Chokwe Lumumba,  Mayor of Jackson, Mississippi, has died

Chokwe Lumumba, Mayor of Jackson, Mississippi, has died

🕔15:37, 27.Feb 2014

“Our father passed today (Tuesday) and we thank you for all the well wishes for which we have received,” said the mayor’s son, Chokwe Antar Lumumba. “What we ask for most is prayers, for we believe in the power of

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No Need to Choose: New Report Shows Kids Statewide Would Benefit From NYC’s Pre-K Plan

No Need to Choose: New Report Shows Kids Statewide Would Benefit From NYC’s Pre-K Plan

🕔15:33, 27.Feb 2014

NEW YORK — A new report released today by a group of education advocates argues that  allowing New York City to raise taxes on the wealthy to pay for Pre-K would benefit kids across  the entire state.  The report, entitled:

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Interfaith Rally Presses State to Save the Medical Facility

Interfaith Rally Presses State to Save the Medical Facility

🕔15:29, 27.Feb 2014

As the Interfaith Medical Center Board of Trustees continues to meet with creditors, the state Health Department and the Dormitory Authority of the State of New York (DASNY)  in bankruptcy court, a bevy of elected officials led about two dozen

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Cornegy Votes Yes with Reservations On The Paid Sick Leave Bill

Cornegy Votes Yes with Reservations On The Paid Sick Leave Bill

🕔15:06, 27.Feb 2014

As this paper went to press, Bedford-Stuyvesant City Councilman Robert Cornegy voted yes for the Sick Paid Leave Bill – one of Mayor Bill de Blasio’s signature pieces of legislation. Under the bill, which is now headed to de Blasio’s

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For Black America-We Are “Still a Nation at Risk”

For Black America-We Are “Still a Nation at Risk”

🕔15:03, 27.Feb 2014

The National Black Education Agenda Responds to COMMON CORE STATE STANDARDS advocated by The Council of State School Officers and the National Governors Association.   Principal Criticisms of the Common Core State Standards: On the Road to Educational Genocide Neither

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Gary Byrd Has Hope for Future of Black Radio

Gary Byrd Has Hope for Future of Black Radio

🕔14:54, 27.Feb 2014

On the same date of the announcement that WBLS and WLIB were sold (yet again), this time to Emmis Communications for $131 million, Gary Byrd spoke of the historical roots of Black radio and its legacy at Historic First Church

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Unleashing the Power of Parents

🕔12:53, 27.Feb 2014

How often, if ever, are parents recognized as the major contributors to our neighborhoods, towns, cities and states?  How often, if ever, do parents and grandparents of African descent think that they are literally molding the future?     African-Americans have survived

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Heartbreak City

🕔12:52, 27.Feb 2014

It has not been a memorable season for the New York Knicks thus far. With a record of 21-36, they are by far one of the most disappointing teams in the league this year. Despite some current injuries, coach Mike

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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…

🕔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

🕔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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