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The African Burial Ground represents a  unique opportunity  and responsibility for all of us   to tell Our Story to the world…

The African Burial Ground represents a unique opportunity and responsibility for all of us  to tell Our Story to the world… Updated

🕔09:38, 23.Feb 2014

… 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 Africans have made to the creation of the United States of America. The African Burial Ground Memorial serves not only as a memorial to educate the descendant community but also to educate the world community at large. No longer should one be able to walk past this site or through lower Manhattan and not know, understand, acknowledge and respect the important contributions ancestral Africans have made to this district and the nation. Our generation has been entrusted with this awesome responsibility. We are honored and we embrace it in honor of the memory of those ancestral Africans who are buried here so that their sacrifices were not in vain. We embrace it so that all of us today will begin a new phase in the process of educating ourselves and the world about the importance of this site and everything it represents. We embrace it for our children and all future generations so that they may come to know, understand, acknowledge, respect and be proud of their history. ­ Rodney Leon, Designer, African Burial Ground Permanent Memorial

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Harry Belafonte Speaks Out to Keep Interfaith Center Stage

Harry Belafonte Speaks Out to Keep Interfaith Center Stage Updated

🕔09:33, 23.Feb 2014

Dramatic Turns in the Community: Harry Belafonte Speaks Out to Keep Interfaith Center Stage “Health Care is a Right, Not an Opportunity” The continuing fight to keep Interfaith Medical Center alive and running received reinforcement… and new armor … when

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Harry Belafonte Takes Interfaith to Center Stage, Urges Community to Raise Collective Voice

Harry Belafonte Takes Interfaith to Center Stage, Urges Community to Raise Collective Voice Updated

🕔13:35, 21.Feb 2014

 “Health Care is a Right, Not an Opportunity” The continuing fight to keep Interfaith Medical Center alive and running received reinforcement… and new armor … when Harry Belafonte  led a post-play talk inside the Brooklyn facility on Atlantic Avenue, February

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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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