Day: July 5, 2012


Our Time at Home – Comfort Zone: A Safe Place,

 Two years ago, first-grader Quvenzhané Wallis of Louisiana was cast in the role of Hushpuppy, a six-year-old fierce warrior in Court 13’s much-praised Beasts of the Southern Wild. According to producer/director/writer Behn Zeitlin’s notes, “Hushpuppy takes on rising waters, a sinking village, changing times, an army of prehistoric creatures and an unraveling universe that she […]readmore

City Politics

Bloomberg’s plan for fed education money falls through

By Nico Simino Last week, in what came as a surprise given the national mood towards unions, an arbitrator ruled that the city’s plans to reform 24 struggling schools by firing up to half of their staffs violated the teachers union’s collective bargaining agreements. The arbitrator’s decision guarantees that the city cannot claim more than […]readmore

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Exploring issues affecting the global African community

By Nico Simino This past week, the International African Arts Festival celebrated its 41st annual celebration, and it kicked off the five-day festival with a symposium on critical issues affecting the global African community right across the street from the festival at PS 287 in Fort Greene. The symposium, organized by The National Association of […]readmore

City Politics

State says Brooklyn Hospital best choice to lead merger

By Amelia Rawlins The State Department of Health this week reiterated its position that Brooklyn Hospital remains the best choice to be the lead medical institution in the coming merger, which also includes Wyckoff and Interfaith Medical Centers. Health Department spokesperson Bill Schwarz said the state’s position is based on a continuing 14-week study and […]readmore

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Supreme Court Affirms Health Care Reform

In a move that surprised conservatives and progressives alike, Chief Justice Roberts sided with the liberal wing of the court to uphold Obamacare, one of the president’s premier achievements. Republican Attorneys General from 26 states challenged the law. President Obama said the Supreme Court “reaffirmed a fundamental principle: that here in America, the wealthiest nation […]readmore