Day: January 5, 2004

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Gentrification Forum Calls

APractical and reasonable solutions were not planned. We can=t achieve anything just by talking about the problems.  If you don=t have the answer at your fingertips, give some information as to where to get it and follow up on it. We have to use our library, bcome an expert in that area of interest and […]readmore

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FROM THE AISLE

Philip Rinaldi said they already emailed the photos. >Nothing But The Truth= is a rich lesson in South African family values. If there is only one play you see this year, make it  this   one playing at the Mitzi E.Newhouse Theater at Lincoln  Center. The play is written by and stars the phenomenal South African […]readmore

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Community Business Expo

A day of entrepreneurship, networking and a showcase of talent was presented in November by Matthews Hats and Showcase, two local women-owned businesses. Owners Merrill Matthews and Ms. Jacqueline James collaborated with friends, family and business associates in a community business expo. Belinda Cruz, 38, came to the event not knowing what to expect. It […]readmore

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Black and White Together?

AAt the same time [post-Civil War], America was giving away, through an act of Congress, millions of acres of land in the West and midwest. Which meant that it was willing to undergird it=s white presence from Europe with an economic incentive, but it wouldn=t give an acre of land to people who had been […]readmore

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At last fall

Rites of Ancestral Return, The Rev. Herbert Daughtry of the House of the Lord Church, a constant voice for the voiceless, reigned  … … and roared! The recent Rites of Ancestral Return tributes honored the ancestors through creative and cultural expressions our ancestors never  enjoyed.   Through dance, poetry, drums, music, rituals and other cultural, […]readmore

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Arena Component and Scale Face Environmental Questions

The Brooklyn Atlantic Yards project  was announced at Borough Hall this past December and depending on where you live, it is either a boon for Brooklyn or a Sultan of Subsidies= dream come true, or both.  The plan is for Forest City Ratner Companies to build an arena for the NBA Nets, along with phased-in […]readmore

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Arena, Housing, Economic Development

The Brooklyn Atlantic Yards project  was announced at Borough Hall this past December and depending on where you live, it is either a boon for Brooklyn or a Sultan of Subsidies= dream come true, or both.  The plan is for Forest City Ratner Companies to build an arena for the NBA Nets, along with phased-in […]readmore

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Magnolia Tree Earth Center introduces

First Saturday at Magnolia Accenting the role of METC as a community resource, First Saturdays at Magnolia will offer a  monthly series of workshops on the first Saturdays of March, April and May.     March 6th workshops are below.  Please send suggestions for future workshops to: Arthur Shepherd, Executive Director, Magnolia Earth Tree Center, 677 Lafayette […]readmore