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Day: <span>September 24, 2011</span>


By Henrietta Coursey Born June 5, 1914, in New Bern, NC, Almira Kennedy Coursey was the oldest of four children of the late Agustus T. and Juanita C. Kennedy. She spent her early years living and going to school in Winston-Salem, NC. Almira, following in the tradition of her family, attended Saint Augustine’s College from […]readmore

Council Member Jumaane Williams Takes Youth Under His Wings with

As Winter turned to Spring, East Flatbush was hit by a series of gun-related incidents, which resulted in several injuries and fatalities. Community stakeholders immediately rallied together in response. In partnership with law enforcement, local clergy formed the 67th Precinct Clergy Council and a street patrol. Assemblyman Nick Perry, State Senator Eric Adams, and Councilman […]readmore

Bill to Privatize Juvenile Justice System criticized Sen. Montgomery and

A proposed bill seeking to privatize juvenile detention centers and related programs (under mayoral control) has sent shock waves through Central Brooklyn – but the lawmaker who introduced the bill says it’s much adieu about nothing. The main thrust of the Assembly bill, introduced last May by Crown Heights Assemblyman Karim Camara seeks to move […]readmore

Occupy Wall Street Protest Gathers Steam

On a rainy Tuesday in a sea of  drenched  mainly white faces, Kamar Duncan, 21, stood out as one of the few African-Americans involved on the fourth day of Occupy Wall Street – the largely Internet-organized protest questioning the federal bailout of investment banks and large corporations. “I’m here because we need to do something […]readmore