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Rep. Yvette Clarke Holds Clinic on New Immigrant Policy

🕔09:37, 16.Sep 2012

Less than a month after the Obama Administration implemented Deferred Action – an immigration policy that allows eligible youth the opportunity to obtain employment authorization and deferred action providing temporary relief from deportation or removal proceedings – Representative Yvette Clarke

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Bed-Stuy kids move to front of class with pilot engineering program

Bed-Stuy kids move to front of class with pilot engineering program

🕔08:38, 16.Sep 2012

By Nico Simino Following the success of a 2012 summer pilot program, kids in Bed-Stuy will now have a place to not only have fun, but learn and improve their math and science skills, following in sync with the national

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Calendar 8/30/12

Calendar 8/30/12

🕔12:38, 30.Aug 2012

THIS WEEKEND! Thur., Aug. 30th To raise awareness about HIV in the African-American community, The Watchful Eye joins Xtra Mile Mindset to host “The Red Party” at the Brooklyn Terrace Rooftop Lounge. The evening will be filled with live performances,

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104 and still going strong

104 and still going strong

🕔12:28, 30.Aug 2012

Virginia Jones Hawkins, Celebrated her 104th birthday on August 29, 2012.  The widow of the late Malcolm Hawkins has lived on the 600 Block of Macdonough Street since 1948.  Born in 1908 Staunton, Virginia, she is a true Brooklyn heroine. 

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A Look Back in Pictures at the South African Festival…

A Look Back in Pictures at the South African Festival…

🕔12:26, 30.Aug 2012

Festival Organizer Joshua Sindisa Mrulekana Speaks We topped last year’s South Africa Festival Fund-raiser 2012 proceeds raised by more than ten percent.  This shows that the South Africa Celebration initiative at the Bedford YMCA is growing stronger each year. People

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Faith Leaders Ex-Offenders Keep it Real on Gun Violence, Offer Counseling & Encouragement

Faith Leaders Ex-Offenders Keep it Real on Gun Violence, Offer Counseling & Encouragement

🕔12:22, 30.Aug 2012

By Bernice Elizabeth Green Last Saturday, August 25, Rev. Diane Hodges and Rev. Bruce William, soldiers in Prison Ministry, who delivered the word of peace and healing to hardened criminals hardened lives  to young troubled…. joined the Ethelyne Henderson Women’s

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News Briefs 8/30/12

News Briefs 8/30/12

🕔12:02, 30.Aug 2012

City mum on Sumner Armory The city Department of Homeless Services (DHS) issued a terse “No comment” regarding their intentions of use for the Sumner Armory on Marcus Garvey Blvd. Currently, DHS contracts out a small part of the armory

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West Indian Day Parade organizers say the 45th annual event will be the best ever

West Indian Day Parade organizers say the 45th annual event will be the best ever

🕔11:55, 30.Aug 2012

By Amelia Rawlins Colorful handmade costumes, cultural foods and island music are all again expected for Monday’s West Indian-American Day Parade – the largest parade in New York City. “ We have done extensive planning and we have been working

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Lynnette C. Velasco Embraced the Majesty

Lynnette C. Velasco Embraced the Majesty

🕔09:38, 30.Aug 2012

Dr. Brenda M. Greene Lynnette Velasco,  the beloved writer, journalist, poet and avid supporter of black literature and in particular, children’s literature, was passionate about young people and participated in many literary programs focused on promoting children’s authors and literature.

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Trucked Out SUV Provides 700 Backpacks  and a Day of Fun for Brownsville Children

Trucked Out SUV Provides 700 Backpacks and a Day of Fun for Brownsville Children

🕔09:07, 30.Aug 2012

By Mary Alice Miller Brownsville can tell the time of year by Trucked Out SUV events. Christmas. Easter. Thanksgiving. Local residents flock to Trucked Out’s back-to-school street party, one of their most popular events. “They know that summer is coming

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