Day: February 6, 2014


Never Forget Part 6

Never Forget Part 6 Africans in the Millennia (Reprinted from December Our Time Press 1999 issue A Millennial Look at African America.) Preventing Slow-Motion Genocide After a long and successful period of mis-education, now there is a de-education. When someone is mis-educated, they are still useful to society, and can be productive in a number […]readmore


Hoffman and Oquendo: Murders in Black and White

By Alton H. Maddox, Jr.   This past Sunday, Philip Seymour Hoffman, an Oscar-winning, white actor was found dead in his Greenwich Village apartment of an alleged, heroin overdose on this past Sunday.  In other words, “Hoffman killed himself”.  On the other hand, Avonte Oquendo, an autistic, Latino student in the care and custody of […]readmore


Velma Johnson Passes

Velma Johnson Passes Lover of life, trailblazing business owner, artist, designer, civic and community activist, world traveler, mother and grandmother.   Velma Johnson was all of these and more.  When she walked into a room dressed her indelible style people knew they were meeting someone with creativity and imagination.  Her presence emanated joy, beauty, and […]readmore


State Lawmakers Call for Halt of Common Core for Two

    Say rollout for new national education standards is deeply flawed     By Stephen Witt The state legislature this week called for a two-year moratorium for using Common Core-aligned test scores to evaluate educators and affect student placement decisions. In a rare bipartisan vote, both Democrats in the assembly and Republicans in the […]readmore


City set to install slow zone in Clinton Hill and

DOT claims reduction in speed limit and speed bumps will thwart crashes   By Stephen Witt The city’s proposal to install a Neighborhood Slow Zone that straddles Clinton Hill and Bedford-Stuyvesant has hit a speed bump. Under the Department of Transportation (DOT) plan, the speed limit in a large rectangular area bounded by Bedford Avenue […]readmore

What's Going On

Love Your Block Grants

Love Your Block Grants   Love Your Block is a special partnership between Citizens Committee for New York City and NYC Service that provides a unique opportunity for city residents to transform and beautify their neighborhoods.Love Your Block grantees will receive: A grant of $1,000 Access to City services from the Departments of Transportation, Parks and Recreation, and Sanitation Assistance with press for their neighborhood event […]readmore

City Politics Community News

Rep. Hakeem Jeffries 2014 State of the District Address

By: Mary Alice Miller It was an event full of all the pomp and circumstance attendant with a congressional office. Representative Hakeem Jeffries’ first congressional State of the District Address attracted constituents, elected officials, and youth who filled the auditorium at Boys and Girls high school. Describing his first year in office month-by-month, Jeffries said […]readmore