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Dr. Joy DeGruy: An Intimate Conversation at MEC

By Mary Alice Miller An overflow crowd gathered at Medgar Evers College to welcome Dr. Joy DeGruy back to Brooklyn. They came to hear an update of her internationally acclaimed cultural theories of healing intergenerational trauma among African-Americans. Dr. DeGruy did not disappoint. Audience laughter and applause punctuated Dr. DeGruy’s journey through her ground-breaking research […]readmore

City Politics

Shop-And-Frisk Prompts State Legislation

By Mary Alice Miller A middle-aged foster mom is the latest victim of the city’s retail shop-and-frisk policy. While shopping in Macy’s in the Bronx the woman was detained as she made a phone call at the entrance of the store. She was apprehended by on-site personnel, dragged down to the holding cell, kept there […]readmore

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Local Elected Officials Demand Atlantic Yards’ Affordable Housing Now

The Incredible Shrinking Promises at Forest City Ratner By Mary Alice Miller In response to Forest City Ratner Companies’ (FCRC) announced plan to sell 70% of its Atlantic Yards equity( worth $3 billion) to Greenland Holdings — a Chinese-based developer — city, state and federal elected officials representing the area are calling for Governor Andrew […]readmore

City Politics

African-Americans Break New Barriers

Letitia James elected Public Advocate, Eric Adams elected Borough President, Ken Thompson elected District Attorney By Stephen Witt In a landslide victory with enough coattails to keep a Democratic fabric manufacturer in business another four years, Bill de Blasio was elected as the city’s 109th Mayor and will officially take office in January. The victory, […]readmore