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Day: <span>May 28, 2016</span>

Brooklyn Ballers

    By Eddie Castro The 2016 High School baseball season in our borough has come to an end. Powerhouse teams like Grand Street and Telecom had their seasons end short with early playoff exits but schools like Poly Prep and Xaverian put their marks this year. Led by Mr. Brooklyn himself Rob Calabrese, of […]readmore

A Worm in the Apple for the Teacher

By Akosua K. Albritton New York City and the whole of the United States are experiencing another shake-up in the education of American youth stamped the Common Core State Standards Initiative. The “Common Core” is not a body of knowledge or subject content. Rather, the “Common Core” is the development of intellectual faculties or skill […]readmore

People: The Big and Smalls of a Landmark: Something to

Olmec Caption: La Venta Monument #1 with man for scale.  Olmec heads vary in height from 4.8 to 11.2 ft. and weigh between 6 and 50 tons.   Could it be that a six-foot bronze image of the late rapper Biggie Smalls – intended by a local artist as a memorial to Christopher Wallace aka […]readmore

What’s Going On

By Victoria Horsford  ROOTS REVISITED   A remake of the 1977 television miniseries ROOTS will air on May 30, simulcast on the History Channel, Lifetime and the A&E networks. Many wonder why. Why not? The miniseries was adapted from Alex Haley’s Pulitzer Prizewinning book, “ROOTS: The Saga of An American Family”, published in 1976. “ROOTS” […]readmore