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Day: <span>September 5, 2013</span>

Vote for the Future Democratic Primary Tuesday, September 10, 2013

Your vote celebrates the lives of pioneers and strivers who came before us, who loved and empowered us, and filled our world with vision, wisdom and joy. …Godmother of Central Brooklyn Jazz; grand lady of community activism; tireless warrior for aging populations; in the pantheon of great women visionaries who placed Bedford-Stuyvesant on the global […]readmore

View From Here

By David Mark Greaves The people who are pushing through the voter suppression laws, folks like the American Legislative Exchange Council, would gain a great sense of satisfaction at how African-Americans in Central Brooklyn self-suppress their own vote, as if to say, “No cracker is going to suppress my vote!  I’ll stay home by my […]readmore

Center for Law and Social Justice: Protect Your Vote!

By Mary Alice Miller In anticipation of the first New York election cycle since the U.S. Supreme Court last spring invalidated parts of the 1965 Voting Rights Act, Dr. Esmeralda Simmons said, “Our voting rights have been extremely curtailed already.  The SCOTUS decision has already had a major impact in New York State and the […]readmore

Kings County Politics

By Stephen Witt   Local elections bring good temp jobs   A recent glance at the Craigslist help wanted ads (under government jobs) revealed that there’s plenty of high-paying temporary work being a canvasser for a local candidate.  The top job advertised pays $700 for a week’s work, and several pay $13 an hour and […]readmore

Bed-Stuy voters to decide new political leadership in community

Candidates spar in final debate before polls open By Stephen Witt As Bedford-Stuyvesant voters readied to elect their new City Councilman next week, three of the four major candidates sparred off in a final debate at the Billie Holiday Theater in Restoration Plaza. The major candidates on hand included Rev. Conrad Tillard, senior pastor at […]readmore

Putting "Home" In The "Education" Equation

by Aminisha Black   We’re familiar with the enthusiasm of a three- or four-year-old. They are eager to explore and learn. They are confident that they can do anything. Reality is not a concept they embrace. Notice how few of our children are still that eager or confident at 12 or 13? What happened? Chances […]readmore

Ready For Some Football

This Sunday, the NFL returns as both the Jets and Giants gear up for bigger and better 2013 campaigns.  The two New York teams both missed the playoffs last year and with the Super Bowl being played at their home stadium this coming February, both will scratch and crawl their way to punch in their […]readmore

The Race for City Council Kinard says, "Mealy Must Go!"

“Darlene Mealy must go,” says longtime community member and education activist Stan Kinard, who is running for City Council in District 41. Kinard was recently  endorsed by Brooklyn’s preeminent activist Councilman Charles Barron, the Amsterdam News and Our Time Press. “Mealy supported the overturning of term limits, a move that allowed Mayor Bloomberg an additional […]readmore