Day: December 1, 2007

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Police Frisk Banneker Students: Just Routine

Students and parents alike are incensed by the random search that took place on Tuesday morning at Benjamin Banneker Academic High School.  According to one student, who agreed to speak on the condition of anonymity, school safety officers began to shout at students as they entered the school that morning.  The student said that the […]readmore

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harles and Inez Barron Celebrate 25 Years of Marriage

By Mary Alice Miller Councilman Charles Barron and his wife Inez celebrated their Silver Anniversary at the House of the Lord Church. Rev. Herbert Daughtry, who married them 25 years ago, led the rededication of their vows. Five hundred people, including family, friends, public servants and allies in community service  came out to witness the […]readmore

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The Parent’s Notebook

By Aminisha Black Regaining the Skill “To Think” In New York City Chancellor Klein released report cards for the city’s schools.  Mayor Bloomberg’s calling the report cards “The best way to hold a principal’s feet to the fire” is disturbing since the flaws and lack of transparency leaves serious questions about the effectiveness of progress […]readmore

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From the Aisle

By Linda Armstrong The 35th Annual AUDELCO Awards were held at Aaron Davis Hall on November 19 and they were absolutely wonderful. There was a grace and elegance about the evening, co-hosted by Flo Wiley and Billy Mitchell. A smoothness and organization that was exciting to experience. It was also marvelous that I saw so […]readmore

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Funds are Raised for 140-year-old Historically Black College

By Jasmin Dysard “We at Barber-Scotia College believe that human dignity is an endowment from God and that all persons have the responsibility for developing their potential to the fullest and for devoting their creative energies toward making a better world.” So reads the first sentence of the Barber-Scotia College mission statement. “There will always […]readmore