Welcome to our January/February issue, our first issue of 2023.
In this issue we do our first State of The Union Address Recap. Congressman Jamaal Bowman invited Rev. Stephen W. Pouge – Pastor of Greater Centennial A.M.E. Zion Church in Mount Vernon – as his guest. We interview Rev. Pogue the day after the 2023 SOTU Address on a special edition of the Black Westchester Power Hour on our 2023 SOTU Address Recap.
we extensively cover the Menthol Cigarette Ban proposed and passed by the Westchester County Board of Legislators and vetoed by County Executive George Latimer including voices who we for and opposed to the ban in time for Gov. Hochul’s adding the proposed ban to the budget. See you in Albany for the Black, Latino & Asian Caucus.
We also introduce our Black Love Series, a monthly column in the newspaper and soon an monthly episode of Black Westchester presents The People Before Politics Radio Show each fourth Sunday of the month, The First episode will probably start in March 2023 and joining AJ & Damon on the new monthly Black Love Series episode will be special guest co-host Nikki High.
We also cover the summary execution of another unarmed Black man, Tyre Nichols, this time by five Black cops of the Memphis Police Department (MPD) SCORPION unit on January 7th, a week before Martin Luther King Jr, Day.
We would like to take this time to thank all the readers, listeners, supporters, sponsors, contributors, and advertisers for their support in our effort to deliver the “News With The Black Point Of View,” since 2014. Send us your feedback, let us know what you think of this issue. Let us know subjects/topics you would like to see us cover in the future and send your letters to the editor to BlackWestchesterMag@gmail.com.
Peace and Blessings
AJ Woodson, Editor-In-Chief and Co-Owner