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Friday, Dec. 8, 2017

Williams honors Kaepernick with City Council proclamation

Brooklyn: 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

Fort Greener joins classic Ailey ballet

Brooklyn: 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

Friday, Dec. 1, 2017

People: The New York-based Institute of the Black World 21st Century (IBW) is appealing for financial aid to support its bid for reparations for African Americans. Comment

Thursday, Nov. 30, 2017

Puerto Rico: City Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito and Mayor Bill DeBlasio honored the strength of Puerto Rican people with a celebratory event at City Hall on Nov. 27. Comment

Bomba-tastic Christmas show

Bomba-tastic Christmas show

Music: A group of intergenerational musicians and dancers are set to perform a Puerto Rican style Christmas show at the Brooklyn Center for Performing Arts on Dec. 10. The East-Harlem based band Los Pleneros de la 21, is presenting “Christmas in El Barrio,” — the band’s take on traditional Puerto Rican music with a New York twist. The universal joy the band members plan on sparking will be loved by everyone, said the group’s founder. Comment

Wednesday, Nov. 29, 2017

Career planning for teens and pre-teens

Books: Getting a head start on your career. Author and educator Tai Abrams is helping young kids and teens prioritize their futures with her self-help guidebook. Her book “Who Am I? An A-Z Career Guide for Teens,” is an introductory manual aimed at teaching students 10 to 19 years old, how to obtain skills and amplify them in their job search. It provides thorough information that students will find useful in every aspect of school and career searching. Comment

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