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


April Earth Month, Jazz Appreciation, Poetry, Sakura Matsui, Easter CelebrationsArts, Culture, Lifestyle Art Exhibitions Through Sunday, April 8@3p: DORSEY ART GALLERY, the oldest continuously active black-owned art gallery in New York City, opens The 2+2 Art Show. 553 Rogers Avenue, corner of Lawrence P. Dorsey Way. The show features more than 50 pieces of original […]readmore

Kings County Politics (KCP)

Parker sticks by budget comments Flatbush State Sen. Kevin Parker this week refused to back down on his comments that his African-American constituents and other groups of people were excluded from the recently completed fiscal year 2012-13 state budget. Governor Andrew Cuomo, along with Democratic Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver and Republican Senate Majority Leader Dean […]readmore

Hundreds of Bed-Stuy homeowners at risk of losing their properties

By Aimena Lipscomb A staggering 750 homeowners from Bedford-Stuyvesant are on the verge of losing their properties due to the city’s tax lien sale. When property owners do not pay their property taxes, and/or water, sewer and other property-related charges, the city can file a legal claim for collection called a tax lien. The property […]readmore

View From Here: Trayvon, ALEC & White Supremacy

April 5, 2012 — Forensic experts have confirmed the obvious in the killing of Trayvon Martin in Sanford, Florida-— that the terrified voice repeatedly screaming for help was that of the teenager Martin and not the gunman George Zimmerman. And yet Zimmerman has not been arrested for hunting Trayvon down and shooting him dead. The […]readmore

Interfaith rally draws residents concerned over medical center’s fate

By Diane Dixon and Stephen Witt Dozens of local residents held a candlelight vigil in front of Interfaith Medical Center last week hoping for the best, but fearing the worst regarding the fate of the community hospital. The 287-bed Interfaith, located at 1545 Atlantic Avenue, in one form or another has for many years served […]readmore