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Blacks Still Carving Out Back Doors

🕔09:47, 18.Apr 2014

By Alton H. Maddox, Jr.   The advertisement said that President Barack Obama would be the keynote speaker for the annual convention of the National Action Network. His proposed speech on April 11, 2014 would be aired on Sirius Satellite

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Public Policy Struggles with Children Who Kill, Part 1

Public Policy Struggles with Children Who Kill, Part 1 Updated

🕔09:45, 18.Apr 2014

By Mary Alice Miller   New York City mourned fallen police officer Dennis Guerra this week in a public demonstration of grief. Thousands of NYPD officers attended the funeral. Guerra, a husband and father of four young children who was

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Hero School Crossing Guard Injured while Saving Child from Speeding Car

🕔09:44, 18.Apr 2014

By Mary Alice Miller   School crossing guards put their lives on the line every day while helping children cross busy streets. At 8am on Wednesday, April 9, the unthinkable happened. School crossing guard Shameeka White pushed a child out

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Local Elected Officials Brainstorm Ways to Serve Unrepresented Districts

Local Elected Officials Brainstorm Ways to Serve Unrepresented Districts Updated

🕔12:38, 12.Apr 2014

By Mary Alice Miller When a constituent calls the district office of convicted former Assemblyman William Boyland, Jr., the phone is answered with “Good afternoon. 55th Assembly district.” In response to the caller inquiry on staffers still manning that district

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Lien Sale Help Night to Aid Homeowners Behind on Property Tax and Water Bills

Lien Sale Help Night to Aid Homeowners Behind on Property Tax and Water Bills

🕔12:27, 12.Apr 2014

By Stephen Witt About 700 Bedford-Stuyvesant homeowners facing a lien on their property due to being behind on property taxes and/or water bills might be eligible for tax reductions, flexible payment schedules or even a reprieve on these bills thanks

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The Community Speaks … Elliott “Skipp” Roseboro: Cuomo embraces Charters – sells out other 95% of our kids Updated

🕔19:05, 2.Apr 2014

This is not about Charter schools vs. Public schools. There is room for both. This is about what is right and what is wrong. Mayor Bill de Blasio has taken considerable heat for wanting to remove some Charter schools from

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Interfaith Advocates Heartened  With Restructuring Plan

Interfaith Advocates Heartened With Restructuring Plan

🕔18:43, 2.Apr 2014

By: Stephen Witt With a restructuring of the Interfaith Medical Center’s leadership in place, local community stakeholders are cautiously optimistic that the medical center will come out of its bankruptcy with the ability to stay open and serve the public.

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Prisoner Education Initiative and  DREAM Act Goes Down in Flames

Prisoner Education Initiative and DREAM Act Goes Down in Flames Updated

🕔19:43, 29.Mar 2014

Kings County Politics (KCP) By Stephen Witt Governor Andrew Cuomo may talk the talk on his proposed Prisoner Education Initiative, but sources say his winking at the Republican-controlled Senate has provided cover for not having to walk the walk. Both

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Kings County Politics (KCP) The Good and Bad of Special Elections Updated

🕔11:52, 23.Mar 2014

By Stephen Witt While several elected officials are calling for Gov. Andrew Cuomo to call special elections to fill four Assembly seats and a Senate seat in Brooklyn, others say that special elections favor entrenched Democratic Party stalwarts, leaving little

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Gala Celebrating New Federal Theater (44th Year) and Legendary Producer-Director Voza Rivers, A Class Act in the History of Black Theatre

🕔11:44, 23.Mar 2014

Appearances and Performances by intergenerational stars showcased Executive Producer Woodie King, Jr.’s event theme: Our History is Our Equity By: Gloria Dulan-Wilson Sunday, March 16 was truly a momentous occasion as the Black theatrical and entertainment community saluted, feted and

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