York 10801 (914) are being situate SUMMONS 636-8900 WITH NOTICE ACTION TO FORECLOSE A MORTGAGE NOTICE OF SALE SUPREME Defendants. --------------------COURT: KINGS COUNTY. -----------X TO THE ABOVE U.S. BANK NATIONAL NAMED DEFENDANTS:YOU ASSOCIATION, AS TRUSTEE, ARE HEREBY SUMMONED ON BEHALF OF THE HOLDERS to answer the Complaint in this OF THE HOME EQUITY action and to serve a copy of your ASSET TRUST 2006-6 HOME Answer or, if the Complaint is not EQUITY PASS THROUGH served with this Summons, to serve CERTIFICATES, SERIES 2006- a Notice of Appearance upon the 6, Pltf. vs. ADRIAN TAYLOR, Plaintiff’s attorney within twenty et al, Defts. Index #513591/2017. (20) days after the service of this Pursuant to judgment of fore- Summons, exclusive of the date closure and sale dated July 31, of service or within thirty (30) 2019, I will sell at public auction days after the service is complete in Room 224 of the Kings County if this Summons is not personally Supreme Court, 360 Adams St., delivered to you within the State Brooklyn, NY on Thursday, Oct, of New York. If you fail to so

appear or answer, judgment will be taken against you by default for the relief demanded in the Complaint. DATED: Elmsford, New York February 21, 2019 NOTICE YOU ARE IN DANGER OF LOSING YOUR HOME If you do not respond to this summons and complaint by serving a copy of the answer on the attorney for the mortgage company who filed this foreclosure proceeding against you and filing the answer with the court, a default judgment may be entered and you can lose your home. Speak to an attorney or go to the court where your case is pending for further information on how to answer the summons and protect your property. Sending a payment to your mortgage company will not stop this foreclosure action. YOU MUST RESPOND BY SERVING A COPY OF THE ANSWER ON THE ATTORNEY FOR THE PLAINTIFF WILMINGTON SAVINGS FUND SOCIETY, FSB, DOING BUSINESS AS CHRISTIANA TRUST, NOT IN ITS INDIVIDUAL CAPACITY BUT SOLELY AS TRUSTEE FOR BRONZE CREEK TITLE TRUST 2013-NPL1 AND FILING THE ANSWER WITH THE COURT. Alex Zamenhof, Esq. Knuckles, Komosinski & Manfro, LLP Attorneys for Plaintiff 565 Taxter Road Suite 590 Elmsford, NY 10523 Phone: (914) 345-3020 NOTICE TO OCCUPANTS: WILMINGTON SAVINGS FUND SOCIETY, FSB, DOING BUSINESS AS CHRISTIANA TRUST, NOT IN ITS INDIVIDUAL CAPACITY BUT SOLELY AS TRUSTEE FOR BRONZE CREEK TITLE TRUST 2013-NPL1 IS FORECLOSING AGAINST THE OWNER OF THIS PREMISES. IF YOU LIVE HERE, THIS LAWSUIT MAY RESULT IN YOUR EVICTION. YOU MAY WISH TO CONTACT A LAWYER TO DISCUSS ANY RIGHTS AND POSSIBLE DEFENSES YOU MAY HAVE. NOTICE OF OBJECT OF ACTION AND RELIEF SOUGHT THE OBJECT of the above-entitled action is to foreclose a mortgage bearing date June 11, 2009 given by Sandra John and Raphael John to American Dream Mortgage Bankers Inc. to secure the sum of $277,000.00 and recorded in CRFN 2009000271340 in the office of the County Clerk/City Register of Kings County on August 25, 2009 and which mortgage was ultimately assigned to the Plaintiff herein as evidenced by written instrument dated March 11, 2014 and recorded with the Kings County Clerk/ City Register on June 9, 2014 in CRFN 2014000197496 covering the premises described as follows: 133 Herzl Street, Brooklyn, New York 11212 The relief sought in the within action is final judgment directing the sale of the premises described above to satisfy the debt secured by the mortgage described above. The Plaintiff makes no personal claim against any Defendants in this action. The foregoing summons is served upon you by publication pursuant to an order of the Honorable Noach Dear, J.S.C. dated July 12, 2019 and filed August 7, 2019 Help for Homeowners in Foreclosure New York State Law requires that

we send you this notice about the foreclosure process. Please read it carefully. Sources of Information and Assistance The State encourages you to become informed about your options in foreclosure. In addition to seeking assistance from an attorney or legal aid office, there are government agencies and non-profit organizations that you may contact for information about possible options, including trying to work with your lender during this process. To locate an entity near you, you may call the toll-free helpline maintained by the New York State Department of Financial Services at (800) 342-3736 or visit the Department’s website at http://www.dfs.ny.gov. Rights and Obligations YOU ARE NOT REQUIRED TO LEAVE YOUR HOME AT THIS TIME. You have the right to stay in your home during the foreclosure process. You are not required to leave your home unless and until your property is sold at auction pursuant to a judgment of foreclosure and sale. Regardless of whether you choose to remain in your home, YOU ARE REQUIRED TO TAKE CARE OF YOUR PROPERTY and pay property taxes in accordance with state and local law. Foreclosure Rescue Scams Be careful of people who approach you with offers to “save” your home. There are individuals who watch for notices of foreclosure actions in order to unfairly profit from a homeowner’s distress. You should be extremely careful about any such promises and any suggestions that you pay them a fee or sign over your deed. State law requires anyone offering such services for profit to enter into a contract which fully describes the services they will perform and fees they will charge, and which prohibits them from taking any money from you until they have completed all such promised services. SUPREME COURT OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK COUNTY OF KINGS FEDERAL NATIONAL MORTGAGE ASSOCIATION (“FANNIE MAE”) A CORPORATION ORGANIZED AND EXISITING UNDER THE LAWS OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, V. SHERIF ANN FRASER, ET AL. NOTICE OF SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated October 30, 2018, and entered in the Office of the Clerk of the County of Kings, wherein FEDERAL NATIONAL MORTGAGE ASSOCIATION (“FANNIE MAE”) A CORPORATION ORGANIZED AND EXISITING UNDER THE LAWS OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA is the Plaintiff and SHERIF ANN FRASER, ET AL. are the Defendant(s). I, the undersigned Referee will sell at public auction at the KINGS COUNTY COURTHOUSE, 360 ADAMS STREET ROOM 224, BROOKLYN, NY 11201, on October 3, 2019 at 2:30 PM, premises known as 243 E 55TH ST, BROOKLYN, NY 11203: Block 4703, Lot 66: ALL THAT CERTAIN PLOT, PIECE OR PARCEL OF LAND, WITH THE BUILDINGS AND IMPROVEMENTS THEREON ERECTED, S I T UAT E ,

13 LYING AND BEING IN THE BOROUGH OF BROOKLYN, CITY OF NEW YORK, COUNTY OF KINGS, STATE OF NEW YORK Premises will be sold subject to provisions of filed Judgment Index # 24822/2010 & 516102/2016. NANCY M. SCHACHER, ESQ. - Referee. RAS Boriskin, LLC 900 Merchants Concourse, Suite 310, Westbury, New York 11590, Attorneys for Plaintiff. SUPREME COURT OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK COUNTY OF KINGS CIT BANK N.A., F/K/A ONEWEST BANK N.A., F/K/A ONEWEST BANK, FSB, V. CHARMAINE MOSES AS EXECUTRIX, HEIR AT LAW AND DISTRIBUTEE OF THE ESTATE OF WILLIS MOSES A/K/A REVEREND WILLIS MOSES, DECEASED, ET AL. NOTICE OF SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated June 13, 2019, and entered in the Office of the Clerk of the County of Kings, wherein CIT BANK N.A., F/K/A ONEWEST BANK N.A., F/K/A ONEWEST BANK, FSB is the Plaintiff and CHARMAINE MOSES AS EXECUTRIX, HEIR AT LAW AND DISTRIBUTEE OF THE ESTATE OF WILLIS MOSES A/K/A REVEREND WILLIS MOSES, DECEASED, ET AL. are the Defendant(s). I, the undersigned Referee will sell at public auction at the KINGS COUNTY COURTHOUSE, 360 ADAMS STREET ROOM 224, BROOKLYN, NY 11201, on October 3, 2019 at 2:30 PM, premises known as 1301 E. 55TH ST., BROOKLYN, NY 11234: Block 7835, Lot 26: ALL THAT CERTAIN PLOT, PIECE OR PARCEL OF LAND, WITH THE BUILDINGS AND IMPROVEMENTS THEREON ERECTED, S I T UAT E , LYING AND BEING IN THE BOROUGH OF BROOKLYN, COUNTY OF KINGS, CITY AND STATE OF NEW YORK Premises will be sold subject to provisions of filed Judgment Index # 507785/2013. Bruno Codispoti, Esq. - Referee. RAS Boriskin, LLC 900 Merchants Concourse, Suite 310, Westbury, New York 11590, Attorneys for Plaintiff. NOTICE OF SALE SUPREME COURT – COUNTY OF KINGS, AJ PARTNERS, LLC, PLAINTIFF, against, SUZIE BLACKSTOCK, et al., DEFENDANTS. Pursuant to a Judgment of Foreclosure and Sale dated December 11, 2017 and entered December 29, 2017, I, the undersigned Referee, will sell at public auction at Room 224 of the Kings County Supreme Court, 360 Adams Street, Brooklyn, NY 11201, on the 19th day of September, 2019 at 2:30 p.m. those certain premises being in the County of Kings and State of New York known as 1246 New York Avenue, Brooklyn, New York 11203 and more particularly described as follows: Block 4949, Lot 23. Amount of judgment $196,071.63, plus interest, costs and attorneys fees. Premises will be sold subject to

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LEGAL NOTICES ➔➔ Continued from page 13 provisions of judgment, terms of sale and prior first mortgage. Index No. 602349/2016. Joel Elliot Abramson, Esq., Referee. Lawrence & Walsh, P.C., Attorneys for Plaintiff, 215 Hilton Avenue, Post Office Box 1200, Hempstead, New York 11551. NOTICE OF SALE SUPREME COURT- COUNTY OF KINGS WILMINGTON SAVINGS FUND SOCIETY, FSB, AS TRUSTEE OF STANWICH MORTGAGE LOAN TRUST A, Plaintiff, AGAINST MABLE ANDERSON and AKENDA HOWZE, et al. Defendant(s) Pursuant to a judgment of foreclosure and sale duly entered on June 24, 2019. I, the

Melville, NY 11747 undersigned Referee, will sell at public auction at the Kings County Supreme Court, 360 Adams Street, Room 224, Brooklyn, NY 11201on September 19, 2019 at 2:30 PM premises known as 419 MILFORD STREET, Brooklyn, NY 11208. 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 and State of New York. Block 4457, and Lots 67 and 68. Approximate amount of judgment $636,218.49 plus interest and costs. Premises will be sold subject to provisions of filed Judgment. Index #7406/11. Dominick James Mingione, Esq. Referee, Aldridge Pite, LLP - Attorneys for Plaintiff - 40 Marcus Drive, Suite 200,

NOTICE OF SALE SUPREME COURT COUNTY OF KINGS FEDERAL NAT I O NA L MORTGAGE ASSOCIATION, Plaintiff AGAINST Anasha Howard and Samuel Howard, et al., Defendant(s) Pursuant to a Judgment of Foreclosure and Sale duly dated November 30, 2017 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 September 19, 2019 at 2:30PM, premises known as 432 EAST 48TH STREET, BROOKLYN, NY 11203. 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 4695, LOT 13. Approximate amount of judgment

$322,559.41 plus interest and costs. Premises will be sold subject to provisions of filed Judgment for Index# 2600/2010. Mark A. Longo, Esq., Referee Gross Polowy, LLC Attorney for Plaintiff 1775 Wehrle Drive, Suite 100 Williamsville, NY 14221 65127 STATE OF NEW YORK SUPREME C O U RT: COUNTY OF KINGS WELLS FARGO BANK, N.A., SUCCESSOR BY MERGER TO WACHOVIA MORTGAGE, FSB, FORMALLY KNOWN AS WORLD SAVINGS BANK, FSB Plaintiff, vs. MARIE ARMOUR A/K/A MARIE E. ARMOUR, LENNOX C. QUILDON, et al., Defendants NOTICE OF SALE IN FORECLOSURE PLEASE TAKE NOTICE THAT In pursuance of a Judgment of Foreclosure and Sale entered in

Brooklyn Book Festival Returns Sept. 16-22 5th Children’s Day Saturday, September 21 Flagship Festival Day with Literary Marketplace, Sunday, September 22. The Brooklyn Book Festival (BKBF) and Brooklyn Book Festival Literary Council has released the complete schedule for a full week of Literary Events beginning with Bookends on September 16, Children’s Day on Saturday, September 21, and Festival Day on Sunday, September 22, a full-day celebration of more than 300 authors and 250 publishers and booksellers in Downtown Brooklyn The Bookend literary week kicks off Monday, September 16, with six events including an evening walking tour in Whitman’s footsteps. The week features more than 60 special events highlighting the literary diversity of New York City and the uniqueness of each of the five boroughs. Readers and writers will celebrate the literature of Africa and Mexico, launch new novels, and laud the art of translation. Activists and scholars will discuss civilization and collapse, dissidents and resistance, the disparity of gender and the promise of girl power. Visit www.brooklynbookfestival.org for the 2019 schedule.

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VOL. 23 NO. 37 the office of the County Clerk of Kings County on March 29, 2019, I, Dominic Famulari, Esq., the Referee named in said Judgment, will sell in one parcel at public auction on September 19, 2019 at Kings County Supreme Court, 360 Adams Street, Brooklyn, County of Kings, State of New York, at 2:30 P.M., the premises described as follows: 575 Crescent St Brooklyn, NY 11208 SBL No.: 4252-10 ALL THAT TRACT OF PARCEL OF LAND situate in the Borough of Brooklyn, County of Kings, City and State of New York The premises are sold subject to the provisions of the filed judgment, Index No. 20928/2013 in the amount of $675,661.30 plus interest and costs. Brittany J. Maxon, Esq. Woods Oviatt Gilman LLP Plaintiff’s Attorney 700 Crossroads Building, 2 State St. Rochester, New York 14614 Tel.: 855-227-5072


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Friday, September 13th Jamel Gaines Creative Outlet Dance Theatre and Deeply Rooted Dance Theater BAM Fisher, 321 Ashland Place, 7:30pm, $45 at the door. Kevin Iega Jeff and Deep-

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Creative Outlet and Deeply Rooted ly Rooted Dance Theater premiered in 1996 and is rooted in traditions of modern, contemporary and African dance, as well as storytelling, in universal themes that spark a visceral experience and ignite an emotional response in diverse audiences worldwide. JGCO is considered one of Brooklyn’s premier contemporary dance companies, with an aesthetic that encompasses classical, contemporary, modern, African, and hip-hop dance styles. 

Saturday, September 14th Community As Classroom: A Right to Passage: Initiation Rites and Nurturing Women’s Empowerment in the Black Community Weeksville Heritage Center

out session will help high school girls: analyze their desires and needs and the red flags and power dynamics of unhealthy relationships. Guided tours of the Historic Hunterfly Houses are available through the day as well as a Radial Family Charts Workshop. RSVP at September Weeksville Weekends on Eventbrite. Detective Liu & Detective Ramos Community Day Myrtle Ave. (Nostrand & Marcy) 10am-5pm (opening ceremony at 10) FREE. Join in the activities at the 5th annual gathering in memory of these police officers. Join in a Basketball Tournament of Champions and enjoy youth activities, entertainment, food folks and fun! For info call 718-636-6626.

Upright Bass, Keita Ogawa on Percussion, Kevin Nathaniel on Mbira and Tomchess, Oud, Ney, and Morsing. Bring your friends and your dancing shoes!

Thursday, September 19th Bold New Voices Explore Race and Relationships Restoration Plaza, Skylight Gallery 1368 Fulton St. 6:30-8:30pm FREE. This official 2019 Brooklyn Book Festival event is presented by Center for Black Literature at Medgar Evers College

¡Resistencia! Art Exhibition Brooklyn Music School 126 St. Felix St. 4-8:30pm/ performance at 7pm $10. Hosted by The Kandake Dance Theatre for Social Change, ¡Resistencia! is a showcase of multicultural artists addressing today’s most pressing social issues through visual, multimedia, and performing arts. Browse the art gallery, sign up for the community open mic, and enjoy a work-in-progress excerpt of Jaguar Woman, a socio-political, multidisciplinary play based in Indigenous American and West African

Tuesday, September 17th Afrofeminists on Caring for Life in Colombia The People’s Forum 320 W. 37th St., 6:30-9pm. FREE. Colombia remains one of the most dangerous countries in the world to be a human rights leader. Since the peace agreement in 2016, 463 activists have been killed. Afro-Colombian activist, Sofia Garzón, a victim of an assassination attempt herself, will share the realities and struggles of doing healing work as a Black feminist who seeks to defend life and stand against the destructive forces of racism, neoliberalism, and war. In May, activist icon Angela Davis released

Bold New Voices and the National Black Writers Conference in partnership with RestorationArt. Join in a literary salon featuring writers of courageous new works. examining complexities of race and relationships through the interior lives of their characters. Panelists include Nafissa Thompson-Spires, author of Heads of the Colored People, Simeon Marsalis, author of As Lie Is to Grin, and Anakwa Dwamena, a staff writer at The New Yorker, to moderate the discussion. Tickets at centerforblackliterature.com

Community As Classroom 158 Buffalo Ave., 1-6pm FREE. Among the day’s offerings are: A Community Discussion on the fundamental leadership role of women in creating and sustaining community. Hear from women who empower Black girls through rites of passage. A Healthy Relationships break-

Brooklyn Rezoning of 2004. It also goes into political conversations around the use of the 421a subsidy to build new affordable housing and the use of eminent domain at Atlantic Yards in the construction of the Barclays Center. Ten percent of proceeds donated to Families United for Racial & Economic Equality (FUREE).

Sofia Garzon a statement denouncing violent attacks against Sofia and her colleagues. Worldwide Tuning Society Bernie Wohl Auditorium 647 Columbus Ave., Manhattan 8-10:30pm $10. This collaboration synthesizes African, Near-Eastern, jazz,

Sunday, September 22nd Gentrification in Downtown Brooklyn: A Walking Tour Meet at Myrtle Ave & Jay St. 12-2pm $12. This tour, led by housing justice organizer and activist, Michael Higgins Jr., will highlight the development that has recreated downtown Brooklyn as a result of the Downtown

folklore, history, and overall culture found in Brazil.

Saturday, October 19th thru June 2020 Irondale’s Tech Track 85 South Oxford St., 1-3:30pm FREE. Tech Track runs alongside the teen acting ensemble to create a full company of theatre makers. Students will learn all aspects of theater production, from costume and set design to marketing and lighting design through a variety of hands-on projects. Students will collaborate with the acting ensemble to design, build and produce Irondale Young Company’s final performance. Open to students in 8th grade and above, no prior experience is necessary. For info and to access the registration form register visit irondale.org/classes. Registration deadline is October 12th.

Sistas’ Place New Season Opens With Tolliver All-Stars Sept. 21 Don’t miss the Sistas’ Place Live Jazz Season Opening on Saturday, September 21, 2019! The V.S.O.P. performance will feature the phenomenal CHARLES TOLLIVER ALL STARS @ 50 CELEBRATION! With special guest host James Mtume. Charles TOLLIVER on trumpet with Gary Bartz on saxophone, Lenny White on drums, Keith Brown on piano, and Buster Wiliams on bass. There will be two sets at 9pm and 10:30pm. Tickets are $75. Seating is limited! Get your tickets now at Sistas’ Place, located at 456 Nostrand Avenue (corner of Jefferson Ave) Brooklyn NY. Charles Tolliver is one of the all-time preeminent trumpeters in Jazz as well as one of its most gifted composer/arranger bandleaders. In 1971, Tolliver and Stanley Cowell founded Strata-East Records, one of the pioneer artist-owned jazz record labels. For more information call 718-398-1766.

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