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Day: <span>April 24, 2010</span>

Children Have A “Village” Green Start

At PS3 Bedford Village School, the learning experience for students is rich, deep, organic, and evergreen. As part of their “Rainforest Environmental Study”, art and science programs facilitated by the school’s Art-in-Education partners, Orchestra of St. Luke’s and The Rainforest Alliance with grants from the Independence Community Foundation and other funding organizations,  have created paper […]Read More

Of Coups and Coops: “Hattie Carthan” Brings Chickens to North

By Yonnette Fleming Livestock breeding and farming has been practiced by the women in my family for years. According to my grandmother’s accounts (a woman who raised hundreds of chickens at a time for consumption in her village of Berbice, Guyana, South America), when the women in our family�got married, they were given five live […]Read More

NY Post Abuses Child in an Attempt to Smear School

Last week, the New York Post published two articles and two editorials about a child who had complaints about the school she attended, Paul Robeson High School. The Post quoted 15-year-old Alisha Strawder as saying if she “could burn down this school and get away with it,” she would. Alisha readily admitted she hardly goes […]Read More

Big Turnout For Protest at Brooklyn Bridge to Keep Day

By Mary Frost Brooklyn Daily Eagle Parents, caregivers, children, union representatives and supporters rallied in Downtown Brooklyn and then marched over the Brooklyn Bridge yesterday, to protest the city’s decision to close 16 day care centers serving more than 1,000 children in New York. Of the 16, 11 are Brooklyn-based and serve more than 750 children. […]Read More

View From Here: Henry Louis Gates and His Sad Sense

What a strange history lesson Henry Louis Gates gives in an April 23 New York Times Op Ed.  He begins “Thanks to an unlikely confluence of history and genetics – the fact that he is African-American and president – Barack Obama has a unique opportunity to reshape the debate over one of the most contentious […]Read More