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Thursday, Jan. 19, 2012

New Yorkers pay tribute to Dr. Martin Luther King

Brooklyn: Kings County Hospital Center (KCHC) held its annual tribute to Dr. King on Friday, Jan. 13 featuring the world-renowned Rev. Dr. James A. Forbes, Jr., minister emeritus of Riverside Church and president of the Healing of the Nations Foundation as then keynotye speaker. Comment.

Friday, Jan. 13, 2012

‘Tia’ Iris Donaldson marks 101st birthday

Brooklyn: “Tia” Iris Donaldson as she is affectionately called by family and friends celebrated her 101st birthday in Williamsburg, Brooklyn with family and friends recently. Comment.

Thursday, Jan. 12, 2012

Brooklyn rally focuses on police accountability

Brooklyn: The rally for police accountability held at Grand Army Plaza on Saturday was not far from where Councilman Jumanne Williams and Kirsten John Foy were arrested at the end of the West Indian American Day Carnival in September. Comment.

Obama Administration’s tips for food satety

Queens: The Obama Administration recently released a progress report on efforts to protect consumers from foodborne illness. Comment.

Friday, Jan. 6, 2012

West Indian Day Carnival prez resigns

Arts & Theater: After being president for 10 years of the West Indian American Day Carnival Association (WIADCA), organizers of the annual parade on Brooklyn’s Eastern Parkway, the Trinidadian-born president Yolanda Lezama-Clarke says she is resigning. Comment.

Thursday, Jan. 5, 2012

Nursing home residents get musical treat

Music: The spirit of the holidays stretched a few days more for residents of Caton Park Nursing Home on Jan. 2 when students of nearby Maa Sa-Akhi Performing Arts Academy honored these elders with a musical recital. Comment.

Wednesday, Jan. 4, 2012

‘Share The Dream’ of Dr. MLK

Movies: An open invitation has been extended by the Brooklyn Borough President Marty Markowitz, Medgar Evers College and the Brooklyn Academy of Music to “Come Share the Dream” of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. on Monday, Jan. 16. Comment.