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

An Open Call to Action

From the “Concerned Faculty of Medgar Evers College” Over forty years ago, Brooklyn’s Black community and elected officials organized to establish Medgar Evers College, an institution to educate the children of Central Brooklyn’s working class and poor families. Of all the colleges in the City University of New York (CUNY), Medgar Evers College, as the […]readmore

Hipsters get new pool, Brownsville residents see their swimming hole

Disproportionate allocation of city funds to communities of color questioned again By Nico Simino   As news of the Brownsville Recreation Center’s indoor pool shutting down for the rest of summer spreads due to repairs, questions have arisen over how the city allocates it’s budget when it comes to community resources. The main reason for […]readmore

Young Minds to Greet Officials From India and Morocco, Sunday,

Amidst the tidal wave of day care and headstart program closings, Fort Greene’s Young Minds Day Care Center is placing new meaning on the local-to-global perspective for its annual International Visitors Day,  Sunday, August 5, beginning at 3:00 pm at 966 Fulton Street, in Brooklyn, New York. Sam Pinn has announced that The Fort Greene […]readmore

On The Right Track with Diane Dixon: The London Olympics

Brooklyn’s own Lia Neal brings home the Bronze Medal in the 4×100 Meter Freestyle Relay    Lia Neal is going back to her high school with a bronze medal.  Neal, who competed on the third leg of the 4×100 Meter Freestyle Relay, told a reporter, “Everything was just so beyond my expectations”.  Neal, who will […]readmore

Emilio Dorcely Appointed Acting President & CEO of Bridge Street

Bedford-Stuyvesant, Brooklyn, NY – July 31, 2012 – The Board of Directors of Bridge Street Development Corporation (BSDC) announced today that they have appointed Emilio Dorcely, who until now held the position of Chief Operating Officer as the organization’s Acting President & Chief Executive Officer. Mr. Dorcely succeeds Rhonda A. Lewis, who resigned at the […]readmore