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Day: <span>September 21, 2010</span>


  By William Reed Aug. 17, 2010 marks the 123rd anniversary of the birth of Marcus Garvey.  The legend of Garvey is based on his leadership toward Blacks’ pride and self-determination.  When Garvey died in 1940, European countries dominated the world.  But, it was his teachings that spurred uprisings and rising expectations among colonies.  Though […]readmore

Submitting and Correcting Freedom Party Petitions

New York Election Law allows for a political party that is petitioning the state for ballot status to correct errors on the independent designating petitions before it prepares a cover sheet. The Freedom Party has targeted August 16 to submit the petitions and the Cover Sheet to the Board of Elections in Albany. Professional cleaners […]readmore

Manhattan D.A. Strikes Gold in BARCLAYS Investigation

The Manhattan District Attorney’s Office released a deferred prosecution agreement between the D. A.’s office and Barclays PLC. The agreement is conditional upon approval by a federal judge of a similar agreement between the U.S. Dept. of Justice and Barclays. On background, this agreement concludes a joint investigation into the criminal conduct of BARCLAYS PLC […]readmore

NYS Wins $700 Million Race to the Top State Senators

Welcome news came from the Federal government this week: NYS won $700 million in the second round of President Obama’s Race to the Top (RTTT) education initiative. NY’s eligibility for the funding was greatly improved due to the diligent work of State Senators Velmanette Montgomery and Bill Perkins, who had to walk a tightrope amid […]readmore

Jefferson Avenue Residents Honor Royal Rib House & Cut Green

The Jefferson Avenue Block Association between Tompkins and Throop, Jefferson T&T held their day-long annual block party with a twist. They honored a local business – the family-owned and operated Calvin’s Royal Rib House, with their new Business Influencer Award for 30 years of service — and serving authentic Southern Cuisine – to the Bedford […]readmore

Can New York Clean Up the Testing Mess?

As New York State’s executive and legislative branches sank into a swamp of corruption and political paralysis this winter, something brave, honest, and totally unexpected took place in one Albany office. Pounding the table and refusing to accept any more excuses, the new chancellor of the Board of Regents, Merryl Tisch, forced the state’s notoriously […]readmore

Sixth Annual Bed-Stuy Alive! Kicks Off With Gala Street Festival

On Saturday, October 9, 2010, Sixth Annual Bed-Stuy Alive! Celebration will kick off with a gala festival that will span Fulton Street, from Marcy to Brooklyn Avenues.  From 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., the street will be filled with music, food, information booths, and the Third Annual Tohma Y. Faulkner Community Awards ceremony. MAAFA Suite […]readmore

Bed-Stuy Alive! Concludes On Saturday, October 16th With The House

The 32nd Annual House Tour of Bedford-Stuyvesant, sponsored by the Brownstoners of Bedford-Stuyvesant, Inc. will take place from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. The theme is, “The Legacy Continues…Moving Forward”. Throughout the years, the tour has attracted brownstone and limestone buffs from around the world, as well as thousands of community residents who come to […]readmore