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Ft Greene Sr. Citizens Council Secures Funding for New Home

Ft Greene Sr. Citizens Council Secures Funding for New Home

🕔23:01, 5.Feb 2016

By David Mark Greaves At the legislative breakfast of the Fort Greene Senior Citizens Council, the blessing by Reverend Charles Galbreath of the Clarendon Road Church included an appeal to the Lord and the assembled politicians for funding, an appeal

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View From Here: Dangerous Times

🕔11:19, 28.Jan 2016

By David Mark Greaves These are very dangerous times because this upcoming election could be stolen and right out in the open and few will see it coming. While the country is amused, bemused, horrified and wondering where are we

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Brock’s Story: Now Retired, Remembers the Nice People

Brock’s Story: Now Retired, Remembers the Nice People

🕔16:04, 26.Jan 2016

When The Pink Tea Cup Supper Club, located at 42 Grove Street near Bleecker, closed in January 2010 after 55 years of success, no one could have been sadder than Brackie “Brock” Rice. It was a sadness tinged with pride,

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View From Here 2016: Keeping Faith With the Struggle

🕔16:31, 7.Jan 2016

By David Mark Greaves Here we are in 2016 and in terms of racial progress, it feels as though time has stood still the last fifty years and left African-Americans still fighting for education and jobs. 40 years of Minority

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View From Here:  2015 – A Stress on Spirit and Planet

View From Here: 2015 – A Stress on Spirit and Planet

🕔19:43, 31.Dec 2015

By David Mark Greaves This has been an exhausting year for the national psyche. Globally, there are the international terrorists, the relatively minuscule number of Muslims causing a distorted perception of followers of a religious faith by wreaking sudden death

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View From Here: A Hard Struggle For Equality in City Vendor Spending

View From Here: A Hard Struggle For Equality in City Vendor Spending

🕔15:30, 18.Dec 2015

By David Mark Greaves With the political news filled with Republican presidential candidates and the convictions of two of the “Three men in a room” of New York State government, it is refreshing to take a break and watch legislators

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OPINION: COMPANY HIRED FOR MWBE STUDY HAS APPALLING DIVERSITY RECORD

OPINION: COMPANY HIRED FOR MWBE STUDY HAS APPALLING DIVERSITY RECORD

🕔15:09, 18.Dec 2015

BY BERTHA LEWIS |City & State DEC 12, 2015 | Imagine if the federal government announced that the 2020 census would be run by the Koch Brothers instead of nonpartisan government employees. Would you trust the results? Would black or

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The View From Here: Trump Supporters Have Dark Roots

The View From Here: Trump Supporters Have Dark Roots

🕔19:07, 10.Dec 2015

By David Mark Greaves The demagogue at the dais, the adoring crowd at his feet, these are scenes I thought were consigned to archival newsreels, but what should be in grainy black and white is in high definition color and

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View From Here: Gentrification, W/MBE and Wrongly-used Black Spending Power

🕔21:20, 3.Dec 2015

By David Mark Greaves What is called “gentrification” has a number of causes, not only the multi-trillion dollar transfer of wealth amassed during a time of racial hostility. With the holiday shopping season upon us, please consider this: While we

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The Suppressed Speech of Wamsutta (Frank B.) James To have been delivered at Plymouth, Massachusetts, 1970

The Suppressed Speech of Wamsutta (Frank B.) James To have been delivered at Plymouth, Massachusetts, 1970

🕔20:56, 25.Nov 2015

From The Southern Poverty Law Project: Three hundred fifty years after the Pilgrims began their invasion of the land of the Wampanoag, their “American” descendants planned an anniversary celebration. Still clinging to the white schoolbook myth of friendly relations between

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