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

Charter Revision Commission on Nonpartisan Elections

Nearly 700,000 registered New York voters who select no party affiliation are precluded from voting in the September primary, which is almost always the determinative election. An additional 700,000 registered New York  City voters who belong to a party other than the Democratic Party are precluded from participating in the September primary. In total, greater […]Read More

African New Leadership Leads the Way

One of the most important processes in African history is happening right now, and by nation standards it is happening at breakneck speed.  It is of such a magnitude and scope that it has the potential, if assisted by changes in the New York City school curriculum, to change the thinking and the lives of […]Read More

Million Youth March: Work to be Done

Parking had been cleared and the metal barricades stretched almost a mile, from Franklin Avenue to Marcus Garvey Boulevard.  The police had set up their command post in the usual spot, the east side of St. Andrew’s Place at Herkimer Street and were discretely deployed around the area. By 12:30pm, the crowd had grown to […]Read More

The Law and You

Strange Fruit.  Southern trees bear strange fruit. Blood on the leaves. Blood at the root. Black bodies swinging in the southern breeze. Strange fruit hanging from the poplar trees.  Those chilling opening words came from the pen of poet Lewis Allan when he wrote the poem, “Strange Fruits.” The poem was later made famous by […]Read More

25th Annual Bed-Stuy House Tour

Brooklyn, NY (September 2003) – Bedford-Stuyvesant’s annual house tour is always a main attraction and a very well -attended event.  “The Legacy Continues”, this year’s theme and the house tour’s 25th- year anniversary, will be no exception.  On Saturday, October 18th, the Brownstoners of Bedford-Stuyvesant, Inc., will showcase several spectacular brownstones and limestones along the […]Read More

“The Legacy Continues”…Saturday, Oct. 18, 2003 Brownstoners of Bed-Stuy Celebrate

Brooklyn, NY (September 2003) – Bedford-Stuyvesant’s annual house tour is always a main attraction and a very well -attended event.  “The Legacy Continues”, this year’s theme and the house tour’s 25th- year anniversary, will be no exception.  On Saturday, October 18th, the Brownstoners of Bedford-Stuyvesant, Inc., will showcase several spectacular brownstones and limestones along the […]Read More

REBURIAL FOR 400 AFRICANS IS COMMEMORATED IN SIX CITIES

The Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture held a press conference to announce the “Rites of Ancestral Return: Commemorating the Colonial African Heritage,” a series of public events memorializing reinterment of the remains of more than 400 Africans who were exhumed in 1991, after their discovery was revealed while digging to build a new […]Read More

Amina Lawal’s Appeal is Won

Today, September 25, 2003, the Katsina State Sharia Court of Appeals has vindicated Ms. Amina Lawal’s appeal against her conviction for adultery and sentence of stoning to death. A four -to- one majority of the full five- judge panel upheld every single one of the grounds of the appeal. The Sharia court held that pregnancy […]Read More