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

The elections are two weeks past and the votes are still being counted. If there is one thing we’ve learned from this election is that every vote counts and every vote needs to be counted. Voter suppression is, I think, the third original sin of the Republic; it comes after the genocide of the Indigenous […]readmore

Elijah and Maxine Will Have New Agency in the House

All eyes are on the newcomers to the House of Representatives and, in New York, on our new state Senate members. They are poised to make a major difference, along with the veteran members of both bodies whose seniority places them in powerful positions. Gridlock and obstruction on the Hill and in Albany have been […]readmore

NY/AMERICA THE NATION:   Despite our early press deadline last week, we did not miss the election outcome headlines in the gubernatorial races in Georgia and Florida where African-American Democrats Stacey Abrams and Andrew Gillum, respectively, were on their way to victory and the history books.   A week later, the jury is still out because it […]readmore

What Happens After an Election?

All summer long, political candidates were working hard for your vote. They sent you direct mail pamphlets. They came to your church. They invited you to fundraisers where you paid $100 to eat tikka masala and listen to the wonderful sounds of a jazz band. They put posters up at your corner store, and some […]readmore

Bill Could Eliminate Public Advocate Office as BK Lawmakers Jockey

By Kelly Mena, Kings County Politics City Councilman Kalman Yeger (D-Borough Park, Bensonhurst, Midwood and Kensington) could introduce a bill as early as tomorrow that could eliminate the Office of Public Advocate, a position that was recently left open with the historical election of current Public Advocate Letitia James to state Attorney General. The Office of Public Advocate […]readmore

Brooklyn District Attorney’s Office Extends Deadline for Applications for 2019

Brooklyn District Attorney Eric Gonzalez today announced that the deadline for filing applications for KCDA’s mid-winter and spring break internship programs has been extended to November 25, 2018. The internships are open to students who live and /or attend high school in Brooklyn and are interested in learning about the different careers and responsibilities within […]readmore

Black Security Guard Gunned Down by Police Was Wearing a

Not only was he clearly identifiable, but officers on the scene knew Jemel Roberson. A civil rights lawsuit has been filed against “Officer John Doe” and Midloathian Village. By Jayme S. Ganey Jemel Roberson, age 26, shot and killed on Sunday by a white cop in a Chicago suburb, was wearing a hat that said […]readmore

Boys Junior Varsity Football 11/11/2018

Brooklyn Tech High School vs. Harry S. Truman High School Brooklyn Tech HS score: 30 Coach Brian Pugh: We showed a lot of improvement this week. We had a tough time blocking and tackling, but we stepped it up. We had returning sophomore students that stepped up their game. We had captains that stepped up […]readmore