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Day: <span>August 9, 2012</span>


By Eddie Castro We are 27 days away from the 2012-13 NFL season as both the Giants and Jets gear up for the preseason which starts this week. It is the tale of two tapes for the Giants and Jets. The Giants will try to become just the 8th team in NFL history to repeat […]readmore

Harry Belafonte Calls Out Jay-Z and Beyonce for Selfishness

By Dr. Boyce Watkins, KultureKritic.com Harry Belafonte, who did a great deal of work for the black community during the Civil Rights Movement, is making no secret of the fact that he’s very disappointed in many young black celebrities when it comes to to social activism.  Speaking this week with the Hollywood Reporter, Belafonte pointed […]readmore

Constance E. Taylor-Hagan Passes

(Reprinted from OTP Feb. 1997) Holding in their hearts and minds nearly 450 years of collective memory, these six Elders pictured here represent the strength and endurance that has characterized a people who have lived without a crystal stair. They were among the 1938 congregation of Bridge Street Church who left the old building at […]readmore

Chris Banks Challenges Incumbent Inez Barron on Jobs, Has No

By Mary Alice Miller Chris Banks is challenging incumbent Assemblywoman Inez Barron on her record of jobs and developing relationships that Banks said could help foster improvements in the district. “ENY is facing a high unemployment rate,” said Banks. “My opponent has no plan to bring jobs to our community.” When asked if he has […]readmore

Kings County Poilitics (KCP)

By Steve Witt Male District Leader wanted While people are knocking over each other to succeed 57th District Assemblyman Hakeem Jeffries in Albany, and likewise, it’s a crowded field for the District’s female Democratic leadership position, nobody’s signed up to run for district’s male leadership position. In the highly Democratic Brooklyn, each assembly district elects […]readmore

Diversity of judges in city’s family courts called into question

Bloomberg appointed only one Africa-American to city’s family court   By Stephen Witt Of the 20 judicial appointments that Mayor Bloomberg has made to the city’s Family Courts, only one was African-American, this paper has learned. That one Bloomberg appointee is Judge Edwina Richardson-Mendelson, who was appointed in 2003 and who works in Queens Family […]readmore

On The Right Track with Diane Dixon: The London Olympics

“It’s really difficult to control your emotions when you want something so badly,” Richards-Ross said, not long after she crossed the finish line in 49.55 seconds Sunday night, August 5 to capture Olympic Gold, just ahead of Great Britain’s Christine Ohuruogu (49.70) and fellow American DeeDee Trotter (49.72).  Richards-Ross has been dreaming of winning an […]readmore

Dr. Kim Best, 79th’s Michael J. LiPetri: “Phenomenal” National Night

This week’s National Night Out at Von King Park was one of the largest ever  in Central Brooklyn, said Dr. Kim Best, President, 79th Precinct Council, the organization that hosted the Tuesday event with the 79th Precinct.   More than 1,000 people came out on Tuesday for what Dr. Best described as “one great community-wide […]readmore