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

Commerce and Community

By Errol T. Louis Beware of New Predators       Immoral financial predators are a fact of life in New York, like subway rats. But the thieves who steal people’s homes deserve a special place in hell. For most of us, home is a financial anchor that represents a lifetime of sweat and hard work. That […]readmore

Bedford-Stuyvesant Restoration Corporation Celebrates 38 Years of Service

NBA Hall of Famer Lenny Wilkens, Jr.; Community Development Leader Phyllis Rosenblum; Foodtown-PSK Supermarkets; Playwright Joyce Sylvester; and HSBC Bank USA to Receive Award On June 13th Bedford Stuyvesant Restoration Corporation celebrated 38 years of service to Central Brooklyn with a fundraising gala held at Chelsea Piers in Manhattan. Business leaders, entertainers and politicians, such […]readmore

The Parent’s Notebook

By Aminisha Black Summer Assignments for Parents A summer bridge activity for parents might be to read a few of those wordy documents from the Department of Education that determines the fate of our children.  While all schools are subject to the same guidelines – the interpretation and implementation of those guidelines vary depending on […]readmore

Only a Peoples’ Movement Can Stop this Criminal War!Global Condemnation

U.S. violations of international law have become so outrageous and widespread that even  mainstream organizations, including Amnesty International, International Committee of the Red Cross and Physicians for Human Rights have issued statements condemning the Bush Administration’s lawlessness. In addition, representatives of the media worldwide, including CNN, BBC,  the Newspaper Guild and widely respected organizations such […]readmore

Word Power ScrabbleR Classic Closes

Mother Daughter Team of Michelle Ballard and her second-grader Asher, were the First Place winners of a one-year family membership at the Bedford YMCA at Madison & Bedford Avenues. Second place was won by Ija & Noni Fernandez and 3rd place winners were Lenora Sharpe and her granddaughter Lori.  Both second and third- place winners […]readmore

Education and Community

by  Stanley Kinard Schools Out – Beware of a Long, Hot Summer With the exception of taking Regents exams, this school year is technically over.   Students have taken all of their state and citywide exams and are looking forward to summer.  I am concerned that the summer they are looking at may be a “long, […]readmore

Stroke Impact Greater Among African-Americans

 (NAPSI)-Stroke, the third leading cause of death among Americans, can be especially devastating for African-Americans. In fact, statistics show that there is a two to threefold greater stroke incidence for African-Americans than for Caucasians.           Most people who are at risk for a stroke meet one or more of the following criteria: 55 years […]readmore

Dick Gregory Speaks about Michael,the Trial and More

About Michael Jackson: “I’ve known him for 30 years; he is childlike.  Not in a negative sense but really like a child. He is not a child molester.  A child molester does not openly say they are sleeping in the same bed with children.  They try to hide it.  As a male adult, he is […]readmore