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Interview with Assemblyman Charles Barron, Part Two

In last week’s Part 1, of our interview, Assemblyman Charles Barron spoke on the need for and relevance of, Black Power today. Here he gives examples. OTP: You’ve anticipated my next question. How does your district reflect Black Power? I would love for you to come out and I want to give you a tour […]Read More

Black’s “Slip” at Meeting is Slap Across the Face of

For the Sake of the Children, Cathie Black Must Go The latest Freudian juxtapositions of school’s Chancellor Cathie Black — on the even of Martin Luther King Jr. anniversary celebrations –were “more fuel for the fire” in the growing effort to oust Ms. Black from her position, said Councilman Charles Barron in a press conference […]Read More

Turmoil at Medgar Evers College Faculty Issues Vote of No

After months of chafing under the administration of President William Pollard, the Faculty of Medgar Evers College issued a resolution Wednesday evening detailing the reasons for their vote of no confidence in the leadership of the President and Provost of the school. “This was expected and long overdue.” Said Councilman Charles Barron when told of […]Read More

Educators Respond to China's Ascendence and State of NYC Schools

Commenting on the reports of China’s dominance in world education and New York State rankings that place the New York City schools at the bottom of all categories, educator Michael Hooper, chairman of Roots Revisited, said “We don’t have a Department of Education, we have a Board of ‘mis-education’ that not only undermines the students, […]Read More

A Blueprint for the Freedom Party

By Alton H. Maddox, Jr. While a political party may be established at any time, a political party with ballot status in New York can only occur during a gubernatorial election which, in New York, is every four years. A general election for governor of New York will occur on November 2, 2010. To achieve […]Read More

Community Greets Freedom Party Slate

Once again, several hundred community members flocked to the Siloam Presbyterian Church. This time the occasion was the presentation of the complete Freedom Party Slate. Eva M. Doyle, candidate for Lieutenant Governor, came from Buffalo. Attorney General candidate Ramon Jimenez journeyed from the South Bronx. Freedom Party Gubernatorial candidate Charles Barron was greeted with enthusiastic […]Read More

View From Here: The Freedom Party – Waking Giant

“Say it loud! I’m Black and I’m Proud!” When we entered the Siloam Presbyterian Church, whose 161 year-old history includes the congregation taking up a $25 collection for the visiting John Brown on his way to Harper’s Ferry, the beat of James Brown was reverberating from the large meeting room up the stairs and over […]Read More

One Valiant Effort: Thompson Concedes Run for Mayor

                During his yearlong quest for Mayor, Bill Thompson faced the biggest multi-million dollar campaign juggernaut in municipal history. He did so with style, grace and a gentlemanly comportment. The Thompson campaign spent election night at the New York Hilton, where hundreds of supporters packed the ballroom.             A Who’s Who of Democratic leadership […]Read More