City Politics

Assemblyman Boyland Calls for Multicultural Curriculum Statewide

William Boyland, Jr., representing the 55th Assembly District in Brooklyn, has introduced legislation that, on its face, is deceptively simple: a statewide mandate for multicultural education.  All schools, including elementary, junior and senior high schools, shall be required to teach a multicultural curriculum. The State Education Commissioner, currently David Steiner, shall set out rules and […]readmore

City Politics

Attorney General Cuomo’s Wavering Relationship With Black Voters

After two weeks of investigating allegations against Governor David Paterson, requested by the governor himself, NYS Attorney General Andrew Cuomo has recused himself. Cuomo’s appointment of former state Chief Justice Judith Kaye solved a political conundrum: the unannounced Democratic candidate for governor investigating his chief rival – the state’s current governor.  The timing of Cuomo’s […]readmore

City Politics

Children at Risk

On December 1, Kings County District Attorney Charles Hynes announced a 21-year sentence for Frank Ryer, 49, who raped and impregnated his 12-year-old stepdaughter. The rape occurred between May 15 and June 15, 2007, while Ryer was visiting the girl at her grandmother’s Brownsville home, where the victim lived. The victim was afraid to tell […]readmore

Uncategorized

Family Court In Need of Change

Mrs. And Mr. James’ daughter, Amber, was five years old when ACS came one night and removed her from their home. At birth, Amber had seizure that led to a stroke. Mrs. James noticed shaking of her left hand and leg. The doctor told Mrs. James that the seizure led to the stroke. Born in […]readmore

Uncategorized

One Valiant Effort: Thompson Concedes Run for Mayor

                During his yearlong quest for Mayor, Bill Thompson faced the biggest multi-million dollar campaign juggernaut in municipal history. He did so with style, grace and a gentlemanly comportment. The Thompson campaign spent election night at the New York Hilton, where hundreds of supporters packed the ballroom.             A Who’s Who of Democratic leadership […]readmore