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Justice Or Else! Countdown to Million Man March 20th Anniversary Gathering Begins with Farrakhan’s East Coast Tour

🕔08:22, 12.Jun 2015

FINAL CALL PHILADELPHIA – Two decades ago, the Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan of the Nation of Islam convened the historic Million Man March in Washington, D.C., the largest mass-gathering in the history of the United States and perhaps the largest

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Young Professionals Campaign Funds Brownsville Schools

Young Professionals Campaign Funds Brownsville Schools

🕔08:17, 12.Jun 2015

Ocean Hill Brownsville Coalition of Young Professionals announced the successful funding of educational projects for several District #23 schools through their 100 Days, 100 Donors campaign. “We thank everyone that participated in Our 100 Days, 100 Donors initiative,” said Andrea McCullough, chair

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Organizations and activists come together to launch borough-wide Brooklyn Anti-Gentrification Network (B.A.N.)

Organizations and activists come together to launch borough-wide Brooklyn Anti-Gentrification Network (B.A.N.)

🕔07:54, 12.Jun 2015

B.A.N. calls for 11:30am demonstration for Tuesday, June 16th at BAM, 30 Lafayette Ave., Brooklyn, NY 11217 On June 16th, Brooklyn activists will launch the Brooklyn Anti-Gentrification Network (B.A.N.), the 1st-ever grassroots borough-wide coalition to fight gentrification. The real estate corporations,

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MWBE Child Care Providers Question Agenda behind Denial of Contracts

MWBE Child Care Providers Question Agenda behind Denial of Contracts

🕔07:45, 12.Jun 2015

By Mary Alice Miller Three years ago, central Brooklyn was stunned when the city’s scorched earth actions abruptly took away all of Dr. Karen Daughtry’s nationally acclaimed early child care programs in one fell swoop. The callous policy that impacted

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🕔06:24, 8.Jun 2015

Sgt. Henry Johnson, a member of the Harlem Hell Fighters regiment, single-handedly fought off a group of attacking German soldiers, while being wounded 21 times. The Albany, NY resident enlisted in Brooklyn at the Marcy Armory, June 5, 1917. In

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y Child Care Providers and City Council Members Fight to Preserve Services

y Child Care Providers and City Council Members Fight to Preserve Services

🕔06:06, 8.Jun 2015

By Mary Alice Miller On April 27, 2013 (then-Public Advocate and candidate for mayor) Bill de Blasio attended a legislative breakfast at the Fort Greene Council in which he said, “This Fort Greene Council – the senior center, the day

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Former NYC Comptroller John Liu Calls for City Council Hearings on Contract Scoring Process

Former NYC Comptroller John Liu Calls for City Council Hearings on Contract Scoring Process

🕔18:47, 4.Jun 2015

By Mary Alice Miller John Liu, former New York City Comptroller, has a suggestion to bring transparency to the scoring process that displaces long established community service providers by denial through the contracting process. Liu calls for the New York

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Police Brutality is So Bad in the U.S., United Nations Issues Scathing Review

🕔21:36, 3.Jun 2015

April V. Taylor Every four years, each United Nations member country must submit to a public hearing as part of a Universal Periodic Review, and the United States’ human rights record came under fierce criticism recently as part of their

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Van Dyke Residents Work with NYCHA for Quality of Life Improvements

Van Dyke Residents Work with NYCHA for Quality of Life Improvements

🕔21:24, 3.Jun 2015

By Mary Alice Miller Last September, residents of Van Dyke Houses and the surrounding community came together to commence a series of monthly meetings designed to improve greater Brownsville under Next Generation NYCHA. Six committees were formed: abandoned lots and

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Ollie McClean, Education Icon and Civil Rights Activist, Passes

Ollie McClean, Education Icon and Civil Rights Activist, Passes

🕔10:51, 31.May 2015

It is with profound sadness that we announce the passing of Sister Ollie McClean on Tuesday, May 26, 2015. Ollie, a community icon and civil rights activist, was the Founder/Director of Sankofa International Academy(formerly Henson Preparatory School) which has been

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