By Stephen Witt Two scam artists were arrested after they allegedly posed as Bedford-Stuyvesant Volunteer Ambulance Corps (BSVAC) officials to bilk an Oklahoma bank out of more than $1 million to pay for what they said were new ambulances and
By David Mark Greaves The Advisory Board for Boys and Girls High School has pulled off a coup. They have engaged Dr. Michael Wiltshire, Principal of the renowned Medgar Evers Preparatory School, with its 97% graduation rate, to be the
Homework help dropped and hours reduced, childcare decertified By Stephen Witt The Herbert Von King Park Recreation Center has seen their longtime after school program decertified, sparking fears among parents and workers alike that the self-empowerment center may face layoffs
By Stephen Witt Grassroots organizing, reaching out to neighbors and telling children your people’s struggle for freedom were three of the takeaways from this week’s riveting town hall meeting on race, policing and civil rights. The meeting, held at the
By Walter Taylor Monday, September 29th at Police Plaza, history was made: Two officers were appointed/promoted; Inspector Juanita N. Holmes was promoted to Deputy Chief and retired Detective Reverend Dr. Barbara Y. Williams-Harris was appointed to Chaplain at the NYPD.
By Jordan Laland I took an interest in chess at age 12 in middle school. When my history teacher announced that there would be a daily chess after-school program, I felt the adrenaline rush through my veins; I saw all
The Daily News reported on September 11th that “The city awarded $690 million in contracts to companies in its program to assist minority- and women-owned businesses in the last year, the highest payout ever, officials said”. “The contracts handed out
By Vinette K. Pryce Hurricane Sandy stormed Staten Island a few years ago leaving behind strewn homes, boats and homeless residents but on Aug. 23– the 25th Anniversary of the murder of Yusuf Hawkins in Bensonhurst, Brooklyn — thousands flooded
William Greaves, one of the most respected independents in the film and television world has passed away.
William Greaves, one of the most respected independents in the film and television world has passed away. Internationally recognized for his groundbreaking body of work, the pioneering African-American filmmaker was 87. Greaves passed at his home in Manhattan on Monday