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Day: <span>January 5, 2004</span>

Ratner Has AHurdles@ to Get Over

The Brooklyn Atlantic Yards project  was announced at Borough Hall this past December and depending on where you live, it is either a boon for Brooklyn or a Sultan of Subsidies= dream come true, or both.  The plan is for Forest City Ratner Companies to build an arena for the NBA Nets, along with phased-in […]Read More

APractical and reasonable solutions were not planned.

 We can=t achieve anything just by talking about the problems.  If you don=t have the answer at your fingertips, give some information as to where to get it and follow up on it. We have to use our library, bcome an expert in that area of interest and make a collective difference.@ Richardson also said  […]Read More

Passing of Community Monarch Mary Pinkett Mourned by Brookyn Community

Medgar Evers College/CUNY and the entire New York City community mourn the passing of Mary Pinkett, who made history in November 1973 as the first African-American woman elected to the City Council. In addition to her work on the City Council, Pinkett was proud to have served as the President of Social Service Employees Union […]Read More

pardPower Grab on Predatory Lending

The federal government is about to strip New York State agencies of the power to enforce state consumer-protection laws that prohibit many cases of abusive lending, according to Attorney General Eliot Spitzer. Last year, the Washington-based Office of the Comptroller of the Currency, which oversees many of the nation=s largest banks, such as Citibank, drafted […]Read More

No Respect For Downtown Brooklyn ResidentsBy Maurice GumbsFootnotesNY.com

Most New Yorkers probably don=t believe what=s happening in downtown Brooklyn. They just cannot understand how a big developer could actually draw up a project that would completely change a community without first consulting the people who own homes, rent apartments, and send their children to school in the area. It sounds like something that […]Read More

AIf they were alive

AIf they were alive, they would say, >We have no names, no faces, but we are you!=@  Kadiatou Diallo Grassroots Soldiers In May 1991, the truth about American history began to unfold.  Through an extraordinary kind of séance, the ancestors began to speak to their descendants, revealing a truth selectively omitted from this nation s […]Read More

I could not help

I could not help but to overhear the conversation of the young twenty-something woman that was sitting next to me on the bus. The passion of her conversation caused her to speak a little louder than I believe she had intended. She was speaking with another female passenger and attempting to explain the nasty gash […]Read More

Gumbs on Brooklyn

Most New Yorkers probably don=t believe what=s happening in downtown Brooklyn. They just cannot understand how a big developer could actually draw up a project that would completely change a community without first consulting the people who own homes, rent apartments, and send their children to school in the area. It sounds like something that […]Read More