Brooklyn Council Member Jumaane D. Williams has presented former National Football League (NFL) quarterback and civil rights activist Colin Kaepernick with a New York City Council proclamation honoring him for his “commitment to protesting the systemic oppression of and police brutality toward people of color.” Comment
She scored a spot in a classic.
A Brooklyn dance student is performing in Alvin Ailey’s classic ballet “Memoria,” this weekend at New York City Center. Fort Greene native Shaina McGregor, who is of Jamaican background, is a student of The Ailey School’s Ailey / Fordham program and one of select students chosen to perform in the timeless piece the legendary dancer choreographed in memory of his friend Joyce Trisler. Dancing in the nearly four-decade-old piece is a big feat for many students in the school, and after auditioning for a spot in it this fall, McGregor was thrilled to learn she would be one of the lucky students. Comment