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View From Here, Oct 9, 2014:  What Way Forward in Bed-Stuy

View From Here, Oct 9, 2014: What Way Forward in Bed-Stuy

🕔11:28, 21.Oct 2014

Visiting the Kings County Housing Court you see the stress-lined faces of Blacks and Hispanics standing in the halls and sitting on benches caught between the road and the wheels of economic distress, waiting to be called to determine how

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An Exclusive Interview with Eric Adams President, Borough of Brooklyn

An Exclusive Interview with Eric Adams President, Borough of Brooklyn

🕔22:21, 8.Oct 2014

Q&A with David Mark Greaves and Bernice Elizabeth Green Does the man define the job or the job define the man? In the case of Eric Adams, it’s possibly both. He brings to his post as Borough President of Brooklyn,

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NYS Democrats Push Bill Allowing Non-citizens to Get Driver’s Licenses and Serve Jury Duty

NYS Democrats Push Bill Allowing Non-citizens to Get Driver’s Licenses and Serve Jury Duty

🕔19:38, 25.Sep 2014

By Mary Alice Miller If Democrats regain majority control of the state Senate this November, one of the first items on their legislative agenda will be allowing non-citizens to obtain driver’s licenses and serve on jury duty. State Senator Gustavo

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City Council Names Dr. John Flateau as Brooklyn Board of Elections Commissioner

City Council Names Dr. John Flateau as Brooklyn Board of Elections Commissioner

🕔19:23, 25.Sep 2014

By Stephen Witt Dr. John Flateau, a professor at Medgar Evers College and longtime Bedford-Stuyvesant political consultant, was tabbed by the City Council to become the Brooklyn Commissioner of the Board of Elections. The BOE is a bipartisan body charged

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Announcement by city hides details of MWBE Program

Announcement by city hides details of MWBE Program

🕔19:46, 18.Sep 2014

The Daily News reported on September 11th that “The city awarded $690 million in contracts to companies in its program to assist minority- and women-owned businesses in the last year, the highest payout ever, officials said”. “The contracts handed out

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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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