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Day: <span>March 16, 2018</span>

Betsy DeBacle: The Head of Education Needs One

By Maitefa Angaza In what was surely intended to be an impressive and reassuring appearance on 60 Minutes, Education Secretary Betsy DeVos instead drew wrath and ridicule from a diversity of quarters. Print and broadcast media, parents and educators were left incredulous and outraged after her revealing interview with Lesley Stahl on Sunday night. The […]readmore

DOE Reconsiders Name Change at Crown Heights School

By Kelly Mena Education officials are mulling over keeping an African-American historical figure as part of the name of a Crown Heights high school, according to a consolidation plan set for a vote next month. According to an updated consolidation plan, whereupon students from Aspirations Diploma Plus High School, 1495 Herkimer Street in Bedford-Stuyvesant will […]readmore


By Keith L. Forest On Saturday, March 10, 2018, pillars from the Bedford Stuyvesant community gathered together to pay homage to McDonald’s Diner and its former owner Clara Walker. Once a major destination in the historic Stuyvesant Height section of Bedford-Stuyvesant, the restaurant had long closed its doors leaving a lifetime of memories behind. “Before […]readmore

Brooklyn’s Best Win Marietta Tree Public Service Awards From Citizens

March is women’s history month and the beginning of spring. It was much more than that for action women Brenda Thompson-Duchene, executive director & founder, Isabahlia Ladies of Elegance Foundation, and Denise Cosom, founder, Visionary & CEO, Young Gents Society, Inc. These inspiring advocates for our community were honored with the Citizens Committee for New […]readmore

Community Chest: Meet: Jadayah Spencer

Young people will give you all kinds of reasons as to why they need to call you back. They may be at the mall shopping or hanging with friends. They may be playing their favorite video game or headed to a party. I thought I heard it all until I called Jadayah Spencer. Her reason […]readmore

Free Agent 2018 N.Y. Jets

The New York Jets head into this week’s free agent frenzy with a lot of salary cap space money ($89 million to be exact) to potentially make a huge splash by signing key players. It has been well-documented simply because it always seems to be a necessity for the Jets when it comes to needing […]readmore