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Day: <span>June 21, 2013</span>

BROOKLYN SUNDAY SCHOOL UNION PARADE CELEBRATES 185th YEAR

The 185th celebration of the Brooklyn Sunday School Union Anniversary Day Parade held on June 5th 2013, a non attendance day for all public school children in Brooklyn and Queens, is now a tradition in transition. Some traditions withstand the test of time. Those which survive usually undergo a series of challenges; a period of […]Read More

New York Urban League embraces national curriculum for schools

The state and city’s top education officials faced the public this week at a New York Urban League forum in the Schomburg Center to discuss a new national curriculum for kindergaden-to-12th grade. New York State Education Commissioner Dr. John King and the City’s Department of Education (DOE) Chancellor Dennis Walcott were on hand to discuss […]Read More

Teamster’s Local 237 Sues NYC for Wage Discrimination

This week the country commemorated 50 years since President John F. Kennedy signed the Equal Pay Act of 1963, the first federal antidiscrimination law that addressed gender-based pay disparities. But here in NYC, Mayor Bloomberg has been practicing his own form of gender discrimination: predominantly female School Safety Agents are paid $7,000 less than predominantly […]Read More

Assemblyman Walter Mosley Tackles Tough Issues

Walter Mosley, newly elected assemblyman for the 57th AD, has been in office for a mere six months. In that time, he has taken hard stances on issues ranging from affordable housing at Atlantic Yards, payday lending, human rights of the formerly incarcerated and tenants. “As a member of the Assembly, as a trustee, I […]Read More