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Day: <span>July 1, 2007</span>

Black & Male in America

By Danielle Douglas Statistics abound on the State of Black Men in America-high rates of unemployment, incarceration and parental absenteeism. Bringing about solutions to these and the host of other problems that confront brothers has been a topic of discussion for some time. Yet a holistic approach has remained forthcoming, that is, until now. With […]Read More

Commerce and Community

By Errol Louis The Plummer Plunge After all the hoopla over renaming Gates Avenue for Sonny Carson, here’s where we stand. As of this writing, City Council staff member Viola Plummer – who shouted insults at Councilman Leroy Comrie during the city’s council debate on the issue and later told reporters she might “assassinate his […]Read More

The Internet & New Media

By Akosua Kathryn Albritton The search for Brooklyn nonprofits that are closing the digital divide through broadband installation uncovered a few things. One, dead zones-areas where either cable TV or broadband technology is not supplied-exist in Brooklyn.  They exist because the major cable companies don’t believe it is profitable to invest the wiring.  Another, nonprofits […]Read More

Keep Our Kids Safe

By Feona Sharhran Huff Crown Heights resident and day care provider Dorice Mata got the scare of her life a little less than two months ago when her 13-year-old daughter, Crystal, approached her gate accompanied by an adult male. According to the man – who claimed to be an off-duty undercover cop that lived across […]Read More

Child Prostitution: A Local and Global Problem

By Andrew Woolford When you see young eighth-grade boys and girls, I’m sure you don’t think he/she could be a prostitute. But the reality is that more and more an increasingly amount of children are being employed in the sex trade in New York and other major cities around the world. Child Prostitution has been […]Read More

Foreclosure Crisis Spurs Local Initiatives to Prevent Lending Scams in

State Senator Velmanette Montgomery (D-Brooklyn) and her Senate Democratic colleagues unveiled this week a comprehensive plan that responds to New York’s foreclosure crisis which has victimized thousands of borrowers in her Senate District and elsewhere throughout New York. The plan was announced during a press conference at the State Capitol in Albany. Underscoring the magnitude […]Read More

Education and Community

By  Stanley Kinard EGUN IN NEW YORK An African ancestral force called Egun has been awakened in this city.  This force is far more powerful than the White Supremist forces that have dominated this city since its inception.  Sonny Carson was the wrong ancestor for City Council Speaker Christine Quinn to mess with.  Mr. Carson […]Read More

CVC Farmers Market Opens for its 3rd Season on Wednesday,

Farm-fresh fruit and vegetables are coming to a neighborhood in Brooklyn, NY. Community Vision Council (CVC)  will again sponsor the CVC Farmers Market at Heckscher Playground in Bushwick. Last year’s bounty of farm-fresh corn,  tomatoes, squash, melons and greens were a big hit with area residents and customers from surrounding businesses and agencies. Each Wednesday, […]Read More