Day: December 12, 2013

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President Obama Speaks At Funeral For Nelson Mandela

PRESIDENT OBAMA: Thank you. (Applause.) Thank you so much. Thank you. To Graça Machel and the Mandela family; to President Zuma and members of the government; to heads of states and government, past and present; distinguished guests — it is a singular honor to be with you today, to celebrate a life like no other. […]readmore

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ANALYSIS Rising Tensions Between Blacks And Jews In Bed-Stuy

City Councilman-elect Robert Cornegy Says open dialogue needed now  By Stephen Witt Beneath the recent statement and subsequent apology by City Council-elect Laurie Cumbo for her Facebook statements weaving the “knockout game” with fears among some of her black constituents that they are being pushed out of their neighborhoods by Jewish landlords and/or Jewish families […]readmore

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Celebrating Weeksville

The quiet voice of Ms. Joan Maynard, the artist-archaeologist-preservationist who devoted nearly four decades before her death in 2006 to preserving four wood-frame cottages, would be raised in delight yesterday when The Weeksville Heritage Center celebrated the completion of its 19,000 square-foot Education and Cultural Arts Building on Bergen Street in Brooklyn with a ribbon […]readmore

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Nelson Mandela’s Legacy

During the past week, Nelson Mandela’s death created the context for citizens of the world to appraise the life and contribution Mandela made to his homeland and mankind in spite of having spent 27 years imprisoned before being released in 1990.   A quote by Mandela, “What counts in life is not the mere fact that […]readmore