St. Saviour BHM Event Takes ‘Step’ in the Right Direction

In 1976, 200 years after the United States of America declared independence from Great Britain, then-President Gerald Ford officially recognized February as Black History Month (BHM) across the U.S. The fact that such a milestone in African American history happened only 50 years ago wasn’t lost on the young women who planned, practiced, and then performed at St. Saviour High School’s annual BHM assembly on Feb. 17.

Only In Print: Brooklyn’s Enduring Black Icon

Baseball fans, Brooklynites, and those who chronicle America’s advancements in the civil rights movement of the 20th century have special memories of Jackie Robinson.

Sidney Poitier

Gospel Song Made Famous By Oscar Winner Has Enduring Appeal

The death of Hollywood luminary Sidney Poitier in January reminded Americans of his important and inspiring legacies, including the first leading-performer Oscar bestowed on a black person and the 1963 film tied to that victory. “Lilies of the Field” explored the country’s weakness and goodness in a parable-like drama.

The Future Is Now for Minority Students at Cristo Rey Schools

After four years of simultaneous corporate work and rigorous college-preparatory education, Remsfield Papillon graduated Cristo Rey Brooklyn High School with not only a diploma in hand and four years of college in sight, but an invaluable foot in the door with his dream company.