Day: February 15, 2011

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CUNY Board of Trustees Hears from Medgar Evers College Faculty,

  “We showed our strength and unity,” City Councilmember Leticia James Joyce Brown told this reporter at the end of the three hour hearings on higher education issues sponsored by the CUNY Board of Trustees on Tuesday, February 8 at the Brooklyn Borough President’s Office.  Councilmember James was referring to the powerful and often provocative […]readmore

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Police Beat

77th Precinct covering Crown Heights and Prospect Height Precinct covering Bedford-Stuyvesant Bar fight melee leaves two stabbed   Two men were stabbed and another had his jaw broken following a Feb. 6 bar melee, police said. The fight broke out at 4:25 am after the Stratus Bar & Grill, 861 Atlantic Avenue, closed and erupted […]readmore

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Thought Leaders Score

Big Shots: Dr. Khalil Gibran Muhammad, director-designate of the Schomburg Center;  NBA  legend Kareem Abdul-Jabbar  and filmmaker Spike Lee scored big points with high school teens at a special event designed to encourage students to pursue excellence and scholarship. On The Shoulders of Giants: Yesterday at the Schomburg Center, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, the NBA’s all-time scorer/author/filmmaker, and Brooklyn-born […]readmore


Parents of 308 Insist “No Space For Charter School”

“We have children here, not cattle.”  Parents, teachers and students voiced strong opposition to the proposed co-location of a charter school in their building. At an emotional and passion-fueled public hearing held recently by The Department of Education, parents and children turned out in large numbers to give their opinions and to have their voices […]readmore