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

Department of Education to shutter two Bed-Stuy schools Vann slams

City Councilman Al Vann this week slammed the Department of Education’s decision to shutter one Bedford-Stuyvesant school next year and phase out another over three years. The Academy of Business and Community Development (ABCD), 141 Macon Street and Marcy Avenue will shut its door in June if the mayor’s Panel for Educational Policy (PEP) sign’s […]readmore

Tens of Thousands March for Voting Rights

Marvin Bing, a member of the AFL-CIO Special Committee on Labor-Community Partnerships, sends us , the AFL-CIO blog), this report. Tens of thousands of labor and civil rights activists on Saturday marched from the New York offices of Koch Industries, whose owners have supported restrictive voting legislation modeled by the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC), a […]readmore

Wellsprings of Faith

Last week we reported that Rev. Dr. James A. Forbes, Jr., former senior minister of Riverside Church, has embarked on his next chapter as the Harry Emerson Fosdick Distinguished Professor of Union Theological Seminary (UTS) and is launching a national ministry of preaching and spiritual renewal. Our Time Press spoke with Dr. Forbes about his […]readmore