Peter Westbrook speaking to his Fencers at the Fencers Club in New York City.
Brother Malcolm (born Malcolm Little) passed away on this day, February 21st 1965 in Harlem, New York at the Audubon Ballroom. Born in Omaha, Nebraska on 1925, Malcolm X (later becoming known as El-Hajj Malik El-Shabazz) would go on to become a leader for Civil Rights for Black people all over the world. Black PantherContinue reading ““You Can Kill the #Revolutionary But, You Can’t Kill the #Revolution!” – #FredHampton”
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.
Legendary Basketball Hall of Fame Coach John Thompson passed away surrounded by family at his Arlington, Virginia home on August 30th, 2020. In 1984, with the assistance of NBA legend Patrick Ewing, Coach Thompson became the first Black coach to lead an NCAA Division I basketball team to the national championship beating the Houston CougarsContinue reading “#RestWell #Coach #JohnThompson! -xoxo #BrooklynGirlCode”
April marks National Poetry Month across the globe. So, it’s only right for #BrooklynGirlCode to take a little time out to remember one of the seminal groups responsible for the evolution of modern day poetry and what would later become Hip-Hop music. The Last Poets formed in Harlem, New York in 1969. But, little didContinue reading “Remembering #TheLastPoets for #NationalPoetryMonth”
It’s the first day of March and you know what that means… it’s Women’s History Month! This is the month on the calendar year where all women are celebrated and acknowledged for all that we do for ourselves and others. It aint easy being a woman in this world today. But, we all getContinue reading “Happy #WomensHistoryMonth 2018!”
Today is a real American Icon’s birthday! American essayist, playwright and novelist James Baldwin who was born in 1924 in Harlem, New York City would’ve turned ninety-three years old today. For writers everywhere, Baldwin was a saint. However, during his sixty-three years on this earth, he was a friend to many. In honor of the icon’sContinue reading “#HappyBirthday #JamesBaldwin !”
“Feels so good to be a Crooklyn Dodger!” – Masta Ace “Crooklyn Dodgers“ The day was April 15th, 1947. Seventy years ago today, to be exact. It was Opening Day for the Brooklyn Dodgers in the historic Ebbets Field stadium which was conveniently located in the Flatbush section of Brooklyn, New York. However, this OpeningContinue reading “#JackieRobinson on Breaking the #ColorBarrier in Major League Sports”