The 35th Council District celebrates Spike Lee’s Oscar Win

New York City Council Member Laurie A. Cumbo

The 35th Council District celebrates Spike Lee’s Oscar Win

The 35th Council District celebrates its own Spike Lee on his first Oscar win! His film BlacKkKlansman won Best Adapted Screenplay, and the night was historic for many! There were a total of seven Black artists who took home awards in seven different categories on Oscar Sunday. Regina King, Mahershala Ali, Peter Ramsey, Spike Lee, Ruth Carter, […]

Maya Angelou, Legendary Poet and Civil Rights Activist Who Had Disability, Inspires Generations

By Tameir Yeheyes

Maya Angelou, Legendary Poet and Civil Rights Activist Who Had Disability, Inspires Generations

Maya Angelou on american postage stamp Maya Angelou was an award-winning author, poet, civil rights activist, college professor and screen writer. Most recognized for her literary works, Angelou was and remains among the most influential woman of her time. After passing away in 2014, Angelou still is widely remembered and honored for her hard work […]

BLACK & WOMEN’S HISTORY MONTHS: ‘Sisters in Freedom’ Spotlights Trailblazing Female Abolitionists

Narrated by Sheryl Lee Ralph, the new documentary shines a light on the brave black and white women who crossed racial lines to fight slavery in America

BLACK & WOMEN’S HISTORY MONTHS: ‘Sisters in Freedom’ Spotlights Trailblazing Female Abolitionists

Sisters in Freedom, the extraordinary story of the black and white women who together created America’s first organized female political force and their daring battle to abolish slavery, caps off Black History Month with a public screening at the Free Library of Philadelphia’s Parkway Central Library. The event, which starts at 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday, […]

Black History Month 2019

Black History Month 2019

USA. Alabama. Selma. 1965. Led by Martin Luther King Jr., a group of civil rights demonstrators march from Selma to Montgomery to fight for black sufferage. The National Urban League Wire – In 40+ years since President Gerald Ford officially declared February Black History Month, we’ve seen remarkable progress in racial justice, and also heartbreaking […]