By Stephen Witt With $300 million secured from the state for Mayor Bill de Blasio’s signature full-day Universal Pre-Kindergarten (UPK) and improved after-school programs, the administration has moved quickly to provide a list of the schools that will have added
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Community Service Society Report Only one in four young black men in New York City has a job, according to a report released by the Community Service Society of New York. The report, “Unemployment in New York City During the
The road to New York City high school basketball glory once again runs through Bedford-Stuyvesant. That after Boys & Girls High School successfully defended their Public School Athletic League Class AA title in beating Coney Island’s Lincoln High School, 62-55.
March 7, 2011 To the Governor of the State of New York The New York State Assembly The New York State Senate The Children’s Defense Fund – New York (CDF-NY) is extremely concerned about the impact the Governor’s Executive Budget
NAACP Raises Alarm Over Growing Cases of AIDS in African-American Communities: Poverty, Lack of Health Care Causes Disproportionate Rate Amongst African-Americans
Washington- In observance of World AIDS Day, December 1st, the NAACP stands united in the global fight against HIV and AIDS. The World Health Organization established World AIDS Day in 1988 to provide national AIDS programs, faith organizations, community organizations
Singer, dancer and actress Lena Horne died at New York-Presbyterian Hospital on Sunday night, a hospital spokeswoman said. Horne was 92. She was one of the first African-Americans to sign a long-term movie contract with a major Hollywood studio
Bill Thompson grew up on Putnam Avenue between Stuyvesant and Malcolm X Blvd. The journey from those streets to being elected City Comptroller in 2001, managing a staff of more than 700 with a budget of $68 million and being
Bill Thompson was born in Brooklyn, New York, the son of hard-working parents, an educator and a judge. He’s lived almost all of his life in Central Brooklyn. He grew up in Bedford Stuyvesant on Putnam Avenue between Stuyvesant