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Day: <span>July 28, 2011</span>

Arrogant NY Times to Bed-Stuy: You’re Not Good Enough Yet

Let’s concede something at the outset. The New York Times has the best foreign coverage among American newspapers. Yes, they colluded with George Bush to get us into Iraq, but they afterward covered the war with courage and skill. The homefront is a different matter, and my frustration with the paper’s conduct here has lately […]readmore

New Study: Racial Wealth Gap Worst in 25 Years

by Dr. Boyce Watkins, Syracuse University – Scholarship in Action A new study presented some disturbing, yet expected news about the sad state of economic affairs within the African American community. According to the study, the wealth gap between white and black Americans has become the widest that it’s been in the last 25 years. […]readmore

Ocean Hill Homeowners Reject Another Homeless Shelter

Homeowners and residents of Herkimer Street near Sackman receive a surprise phone call from Community Board 16’s president this past spring. A 202 bed men’s shelter is to be placed in 1424 Herkimer Street. The 1400 Herkimer Street block is a tree lined family neighborhood composed of well-kept one and two family homes. Eartha Stevens, […]readmore

On the Bloomberg-Murdoch Trail Part 2

EDITOR’S NOTE: This is Part Two of an ongoing investigation of the symbiotic relationship between Rupert Murdoch, his company News Corporation, and Mayor Michael Bloomberg and his privately held company Bloomberg LP. When the New York State Education Department last month awarded a $27 million no-bid contract to News Corporation’s Wireless Generation to install a […]readmore