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Day: <span>May 23, 2013</span>

Parent's Notebook

MontVerde Academy, Florida held its 100th high school graduation May 18th. Dakari Johnson, my fifth grandchild to graduate high school and 172 other students from 27 other countries speaking 20 different languages received their diplomas and added their choices of colleges totaling 219 for the Academy. This event fueled my vision of creating families, communities […]Read More

Race to succeed Al Vann and Letitia James in City

By Stephen Witt All four candidates looking to succeed term-limited City Councilman Al Vann and serve Bedford-Stuyvesant, Weeksville and parts of Crown Heights in the 36th Council District will probably be eligible to opt into the city’s public campaign finance money, according to their most recent Campaign Finance Board filings. The candidates include Robert Cornegy, […]Read More

Judge dismisses case in cop killing of Ramarley Graham

Local and national activists demonstrated last Saturday and again Monday in protest of a Bronx judge’s decision on May 15 to throw out a manslaughter indictment against a New York City police officer charged last year with the shooting death of unarmed teenager Ramarley Graham. Graham was gunned down on Feb. 2, 2012 after NYPD […]Read More

View From Here

The question asked at the National Action Network’s convention panel on immigration was what was the effect of immigration reform on African-Americans. Very straight forward. But as reported on Here and Now, the show that ABC puts on in the time slot where cultural educator Gil Noble reigned with Like it Is, the question was […]Read More

Jitu Weusi Makes his Transition, Educator, Activist, Community Leader, Jazz

Jitu K.Weusi, formerly known as, Leslie R. Campbell, a longtime educator and activist made his transition on May 22, 2013. Born and raised in Brooklyn, NY, Jitu had many accomplished achievements in education, politics, activism, social justice and music. Jitu began his career in education with the New York City Department of Education (DOE) in […]Read More