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Day: <span>June 16, 2011</span>

Rep. Towns Statement on the Floor of the House of

WASHINGTON, DC-Representative Edolphus “Ed” Towns (D-NY10) released the following statement made today on the floor of the House of Representatives in opposition to the 2012 Agriculture Appropriations bill: “Mr. Speaker, I rise in strong opposition to the underlying bill. “The FY 2012 Agriculture Appropriations bill significantly reduces the amount of funds awarded to public nutrition […]readmore

Blood Drive A Success!

On Saturday, June 4, the members of Omega Psi Phi, Alpha Upsilon Chapter and Alpha Kappa Alpha, Delta Rho Omega Chapter got together for the Omega’s 4th Annual Blood Drive.  The blood drive took place on the corner of Putnam Avenue and Fulton Street in the Bedford-Stuyvesant section of Brooklyn.  This year’s blood drive took […]readmore

Official Notification of African American Farmers About $1.25 Billion Class

(Washington, DC) – The Court-ordered process of officially notifying African-American farmers and their heirs about the $1.25 billion “Pigford II” class-action settlement, In re Black Farmers Discrimination Litigation, is underway. Class members should visit www.BlackFarmerCase.com or call 1-877-810-8110 for complete information, including the detailed notice, key dates, and claims-filing information. Media are requested to include […]readmore

Students Delivered Poetic Justice at PS 305’s 2nd Annual Poetry

When 10-year-old Nasani Danvers stepped to the microphone to deliver “Family Dinners” at P.S. 305’s 2nd Annual Poetry Slam back in April – which is National Poetry Month — she was more than ready to “bring it.”   “I wanted [the audience] to hear my poem,” says Nasani, who graduates this month from the elementary […]readmore

Bed-Stuy parents say no to charter school co-location

The ongoing battle centered around the city’s Department of Education’s (DOE) decision to co-locate charter schools into existing public schools reached a fever pitch last Tuesday at P.S. 308 on Quincy Street in Bedford-Stuyvesant. At a packed DOE meeting in the school’s auditorium, local parents along with teachers and elected officials weighed in on the […]readmore

Police Beat

77th Precinct covering Crown Heights and Prospect Heights Gun bust      Three teens were charged with criminal possession of a gun  on June 8, cops said. The bust was made at about 11:45 am in front of 277 Eastern Parkway. Arrested were two males age 18 and 17 and one female age 17. Police gave […]readmore

Sports: Zone Star State

For the first time in franchise history, the Dallas Mavericks have won the NBA Championship. Lead by Dirk Nowitzki and veteran Jason Terry, the Mavericks closed out the Miami Heat Sunday night in Miami. Déjà vu played a role for the Mavs as they witnessed Shaquille O’Neal and Dywane Wade hoist the Larry O’Brien trophy […]readmore