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The View From Here:  African-Americans are Small Players in NYC’s M/WBE Program

The View From Here: African-Americans are Small Players in NYC’s M/WBE Program

🕔20:21, 9.Apr 2015

By David Mark Greaves The Black Institute founded by Bertha Lewis, the former CEO of ACORN, has issued a report on minority- and women-owned businesses entitled “Not Good Enough: the Myth of ‘Good Faith and Best Efforts’”, the report examines

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Bed-Stuy Rocked with Building Inspectors “On The Take” As Gentrification Grows

Bed-Stuy Rocked with Building Inspectors “On The Take” As Gentrification Grows

🕔21:26, 12.Feb 2015

By Stephen Witt To Bedford-Stuyvesant homeowner Eric Nathaniel, this week’s massive bust of 50 people including city Department of Buildings (DOB) and Department of Housing Preservation and Development (“HPD”) employees, property managers and owners, expeditors, contractors and one engineer was

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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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Education of Our Children Is Moving Front  & Center In Bedford-Stuyvesant And Beyond

Education of Our Children Is Moving Front & Center In Bedford-Stuyvesant And Beyond

🕔15:05, 19.Dec 2013

Due to the pioneering efforts of such scholars as Dr. Andrea Taylor (left), interest in the fields of technology and science by young women is picking up steam.  DivaSteam, that is.  Dr. Taylor is the volunteer director of the divaSTEAM

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Celebrating Weeksville Through The Eyes Of The Future

Celebrating Weeksville Through The Eyes Of The Future

🕔14:53, 19.Dec 2013

By: Akirah Harris, Desiree Henderson, Janiyah Hughes, Ailec Lasalle, Chasity Patrick,  Jayla Shuler, Janae Singleton, Amya Torres, Ranasia White, Maurice Williams, Students Deborah Alexander and Jean Derico, Supervising Teachers On Wednesday, December 11, 2013, after invited 2nd and 3rd grade

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Fulton St. Sculpture Deserves Closer Look: Todd Williams Broke Barriers!

Fulton St. Sculpture Deserves Closer Look: Todd Williams Broke Barriers!

🕔14:26, 19.Dec 2013

Angela Davis, Amiri Baraka, Mark Twain and Victor Hugo have spoken through the ages: the built environment we erect around us reflects our values and civic priorities! By: Morgan Sankofa Powell Consider Boys and Girls High School an art museum. 

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Mandela – A Portrait  and Model Of Self-Esteem

Mandela – A Portrait and Model Of Self-Esteem

🕔13:20, 19.Dec 2013

The worldwide tribute to Nelson Mandela served as a reminder of the power nourished by self-esteem.   What is self-esteem?  It is the overall judgment of oneself.    High self-esteem is a quiet “under the skin” feeling of comfort with yourself, not

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Celebrating Weeksville

Celebrating Weeksville

🕔12:27, 12.Dec 2013

The quiet voice of Ms. Joan Maynard, the artist-archaeologist-preservationist who devoted nearly four decades before her death in 2006 to preserving four wood-frame cottages, would be raised in delight yesterday when The Weeksville Heritage Center celebrated the completion of its

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African- American Share Of NYC’s Pie

African- American Share Of NYC’s Pie

🕔15:01, 27.Nov 2013

We’re missing so much, we don’t even know it’s gone NYC Vendor Spending Jan. 2012-Dec. 2012 Total: Apx. $18 billion dollars Total to African-American Vendors: $27 million View From Here ■ By David Mark Greaves Once we put aside the

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A Kwanzaa Project

🕔14:51, 27.Nov 2013

If we accept as valid the proverb, “It takes a village to raise a child”, and if we cannot identify the village, do we resign ourselves to being unable to raise our children or do we re-create the village? The

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