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Day: <span>February 3, 2012</span>

View From Here: Never Forget -(The Lynching List)

It is acknowledged that legacies and attitudes toward life are carried on through families and down through the generations.  And those persons now in their eighties and nineties can tell stories that their parents and grandparents told them about the lynchings and the terror and the days after slavery.  The other side of those stories […]Read More

News Briefs

Brown Memorial Rededication Rev. Clinton M. Miller & the Brown Memorial Baptist Church Family are inviting the community to the church’s Sanctuary Rededication Services Prayer & Praise Service at 7 pm, Friday, February 3. The rededication comes after several years of fundraising and construction to renovate the very old church building. Additionally, the church’s sanctuary […]Read More

Two Lawmakers Trash State Plan to Sell Office Building

With whispers that the Shirley Chisholm State Office Building, located at 55 Hanson Place, is being put up for sale to an unnamed buyer, two local state lawmakers have vowed to keep it open. The 100-year-old, 13-story building currently houses several agencies including the Office of Children and Family Services and the Department of Taxation. […]Read More

Jeffries Proposes a Laptop in The Home of Every Student

If Assemblyman and 10th Congressional District candidate Hakeem Jeffries had his way every city public school student would have at least one laptop computer in his or her home within the next five years. Thus, Jeffries rolled out a new “One Child, One Laptop” initiative in delivering his fifth State of the District address given […]Read More

Kings County Politics

Parker out of Orthodox Jewish community loopWhile the state senate’s redistricting plan probably won’t pass muster (or is that pass the mustard) in court, the newly created “Jewish District” is likely to stick, which works in Sen. Kevin Parker’s favor. Parker currently represents a wide swath of Central Brooklyn including the mainly Caribbean and African-American […]Read More

Task Force Issues Partisan Redistricting Maps

The NYS Legislative Task Force on Demographic Research and Reapportionment (LATFOR) has issued its proposed NYS Assembly and Senate maps. The maps, widely viewed as contorted, have joined criticism from all across the state. The shapes of some districts, the elimination of others, a 63rd Senate district, and the placement of sitting legislators in the […]Read More

NYCHA development being privatized. Prospect Plaza residents need credit check

A Brownville public housing development, which displaced over 1,000 low-income residents nine years ago for alleged renovations, is now being slated for redevelopment as a mixed-income project with retail on the ground floor. The Prospect Plaza Housing Development at 1773 Prospect Plaza was shuttered in 2003 by the New York City Housing Authority (NYCHA) for […]Read More