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The Rotten Apple

The Rotten Apple

🕔13:11, 13.Dec 2014

                                                        By Eddie Castro               Through nearly a third of the season completed, no one would have thought the New York Knicks would stink this bad. Don’t mean to be a tad bit graphic about it but that’s how

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View From Here:  Black Lives Matter

View From Here: Black Lives Matter

🕔11:53, 13.Dec 2014

What we’re seeing in the reaction to the failure to even indict police officers in the shooting of an unarmed Michael Brown and the chokehold death of Eric Garner is that there is nothing “post-racial” about America and the people

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Will Rookie Be Scapegoated in Gurley Investigation?

Will Rookie Be Scapegoated in Gurley Investigation?

🕔11:39, 13.Dec 2014

By Stephen Witt As protests surrounding unpunished police misconduct continued around the city last week, eyes are beginning to shift to the investigation involving the Nov. 20 shooting death of Akai Gurley in the darkened stairwell of the Pink Houses.

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Diverse Protest Responses to Grand Jury Nonindictments of Police Extrajudicial Shootings

Diverse Protest Responses to Grand Jury Nonindictments of Police Extrajudicial Shootings

🕔11:29, 13.Dec 2014

By Mary Alice Miller  For weeks, the entire globe has witnessed wave after wave of street protests taking place all across the country in response to grand juries bringing “no true bill” in police shootings of civilians of color. In

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Proposed Criminal Court in Brownsville Nixed in City Council Vote

🕔18:28, 4.Dec 2014

By Stephen Witt A move to make a Brownsville building and block into a one-stop shop for the prison industrial complex has the local City Councilwoman roiling. City Councilwoman Darlene Mealy said she found out that the de Blasio Administration

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Ocean Hill-Brownsville Young Professionals Launch 100-Day Fundraiser for District 23 Schools

Ocean Hill-Brownsville Young Professionals Launch 100-Day Fundraiser for District 23 Schools

🕔18:26, 4.Dec 2014

By Mary Alice Miller   Homegrown groups like Ocean Hill-Brownsville Coalition of Young Professionals are making their mark where they live. The 4-year-old group lives its motto – Born. Bred. Build. – by engaging in numerous community engagement activities. OHBCYP’s

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Police Officer Not Indicted in Chokehold Death of Eric Garner

Police Officer Not Indicted in Chokehold Death of Eric Garner

🕔18:19, 4.Dec 2014

By Stephen Witt As this paper went to press, the news broke that the Staten Island Grand Jury decided not to indict police officer Daniel Pantaleo in the chokehold death of Eric Garner. The decision comes on the heels of

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DA Responds to Barrons’ Call for Arrest in Gurley Case

DA Responds to Barrons’ Call for Arrest in Gurley Case

🕔17:46, 4.Dec 2014

That’s “putting the cart before the horse” says, DA spokesperson State Assembly Member-elect Charles Barron and City Council Member Inez Barron are calling on District Attorney Kenneth Thompson to arrest and charge Police Officer Liang in the killing of Akai

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At Herbert Von King Park, Thanksgiving has special  meaning for 350, and one very strong family

At Herbert Von King Park, Thanksgiving has special meaning for 350, and one very strong family

🕔11:07, 26.Nov 2014

Furnishings for the Noel’s new apartment was bestowed upon the family from such groups as 500 Men Who Make A Difference and other organizations. Last Saturday, Von King Cultural Art opened their doors to the family at VKs’ annual Each One,

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Brownsville Resident Fulfills Foreign Service Life Dream

Brownsville Resident Fulfills Foreign Service Life Dream

🕔12:13, 25.Nov 2014

By Mary Alice Miller Alicka Ampry-Samuels has returned to Brownsville after a three-year stint working for the United States State Department and USAID in Ghana, West Africa. Using her experiences and passion for community development in Brownsville, Ampry-Samuels served for

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