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Day: <span>July 3, 2017</span>

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By David Mark Greaves Health Care’s Three Adversaries The health care debacle in Washington is because the people are fighting not one, but three adversaries– the insurance industry, those who cater to the rich and the legacy of slavery. Universal Health Care, Medicare for All or single-payer, however you want to call it, is violently […]readmore

City Council: Parents Required to Receive Information for DOE Gifted

Last week the New York City Council unanimously approved Intro 1347, sponsored by Council member Robert E. Cornegy, Jr. (36th District).  The law would require the NYC Department of Education (DOE) to distribute information regarding the DOE’s Gifted and Talented program, exam and application process to the parents of any student enrolled in prekindergarten in […]readmore

Black Pharmacists Speak Out on Health Care Debate

By Akosua K. Albritton Two days after the US Senate presented Better Care Reconciliation Act to the US public, this reporter walked along the main thoroughfares of East Flatbush and Flatbush in pursuit of an open pharmacy. Surely, a pharmacist could make sense of a health care policy that would have a far-ranging impact on […]readmore

Council Member Inez Barron’s Statement on Proposed CUNY Tuition Hikes

I am adamantly opposed to any and all tuition hikes for students. Masking the gravity of this issue is Governor Cuomo’s Excelsior Scholarship Program, which is being sold to the public as “Free Tuition” to public colleges – it is not. Free tuition, as historically defined, when public colleges had few students of color, meant […]readmore