Day: May 1, 2007

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Community Board 3

Community Board 3 held its monthly meeting on Monday, May 6 at Restoration Plaza.  The board, which represents the Bedford-Stuyvesant and Ocean Hill Communities, grabbed headlines recently for its support of a proposed street-naming after community activist and former Black Panther Sonny Abubadika Carson. Earlier last year, the board collectively voted in favor of renaming […]readmore

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Brooklyn Finds Religion

in Biotech What do outsiders think of when they think of Brooklyn? Bagels? Sure. Baseball? Absolutely, even after 50 years without the Dodgers. Churches? Heavens, yes. Biotechnology? Not yet, but soon, if some local boosters have their way. “Silently but surely, Brooklyn’s reputation as a center for biotechnology research is getting stronger every day,” said […]readmore

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‘Haitian Firsts’, a New City Trend

Dr. Mathieu Eugene’s recent win for Brooklyn’s 40th District seat made City history. He’s the City’s first Haitian-American councilmember. Now, with Haitian unity growing in power, members of Eugene’s community already forecast more Haitian elected officials. “It’s not good enough for us [Haitian community] to keep saying this is the first one to do achieve […]readmore

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Florence Mills Showcases THE MARCH

Florence Mills Productions celebrates its 10th year with an original theatrical presentation written and directed by Ms. Mills, entitled THE MARCH, a fictional play about four women whose chance meeting at a Women’s March for Humanity completely changes their lives – and their respective views of themselves – forever. THE MARCH covers the effects of […]readmore

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From the Aisle

By Linda Armstrong Black Circus Going Strong In 14th Year   The UniverSoul Circus is back in New York and it’s in Brooklyn playing at its usually location at Prospect Parks Wollman Rink at Ocean Avenue and Parkside. This show is so much fun and it is so appropriate for the entire family. There are […]readmore

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On Estelle Osborn and Phyllis Jenkins

by Catherine Alicia Georges, EdN, RN, FAAN, Associate Professor and Chairperson, Department of Nursing, Lehman College, CUNY. Estelle Osborn was a pioneer in nursing. She worked arduously to make sure that Blacks were included in the profession of nursing and was active in professional nursing organizations both Black and White. So has Phyllis Jenkins. She […]readmore

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The Internet & New Media

By Akosua Kathryn Albritton Don’t Snitch Policy: Who Penned It? Did anyone catch the segment on CBS’ 60 Minutes (April 21, 2007) where mega rap stars, Busta Rhymes and Cam’ron had the mike to wax intellectually? These men fell down on the job. The issue is the current theme of “no snitching to cops” under […]readmore

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NYC to Send 12 Gold Medal Winners to NAACP Act-So

By Mary Alice Miller Twelve NYC Gold Medal winners will represent NYC at the national NAACP Act-So competition in Detroit this summer. Act-So represents Academic, Cultural, Technological and Scientific Olympics. Act-So’s slogan is the “Olympics of the Mind.” 112 projects were presented for Competition (including 15 incomplete projects). A total of 95 students competed in […]readmore