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

Good Attitude Brings Results in Brownsville

When facing challenges they say that attitude is everything and we saw an example of that in two meetings in Brownsville that dealt with those points where city and population meet: crime, garbage pickups and housing. We first attended a tenant association meeting at Seth Lowe Housing at Belmont and Christopher.  Chaired by Jenny Ortiz-Bowman, […]readmore

The Parent’s Notebook

Making Schools Work for Parents As another calendar year approaches its end and Kwanzaa is days away, it’s the perfect time to assess effectiveness in all areas of our lives and revamp our plans for the coming year.     On the school front the Fall Open School sessions have just concluded.    Conversations with teachers and parents […]readmore

The Law and You

By Eric Adams Inspector Timothy Pearson stood in front of the barber shop and looked over the crime scene for any evidence that may have been overlooked by the detectives. It was only hours earlier that a career criminal’s body lay dead on the same side walk from a single shot to the chest from […]readmore

Computer Center Opens in Bed-Stuy

On Saturday, November 15, nearly 100 people from the Community Service Society (CSS), The State University of New York (SUNY) and residents of the Dr. Betty Shabazz Complex gathered to cut the ribbon establishing the new ATTAIN (Advanced Technology Training and Information Network) Lab, a state-of-the-art technology  located in the Dr. Betty Shabazz Complex at […]readmore

Wired for Success

TOYS What are the winter holidays without toys? Pretty disappointing is the probable answer.  Everyone likes a toy.  Some toys are simple and others are so techie delectable. Your Toy For the adults in the home, Sirius (www.sirius.com) offers one hundred streams of satellite radio.  What is satellite radio?  Try digitally produced music and entertainment […]readmore

Teachers Find Wealth of Lessons in African Burial Ground

The teachers took the school’s three fifth-grade classes to the Wall Street Pier for the ceremony marking the return of the African’s remains to New York City in October. The teachers – Deborah Barber, Jeannette MacMillan and Aquilla Raiford – have also invited a representative from the African Burial Ground Office’s speakers bureau to address […]readmore


THE GRIOT: Historian-Writer   Christopher Moore, the author of the Teacher’s Guide for the “Rites of Ancestral Return” project, responds to questions from Baltimore, MD schoolchildren and their teachers on October 1, 2003, just minutes before the start of the city’s ancestral observances. Moore is the chief researcher for the Schomburg Center for Research in Black […]readmore

Activists Rename Federal Building

By Herb Boyd The remains of African ancestors were hardly back in the ground from where they had been unearthed in 1991 before the nearby federal building at 290 Broadway was named to honor Ted Weiss, a New York Congressman who died in 1992. For more than 12 years community activists had waged a campaign […]readmore