Future Gymnast Leaps to Essay Contest Win

Eleven-year-old gymnast Arianna Asarian is this year’s grand-prize winner in Cablevision’s Black History Month essay contest. The fifth grader from Our Lady of Guadalupe School, Dyker Heights, aspires to win an Olympic gold medal one day – just like her role model Gabby Douglas.

Racial Divide Still Plagues Us

The current situation in our country, especially in the City of New York, brings to mind the question of racial and class divide in our society. I am grateful to my brother Bishop Edward Braxton, of Belleville, Ill., for his reflection on “The Racial Divide in the United States: A Reflection for the World Day of Peace 2015.”

Local Catholics Mark Black History Month

Jesuit Father Gregory Chisholm says local black Catholics must strengthen their families, churches and communities so that their light may shine more abundantly in Brooklyn and Queens.