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Day: <span>April 25, 2013</span>

District Leader Robert Cornegy, 36th Council District Hopeful

What a difference four years makes. In 2009, Councilman Al Vann was challenged by seven candidates – including Robert Cornegy — after Vann’s council vote to overturn term limits giving Bloomberg and himself an additional four years on the City Council. Though he publicly endorsed former Comptroller Bill Thompson for mayor, Vann’s own run for […]readmore

35th District City Council Candidates in Profile Ede Fox lays

Ede Fox appears extremely personable and comfortable sitting in a Vanderbilt Avenue restaurant as she discusses her campaign to succeed Letitia James for the 35 th District City Council seat covering Fort Greene/Clinton Hill, Prospect Heights and parts of Downtown Brooklyn and Crown Heights. A self-described “child of the Civil Rights Movement”, Fox was born […]readmore

Report: Immigration Amnesty Would Harm African-Americans

Lost in the national debate over Comprehensive Immigration Reform (CIR) is discussion of amnesty imposing serious harm on African-Americans, particularly descendants of the United States chattel slavery system. Three members of the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights (in their individual capacities) wrote a letter to the Congressional Black Caucus (CBC) stating the “effect of granting […]readmore

PROJECT GREEN: Learning Trees

A friend informs us of children in the neighborhood who are weepy, shaking, in shock or even vomiting at the thought of taking this week’s ELA tests. It could be that the test-taking process is tough; the buildup, the anticipation is debilitating; or they just are not prepared, and they know it. Tests end tomorrow […]readmore