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

Highly Touted Gifted & Talented Program In Bed-Stuy Has Two

City Councilman-elect Robert Cornegy holds summit with P.S. 3 Principal Beecher By Stephen Witt A Bedford-Stuyvesant public school is in danger of losing its highly touted Gifted & Talented program after its pipeline grades were dismantled, and the Department of Education (DOE) is steering its G &T students to programs in Prospect Heights and Park […]readmore

Tawana Brawley Hosted At United African Movement

By Mary Alice Miller During the weekend of Thanksgiving in 1987, Tawana Brawley, a 15-year-old high school student, got off a bus in Wappingers Falls and began walking home. She says she was forced into a car and over the course of four days she was raped and physically abused. Tawana was found naked and […]readmore

Shop-And-Frisk Prompts State Legislation

By Mary Alice Miller A middle-aged foster mom is the latest victim of the city’s retail shop-and-frisk policy. While shopping in Macy’s in the Bronx the woman was detained as she made a phone call at the entrance of the store. She was apprehended by on-site personnel, dragged down to the holding cell, kept there […]readmore

Fed Sequester On Subsidized Housing Affecting Thousands Of City Residents

City tells families in Section 8 program to downsize apartments or pay more rent By Stephen Witt The sequester in Washington has forced the city’s Department of Housing Preservation and Development (HPD) to adopt new regulations on residents living in Section 8 subsidized housing to downsize to smaller apartments or risk paying more money. Section […]readmore

Biking Brooklyn, An Interview With Velo City

By Morgan Powell Velo City is an organization based in Brooklyn that was founded by three young women of color in 2010.  These urban planners and a landscape architect aim to increase diversity in allied professions and their own.  With the philosophy: Explore, Empower, Envision, they are active with a number of Brooklyn high schools, […]readmore

Growing SMART Offspring From Home Base In 2014

While the phrase “It takes a village to raise a child” was often heard at one time, we may think that the village was simply a thing of the past.  While it’s true that the physical appearance of villages have changed over the years, nurturing is still needed and we must provide it.  The daily […]readmore

Sticking With Geno

By Eddie Castro In what was sought out to be the biggest game of the year, the Jets took a huge step back in the  AFC playoff picture. With a record of 5-6 coming into last Sunday’s game with Miami, the Jets  needed a win against the division rival. From start to finish, Jets quarterback […]readmore