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Issue 2

Breaking Ground with the NAACP

Photos by Christolin Michel
By returning contributor, Dijonnaye Daniels

Voices of the South End

In the run up to the August 31 parade date, the paper filmed this interview with Orville Abrahams, who organized the parade. Bridging Arbor Hill and the South End, the African Heritage Parade was the first parade to connect both of these communities, and traveled through several beautiful neighborhoods that had never previously had parades come through. As Abrahams states, the parade was just the first step of a larger initiative; to learn more about that, visit the Capital District African Heritage Consortium online.

And make sure to check out the rest of our videos right here or on our YouTube channel!


Featured Recipe: Healthy Summer Smoothies

Announcements From Our Community Partners


NAACP Albany Facebook

Brother Barry Walston barryw513@gmail.com

Read the Center for Law and Justice's community survey report, Pathway to Reformative Change (Volume II): Public Safety, Law Enforcement, and the Albany Community.

Follow the report's media coverage and progress on the CFLJ website and Facebook page.

CFLJ Pathways to Reformative Change 2019.pdf

Upcoming Social Justice Film Series screenings at the Howe Branch

RISSE event.pdf
RISSE event.pdf

For more info, download the flyer:

NYS MWBE 2019 Forum - HCN Ad 4.92 x 4.92 - 7-29-19-1039am-Print.pdf

Check out our Community Calendar for select NYS Writer's Institute events or check out their complete fall programming below:

Fall 2019 Writer's Institute.pdf
This paper is supported by an NAACP Spectrum grant

Stipends for our team of freelance writers and artists were provided by private donation.

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