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Day: <span>November 8, 2007</span>

Unspoken Reality: Rise of HIV linked to Prison Lifestyle

By Mary Alice Miller Does sex really occur in prison? And is it just rape, as the federal government would like to believe, or also consensual? In 2003, the Prison Rape Reduction Act was  signed into law. It required federal, state and local governments to work with the Federal Bureau of Justice Statistics to study […]Read More

Unarmed and Shot Dead by Police

We were startled to see 18-year-old Khiel Coppin’s blood still on the street Wednesday morning, two days after being shot by police who said he had refused to obey an order to stop walking toward the officers.  The officers say Coppin made a menacing gesture with what turned out to be a hairbrush, and they […]Read More

The Department

The Department of Education recently released a report card which graded and assessed public schools in N.Y.C. There still remains an unacceptable and disproportionate number of failing schools in the Black and Latino community. On the bright side, however, the 2nd ranked high school in all of Brooklyn is our own Bedford Academy. This school […]Read More

Heath and Spirituality Fair

Reverend Robert Waterman, senior pastor of Antioch Baptist Church, has partnered with the NAACP Brooklyn Branch and Provident Clinical Society to host Health and Spirituality: A Day of Awareness.   The free community health event was held at Antioch Baptist Church, Sunday, November 4, 2007 following church services.  Attendees had the opportunity to get free […]Read More

Gay For the Stay: Sexual Activity Among Inmates in Prison

Does sex really occur in prison? And is it just rape, as the federal government would like to believe, or also consensual? In 2003, the Prison Rape Reduction Act was  signed into law. It required federal, state and local governments to work with the Federal Bureau of Justice Statistics to study the number and effects […]Read More

Financial Incentives for School

The Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture hosted Science for Social Change: Understanding the Racial Achievement Gap. Keynote speaker was Dr. Roland Fryer, the NYC Dept. of Education’s first Chief Equality Officer. Hired to advise Mayor Bloomberg and Chancellor Klein on achieving equity in education for all city students and narrow the racial achievement […]Read More

Financial Incentives for Schoolchildren

The Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture hosted Science for Social Change: Understanding the Racial Achievement Gap. Keynote speaker was Dr. Roland Fryer, the NYC Dept. of Education’s first Chief Equality Officer. Hired to advise Mayor Bloomberg and Chancellor Klein on achieving equity in education for all city students and narrow the racial achievement […]Read More

Community Shocked and Outraged

Commissioner Kelly Blasted for Rush to Judgement By David Mark Greaves We were startled to see 18-year-old Khiel Coppin’s blood still on the street Wednesday morning, two days after being shot by police who said he had refused to obey an order to stop walking toward the officers.  The officers say Coppin made a menacing […]Read More