Day: August 30, 2012

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THIS WEEKEND! Thur., Aug. 30th To raise awareness about HIV in the African-American community, The Watchful Eye joins Xtra Mile Mindset to host “The Red Party” at the Brooklyn Terrace Rooftop Lounge. The evening will be filled with live performances, networking, poetry readings, surprise gift giveaways, great people and good vibes. Free Event. 347-533-4300 Fri., […]readmore

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104 and still going strong

Virginia Jones Hawkins, Celebrated her 104th birthday on August 29, 2012.  The widow of the late Malcolm Hawkins has lived on the 600 Block of Macdonough Street since 1948.  Born in 1908 Staunton, Virginia, she is a true Brooklyn heroine.  She has served as a member of her Block Association since its inception and continues […]readmore

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A Look Back in Pictures at the South African Festival…

Festival Organizer Joshua Sindisa Mrulekana Speaks We topped last year’s South Africa Festival Fund-raiser 2012 proceeds raised by more than ten percent.  This shows that the South Africa Celebration initiative at the Bedford YMCA is growing stronger each year. People could not stop raving about the dance created by the interns and also the food […]readmore


Sports: Out of Fuel

By Eddie Castro This year at the start of training camp, the Jets were again the most talked about team not to win the Super Bowl. It was the same hype they had going into the 2009 campaign (Rex Ryan’s first year as head coach). There were no Super Bowl guarantees made from Ryan as […]readmore

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Faith Leaders Ex-Offenders Keep it Real on Gun Violence, Offer

By Bernice Elizabeth Green Last Saturday, August 25, Rev. Diane Hodges and Rev. Bruce William, soldiers in Prison Ministry, who delivered the word of peace and healing to hardened criminals hardened lives  to young troubled…. joined the Ethelyne Henderson Women’s Missionary Society and the Bridge Street Prison Outreach Ministry Outreach Ministries of Bridge Street AWME […]readmore


Kings County Politics

By Stephen Witt Succeeding Vito as county boss In Brooklyn, where elbowing your way into politics is the norm, the Kings County Democratic Party Chair has always been the boss. Picked from among unpaid male and female Democratic Party Assembly District leaders, the boss holds great sway on judicial candidates, patronage jobs and steering both […]readmore

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The Only Big Idea Coming Out Of The Romney-Ryan Camp

By Michael Tomasky The addition of Paul Ryan was supposed to infuse the Romney campaign with big ideas that would be argued in big debates with the Democrats, but so far, Michael Tomasky writes, all the GOP campaign has done is grossly distort the truth. When Mitt Romney named Paul Ryan as his running mate, […]readmore