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View From Here: Crisis in the Cities

View From Here: Crisis in the Cities

🕔13:00, 25.Nov 2014

By David Mark Greaves The de Blasio Administration announced it is investing $140 million in the Brooklyn Navy Yard, creating 3,000 new jobs in manufacturing and high-tech industries. The question for African-Americans is: Does our education system turn out graduates

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African-American Politicians Stand Behind Obama’s Immigration Initiative

African-American Politicians Stand Behind Obama’s Immigration Initiative

🕔11:46, 25.Nov 2014

By Stephen Witt Brooklyn Congressman Hakeem Jeffries and Congresswoman Yvette Clarke said last week that President Barack Obama’s Executive Order to legalize some four million undocumented immigrants will have no impact on jobs, housing and contracts let out to traditional African-Americans

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Noam Chomsky:  “Things to be Overcome”

Noam Chomsky: “Things to be Overcome”

🕔10:19, 25.Nov 2014

In celebration of their 30th Anniversary, a milestone for a local activist organization, the Brooklyn For Peace organization gave its Pathmakers to Peace Award to honor the lifelong work of MIT Professor Noam Chomsky, “One of the brilliant minds of

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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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Bed-Stuy Volunteer Ambulance Corps Victim of $1Million Identity Theft Scheme

Bed-Stuy Volunteer Ambulance Corps Victim of $1Million Identity Theft Scheme

🕔15:08, 20.Nov 2014

By Stephen Witt Two scam artists were arrested after they allegedly posed as Bedford-Stuyvesant Volunteer Ambulance Corps (BSVAC) officials to bilk an Oklahoma bank out of more than $1 million to pay for what they said were new ambulances and

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77th’s Chief Nelson Hails Tucker, Calls Banks “Good Man”; Caldwell Slams Bratton

77th’s Chief Nelson Hails Tucker, Calls Banks “Good Man”; Caldwell Slams Bratton

🕔21:16, 13.Nov 2014

By Stephen Witt If there was any controversy in Police Commissioner William Bratton’s appointment of Benjamin Tucker as the NYPD’s First Deputy Commissioner last week, the other main candidate for the position, Brooklyn Borough North Police Chief Gerald Nelson, isn’t

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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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ELECTION – Guest OpEd: Where is the Black Agenda? By Attorney Alton Maddox

🕔22:15, 29.Oct 2014

Hon. Karim Camara Chairman, Black, Puerto Rican, Hispanic & Asian Legislative Caucus, LOB 519 Albany, NY 12248   Re:  The Whereabouts of the Black Agenda 2014   Dear Mr. Chairman:              No voter of African ancestry in New York should

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Upcoming Election Offers Little Competition in Several State Races

Upcoming Election Offers Little Competition in Several State Races

🕔22:01, 29.Oct 2014

By Stephen Witt For much of Central Brooklyn the upcoming Nov. 4 election next Tuesday is more of a mandate than a competitive vote between two candidates. That’s because several incumbents are running unopposed or have only marginal opposition. Those

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An Interview with Borough President Eric Adams

An Interview with Borough President Eric Adams

🕔12:34, 24.Oct 2014

“We want to make Brooklyn Borough Hall a green building, a LEED building, primed for renewable and sustainable energy. We’re big on that and that’s an international conversation. We have a local obligation but an international destination.” Borough President Eric

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