Day: October 24, 2013

Community News

The Mandelas’ Wine Toast: From Their “House” To Ours

An elegant, warm VIP reception for Dr. Makaziwe Mandela, daughter of global icon and South Africa’s former president Nelson Mandela, and Tukwini Mandela, his granddaughter, was hosted by Edmun Braithwaite, Joyce Turner and Michael Lambert, representing the 375-plus member Bedford-Stuyvesant Business Improvement District (BID), Gateway in between Bedford-Stuyvesant and Business last Friday, Oct. 18 at […]readmore

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Retired Congressman Major R. Owens Passes

Effective Champion of Education, Health and Peace Brooklyn, NY – Hon. Major R. Owens, a former member of the United States House of Representatives, passed away on Monday, October 21, 2013 at the NYU/Langone Medical Center.  Mr. Owens had been in declining health for several months and the cause of death is believed to be […]readmore

View From Here

View From Here

By David Mark Greaves The Affordable Care Act is a good step forward, but the underlying problem of its complexity is that it is not a single-payer, health care system.  If it were, there would be no need for plans, navigators or exchanges, these are in place to keep HMOs in the role of “middleman” […]readmore

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Born Robert Odell Owens in Collierville, Tennessee on June 28, 1936, Major Owens was raised in the Memphis area by his parents, Ezekiel Owens, Sr. and Edna Davis Owens.  He attended Alexander Hamilton High School, leaving at age 16 to attend Morehouse College in Atlanta on a Ford Foundation scholarship.  His classmates included the late […]readmore

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The Right Choice For Brooklyn DA

By Councilwoman Letitia James Earlier this year, I supported the reelection of Brooklyn District Attorney Charles “Joe” Hynes, who I have known for many years. On September 10th, the voters of Brooklyn spoke loud and clear: they decided that it was time for change and by a decisive margin elected Ken Thompson to be the […]readmore