Tag: Women’s History Month

Born to Serve: Bishop A. Rice

Born to Serve: Bishop A. Rice For more than 20 years, a door has been open in Clinton Hill to those in need of help and hope. The Bishop Memorial…

Andrene Sargeant: A Community Detective

Meet Andrene Sargeant: A Community Detective She goes by Detective Sargeant. Yes, she’s a detective. And yes, her last name is Sargeant. Around the 88th Precinct, the Detective Andrene Sargeant’s…

Meet Grace Tappin: Making Moves on Myrtle

Meet Grace Tappin: Making Moves on Myrtle Avenue “I’ve been fortunate to have much exposure early on through my own family and Brooklyn community,” stated Grace Tappin, owner of Move…

A Librarian Who Serves: Janet Conton

March is Women’s History Month. Each week, we’ll profile an incredible woman whose work over the years has made Myrtle Avenue a great place.  Meet Janet Conton: A community Librarian Who…

Samantha Johnson, Community Activist and Fort Greene Resident

  Myrtle Avenue Brooklyn Partnership Executive Director, Meredith Phillips Almeida, sat down with Samantha Johnson, Director of Community Integration at the Ingersoll Community Center – just one of the many…

Mother. Neighbor. Business Owner: Karin Torres

Karin Torres opened Corkscrew Wines Brooklyn 5 years ago in homage to her parents, particularly her father, who originally taught her about wine and retail and fueled her dream of…

More active than most, Ms. Anne Everett

With sadness, we share the news that Ms. Everette passed away on March 9, 2018. Below is an interview that Ms. Everette shared with us in March 2017, discussing her…

Josephine Premice: A trail blazer on and off the stage

A talent on the Broadway stage, in the recording studio, and on television, Clinton Hill local Josephine Premice deserves the spotlight this Women’s History Month. Born in Clinton Hill in 1926…

Just Because Hair Therapy Salon Owner, Carol Thomas

This March Myrtle Avenue is celebrating Women’s History Month by honoring the women that help make our community great. Every day, these women strengthen the bonds within our community. Whether…