Day: December 26, 2009

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Welcome Dr. Gassaway!

By Jitu K. Weusi It was a cold December night with temperature in the 20’s and a stiff wind blowing. Inside the Boys and Girls High School, Library, over 300 students, parent leaders, educators, community folks and elected and appointed leaders gathered to give a warm welcome to the newly appointed principal, Dr. Bernard Gassaway. […]readmore


No Shortage of Stimulus Prayers in Bed-Stuy Brooklyn For President

Mt. Pisgah Prepares for First Anniversary of “O” Team Prayers, Jan. 4 By Matrice Brooks While many throughout the world esteem President Barack Obama for his pioneer efforts to forge global diplomacy in a post-Bush era, here in Bedford-Stuyvesant, Brooklyn, a faith-based troupe, backs up his every encounter with prayer, monthly at historic Mt. Pisgah […]readmore

City Politics What's Going On

Senator Perkins Raises Question of Potential Wrongdoing in $511 Million

 Bill Perkins, chair of the Corporations, Authorities and Commissions Committee, is urging Governor Paterson to investigate the $511 million dollar bond issuance by the Brooklyn Arena Local Development Corporation (BALDC) for possible wrongdoing and to halt the sale.  On December 15, 2009, the BALDC a not-for-profit corporation created by the Job Development Authority (JDA), held […]readmore

View From Here

The View From Here

  This first year of the Barack Obama presidency has been spent setting the stage for the what’s to come.  The wars in Iraq and Afghanistan are far from over, but they seem to have faded in the popular consciousness, but not for the men and women overseas fighting, their families here at home, those […]readmore



More than 250 supporters and devotees of the Brooklyn Oldtimers Foundation, Inc. gathered Sunday, December 13 afternoon at Antun’s in Queens Village to applaud the group’s exceptional record of stellar service to New York City during its 37 years of existence. The classy annual affair recognizes young people, business owners, educators, professionals and association members […]readmore

City Politics What's Going On

Black-Owned Businesses Shortchanged on SBA Loans, Non Existent on Stimulus

SBA Shuts Out  Black, Hispanic Businesses From Stimulus Loans By Aaron Glantz New America Media ( (December 17, 2009) Loans handed out to struggling small businesses as part of President Barack Obama’s stimulus package have largely shut out minority businesses – especially those owned by Blacks and Latinos – according to data provided by the […]readmore