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Day: <span>March 1, 2005</span>

Selling the Community Benefit Agreement to the Community

By Danielle Douglas Forest City Ratner Companies’ addition of the Community Benefits Agreement to their Atlantic Yards plan has gained the Developer increased support from community leaders. At a July 19th rally at Duryea Presbyterian in Brooklyn, Rev. Al Sharpton joined Assemblyman Roger Green, Comptroller Bill Thompson and National Urban League President Marc Morial in […]readmore

DEACONESS MARTHA C. GOLDMAN June 22, 1912 – March 1,

Deaconess Martha C. Goldman passed on to Glory March 1, 2005.  She was born June 12, 1912 in Philadelphia to Martha Knight Jeffress and James Jeffress.  Her father was the elder of many siblings who relocated from Virginia and her mother was the youngest of four siblings who had relocated from Tarboro, North Carolina.  She […]readmore

Parents and Students Team Up at the Word Power League

The first parent-student teams to register in the Word Power League at Magnolia Tree Earth  Center put their heads together and  raced the clock competing in warm-up word games that led to the main event –  a battle at the SCRABBLE Board. Once the games began, the communication was mostly between parent and child as […]readmore

Freestyle Kids

Freestyle Kids clothing company was established in by Mimi Humphrey in 2005 to meet the fashion needs of parents looking for a return to a more traditional style of dress for children from newborn through size 10.  As a parent, Mimi was often challenged to find appropriate clothing for both everyday and special occasion wear, […]readmore

Commerce and Community

By Errol T. Louis Big Box Battle Wal-Mart, the nation’s largest retailer, recently threw in the towel and announced an end to its efforts to secure a site in Rego Park, Queens, that would have been the company’s first location in New York City. Ironically, what doomed Wal-Mart’s chances was a vote to block a […]readmore

Harriet Tubman Honored in Co-naming of Fulton Street

It was a cold sunny morning and the streets were filled as Councilman Al Vann and Assemblywoman Annette Robinson unveiled the new street signage with Fulton Street co-named Harriet Ross Tubman Avenue.  speaking of the example Ms. Tubman set in risking unspeakable dangers to keep going back into slaveholding states and bringing African-Americans out of […]readmore

The Parent’s Notebook

By Aminisha Black Stretching Dollars and Making Cents In this culture, the term resource is synonymous with money or materials that can be converted to money.  We are conditioned to think that the sole solution to obtaining resources is to acquire more money rather than create ways to lessen the amount of money needed.   That […]readmore

Kenyan Woman Wins Nobel Peace Prize

By Danielle Douglass As the first African woman to win a Nobel Peace Prize, Professor Wangari Maathai, 65, has left an indelible mark on the struggle for environmental and social justice. As founder of the Green Belt Movement, in her native Kenya, Maathai has led thousands of Kenyan women in a crusade to protect environmental […]readmore