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Community News Thinker's Notebook

As Above, So Below

Thinker’s Notebook   By Marlon Rice I can tell you dozens of subway stories from my time growing up in this community.  When I was a kid, my mom would take the train home and if she needed extra hands to carry bags then she’d call me when she was leaving work and I would […]readmore

Education

Black children can bring a backpack full of fear and

By Michael A. Johnson A Brooklyn, NY white woman dubbed “Cornerstore Caroline” calls the police on a Black child she falsely accused of sexually assaulting her. When, in fact, according to the store’s surveillance video, his backpack, unbeknownst to the child, “accidentally” brushed up against her. The boy is traumatized and confused, he begins to […]readmore

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Freeing Marissa Alexander

Truthout.com Three years ago, a single warning shot sent Marissa Alexander to prison. Last month, an appeals court overturned her conviction, ruling that the jury received flawed instructions on self-defense. Supporters are calling for the prosecutor to drop all charges rather than subject Alexander to a new trial. As reported earlier in Truthout, Marissa Alexander, […]readmore

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Police Beat

77th Precinct covering Crown Heights and Prospect Heights Felony marijuana bust A 24-year-old man was charged with criminal sale of marijuana on March 30, cops said. Police members of the Street Narcotics Enforcement Unit (SNEU) made the collar after observing the man exchanging the drug for money on the northwest corner of Lincoln Place and […]readmore

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Bed-Stuy pols inspect Fulton Park Apartments

A who’s who of Bedford-Stuyvesant’s elected politicians made a surprise visit to a low-income housing complex to decry conditions, but tenants and long-time workers were divided on the conditions with many saying they have improved – not worsened. The only sure thing is the six-story, four building, 287-unit Fulton Park Apartments complex on Chauncey Street […]readmore