‘Blackwood’ memorial hall to reopen after years of closure

A new memorial hall has reopened after more than a decade of closure.The Blackwood Memorial Hall opened last month after being closed for years due to the effects of a fungus called B. coronavirus.The fire service had asked that the facility be demolished to make way for a new one, but officials have allowed the …

When Prince Hall was a hospital: The life and times of William Bratton

In February 1947, when William Brinton Jr. was a little boy in New York City, he was struck down with pneumonia.He died four days later.William Brington Sr. was in his 60s.William Jr. had died just months before, and he was the eldest child in a family of five, with four older siblings.In an interview with …