• Award-winning Director and Lecturer Mustapha Khan Previews His New Film “Song for Our People” at Brooklyn College on Feb. 15

    February 9, 2018 | Brooklyn College

    By ROBERT JONES JR. The classroom is dark. A large white screen is pulled down over the chalkboard and an image of musicians is projected onto it. Department of Film lecturer and Emmy Award-winning director Mustapha Khan stands behind a podium and presses play on his Mac. He hurries to the back of the room and remains silent as the […]

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  • Under One Umbrella

    January 31, 2018 | Brooklyn College

    Emmy Award-winning Meteorologist Raphael Miranda ’06 partners with the Magner Career Center to mentor Brooklyn College students. By ROBERT JONES JR. In a large triangular space just to the right of the main set of WNBC, and behind a thick Plexiglas structure where social media and other images are projected, is Storm Team 4 headquarters. It is from […]

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  • Elle Documentary Spotlights Professor Zinga Fraser’s Scholarship on African-American Women

    January 18, 2018 | Brooklyn College, Uncategorized

    The director of Shirley Chisholm Project on Brooklyn Women’s Activism at Brooklyn College also recently received the prestigious American Association of University Women Postdoctoral Fellowship. By ROBERT JONES JR. Zinga A. Fraser Ph.D. has been very busy. As the director of the Shirley Chisholm Project on Brooklyn Women’s Activism at Brooklyn College, and assistant professor in Africana studies and women’s and […]

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  • The Giving Spirit

    January 18, 2018 | Brooklyn College

    By ROBERT JONES JR. “I had been thinking about giving back to Brooklyn College for a long time,” said Ed Birnbaum ’64, who has enjoyed a lengthy and distinguished career as a chemist. “I essentially received a free college education. That was a gift. And I was looking for some mechanism through which I could return the favor.” […]

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  • #GivingTuesday Brings the Brooklyn College Community Together to Support Student Achievement

    November 15, 2017 | Brooklyn College

    The Nov. 28 fundraiser aims to unite faculty, staff, friends, and more than 137,000 alumni to reach the highest possible goal and ensure the success of Brooklyn College students. By ROBERT JONES JR. On Tuesday, Nov. 28, Brooklyn College, along with all other City University of New York (CUNY) institutions, is preparing for #GivingTuesday, a global day […]

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  • Co-creator of #SAYHERNAME Spotlights Police Violence Against Black Women and LGBTQ People at Brooklyn College Event

    November 8, 2017 | Brooklyn College

    Activist, attorney, and author Andrea J. Ritchie led a talk about the daunting challenges faced in the quest to center women of color, and queer and transgender people as victims in discussions of state violence. By ROBERT JONES JR. Shantel Davis. Aiyana Stanley-Jones. Renee Davis. Sandra Bland. Tanisha Anderson. Rekia Boyd. Korryn Gaines. Charleena Chavon Lyles. […]

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  • Brooklyn District Attorney Organizes Campus Sexual Assault Prevention Symposium at Brooklyn College

    November 6, 2017 | Brooklyn College

    Acting District Attorney Eric Gonzalez organized this series of workshops hosted by the college, designed to raise awareness, support survivors, and share solutions.   By ROBERT JONES JR. In the wake of the headlines detailing survivor accounts of rape, sexual assault, and sexual harassment, Brooklyn College hosted “A Symposium on Campus Sexual Assault,” organized by Acting Brooklyn District […]

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  • A Soldier’s Story

    November 3, 2017 | Brooklyn College

    Senior Isiah James, a decorated veteran, finds community and support on the Brooklyn College campus thanks to the college’s Veteran and Military Program. By ROBERT JONES JR. Out of the corner of his eye, senior Isiah James saw the grenade coming toward him. It was 2009, the day before Valentine’s Day, 10:30 in the morning, and […]

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  • Puerto Rican and Latino Studies Cultivates Leaders for a Changing World

    October 6, 2017 | Brooklyn College

    As Puerto Rican and Latino Studies (PRLS) nears its 50th anniversary, the department’s innovative, interdisciplinary approach illuminates the issues facing Latinx communities and helps students develop solutions. Six days after Hurricane Maria ravaged Puerto Rico, Julio Peña ’08 and his family had still not heard from his 86-year-old grandmother, and they were frantic. “Puerto Ricans […]

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  • Conservatory of Music Professor Malcolm Merriweather Sees Choral Training as a Step Toward Preparing Global Citizens

    September 11, 2017 | Brooklyn College

    By AUDREY M. PETERSON When Malcolm Merriweather entered the Pope Paul VI Hall at the Vatican this past August with 60 young choir members from Haiti, he expected it to be hushed, reverent. “It was like a rock concert,” he says. “Everyone was shouting and waving flags from their countries and chanting the pope’s name in their own languages. […]

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