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An Open Call to Action

An Open Call to Action Updated

🕔07:25, 3.Aug 2012

From the “Concerned Faculty of Medgar Evers College” Over forty years ago, Brooklyn’s Black community and elected officials organized to establish Medgar Evers College, an institution to educate the children of Central Brooklyn’s working class and poor families. Of all

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Hipsters get new pool, Brownsville residents see their swimming hole shut down

Hipsters get new pool, Brownsville residents see their swimming hole shut down Updated

🕔07:19, 3.Aug 2012

Disproportionate allocation of city funds to communities of color questioned again By Nico Simino   As news of the Brownsville Recreation Center’s indoor pool shutting down for the rest of summer spreads due to repairs, questions have arisen over how

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Young Minds to Greet Officials From India and Morocco, Sunday, August 5; Public Welcome

Young Minds to Greet Officials From India and Morocco, Sunday, August 5; Public Welcome Updated

🕔07:06, 3.Aug 2012

Amidst the tidal wave of day care and headstart program closings, Fort Greene’s Young Minds Day Care Center is placing new meaning on the local-to-global perspective for its annual International Visitors Day,  Sunday, August 5, beginning at 3:00 pm at

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Emilio Dorcely Appointed Acting President & CEO of Bridge Street Development Corp.

Emilio Dorcely Appointed Acting President & CEO of Bridge Street Development Corp. Updated

🕔06:37, 3.Aug 2012

Bedford-Stuyvesant, Brooklyn, NY – July 31, 2012 – The Board of Directors of Bridge Street Development Corporation (BSDC) announced today that they have appointed Emilio Dorcely, who until now held the position of Chief Operating Officer as the organization’s Acting

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NYC Workers rally to demand raise of minimum wage

NYC Workers rally to demand raise of minimum wage

🕔07:53, 27.Jul 2012

State and federal minimum wage stuck at $7.25 since 2009 By Stephen Witt Low-Wage workers, elected officials, union leaders and clergy held a rally and a march this week in Manhattan to demand higher wages and better benefits. Currently both

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City crows about great improvement  in charter school test results

City crows about great improvement in charter school test results

🕔07:37, 27.Jul 2012

Critics question criteria and increasing gulf between the haves and have-nots By Nico Simino As recent test results show that public school students in grades 3-8 have shown an improvement in math and English scores, New York City charter school

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The Hattie Carthan “After Church” Farmers’ Market  Opens Second Season With Education Focus and New Herbal Apothecary Space, Sunday, July 29

The Hattie Carthan “After Church” Farmers’ Market Opens Second Season With Education Focus and New Herbal Apothecary Space, Sunday, July 29

🕔13:34, 26.Jul 2012

The Hattie Carthan “After Church” market, Bedford-Stuyvesant’s newly transformed and largest herb farm and community market, opens for its second consecutive season of healthy food and cultural activities for all ages,  at 49 Van Buren Street (btw. Tompkins/Throop) on Sunday,

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Growing Communities, From the Ground Up

Growing Communities, From the Ground Up

🕔13:33, 26.Jul 2012

by Yonnette Fleming Long before I created the Hattie Carthan Urban Agriculture Corps, the youths that hunger for self-knowledge, intuition, good food, nurturance, acknowledgement and wisdom, graced my nightly prayers. As a woman farmer of color, it was clear to

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Timbuktu Historic Sites Destroyed; President Obama Authorized Aid for Mali Refugees; ICC Commences Inquiry

Timbuktu Historic Sites Destroyed; President Obama Authorized Aid for Mali Refugees; ICC Commences Inquiry Updated

🕔13:15, 26.Jul 2012

  During recent weeks, historic, cultural, and religious sites in Timbuktu have been destroyed. Thousands of refugees have been displaced fleeing the harsh imposition of Sharia law, including lashings in the streets. President Obama has authorized the use of up

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Long Island College Hospital to layoff 150 workers

Long Island College Hospital to layoff 150 workers Updated

🕔12:31, 26.Jul 2012

Dismissal comes year after SUNY Downstate takeover and as borough unemployment reaches 11 percent By Amelia Rawlins As part of the detrimental pattern of many Brooklyn hospitals, Cobble Hill’s Long Island College Hospital (LICH) gave 150 workers a 30-day layoff

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