Day: April 1, 2007

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Don’t Blame Rap For Imus’ Racism and Sexism

By Councilman Charles Barron The genesis of Imus’ racism and sexism is not rooted in rap music. It did not come from listening to Snoop Dogg or 50 Cents. He had the unmitigated gall to lecture us about the negative lyrics of rap artists, now that he is in hot water because of his outrageous […]readmore

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Suicide by Educator: A Slow Gradual Process

By Bernard Gassaway At one time or another, teachers may ask themselves, “Why do so many children commit educational suicide? They do not care about school. They come to class without books or homework. They fail classes and tests. So, why do they come to school?” A student’s response may be, “Things never stop. I’m […]readmore

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December 12th: Economic Siege by Europe & the U.S. Encourages

By Mary Alice Miller In response to the increasingly sensationalist “news” regarding conditions in Zimbabwe, the December 12 Movement recently held an information forum in Mt. Olivet Church in Harlem. After showing a short video of a UN debate on human rights in Zimbabwe, Omowale Clay gave an analysis of the political issues underlying Zimbabwe’s […]readmore

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It’s Jazz, Jazz, Jazz

By Mary Alice Miller This year’s celebration of the Central Brooklyn Jazz Consortium encompasses the totality of our culture: music, spoken word, food, theater, arts, dance, and books.  Here is a sampler of this year’s cultural celebration so far. The festival opened with Community Day, held at Restoration. Mrs. Alma Carroll, wife of the late […]readmore

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Innocence Project: DNA Clears 200

At a time in their lives when most men are starting careers and families, Bronx native Alan Newton was on trial for a rape he didn’t commit. The 22-year-old was engaged to be married and working for a phone company at the World Trade Center when a rape victim picked his photo out of a […]readmore

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Barrington Irving's Great Adventure

This spring, Barrington Irving, a 23-year old senior majoring in aerospace at Florida Memorial University, will trade his cap and gown for a brown flight suit, climb into a single-engine plane he calls “Inspiration,” and embark on a round the world flight that will make him the first person of African descent and the youngest […]readmore

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Rev. Daughtry, Reports on Fact-Finding Trip to Darfur

By Mary Alice Miller Rev. Herbert Daughtry led a delegation representing the National Religious Leaders of African Ancestry Concerned about Darfur, Sudan. Accompanying Daughtry was Darfurian Yahya Osman, Secretary General of the Darfurian Rehabilitation Project.  .Osman, whose family has suffered greatly due to the conflict, was instrumental in personally introducing Rev. Daughtry to leaders of […]readmore