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Day: <span>August 1, 2012</span>

The Parent's Notebook: Arming Your Child With Real Power

WBLS’ Hour of Power with Rev. Al Sharpton followed by the Open Line Team began a new crusade to end the violence in our communities.  While gun violence has plagued our communities for decades, current statistics show a dramatic rise in gang-related shootings, police on civilian or frequent random shootings, We now cringe when we hear […]readmore

Brooklyn Family Court Lacks Diversity

Only one black judge out of 16 determines fate of at-risk youths of color    By Stephen Witt   Although Brooklyn is more than a third black, only one of the 16 judges in Kings County Family Court is black, this paper has learned. That judge is recently elected Manhattan Civil Court Judge William Franc […]readmore

Kings County Politics (KCP)

By Steve Witt   Tremaine Wright plays it close to the vest Among the up-and-coming political leaders in Bed-Stuy is attorney Tremaine Wright, who also owns the Common Grounds Coffee Shop at 376 Tompkins Avenue. Wright, who grew up in the neighborhood, went to Duke University as an undergraduate, and law school at the University […]readmore


One of the most anticipated team appearances in the London Olympics, pertaining to the USA men’s basketball team, whose total NBA contracts of $635 million dollars certainly makes them the most highly paid team in London, or anywhere else for that matter. In five exhibition games, the U.S. team, led by Carmelo Anthony, LeBron James […]readmore