Day: May 1, 2011

City Politics

Pennsylvania NAACP, Students and Lawmakers Demand Halt to Education Cuts

…Teachers and Lawmakers from around the State Calling for Education Over Incarceration — (Harrisburg, PA) – On Tuesday, April 26th, the NAACP Pennsylvania State Conference led the “Children’s March to Save Public Education”, a rally of students, teachers and legislators protesting Governor Tom Corbett’s proposed 2011-2012 budget. The budget would slash education funding by $1.2 […]readmore


New Berkeley College and Brooklyn Community Celebrate Campus Opening

More than 100 dignitaries, business and civic leaders from the Brooklyn community celebrated the grand opening of the Brooklyn Campus of Berkeley College located at 255 Duffield Street (off Fulton) in downtown Brooklyn on Friday, April 15. Honored guest speaker, Marty Markowitz, President, Borough of Brooklyn, said, “If you’re a college whose specialty is business […]readmore

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—Mumia Abu-Jamal’s 1982 Death Sentence Again Declared Unconstitutional— PHILADELPHIA, PA – The jury that sentenced black activist Mumia Abu-Jamal to death for the murder of a white Philadelphia police officer was wrongly instructed, a U.S. Appeals Court said. The court ordered the state of Pennsylvania to hold a new sentencing hearing within 180 days or […]readmore

Other News

“Re-Imagining Haiti” Critiqued

—“Powerful” Exhibition on View at Two Brooklyn Venues— By Dexter Wimberly– Contemporary art museums and cultural institutions dealing with subject matter of the African Diaspora truly have their work cut out for them. One could spend a lifetime examining the complexity of intertwined histories, politics, languages and religions indicative of hundreds of years of global […]readmore

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On The Aisle

John Leguizamo is Amazing in One-Man Broadway Show— If you want to have an amazing time at the theater and are ready for a  completely adult experience, then you need to go and see “Ghetto Klown”, the one  man show written by and starring John Leguizamo at the Lyceum Theatre on  Broadway. Fisher Stevens directs […]readmore


Sports: Nation of Domination

The NBA playoffs have started out with a bang, as we have seen some great performances from Derrick Rose, Chris Paul, and Dwight Howard who have all put up video game like numbers in their respective series. As for the New York Knicks, their season unfortunately came to an end as the Celtics, led by […]readmore


At Wit's End: "Hollering" Harry Has No Use for Waffles

  I was just about to bite into a sausage and egg sandwich at my regular breakfast bodega joint when who should grab the seat next to me at one of the makeshift tables, but my good friend and fellow journalist, “Hollering” Harry. “I’ve had it with that Dennis Walcott,” said Harry, tearing up the […]readmore

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Police Beat

77th Precinct covering Crown Heights and Prospect Heights– Midnight robbery– A thug pummeled a 42-year-old man with his fists and a stick on April 23 before making off with the victim’s cell phone, cops said. The victim said he owed the thug some money and when he replied he didn’t have it, he was socked […]readmore