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Day: <span>December 9, 2011</span>

Rhonda Lewis on Leaving the Bridge Street Development Corp.: Message

After ten years as president & CEO of Bridge Street Development Corporation (BSDC), I find myself reflecting on the changes of the past decade and what they have meant to the great and historic community of Bedford-Stuyvesant, to BSDC, and to me. Leading BSDC for the past 10 years as its second president and CEO […]readmore

View From Here: Nothing Post-Racial About the Times

It was disappointing but not surprising to read reports of the Facebook page where NYPD officers were found venting their hatred of the West Indian Day Parade and the participants in the 2-million-person event every September. With several members of the department in our own family and among our friends, we know those sentiments are […]readmore

Judge Rules Law Against Prison Gerrymandering Must Stand

Judge Eugene P. Devine issued a major blow to Senate Republicans who wished to usurp state law and continue present gerrymandering to their upstate benefit. In a decision issued last Friday, Judge Devine decided New York State’s prisoner allocation law must stand. State law required that “prisoners be identified and counted, for the purposes of […]readmore

Racist Facebook police rant has community in uproar

Bloomberg and Commissioner Kelly remain silent pending internal investigation– Once again the heat is on the city’s Police Department regarding its relationship with the community it covers. That after it was reported that a Facebook group called “No More West Indian Day Detail,” which included about 1,200 members, showed comments that might have violated NYPD […]readmore