MLK Memorial Service at Noon Mt. Olive Baptist Church, 306 S. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd.Speaker: Pleasant Green Baptist Church Reverand Richard M. Holloway
Civil Rights Exhibit and related activities: LeTourneau University’s Department of Humanities and Social Sciences will present a free, public exhibit on civil rights that will run for six weeks, in time for Martin Luther King Day on January 21 and running throughout Black History Month in February.
Luis Garden Acosta, a prominent environmental justice advocate and founder of the Brooklyn-based human rights group El Puente, died Tuesday night. He was 73.
Born in Fort Greene in 1945 to a Puerto Rican mother and Dominican father, Garden Acosta rose to prominence in the ‘80s after founding El Puente to curb gang violence in Williamsburg.
The group went on to help found the Latino Commission on AIDS, the New York City Environmental Justice Alliance and successfully pushed to end the bombing in Vieques, Puerto Rico.
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Put respect on their names!
Hip hop legends Biggie and the Wu-Tang Clan are getting their own street names! Considering the legacy they’ve left in hip hop, this is WELL OVERDUE!
Biggie’s street, named Christopher Wallace Way, will be in Brooklyn of course. The Wu-Tang Clan District will be in Staten Island.
There’s just one more step in making this complete. Mayor Bill de Blasio has to sign off on it. Allowing hip hop to be stapled into the culture with a street name is a major accomplishment.
Loyal and longtime NYC resident LeRoy McCarthy is responsible for trying to get legends in hip hop their own street names. Reported on NPR, “he also led the naming of Sylvia Robinson Place in New Jersey, which is dedicated to the founder of Sugar Hill Records, as well as Malik “Phife Dawg” Taylor Way in New York, which recognizes the late member of a Tribe Called Quest.”
This is a MAJOR move! Will you be visting the street names?