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Day: <span>September 1, 2003</span>

Geraldine Pickett: “The People’s Candidate” for Civil Court Judge

By Donna Lamb On Tuesday, September 9th, New Yorkers will go to the polls to cast their votes in the Democratic primary. One name to look out for is Geraldine Pickett for Civil Court Judge in the Second Municipal District for Kings County, which covers Bedford Stuyvesant, Clinton Hills, and portions of Crown Heights and […]readmore


In these trying times, a successful effort to make a positive difference in the community is no less than a miracle.  So when an honoree at Miracle Makers’ 6th Annual Men’s Day Celebration continuously referred to the 31-year-old nonprofit social service organization as “miracle workers”, it was understandable. This summer (July 23), at their Gates […]readmore

faith center

Last month, Assemblywoman Annette Robinson reminded us of the crises being faced by such community landmark institutions as The Bed-Stuy Volunteer Ambulance Corps and the Stuyvesant Heights Senior Citizens Center.  The organizations are in need of financial support, resources and services from the community and individuals. Yet, if a recent study by the Chronicle of […]readmore


Medgar Evers College/CUNYThird Annual Legacy Awards Gala & Dinner benefit fundraiser at the Brooklyn Marriott Hotel on Thursday, October 2, 2003, it was announced last month by Dr. Edison O. Jackson, president of the college. “The annual black-tie event serves as the college’s principal fundraiser for its scholarship endowment fund which guarantees future students a […]readmore

District 41: City Council Race a Contest to Watch

By: Marlon McRae The race for city council in District 41 has intensified. Incumbent Tracy Boyland and challenger David R. Miller seem like promising choices, but choosing one candidate might be as tricky as playing a game of three-card monte. On Aug. 13, citizens of the East New York and Brownsville sections of Brooklyn had […]readmore

“Another Level” Softball Team Scores Home Run in the Hood

By Marlon McRae Pass by Brooklyn’s Kingston Park on a summer Sunday and you will likely see men, young and old, in uniform, playing softball on two congested fields.  The crowds of spectators at the Brooklyn United Softball Association (BUSA) league games aren’t nearly as large as those at major-league baseball games, but the players […]readmore

BUSH IN AFRICA: The U.S. Road Map For Globalization, Militarization,

By Elombe Brath (Part 2) BUSH IN AFRICA: The U.S. Road Map For Globalization, Militarization, Recolonization and Depopulation By Elombe Brath (Part 2) Bush’s visit to Senegal was followed by a trip to South Africa on Wednesday, July 9. South Africa, the last country in Africa to divorce itself from direct European domination, is the […]readmore

Racial Control, Disease and the Lowdown on the “Down-Low”

The first I’d heard about an alternative lifestyle called “down low” was when Dr. Monica Sweeney spoke of it at the Health Crisis meeting called by Congressman Major Owens.   She explained, “What is ‘life on the down low?’  That means there are men who are married or otherwise connected to a female partner, who, when […]readmore