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MLK Commission Student Winners Tackle Education, Bullying and Economic Opportunity

MLK Commission Student Winners Tackle Education, Bullying and Economic Opportunity

🕔14:43, 24.Jan 2015

By Mary Alice Miller   Central Brooklyn’s MLK Commission “Live the Dream” student academic competition is swiftly becoming one of New York City’s premier annual commemoration of the life and works of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Students from Brooklyn’s

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Girls of Color Break Silence at Policy Forum

🕔11:13, 24.Dec 2014

By Mary Alice Miller President Obama’s creation of My Brother’s Keeper, a national $20 million public and private sector initiative to improve outcomes for boys of color, was met with praise and questions. Open letters to the president signed by

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2014: A Remarkable Year That Was

2014: A Remarkable Year That Was

🕔16:00, 23.Dec 2014

  By Mary Alice Miller   After 20 years of Giuliani and Bloomberg, 2014 opened with the dawn of a new administration. Mayor Bill de Blasio positioned himself as a Progressive’s Progressive. The mayor campaigned on a “Tale of Two

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Blood on Many Hands:  Responses to Police Shootings

Blood on Many Hands: Responses to Police Shootings

🕔13:19, 23.Dec 2014

By Mary Alice Miller  Gunshots rang out on a clear Saturday afternoon. The intersection of Tompkins and Myrtle Avenues is used to the sound of daytime gunfire, but this time it was different. This time, a gunman brazenly walked to

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Local Elected Officials Struggle to Explain Vote on Police Discipline Bill

Local Elected Officials Struggle to Explain Vote on Police Discipline Bill

🕔18:58, 17.Dec 2014

By Mary Alice Miller  After a Staten Island grand jury declined to indict NYPD Officer Daniel Pantaleo for the strangulation death of Eric Garner, several public interest groups intensified a call for Governor Cuomo to veto a bill that would

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Diverse Protest Responses to Grand Jury Nonindictments of Police Extrajudicial Shootings

Diverse Protest Responses to Grand Jury Nonindictments of Police Extrajudicial Shootings

🕔11:29, 13.Dec 2014

By Mary Alice Miller  For weeks, the entire globe has witnessed wave after wave of street protests taking place all across the country in response to grand juries bringing “no true bill” in police shootings of civilians of color. In

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Ocean Hill-Brownsville Young Professionals Launch 100-Day Fundraiser for District 23 Schools

Ocean Hill-Brownsville Young Professionals Launch 100-Day Fundraiser for District 23 Schools

🕔18:26, 4.Dec 2014

By Mary Alice Miller   Homegrown groups like Ocean Hill-Brownsville Coalition of Young Professionals are making their mark where they live. The 4-year-old group lives its motto – Born. Bred. Build. – by engaging in numerous community engagement activities. OHBCYP’s

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Brownsville Resident Fulfills Foreign Service Life Dream

Brownsville Resident Fulfills Foreign Service Life Dream

🕔12:13, 25.Nov 2014

By Mary Alice Miller Alicka Ampry-Samuels has returned to Brownsville after a three-year stint working for the United States State Department and USAID in Ghana, West Africa. Using her experiences and passion for community development in Brownsville, Ampry-Samuels served for

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NYS’s New Redistricting Commission Might Be Part of a National GOP Entrenchment Scheme

NYS’s New Redistricting Commission Might Be Part of a National GOP Entrenchment Scheme

🕔12:25, 22.Nov 2014

By Mary Alice Miller New York now has a new redistricting process which replaces LATFOR with a redistricting commission. That new commission, a change to the New York State Constitution, was approved by 30% of New York’s registered voters who

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All Elections are Local: 2014 General Election Results

All Elections are Local: 2014 General Election Results

🕔12:32, 6.Nov 2014

By Mary Alice Miller It’s official. Jesse Hamilton is the new state Senator for the 19th Senatorial District covering large swaths of central Brooklyn. Latrice Walker is the Assembly representative for Brownsville’s 55th District. Charles Barron was elected to the

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