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

World Class Entertainment and Food at Magnolia Tree Founder’s Day

World-reknown pianist/composer Randy Weston took time from his world-hopping to christen Magnolia’s new piano, performing with the peerless accompianiment of Alex Blake, Bassist and Neil Clarke, African Percussions. The trio offered up an historic good time at the June 23rd event. Catering by Le Toulkere included: Chicken Saute with Senegalese Peanut Sauce/ Cod Fritters with […]readmore

What’s Worse Than Albany’s Three Men in a Room? The

For years, there have been complaints about Albany’s “three men in a room” form of governance. Less discussed is the power of NYC’s Council Speaker. According to several council members, the Council Speaker decides who chairs a council committee (and therefore receives a chair stipend), picks committee assignments and allocates discretionary budgets to each member. […]readmore

Piercing NYC Council’s Wall of Silence, or It’s The Budget

The NYC 2008 budget was recently released ahead of schedule. Because of record increased tax revenues and cost savings based on “administrative adjustments”, NYC is flush with cash. In fact, NYC has a $4.4 billion surplus. This year’s budget may be the healthiest since the glory days of Mayor Lindsay. Amazingly, we were not inundated […]readmore

Activist Attorney Michael Tarif Warren and Wife Evelyn, Arrested and

By Mary Alice Miller The beat of African drums, via cell phones and text messages, was urgent and intense. About 6pm, June 21, Majida Abdul-Karim put out the call after she happened to witness officers from the 77th Precinct hit and arrest attorney Michael Tarif Warren and his wife, Evelyn. At the time the calls […]readmore

Sonny Carson Triumphant

Danielle Douglas Despite a defeat in the City Council, East New York City Councilman Charles Barron led a small group of activists in the renaming of Gates Ave. in Bedford-Stuyvesant to Sonny Abubadika Carson Ave. on Saturday, June 16. Met with little resistance from the police, who watched from inside paddy wagons, Barron and members […]readmore

Activist Attorney Michael Tarif Warren and Wife Evelyn,

By Mary Alice Miller The beat of African drums, via cell phones and text messages, was urgent and intense. About 6pm, June 21, Majida Abdul-Karim put out the call after she happened to witness officers from the 77th Precinct hit and arrest attorney Michael Tarif Warren and his wife, Evelyn. At the time the calls […]readmore

The Parent’s Notebook

By Aminisha Black Sharing Examples and Experiences   Parents are special people and as quietly as it’s kept, they literally shape the future.  If we make choices that protect our children’s emotional, mental and physical health, they will be armed with the inner strength to make responsible and constructive choices in their own lives and […]readmore

Young Black Males Target of Small-Town Racism

By Jesse Muhammad Staff Writer Final Call JENA, La. (FinalCall.com) – Marcus Jones, the father of 16-year-old Jena High School football star Mychal Bell, pulls out a box full of letters from countless major colleges and universities in America who are trying to recruit his son. Mr. Jones, with hurt in his voice, says “He […]readmore