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OPINION: Brownsville Assembly Race is a Popularity Contest

🕔13:59, 8.Sep 2014

By Mary Alice Miller In order to understand the race for the 55th Assembly open seat vacated by convicted and soon-to-be-sentenced William Boyland, Jr., voters should answer the following questions. Quiz: 1) Which candidate(s) spreads snarky, often unfounded rumors about

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Landlord Calls City Councilwoman Darlene Mealy a Deadbeat Tenant

🕔15:55, 4.Sep 2014

By Stephen Witt A local landlord is charging City Councilwoman Darlene Mealy with being a deadbeat tenant and that she abused her authority in having him cuffed and arrested. Robert Mulzak, a retired New York City firefighter, said Mealy is

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De Blasio to Do Away With Admissions Test to Get Into Elite High School

🕔15:44, 4.Sep 2014

By Stephen Witt While Mayor de Blasio supports scrapping an admissions test as the sole criteria into the city’s elite public schools so more black and Hispanic students can gain entrance, his administration remained silent about the dearth of Gifted

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Dr. Rudy Crew, President Medgar Evers College, speaks on his first year

Dr. Rudy Crew, President Medgar Evers College, speaks on his first year

🕔12:55, 4.Sep 2014

Our Time Press Interviews Dr. Rudy Crew, President, Medgar Evers College Q&A by David Mark Greaves Dr. Rudolph F. Crew, President of Medgar Evers College and former New York City schools chancellor, is regarded as a “warrior” for education reform.  Dr. Crew

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William Garfield Greaves Documentarian – Filmmaker – Teacher October 8, 1926 – August 25, 2014

William Garfield Greaves Documentarian – Filmmaker – Teacher October 8, 1926 – August 25, 2014

🕔19:09, 29.Aug 2014

William Greaves, one of the most respected independents in the film and television world has passed away.  Internationally recognized for his groundbreaking body of work the pioneering African-American filmmaker was 87.  Greaves passed at his home in Manhattan on Monday

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Questions Arise Over Felony Convictions of Former Assemblyman Clarence Norman

🕔18:51, 29.Aug 2014

By Stephen Witt With former Kings County District Attorney Charles Hynes facing possible criminal charges and several high-profile murder convictions under Hynes’ tenure being overturned, at least one current lawmaker feels it might be time to exonerate convicted former Kings

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Battle to Succeed Eric Adams in 20th Senate District Heats Up

Battle to Succeed Eric Adams in 20th Senate District Heats Up

🕔18:44, 29.Aug 2014

By Stephen Witt With the primary season moving into the final stretch towards the Sept. 9 election, the race for the vacant 20th Senatorial District seat, formerly occupied by Borough President Eric Adams, looks to go down to the wire.

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Political Apathy Reigns as Open-Seat Assembly Candidates Handshake and Smile toward Primary Day

Political Apathy Reigns as Open-Seat Assembly Candidates Handshake and Smile toward Primary Day

🕔18:13, 29.Aug 2014

By Mary Alice Miller The 2014 Democratic Primary will take place in less than two weeks. Since petitions were submitted by the July 10 deadline, there have been zero (0) candidate debates or forums in the 55th Assembly District formerly

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Never Forget:  The Context for America Today is Slavery

Never Forget: The Context for America Today is Slavery

🕔13:32, 23.Aug 2014

    By David Mark Greaves European-American police officers choking, beating and killing African-American people, uprisings in the streets of Ferguson, Missouri following the shooting death of Michael Brown. Self-destructive rap lyrics, young people killing each other in the street,

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Study to rezone Empire Blvd. leaves grass-roots community feeling left out

Study to rezone Empire Blvd. leaves grass-roots community feeling left out

🕔16:32, 22.Aug 2014

By Stephen Witt A city study to rezone Empire Boulevard – the major thoroughfare straddling the Crown Heights and Prospect-Lefferts Gardens neighborhoods– is drawing strong community opposition and setting off the first major challenge to Borough President Eric Adams’ administration.

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