ALMIRA KENNEDY COURSEY

ALMIRA KENNEDY COURSEY Updated

🕔12:59, 24.Sep 2011

By Henrietta Coursey Born June 5, 1914, in New Bern, NC, Almira Kennedy Coursey was the oldest of four children of the late Agustus T. and Juanita C. Kennedy. She spent her early years living and going to school in

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Council Member Jumaane Williams Takes Youth Under His Wings with Anti-Violence Initiative Updated

🕔10:42, 24.Sep 2011

As Winter turned to Spring, East Flatbush was hit by a series of gun-related incidents, which resulted in several injuries and fatalities. Community stakeholders immediately rallied together in response. In partnership with law enforcement, local clergy formed the 67th Precinct

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Bill to Privatize Juvenile Justice System criticized Sen. Montgomery and Assemblyman Camara at odds on proposed bill

Bill to Privatize Juvenile Justice System criticized Sen. Montgomery and Assemblyman Camara at odds on proposed bill

🕔10:24, 24.Sep 2011

A proposed bill seeking to privatize juvenile detention centers and related programs (under mayoral control) has sent shock waves through Central Brooklyn – but the lawmaker who introduced the bill says it’s much adieu about nothing. The main thrust of

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Occupy Wall Street Protest Gathers Steam

Occupy Wall Street Protest Gathers Steam Updated

🕔09:48, 24.Sep 2011

On a rainy Tuesday in a sea of  drenched  mainly white faces, Kamar Duncan, 21, stood out as one of the few African-Americans involved on the fourth day of Occupy Wall Street – the largely Internet-organized protest questioning the federal

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Troy Davis Executed. Supreme Court Denies Last Appeal, Death came at 11:08pm Updated

🕔13:28, 23.Sep 2011

On the streets, in churches and in homes, vigils were held waiting on the slow-motion lynching that was the killing of Troy Anthony Davis by the state of Georgia. After the execution hour had passed we learned of a last

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Man Up Inc!’s Ceasefire ENY Team Reaches 100 Days of Peace!

Man Up Inc!’s Ceasefire ENY Team Reaches 100 Days of Peace! Updated

🕔11:47, 18.Sep 2011

In the midst of a violent, gory summer, there was an oasis of peace. The summer of 2011 marks the first time in recent memory in which no shootings, stabbings or killings occurred in what has historically been known as

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Central Brooklyn Braces For Day Care Disaster Bloomberg Moves Forward With Plan Threatening Closure of Local Subsidized Day Care Centers Updated

🕔10:21, 18.Sep 2011

The cat may already be out of the bag but City Councilman Al Vann and 41 other members of the City Council sent a letter to Mayor Bloomberg urging the administration to not move forward with a plan to overhaul

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News Briefs Updated

🕔09:06, 17.Sep 2011

Clarke calls on Obama to address urban needs U.S. Rep. Yvette Clarke last week called on President Obama to take a targeted approach in bringing jobs to communities of color. Clarke, who represents mainly the Flatbush area of Brooklyn, made

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Two Wins, One Big Loss for Dems in Low Voter Turnout Primary Updated

🕔08:07, 15.Sep 2011

Tuesday’s primary election was remarkable for a low turnout that decided a new congressional representative for NY-9, a new Assemblyman in the 54th AD, and the newly-elected Civil Court judge. Republican businessman Bob Turner is the new 9th Congressional District

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Community Urged to Vote for Jesus Gonzalez– A Man of the People

Community Urged to Vote for Jesus Gonzalez– A Man of the People Updated

🕔10:43, 11.Sep 2011

-For Brooklyn’s  54th State Assembly District in Special Election Tuesday, September 13 It is easy to see why Jesus Gonzalez, 26, has so many endorsements in his campaign for the Brooklyn’s NYS 54th Assembly District special election. As a son

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