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“Renaissance House” in the Vineyard Calling for Voices to Read Frederick Douglass’ Historic “Fourth of July”  Speech at Inkwell Beach

“Renaissance House” in the Vineyard Calling for Voices to Read Frederick Douglass’ Historic “Fourth of July” Speech at Inkwell Beach

🕔09:17, 23.Jun 2014

If you’re on Martha’s Vineyard this Fourth of July, become part of history when Renaissance House Writer’s Retreat in the Vineyard presents the annual open-air, public reading of  Frederick Douglass’ “What Does the Fourth of July Mean to a Negro?”

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News Briefs

🕔10:58, 6.Jun 2014

  Interfaith Medical Center Gets Clean Bill of Health   Interfaith Medical Center (IMC) this week emerged from bankruptcy after a federal court approved its restructuring proposal, ending a year-and-a-half battle that threatened its closure. “We are thankful for all

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Rep. Hakeem Jeffries Calls for FBI Assistance in East New York Manhunt  6-year-old Prince Joshua Avitto.

Rep. Hakeem Jeffries Calls for FBI Assistance in East New York Manhunt 6-year-old Prince Joshua Avitto. Updated

🕔10:57, 6.Jun 2014

Rep. Hakeem Jeffries Calls for FBI Assistance in East New York Manhunt  6-year-old Prince Joshua Avitto’s funeral will take place at St. Paul’s Community Baptist Church on Friday, June 6, 10am By Mary Alice Miller After a weekend of deadly

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A Lasting Brooklyn Moon

A Lasting Brooklyn Moon Updated

🕔09:08, 30.May 2014

  By Olivier Stephenson When Mike Thompson opened Brooklyn Moon Café, an intimate roughly 30-seat-capacity eatery in January 1995, the Fort Greene community where it’s located at 745 Fulton Street, was nothing close to what it looks like today.  

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At Kings County Hospital

At Kings County Hospital

🕔13:46, 28.May 2014

At Kings County Hospital, Gama Droiville Speaks: On April 14, thirteen-year-old Gama Droiville, waiting for a bus with his aunt and brother in East Flatbush, was struck by a gang member’s stray bullet.  At the time, the courageous 8th-grader ,

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On Dr. Vincent Harding

On Dr. Vincent Harding

🕔13:45, 28.May 2014

Presented at the Samuel Dewitt Proctor Journey to Justice February 2014 Clergy and Lay Leadership Conference   Today, we honor the extraordinary work of Dr. Vincent Harding and the Veterans of Hope Project (VOHP) based on the campus of the Iliff

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City Council asks de Blasio for $14.2 Million for More Summer Youth Jobs

City Council asks de Blasio for $14.2 Million for More Summer Youth Jobs Updated

🕔13:42, 28.May 2014

  By Stephen Witt A coalition of elected officials, community-based organizations and youths demanded this week that the de Blasio Administration put in another $14.2 million from the budget to pay for another 10,000 jobs (minimum-wage jobs) for the city’s

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Fate of NYCHA Community Centers Remain Up In The Air

Fate of NYCHA Community Centers Remain Up In The Air

🕔13:41, 28.May 2014

  By Stephen Witt Public housing tenant leaders facing the prospect of 57 community and senior centers closing July 1 expressed everything from utter despair to cautious optimism that either the City Council or the New York City Housing Authority

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REMEMBERING ELOMBE BRATH!

REMEMBERING ELOMBE BRATH! Updated

🕔13:38, 28.May 2014

We have lost a great repository of history and activism in the passing of Elombe Brath, Chairman of the Patrice Lumumba Coalition and as a former producer on Gil Noble’s legendary “Like It Is”, helping to make it the not-to-be-missed

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