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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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Town Hall Meeting on Race, Policing & Civil Rights Brings Out Ideas

Town Hall Meeting on Race, Policing & Civil Rights Brings Out Ideas

🕔12:28, 17.Oct 2014

By Stephen Witt Grassroots organizing, reaching out to neighbors and telling children your people’s struggle for freedom were three of the takeaways from this week’s riveting town hall meeting on race, policing and civil rights. The meeting, held at the

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History Made at NYPD

History Made at NYPD

🕔12:49, 10.Oct 2014

By Walter Taylor Monday, September 29th at Police Plaza, history was made:  Two officers were appointed/promoted; Inspector Juanita N. Holmes was promoted to Deputy Chief and retired Detective Reverend Dr. Barbara Y. Williams-Harris was appointed to Chaplain at the NYPD.

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Long-stalled Sumner Armory  Project Hits New Snag

Long-stalled Sumner Armory Project Hits New Snag

🕔11:51, 10.Oct 2014

By Stephen Witt Plans to turn the long-underutilized Sumner Armory into a multi-use facility for Bedford-Stuyvesant residents as the local community board struggles with city bureaucracy and a lack of funding. The Department of Homeless Services (DHS) currently runs the

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

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

🕔11:30, 10.Oct 2014

By Stephen Witt Dr. John Flateau, a professor at Medgar Evers College and longtime Bedford-Stuyvesant political operative, 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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World-renowned dancer Dwana Smallwood Returns to Bed-Stuy to Give Back

World-renowned dancer Dwana Smallwood Returns to Bed-Stuy to Give Back

🕔11:20, 10.Oct 2014

By Stephen Witt When it comes to sustaining and building the African-American legacy in arts and culture, Dwana Smallwood may have performed in the world’s top theaters as a principal dancer for the Alvin Ailey Dance Company and started the

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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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Young Voices: Bed-Stuy Alive!  My Passion for Chess

Young Voices: Bed-Stuy Alive! My Passion for Chess

🕔11:16, 26.Sep 2014

By Jordan Laland I took an interest in chess at age 12 in middle school. When my history teacher announced that there would be a daily chess after-school program, I felt the adrenaline rush through my veins; I saw all

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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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