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We must reject 'KONY2012,' the pro-AFRICOM propaganda

"KONY2012," the viral film viewed by more than 80 million people, is destructive propaganda. Invisible...

Pension and redistricting dominate the Albany conversation

Last week, two pieces of legislation that could decide the fate of large numbers of...

Blood donation ban under review; success in recent HIV/AIDS clinical trial

Under an ongoing initiative by the Obama administration, a federal mandate implemented nearly 30 years...

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A pig eats slop, and so do you

Definition: Slop-A thin, tasteless drink or liquid food; a food waste or gruel for animal...

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Are you taking a beating from diabetes?

When I was a kid in public school, it was inevitable that the toughest hyper-maniac...

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Springtime blues

The early signs of summer's dawn are evidenced by the unseasonable and unusually warm weather...

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The quest for approval

Whether we like to admit it or not, we all desire the affirmation of others....

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You are good enough

As i watched the homegoing service (funeral) for Whitney Houston, i, like so many others,...

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'Class' is in session

"The problem of the 20th century is the problem of the color line." It has...

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Assemblywoman Inez Barron announces re-election campaign

On Sunday, Assemblywoman Inez D. Barron announced her candidacy to serve for two more years...

Teacher evaluation bill finalized

Last week, the state Senate, Assembly and Gov. Andrew Cuomo officially agreed on a new...

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Coalition aims to clean up car washes in our neighborhoods

Edilberto Rojas-Rosas is a 25-year-old father of two struggling to support his family on the...

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Portraits of Waitz, Corbitt unveiled at Armory's Hall of Fame

Portraits of running icons Grete Waitz and Ted Corbitt, two legends who took long-distance running...

Is there a more schizophrenic team in the NBA than the Knicks?

Is there a more schizophrenic team in the NBA than the Knicks? They have been...

The Nets are playing the waiting game with Deron Williams

Does no Dwight Howard mean no Deron Williams for the Nets? Williams has said he...

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Denzel Washington returns to his roots

Award-winning actor Denzel Washington, an alumnus and lifelong supporter of the Boys & Girls Clubs,...

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Murry Bergtraum wins emotional 14th consecutive PSAL title

Although the Murry Bergtraum High School Lady Blazers won their 11th, 12th and 13th consecutive...

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Coach Ruth leads Boys and Girls to a third-straight PSAL title

The names associated with the history of Boys and Girls High School basketball--once known simply...

The queen who was king

Today, we take a trip to ancient Egypt and meet one of the most powerful...

School discipline: Ringing a bell for reform

There are many lessons I took with me from my treasured 15 years as chief...

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Rangel: 'I will seek re-election in the new 13th congressional district

The court has spoken. I have full confidence that those who have made the decision...

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Romney romps in Illinois

In less than an hour after the polls closed in Illinois on Tuesday evening, Mitt...

Black Republicans being left out?

As the Republican candidates make their way through the Southern United States, critics say that...

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Whither Detroit?

New Yorkers, baffled and perplexed about the current redistricting crisis, might view their circumstances as...

MS-13 and Latin King violence stirs in the inner city

After making a murderous run out on Long Island, city authorities are very leery of...

Sex abuse crimes rock public schools

A slew of teacher-student sex abuse crimes in public schools in recent months have parents...