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Ancestral African Presence in Early New York

Ancestral African Presence in Early New York Updated

🕔13:20, 21.Feb 2014

  New York’s Seventeenth-Century African Burial Ground in History Enslaved Africans were the City’s first union of laborers , an unpaid workforce of men, women and children. They cleared the land, paved the roads and built the infrastructure. New York’s

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THE RITES of ANCESTRAL RETURN

THE RITES of ANCESTRAL RETURN Updated

🕔13:17, 21.Feb 2014

September – October 2003 By Sherrill D. Wilson, Ph.D. More than 10,000 people came together in eight cities over a period of five days to pay final tribute to the ancestral remains of 419 African men, women and children en

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The African Burial Ground represents a unique opportunity

The African Burial Ground represents a unique opportunity Updated

🕔13:02, 21.Feb 2014

and responsibility for all of us  to tell Our Story to the world… … and to specifically honor the memories of the ancestral Africans who  have passed. It’s a story and history of both extreme sacrifice and profound  contributions that

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Bed-Stuy Slow Zone Hits Speed Bump

Bed-Stuy Slow Zone Hits Speed Bump Updated

🕔13:06, 14.Feb 2014

Community Board 3 gives thumbs down to city proposal to reduce speed from 30 to 20 MPH Citing concerns of increased police ticketing and traffic snares along Bed-Stuy’s major auto thoroughfares, Community Board 3 voted 27-4 on Monday to not

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Sen. Montgomery’s Open Secret to Political Success

Sen. Montgomery’s Open Secret to Political Success Updated

🕔12:39, 14.Feb 2014

  New York State Senator Velmanette Montgomery, a Beloved Crusader and Ambassador for the People, Reflects on 30 Years of Dedicated Serviceby David Mark Greaves and Bernice Elizabeth Green Last week, the publishers of Our Time Press sat down with

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Rep. Hakeem Jeffries 2014 State of the District Address

Rep. Hakeem Jeffries 2014 State of the District Address Updated

🕔11:08, 6.Feb 2014

By: Mary Alice Miller It was an event full of all the pomp and circumstance attendant with a congressional office. Representative Hakeem Jeffries’ first congressional State of the District Address attracted constituents, elected officials, and youth who filled the auditorium

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What Ever Happened to the Atlantic Yards Community Benefits Agreement?

What Ever Happened to the Atlantic Yards Community Benefits Agreement? Updated

🕔16:40, 30.Jan 2014

By Mary Alice Miller The Atlantic Yards project was sold to Brooklyn as a “Net” win for everybody. Residents and local businesses displaced by eminent domain and job seekers in surrounding communities were told the project would provide 10,000 jobs

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Weeksville asks de Blasio to be let into city’s  cultural inner circle

Weeksville asks de Blasio to be let into city’s cultural inner circle Updated

🕔16:34, 30.Jan 2014

Says Bloomberg political allocations left office with the former billionaire mayor By Stephen Witt The Weeksville Heritage Center, which documents and preserves the history of the free, self-sufficient 19th century African-American community of Weeksville, is looking to get a little

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A Case for Black gentrification  in Central Brooklyn

A Case for Black gentrification in Central Brooklyn Updated

🕔16:28, 30.Jan 2014

Longtime residents fight to keep the African-American legacy alive in Central Brooklyn By Stephen Witt African-American residents, property owners and activists of Bedford-Stuyvesant are pushing back against the long-held collective society belief that little can be done to stop white

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Brooklyn Has an Answer: Reading and Writing about Us Updated

🕔16:03, 30.Jan 2014

By Morgan Powell Seven years working in the County of Kings – most recently as a journalist – has solidified my conviction: Sankofa!  Knowing the paths we’ve walked sharpens our perspective as we move forward.  This article is about Brooklyn’s

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