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Day: <span>August 1, 2013</span>

Dr. Adelaide Sanford Speaks on Dr. John Henrik Clarke and

“Dr. John Henrik Clarke was a transforming person. He was able to help you to understand your intrinsic worth. Unfortunately, our young people and some of our older people know our athletes and entertainers and those kept before us on various forms of media. But they don’t necessarily know those people who have changed the […]readmore

Workers: We Need a Living Wage!

Last week, hundreds of fast-foodworkers walked off their jobs in New York as part of an unprecedented week of strikes in seven cities across the country that’s hitting Chicago, St. Louis, Detroit, Milwaukee, Kansas City and Flint, Michigan. The workers, seen here on Fulton Street in Downtown Brooklyn, are calling for a $15 per-hour-wage, the […]readmore

The Parent’s Notebook: Exploring The True Three R’s (Responsibility, Relationships

In Memory of Trayvon and Kamau While thousands  marched  and rallied protesting the not guilty verdict bestowed upon George Zimmerman, (white,) in the murder of  17-year-old Trayvon Martin in Florida, another 17-year-old African-American youth,  Kamau Chandler, was  shot  and killed  on Brooklyn’s Bedford-Stuyvesant’s Fulton Street on July 27 in an encounter with two Black males.   […]readmore

Henry Butler is New Bed-Stuy Community Board 3 District Manager

By Stephen Witt If a history of civic, community and business involvement is any indication then Bedford-Stuyvesant residents are in very capable hands with Community Board 3’s new chief administrator. That after the CB3 board both accepted the resignation of its longtime Chair Henry Butler and then promptly hired him to replace the retiring Charlene […]readmore

History of Mismanagement Preceded Current Hospital Troubles

By Mary Alice Miller We have seen this story before. Financial mismanagement led to the closing of St. Vincent’s Hospital in Manhattan. Decades of mismanagement by two successive consultant companies led to the fateful acquisition of LICH by SUNY Downstate and the subsequent divestment. Now we know last December’s bankruptcy filing from Interfaith Medical Center […]readmore