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Day: <span>October 24, 2013</span>

Family Files Wrongful Death Lawsuit After woman Dies In Brooklyn

Witnesses say cops did nothing while woman convulsed for hours before dying By Stephen Witt The family of a Brooklyn woman who died in a Brooklyn holding cell after cops reportedly refused to help the convulsing victim despite the pleas of other inmates for help filed an $11 million federal wrongful death lawsuit this week. […]Read More

Freeing Marissa Alexander

Truthout.com Three years ago, a single warning shot sent Marissa Alexander to prison. Last month, an appeals court overturned her conviction, ruling that the jury received flawed instructions on self-defense. Supporters are calling for the prosecutor to drop all charges rather than subject Alexander to a new trial. As reported earlier in Truthout, Marissa Alexander, […]Read More

October Is Bedford- Stuyvesant Month

October 24 5:30p-7:30p: Opening Reception for Koho Yamamoto: Works of the Master, an exhibition of the works of the famous artist-educator, who at 91, is still teaching and painting. Dr. Myrah Brown Green is curator. Aaron Davis Hall, Convent Avenue & 135th St. www.adhatccny.org (Ongoing thru November 22) RSVP required. E-mail: cccarts@ccny.cuny.edu or call: 212/650-5361. […]Read More

PS 256 Parents Building School's Rugby Team

Supporting Innovator’s Rugby Team and Idea To make a good idea work, it takes a good man with a good idea and the will to work to make it happen. Such was the case with Tony Fonville, a parent at P.S. 256-The Benjamin Banneker School, in above photo on far left, whose dream to form […]Read More

Lou Wilson, The Love of My Life: A Birthday Tribute

By Gloria Dulan-Wilson Lou Wilson of Mandrill made his transition to the ancestors at the beginning of this year, January 7, 2013. Lou, an accomplished musician and instrumentalists, wrote most of the lyrics and of course the music that made the Mandrill funk band famous: “Fence Walk,” “Mango Meat,” “Hang Loose,” “Land of the Golden […]Read More

Power To Parents!!

For many years during and after slavery the first priority of African American parents was making sure their children stayed alive.  This gave rise to the attitudes that “Children should be seen and not heard” and “Spare the rod –     Spoil the child”. These survival practices are still being used today.  Having survived to some […]Read More