Clarence Thomas Must Go

🕔14:00, 30.Jun 2011

In the essays below, Truthout  contributor William Rivers Pitt calls for Thomas’ impeachment on ethics violations and Alexis Garrett Stodghill  in the Atlanta Post, looks at the harshness of Thomas’ brand of justice. So now Clarence Thomas is under a

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City Pools are Open

City Pools are Open Updated

🕔10:04, 30.Jun 2011

On opening day, June 29th, scores of people were enjoying the waters at Kosciuszko pool. The 29th marks the first day of New York City public pools being open, and immediately huge crowds gathered at the pool located in central

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New York State’s First Black Female State Senator Dies at 85

New York State’s First Black Female State Senator Dies at 85 Updated

🕔09:47, 30.Jun 2011

Honorable Anna V. Jefferson was born on May 7, 1926 in Columbia, South Carolina, the first child from the union of Maxie Jefferson and Viola Wallace Jefferson.  She was raised and educated in Brooklyn, New York; she attended PS 44,

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Police Beat

🕔09:35, 30.Jun 2011

77th Precinct covering Crown Heights and Prospect Heights Cell phone robbery Last week, a 26-year-old woman was followed and robbed while walking home, cops said. The incident occurred on the northeast corner of Rogers Avenue and Bergen Street. The victim

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At Witt’s End: A tale Of Three Budgets Updated

🕔09:29, 30.Jun 2011

Watching the yearly New York City budget process unfold under the Bloomberg Administration is a lot like watching a soap opera that somehow always has a happy ending. Such is the case of last week’s $66 billion spending plan that

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A GEM GLOWS IN BROOKLYN: RUBY DEE HONORED Updated

🕔09:12, 30.Jun 2011

Ruby Dee, an icon of stage, screen and television, role model for women globally, activist for people’s causes and a beloved humanitarian, was honored by The Coalition of Theatres of Color,  Tuesday, June 28 at an afternoon reception hosted by

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The Porter Foundation, Inc. Annual Scholarship Awards Updated

🕔08:54, 30.Jun 2011

The Porter Foundation was founded in Bedford-Stuyvesant by the Porter family 20 years ago. The Porters state that their life goal is to support the Brooklyn community where they reside and have established their business. This support is in the

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City Okays Charter School Co-Location– Local Opposition Vows To Fight DOE Decision Updated

🕔08:29, 30.Jun 2011

Despite continued opposition from the local community, the city’s Panel for Education Policy (PEP) last week green-lighted its plan to co-locate a charter school in the PS/IS 308 building. Under the plan, the Teaching Firms of America Charter School will

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New York State Becomes the 6th To Legalize Same-Sex Marriage Updated

🕔06:45, 30.Jun 2011

New York State became the 6th state to legalize same-sex marriage.  After years of intense advocacy from supporters and those who oppose, the Assembly passed the bill by a two-thirds vote and the Senate vote was approved 33-29. Governor Andrew

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Top Scholar/Athletes of Boys & Girls H.S. Share Success Strategies

Top Scholar/Athletes of Boys & Girls H.S. Share Success Strategies Updated

🕔12:59, 23.Jun 2011

Valedictorian Folashade Frazier, eyes on the prize: She stayed focus. Hail, hail to the Boys and Girls High School Class of 2011 Valedictorian Folashade Frazier.        And while graduating from high school is that time in every teenager’s life when they

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