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Black Women Begin to Ask: Why Should We March?

Black Women Begin to Ask: Why Should We March? Updated

🕔13:36, 21.Aug 2014

By Mary Alice Miller We are all witnessing yet another dance between civil rights and social control. The latest iterations of this very public dance include the upcoming August 23 “We Will Not Go Back” Verrazano Bridge caravan to the

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City Councilman Jumaane Williams says Bed-Stuy can be saved from gentrification

City Councilman Jumaane Williams says Bed-Stuy can be saved from gentrification Updated

🕔13:14, 21.Aug 2014

By Stephen Witt Despite speculators buying up large chunks of Bedford-Stuyvesant, City Councilman Jumaane Williams said this week that the neighborhood can survive the gentrification onslaught and save the historical black community known as Brooklyn’s Harlem. Williams comments came in

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American History, Only Half-Taught

American History, Only Half-Taught

🕔10:42, 16.Aug 2014

One of the reasons people are continually shocked by police violence across the country is that American history has never been completely taught in school. Left out has been any in-depth study of chattel slavery and the long term effects

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Legislation in the Offing to outfit cops with Body Cameras

Legislation in the Offing to outfit cops with Body Cameras

🕔09:53, 16.Aug 2014

By Stephen Witt If Public Advocate Letitia James’ proposal for a pilot program to outfit police with body-worn cameras is enacted, three Brooklyn precincts will be at the top of the list for the equipment. Under James’ proposal, unveiled at

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Luxury Developer Uses Credit Scores to Keep Affordable Units Empty

Luxury Developer Uses Credit Scores to Keep Affordable Units Empty

🕔09:47, 16.Aug 2014

By Mary Alice Miller 66 Rockwell is one of the newest luxury high-rise residential buildings changing the landscape of downtown Brooklyn. The tower has a number of affordable units available with rents as low as $546 for a studio and

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Central Brooklyn on sale? Meet the Aussie who’s buying up the neighborhood and then some…

Central Brooklyn on sale? Meet the Aussie who’s buying up the neighborhood and then some… Updated

🕔16:14, 15.Aug 2014

  Alan Dixon is CEO of Dixon Advisory USA (Dixon USA), a firm that oversees more than 60 full-time staff in the New York area office, according to his website. Dixon USA, a subsidiary of Dixon Advisory and Superannuation Services

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Night Out Against Crime Brings Police & Community Together

Night Out Against Crime Brings Police & Community Together

🕔11:41, 8.Aug 2014

  By Stephen Witt Deputy Inspector Scott Henderson, the Commanding Officer of the 81st Police Precinct, stood just outside Jackie Robinson Park and noted (with pride) how nearly a thousand people turned out for the precinct’s National Night Out Against

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Eddie Ellis Leaves Legacy of Innovative Prison Policy Reform

Eddie Ellis Leaves Legacy of Innovative Prison Policy Reform Updated

🕔11:23, 8.Aug 2014

By Mary Alice Miller Eddie Ellis became an ancestor during the early morning hours of July 24. Ellis transitioned at age 72. Although he was private regarding his personal health issues, it is believed he died as a result of

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Feds demand reform over abuse of teenage inmates at Rikers Island

Feds demand reform over abuse of teenage inmates at Rikers Island Updated

🕔11:11, 8.Aug 2014

  By Stephen Witt In a scathing 79-page report, the federal government found the New York City Department of Corrections (DOC) fosters a consistent “culture of violence” against teenage inmates at Rikers Island. The report covered the years 2011-13 and

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The View From Here:   Actions By Police Nothing New

The View From Here: Actions By Police Nothing New

🕔10:48, 8.Aug 2014

by David Mark Greaves The pundit denial of the behavior some European-Americans have toward those who are visibly of African heritage is always astonishing to see. “It wasn’t racism because the Supervising Sergeant was an African-American woman,” they cry in

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