According to the Merriam-Webster online dictionary, the word “Murraya” is defined as a genus of tropical Asiatic and Australian trees (family Rutaceae) having pinnate leaves and flowers with imbricated petals. However, to a young 14-year-old girl from New Orleans, Louisiana by the name of Zaila Avant-garde, the word “Murraya” means a whole lot more thanContinue reading “Congrats to #ZailaAvantGarde on Winning the #Scripps National #SpellingBee!!”
Peter Westbrook speaking to his Fencers at the Fencers Club in New York City.
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.
It was Ladies Night this past Monday, August 31st when music legends Brandy and Monica came together for the night to perform their classic R&B hits for Verzuz. The battle that was streamed live on Instagram and Apple Music broke a record with more than one million viewers tuning in to watch the two superstarsContinue reading “#Brandy and #Monica Take Us Down #MemoryLane With a Record-Breaking #Verzuz Battle!”
Jumaane Williams wins election for NYC Public Advocate.
Today is the centennial birthday of American jazz pianist and composer Thelonious Monk. So, you know Brooklyn Girl Code had to write about it! Thelonious (Sphere) Monk (named after his maternal grandfather) was born in Rocky Point, North Carolina on October 10th, 1917. To many, Monk is considered to be one of the forefathers ofContinue reading “#JazzLegend #Thelonious #Monk Turns #100!”
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 !”
Happy Independence Day to all the educated and informed Americans who are well aware of all of our beautiful accomplishments and victories right here in this country as well as the importance of OUR struggle here. #GodBless. and Happy Fourth of July!!! #IndependenceDay2017