Day: September 26, 2013

Sports

The Core Four

There are currently three of the four players left who were a part of the mid-90s Yankee Championship teams.  Two of them will be calling it a career after this season. Andy Pettitte has been a part of the Yankee organization since 1995. Jorge Posada (retired in 2009), Mariano Rivera and Derek Jeter came up […]readmore

City Politics

Letitia James for Public Advocate

Ms. James would be the Only Woman to Hold a City-wide Office in NYC! VOTE TUESDAY, OCTOBER 1 Historic buildings are threatened with bulldozers, a parent’s group yearns for someone to listen to their concerns for their children’s safety, a voice is required to articulate the fears of homeowners and small business owners facing displacement, […]readmore

Community News Education

View From Here

By David Mark Greaves The Common Core standards are a good idea that needs some more work.  They are designed so that grade-by-grade they build on what was previously learned, adding complexity so that the student graduates with a mastery of reading, writing and arithmetic at a world-rated level.   And because they build grade-by-grade, the […]readmore

City Politics

Congressional Black Caucus celebrates 43rd year

By Gloria Dulan-Wilson To state that 2013 is a pivotal year in Black history is an understatement.  We are celebrating the 150th Anniversary of the Emancipation Proclamation; the 50th Anniversary of the March on Washington, the 100th Anniversary of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc.; and the 43rd year of the Congressional Black Caucus. Converging on […]readmore

Community News

Thurgood Marshall Forum …

The Thurgood Marshall Forum/Constitution Week took place at Emmanuel Baptist Church on Thursday, September 19 to a full sanctuary. The keynote address was delivered by Jacqueline A. Berrien, chair of the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission.  Ms. Berrien was appointed by President Barack Obama in 2009 to lead the commission. The event also featured remarks by […]readmore