#BrooklynGirlCode™ weekend recap from all this past week’s top news events.
“In the whole world you know, there’s a million boys and girls who are young, gifted and Black. And that’s a fact!” -Nina Simone It was the summer of 1969. Singer/songwriter Nina Simone was at the height of her career. Simone was performing at the Harlem Cultural Festival in New York City and decided toContinue reading “#BrooklynGirlCode™ #TBT’s: Nina Simone’s “To Be Young Gifted and Black!””
Shirley Chisholm a Brooklyn girl with a vision!
Today marks the 84th party of Black Panther Party founder, political activist Bobby Seale. Bobby Seale was born in Liberty, Texas on October 22nd, 1936. The party which eventually dissolved in 1982 aimed to inform African-Americans on their civil rights and provide free food to residents in inner-city communities.
Jumaane Williams wins election for NYC Public Advocate.
This past Election Day 2018, History was made in the state of Florida. Amendment 4 which will restore the voting rights of convicted felons was passed. Although this amendment had no major impact on this past Tuesday’s election, this will be huge for the state of Florida and the U.S. for future elections including theContinue reading “#BrooklynGirlCode #NationalNews🇺🇸: #Amendment4 Giving Convicted Felons The Right to Vote Has Been Passed!”
It was a crazy and very eventful Summer ’18 to say the least! While some people attributed all the weird and wild events to Mercury Retrograde, others claimed it was just the weather. Either way, #BrooklynGirlCode was there for every weird and wild news happening that occurred. From the tragic news of Aretha Franklin’s passingContinue reading “#TheBiggest #News Stories of #Summer2018!”
Another Memorial Day is upon us! And with all the events going on in the world, it’s hard to take a moment to relax and reflect on what Memorial Day really means to us as American citizens. For some, it’s (paid) time off of work and a well deserved break. For others, it’s all aboutContinue reading “#HappyMemorialDay 🇺🇸 from #BrooklynGirlCode! 🖤”
This past Friday on October 21st, 2016 at approximately 8:30pm EST about 150 teens gathered on Temple University‘s North Philadelphia campus in front of the Pearl Theatre. The teens allegedly gathered after being called together via a social media post. Once the kids who were said to be between the ages of 14-17 years oldContinue reading “The Side Effects of #MassGentrification in #NorthPhilly and #AnyTown, U.S.A.”