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Fratricide and Misogynoir: Straight Outta Compton

🕔09:10, 20.Aug 2015

By Mary Alice Miller For 30 years, Black male rappers have been telling the world that Black women are nothing but hoes and bitches. NWA’s lyrics are explicit in their pathology. “Bitches Ain’t Shit” was about rampant indiscriminate sex with

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Brookdale Prepares to Seek Partner for New East Brooklyn Hospital

Brookdale Prepares to Seek Partner for New East Brooklyn Hospital

🕔13:40, 13.Aug 2015

By Mary Alice Miller Last January Governor Cuomo announced $700 million for a new 21st century state-of-the-art hospital in Kings County. Brookdale Hospital Medical Center is uniquely qualified to benefit from the cash infusion to attract a major health care

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Alton Maddox at Hearing on Lawyer Accountability Calls Secret Lawyer Discipline a Violation of the 14th Amendment

Alton Maddox at Hearing on Lawyer Accountability Calls Secret Lawyer Discipline a Violation of the 14th Amendment

🕔13:00, 13.Aug 2015

By Mary Alice Miller Alton Maddox testified at the New York City public hearing of the Commission on Statewide Attorney Discipline held at the New York County Lawyers Association. “I am not here as an individual grievant,” said Maddox. “I

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State Senator Sampson’s District At-Risk of No Representation Until 2017

State Senator Sampson’s District At-Risk of No Representation Until 2017

🕔14:52, 8.Aug 2015

By Mary Alice Miller With Senator John Sampson’s conviction on charges related to impeding a federal investigation, his seat was automatically vacated. The 19th senatorial district that covers large swaths of Brownsville, East New York, Canarsie, Mill Basin and part

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Brooklyn Supports Lawyers for Public School Students Arrested in School

Brooklyn Supports Lawyers for Public School Students Arrested in School

🕔13:26, 8.Aug 2015

By Mary Alice Miller A Harlem middle school student found herself in a fight down the street from her school during the past school year. After the fight ended the student entered the school, where she was promptly arrested on

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President Obama’s Africa Trip Makes History

President Obama’s Africa Trip Makes History

🕔10:07, 31.Jul 2015

By Mary Alice Miller Within a few days, President Obama made history three times. Obama’s trip to his father’s birthplace in Kenya was the first during his presidency. He is the first sitting president to visit Ethiopia. And President Obama

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A.G. Schneiderman Outlines Scope of Role as Special Prosecutor in Police Killings of Citizens

A.G. Schneiderman Outlines Scope of Role as Special Prosecutor in Police Killings of Citizens

🕔09:32, 31.Jul 2015

By Mary Alice Miller New York State Attorney General Eric Schneiderman called the first-in-the-country Office of Special Prosecutor a response to a “crisis in public confidence” in policing that threatens to erode public willingness to cooperate with police investigations, step

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Central Brooklyn Council Members Consider Participatory Democracy for District Improvements

Central Brooklyn Council Members Consider Participatory Democracy for District Improvements

🕔11:52, 23.Jul 2015

By Mary Alice Miller Participatory budgeting – a process in which community residents offer ideas about infrastructure improvements within their districts – has not yet taken place in central Brooklyn. Normally, individual council members make decisions regarding the allocation of

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New York City and State Enact Policing Reforms in Wake of Police Killings of Citizens

🕔16:39, 17.Jul 2015

By Mary Alice Miller It has been exactly one year since the chokehold homicide of Staten Island resident Eric Garner at the hands of NYPD Officer Daniel Pantaleo. The homicide resulted from a police response to Garner allegedly selling untaxed

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Our Time Press Exclusive: Rep. Yvette Clarke Calls for Scrutiny and Revision of City Contracting Process

Our Time Press Exclusive: Rep. Yvette Clarke Calls for Scrutiny and Revision of City Contracting Process

🕔08:43, 6.Jul 2015

By Mary Alice Miller (July 9, 2015-Our Time Press) In the face of escalating disparate impact of New York City’s contracting process on women and minority owned businesses Congresswoman Yvette Clarke called for the City Council, the Comptroller and the

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