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Free Summer Concerts coming to Springfield Park

By Editor | April 25, 2018 | 0 Comments

 The Summer Stage concert series of free outdoor entertainment returns to Springfield Park this July. The series will visit the park the days after the fourth of July with a string of old school, high profile artist performances including the legendary EPMD.  Concerts begin just prior to sunset at 7PM and run from Thursday, July […]

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Police Commissioner Attends Local Council Meeting

By Editor | April 19, 2018 | 0 Comments

It’s all about neighborhood policing. On Monday, April 16, Police Commissioner James O’Neill was the special guest for the 113th Precinct community council board meeting.  To a packed house of residents, civic leaders and NYPD personnel, the Commissioner shared his thoughts on neighborhood policing, responded to resident concerns, enjoyed the festivities, and stayed after the […]

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Women Impart Leadership Lessons to Middle Schoolers

By Editor | March 28, 2018 | 0 Comments

“Leadership is in all of us,” said panelist Nikki Pryce who is an author and speaker to a group of rambunctious school children. It was an ambitious endeavor to bring a panel discussion of Women in Leadership to middle schoolers on a Friday morning. But the message imparted was that important. On Friday, March 23, […]

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Residents Unite for Stake in JFK Redevelopment

By Editor | March 22, 2018 | 0 Comments

by Karen Clements-Roach Participants were asked to come to the Friday Night March 17 Town Hall meeting with pen, paper and positive attitude.  The goal was to find a means to approach the upcoming $10 billion dollar re-development of JFK International Airport and to ensure that Southeast Queens, its neighboring community, benefits positively as a […]

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Black Panther Shatters Hollywood Myths While Validating Blackness

By Editor | March 7, 2018 | 0 Comments

by Karen Clements editor@communitiesofcolornyc.com On what would normally be a quiet morning, people were making their way to area movie theaters. By bus, car and foot, they assembled in the early morning hours to see the movie everyone was talking about, Black Panther. The Black Panther hype went beyond a blockbuster Hollywood movie, beyond a […]

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Lena Horne Receives Black Heritage Stamp

By Editor | March 1, 2018 | 0 Comments

The Jamaica Customer Advisory Council hosted an unveiling of the 2018 Black Heritage Series Stamp which honors Lena Horne. Horne is the 41st stamp in the Black Heritage series. The event was a perfect complement to a beautiful, warm day in a community the legendary actress once called home. Assembly Member Alicia Hyndman was the […]

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Black Love All the Rage with Black Comix Expo and Black Panther Premiere

By Editor | February 15, 2018 | 0 Comments

Valentines 2018 has people of color focusing not on eros love, but Super love, namely Black Superheroes.  With the premiere of the movie Marvel Studio’s Black Panther movie days away, Black Comix Expo made its debut in Brooklyn.  The Expo took place at BAM on a warm and rainy pre Valentine’s Day Saturday. It was […]

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Watch Alert! The State of Queens Speech

By Editor | February 7, 2018 | 0 Comments

Queens Borough President Melinda Katz gave the State of the Borough Address on Friday, January 26. Katz spoke out for immigrants and reviewed advances made in the borough during her last term.  It was a bright future the Borough President imagined upon during the latter half of her speech.  First, the Borough President gave a long and […]

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Queens…in Great Shape

By Editor | January 31, 2018 | 0 Comments

by Karen Clements editor@communitiesofcolornyc.com Queens is in great shape! Queens Borough President Melinda Katz gave the State of the Borough Address on Friday, January 26 at the Frank Sinatra School of the Arts in Astoria. A spectacular school in close proximity to the famed Kaufman Studios which gives its students a glimpse at a future […]

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Mayor Announces NYCHA Updates to Battle Cold Weather Extremes

By Editor | January 24, 2018 | 0 Comments

During the New Year’s Cold Snap, a reported 6,000 ‘no heat’ calls were made to the 311.  Many of those callers were residents of NYCHA (New York City Housing Authority) complexes that suffered boiler breakdowns and long periods of heating lost.  Including residents of Redfern Houses in Far Rockaway who had been battling heating issues […]

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