President Obama Pledges Action With, or Without, Congress

President Obama Pledges Action With, or Without, Congress Updated

🕔16:45, 30.Jan 2014

In the traditional presidential State of the Union Address, President Barack Obama outlined a “plan of action” of what he wanted to accomplish with or without the partnership of a recalcitrant Congress. The president spoke of how, while the stock

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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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Empire State Development and MTA: Forest City Ratner and Greenland Holding Don’t Need Environmental Impact Statement

Empire State Development and MTA: Forest City Ratner and Greenland Holding Don’t Need Environmental Impact Statement Updated

🕔16:38, 30.Jan 2014

By Mary Alice Miller Details of Forest City Ratner’s proposed joint venture with Greenland Holding Group were revealed in an Empire State Development (ESD) memorandum. The proposed transaction with Greenland would transfer FCRC’s interests and obligations in the Land Acquisition

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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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PART 5 COINTELPRO Updated

🕔16:17, 30.Jan 2014

Part 1: We Came Before Columbus – Evidence of Africans in the Americas before Europeans. Part 2: Slavery – What were the economic benefits to Europeans for owning African-Americans as chattel property? Slavery as Big Business. Part 3: Slave Labor

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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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Sen. Montgomery Reports: Along Brooklyn’s Western Waterfront, Industrial Revolution In Progress

Sen. Montgomery Reports: Along Brooklyn’s Western Waterfront, Industrial Revolution In Progress Updated

🕔16:01, 30.Jan 2014

New Community Partnerships to be Forged; Strategic Plans for Thousands  of Job Opportunities in Development The Brooklyn Navy Yard is enjoying unparalleled success and worldwide visibility, thanks to the efforts of its development corporation, strong anchor tenants like Steiner Studios

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For Our Children’s Sake

For Our Children’s Sake Updated

🕔15:42, 30.Jan 2014

The President’s State of the Union speech dominated the media along with promises of follow-up coverage the day after.  As of this writing, I have only heard parts of his speech since I chose to watch  Dakari’s (my grandson) basketball

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Super Sunday Updated

🕔15:40, 30.Jan 2014

By Eddie Castro Although the Jets or the Giants will not be headlining this year’s festivities in Sunday’s big game, it is still expected to be a spectacular game at Metlife Stadium for those willing and able to pay $1900

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