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Day: <span>June 30, 2011</span>

Clarence Thomas Must Go

In the essays below, Truthout  contributor William Rivers Pitt calls for Thomas’ impeachment on ethics violations and Alexis Garrett Stodghill  in the Atlanta Post, looks at the harshness of Thomas’ brand of justice. So now Clarence Thomas is under a cloud for ethics violations.   When he was just beating up on Black people, nobody seemed […]readmore

City Pools are Open

On opening day, June 29th, scores of people were enjoying the waters at Kosciuszko pool. The 29th marks the first day of New York City public pools being open, and immediately huge crowds gathered at the pool located in central Brooklyn. “It was fun but the water was too cold!” said one girl as she […]readmore

New York State’s First Black Female State Senator Dies at

Honorable Anna V. Jefferson was born on May 7, 1926 in Columbia, South Carolina, the first child from the union of Maxie Jefferson and Viola Wallace Jefferson.  She was raised and educated in Brooklyn, New York; she attended PS 44, Girls High School, her B.A. and M.S. degrees were both completed at New York University.  […]readmore

Police Beat

77th Precinct covering Crown Heights and Prospect Heights Cell phone robbery Last week, a 26-year-old woman was followed and robbed while walking home, cops said. The incident occurred on the northeast corner of Rogers Avenue and Bergen Street. The victim said while she was walking home from the train station at around 6:25 am, she […]readmore

At Witt's End: A tale Of Three Budgets

Watching the yearly New York City budget process unfold under the Bloomberg Administration is a lot like watching a soap opera that somehow always has a happy ending. Such is the case of last week’s $66 billion spending plan that Bloomberg and the City Council hammered out last week. Leading up to the agreement, Bloomberg […]readmore

A GEM GLOWS IN BROOKLYN: RUBY DEE HONORED

Ruby Dee, an icon of stage, screen and television, role model for women globally, activist for people’s causes and a beloved humanitarian, was honored by The Coalition of Theatres of Color,  Tuesday, June 28 at an afternoon reception hosted by the Coalition’s Brooklyn delegation, The Billie Holiday Theatre and The Paul Robeson Theatre in Brooklyn. […]readmore

The Porter Foundation, Inc. Annual Scholarship Awards

The Porter Foundation was founded in Bedford-Stuyvesant by the Porter family 20 years ago. The Porters state that their life goal is to support the Brooklyn community where they reside and have established their business. This support is in the form of scholarships every year to youths of the community who graduate high school and […]readmore