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Day: <span>November 8, 2012</span>

Eddie Castro's Sports: It's a Brooklyn Thing

The Brooklyn Nets finally made their team debut this past Saturday. The first scheduled game was suppose to be between the Brooklyn Nets and the New York Knicks, but had to be postponed due to Hurricane Sandy, the next game on the schedule was against the Toronto Raptors. I had the pleasure of being there […]readmore

NYC Asks U.S. Supreme Court to Decide ACS Mistaken Removal

By Mary Alice Miller The City of NY has asked the U.S. Supreme Court to deny a parent the ability to sue a case worker for monetary damages who falsified information in order to wrongfully remove his children from his home. Sonny Southerland’s teen daughter Ciara drank non-toxic paint at school one day. Though the […]readmore

Sumner Armory takes in hurricane refugees

By Nico Simino Bedford-Stuyvesant is doing its part in helping the city recover a week after Hurricane Sandy, the largest and most destructive storm in the city’s history left many Brooklyn residents still reeling from losing their homes due to flooding and/or without power. One of these shelters housing hurricane refugees is the Sumner Armory, […]readmore

Sandy Leaves Devastation And Homelessness In Its Wake

By Walter Taylor (as told to David Greaves) The Fairway Supermarket in Red Hook was barbecuing as best they could and giving it away. And throwing away food and everyhere. Mounds and mounds of garbage. Everything on the first floor is gone. Fixtures and everything. It was all polluted seawater soaking in there. Coney Island […]readmore

Election night party points towards the future

By Stephen Witt Plastic New Years Day horns were blowing amid shouts and tears of joy as Bedford-Stuyvesant’s young professional crowd and political leaders celebrated President Barack Obama being elected to a second term at the Vodou Bar, 449 Nostrand Avenue on election night this past Tuesday. Both floors of the spacious two-story lounge and […]readmore

Bethany Baptist Church hosts traditional Watch Night for Election Tears

  By Amelia Rawlins “Hallelujah! Yes Lord! Thank you Jesus! This is amazing!” That was the collective response of an emotion-charged audience as they joined together during a watch night service at the historic Bethany Baptist Church to witness President Barack Obama win reelection. “It’s deserving,” said Bed-Stuy native Wanda Dobson. “It’s God and it […]readmore

Obama Strategy Pays Off, GOP Retains House, Dems Strengthen Senate

By Mary Alice Miller President Barack Obama made history on Tuesday for the second time. Serious about moving forward with his agenda for all Americans, the President broke new ground engaging committed Democrats and independents. Obama’s campaign had saturated the lives of prospective voters with online and boots-on-the-ground GOTV operations that will become a case […]readmore