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Day: <span>November 27, 2013</span>

Indoor “Block Party” Celebrates “Our Man, Al Vann”

For 38 years, Albert “Al” Vann has represented the communities of Bedford Stuyvesant and Crown Heights in the halls of power, serving these communities with integrity and respect. Two weeks ago, Central Brooklyn came together to say “thank you” with a block party style tribute. The event was held at the Memorial Hall of Concord […]readmore

Pressure Grows To Release 1971 Attica Rebellion Report

By Mary Alice Miller They were standing in the prison courtyard among hundreds of other green-clad inmates and guards when the shots rang out. Tyrone Larkins, age 23 at the time, was shot 3 times. Albert Victory, then 27, was shot twice, and later beaten, thrown down stairs and threatened in an attempt to get […]readmore

DOE Under De Blasio Administration Remains A mystery

Hints given from interview with  key de Blasio education ally By Stephen Witt In a switch from campaign to administrative mode, Mayor-elect Bill de Blasio has apparently issued an order of silence on Zakivah Ansari, his transition team pick concerned with the city’s Department of Education’s future plans. Ansari currently serves as Advocacy Director of […]readmore

The People’s Garden: A Tour Of NYCHA Gardens

Over 700 gardens charm developments across the city; glory blooms in the County of Kings! When does one season end and another begin?  Chuck Vasser, a NYCHA Garden and Greening Program consultant, sniffs the air while scanning a new planting at Red Hook Houses as if divining the future.  Rituals like these mark the cycles […]readmore

African- American Share Of NYC's Pie

We’re missing so much, we don’t even know it’s gone NYC Vendor Spending Jan. 2012-Dec. 2012 Total: Apx. $18 billion dollars Total to African-American Vendors: $27 million View From Here ■ By David Mark Greaves Once we put aside the Pilgrim stories and let Thanksgiving be a time to give thanks for life and what […]readmore

November Is Native American Heritage Month

December 5 6p: Conversations in Black Freedom Studies: Black Power TV. Join Black Power TV author Devorah Heitner as she discusses the rise of African-American public television: New York’s Inside Bedford-Stuyvesant and Boston’s Say Brother, as well as Black America’s Soul! and Black Journal. Her special guest will be Madeline Anderson. Schomburg. Call for hours. […]readmore

Leaving It All Behind

A briefing on the importance  of estate planning By Saira Toppin 2014 is steadfastly approaching. Why not make a New Year’s resolution that you need to keep? Create a living will, begin to put your life after death in order. Do not place your family in a stress-induced situation if you do not survive the […]readmore

Elite Stars (and Stripes) of 256

On Monday, November 18, 2013 Ms. L. Gray welcomed everyone to the 7th Annual Student Council Assembly. “Are you ready? Let’s get started,” she said. She turned the reigns over to Ms. R. Meekins (Mistress of Ceremony). The crowd was going wild with enthusiasm, waving their state’s banners, yelling their state’s names and blowing the […]readmore