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Dr. Kim Best, 79th’s Michael J. LiPetri: “Phenomenal” National Night Out, a Family “Reunion” Updated

🕔08:52, 9.Aug 2012

This week’s National Night Out at Von King Park was one of the largest ever  in Central Brooklyn, said Dr. Kim Best, President, 79th Precinct Council, the organization that hosted the Tuesday event with the 79th Precinct.   More than

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Bed-Stuy’s National Night Out de-glorifies crime

🕔09:26, 3.Aug 2012

Photos of Rikers Adolescent Detention Center shown at Armstrong Houses   By Stephen Witt While Bed-Stuy’s annual contribution to the National Night Out Against Crime on August 7 features the usual eats, face painting and tips and programs on keeping

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President Signs Major White House Initiative on Educational Excellence  for African Americans

President Signs Major White House Initiative on Educational Excellence for African Americans

🕔09:23, 3.Aug 2012

(Our Time Press will be covering this initiative in the next issue) President Barack Obama signs the White House Initiative on Educational Excellence for African Americans Executive Order in the Oval Office, July 26, 2012. Standing behind the President, from

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Council Member Williams’ Statement On Bloomberg Administration’s Resistance To Increasing Anti-gun Violence Funding

Council Member Williams’ Statement On Bloomberg Administration’s Resistance To Increasing Anti-gun Violence Funding Updated

🕔09:07, 3.Aug 2012

BROOKLYN, NY, August 1, 2012: Council Member Jumaane D. Williams (D-Brooklyn), co-chair of the Task Force to Combat Gun Violence, released the following statement in response to Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s dismissal of a proposal by black elected officials to increase

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Youth in Action,Going for the Goal

Youth in Action,Going for the Goal Updated

🕔08:48, 3.Aug 2012

By Bernice Elizabeth Green Last Saturday, families, individuals and residents of all ages and walks of life came out to the Brooklyn Community Arts and Media High School (B-CAM H.S.) field for an exhilarating morning and afternoon of fitness and

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UFT rejects Obama plan to offer teacher bonuses

UFT rejects Obama plan to offer teacher bonuses Updated

🕔08:33, 3.Aug 2012

Says contract won’t allow some math and science teachers to get more money     By Nico Simino Earlier this month, President Obama announced a new initiative by his administration to push for a master corps of teachers that will mentor

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Wellsprings of Faith… Updated

🕔08:13, 3.Aug 2012

Brown Memorial Baptist Church Works its Mission “In the Street”,  Saturday, August 18, 2012, Noon to 5pm Historic Brown Memorial Baptist Church, always on the cutting edge of working solutions for a range of issues impacting the community — from

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“The Brethren” Makes Brooklyn Debut at Pleasant Grove Tabernacle, A Church with Unique Historic Roots

“The Brethren” Makes Brooklyn Debut at Pleasant Grove Tabernacle, A Church with Unique Historic Roots Updated

🕔07:45, 3.Aug 2012

Writer-producer Thomas Goggans’ powerful play “The Brethren” opens in Brooklyn, New York, Saturday, September 22 at the Pleasant Grove Baptist Church, thanks to the efforts of DeVaughn Myles, a longtime church member and star in the world of entertainment marketing

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An Open Call to Action

An Open Call to Action Updated

🕔07:25, 3.Aug 2012

From the “Concerned Faculty of Medgar Evers College” Over forty years ago, Brooklyn’s Black community and elected officials organized to establish Medgar Evers College, an institution to educate the children of Central Brooklyn’s working class and poor families. Of all

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Hipsters get new pool, Brownsville residents see their swimming hole shut down

Hipsters get new pool, Brownsville residents see their swimming hole shut down Updated

🕔07:19, 3.Aug 2012

Disproportionate allocation of city funds to communities of color questioned again By Nico Simino   As news of the Brownsville Recreation Center’s indoor pool shutting down for the rest of summer spreads due to repairs, questions have arisen over how

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