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Day: <span>January 7, 2012</span>

View From Here: A Dangerous Time

The smile of the ebullient second place winner of the Republican Caucus in Iowa, former Senator Rick Santorum, is the front for a dark streak in the American consciousness that makes the skin crawl when you think for a moment of what it’s done in slavery times and after that. And when he tells his […]readmore

Cuomo Outlines Plans for New York State of State Speech

Governor Andrew Cuomo this week delivered his 2012 State of the State Address in which he outlined a comprehensive agenda that builds on the success of last year. This included strengthening the state’s legacy as one of the nation’s most progressive and investing billions of dollars in key public-private sector partnerships and rebuilding infrastructure to […]readmore

Food Prices Under Microscope in the 10th Congressional District

Rev. Taharka Robinson has made it his mission to address hunger and soaring food prices in the 10th Congressional District. On the day before Christmas, Robinson commenced a series of protests charging Foodtown at Restoration with pricing food higher than other supermarkets in the district. Robinson was responding to an August 2011 press release from […]readmore

Cuomo calls to end fingerprinting for food stamps – Governor

Governor Andrew Cuomo on Wednesday called for the end of the controversial Bloomberg administration policy of fingerprinting all food stamp applicants. New York City and the state of Arizona are the only municipalities in the country that follow this procedure. “There is never an excuse for letting any child in New York go to bed […]readmore

People line up in the cold outside housing court

It was 10 am Tuesday, and the bitter cold on the first official business day of the new year didn’t diminish the long line standing outside the housing court building at 141 Livingston Street in Downtown Brooklyn. “They want their rent money, but they don’t want to fix or repair anything,” said Shakia Sease, a […]readmore

Ten-year-old Brooklyn Girl Breaks 30-Year Record

A 10-year-old Brooklyn girl with a B average broke a 30-year-old Track & Field record on New Year’s Eve at the Colgate Women’s Games held at Pratt Institute. Mykhiyah Williams, who attends Ocean Hill Collegiate Charter School in Ocean Hill-Brownsville, cleared 4 feet, 8 inches in the Elementary B Division High Jump during the preliminary […]readmore