White coalition rules New York City
Jr. | 4/12/2011, 4:39 p.m.
Approximately 25 years ago, I solely founded the Center for Law and Social Justice at Medgar Evers College. Other "founders" were erroneously added to an article in this newspaper last week. I envisioned this center as engaging in legal advocacy, serving as a community think tank and becoming a historical archive for the Black struggle.
No group can ever succeed in politics without the benefit of legal representation and a think tank to employ critical thinking and problem-solving skills. President Barack Obama referred to these skills in his speech to schoolchildren on September 8.
Going to the polls twice a year will not do the trick. Similarly, a voter needs more than a palm card to take into the voting booth. Every voter will need a political road map on November 3. Political candidates should be printing up those road maps as we speak. Time is of the essence.
Oct. 16: PWV Acquisitions, LLC v. Maddox at 9:30 a.m. in Room 819 of the Civil Court, located at 111 Centre Street in Manhattan. Arguments in Tawana Brawley, stare decisis, res judicata and recusal of the judge will be made.
Oct. 21: UAM weekly forum at the Elks Plaza, 1068 Harriet Tubman (Fulton Street) near Classon Avenue in Brooklyn at 7:30 p.m. Take the "C" train to Franklin Avenue.
Oct. 22: 16 Court Street Owners v. Maddox, Brooklyn Housing Court, 141 Livingston Street, Room 904 C, in Brooklyn at 10 a.m.
Oct. 23: The appeal of People v. John White will be heard in the Appellate Division, Second Judicial Department, 45 Monroe Place in Brooklyn at 9 a.m. The issue is self-defense and whether Blacks are still in slavery. Blacks need to be on hand en masse to hear the decision.