Articles written by: Bruce Le

Education / Food

Young chefs cook up a storm

Nairee Verez prepares fried rice at Le Blank Plate cooking class at The Point.

Blank Plate, a hands on cooking class taught by Kelston Bascom, the owner of Bascom Catering & Events, teaches students about engagement with their community through food at The Point.

Education / Environment

Student inventors explore machines

Students gathered for a session at the Iridescent Science Studio in the BankNote building.

Young people learn about science at the Iridescent Science Studio’s “Be an Inventor” program in Hunts Point’s BankNote building.


Music underscores civil rights message

Fannie Lou Hamer testifying at the Democratic National Convention in 1964. She reached millions of television viewers with her argument that the all-white official delegation should be replaced by the Mississippi Freedom Democratic Party, which she helped found.

A film that compiles 14 videos made by students at Longwood’s Fannie Lou Hamer Freedom High School was screened on Feb. 24 at the Black Music Heritage Center in Morrisania to mark Black History Month.