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Mugabe: We would love to see South Africa take the lead

During a recent two-week trip to China, Robert Mugabe, the anti-imperialist president of Zimbabwe, addressed a seminar in Beijing where various African diplomats were present, taking the opportunity to challenge Caucasians in South Africa, suggesting that they are responsible for ...

Eva’s charter school scheme

Last Thursday, thousands of parents, teachers and students gathered in Foley Square in lower Manhattan for what is believed to be one of the largest rallies for charter schools the city has seen.

SUNY adopts Cuomo’s proposed sexual assault policy

The State University of New York Board of Trustees unanimously approved Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s proposed sexual consent policy that will address how the university system will prevent, investigate and prosecute cases of alleged sexual assault on its campuses.

Bratton vows to crack down on ‘brutal, corrupt, racist’ officers

In a blunt message, the first of its kind by the city’s top cop, Commissioner of the New York City Police Department William Bratton made it clear that officers who abused their authority are “poisoning the well” and will be ...

Foundation awards Boys and Girls Club of Union City $10,000

Last week, Diane Senerchia, executive director of Northfield Bank Foundation, visited the Boys & Girls Clubs of Union County to meet with teens and present an award for $10,000 to support their expanded Career Launch initiative.

Mayor shifts police personnel to combat crime

Newark Mayor Ras Baraka asked the New Jersey Civil Service Commission for permission to demote six of its eight deputy chiefs in an effort to put 70 percent of the police force on neighborhood streets.

City to end teen solitary confinement at Rikers

By the end of this year, the New York City Department of Corrections will end a longstanding practice, solitary confinement of adolescents, in which 16- and 17-year-old inmates are locked in a cell for more than 23 hours a day ...

Detroit’s Water Crisis

As Detroit continues to struggle with its myriad of issues, the city’s water remains a major concern for residents.

Talking SCHOP! Ponty Bistro ponies up in Harlem

Quiet as it is not kept, there are still areas of Harlem being developed.

Airport workers to address Ebola concerns

Thursday, workers from local airports will attend an awareness training session that will cover guidelines for cleaning airplane cabins, lavatories and areas that have been exposed to the Ebola virus.

De Blasio’s executive order increases, expands living wage

Last week, New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio signed an executive order to increase and expand the living wage to benefit more New Yorkers.

National Association of University Women New York branch scholarship /awards luncheon buffet

The Empire City Casino, Yonkers, N.Y. hosted the National Association for University Women, New York Branch, Scholarship Awards Luncheon.

The Rev. Dr. Forchalle banquet anniversary gala

The Rev. Dr. Jehoshaphat Forchalle celebrated his 55th year in the ministry at Miracle Church of Christ in Crown Heights, Brooklyn.

The Cosmopolitan Review 10/9 - 10/15

Fall temperatures have arrived, but the smell of fall in the air has yet to come. Plus, there’s still Indian summer to look forward to, so don’t pull out your hats and gloves just yet

‘CREATIVE RESISTANCE’ PLANNED FOR ‘ANTI-POOR’ CONFAB

Farmers, indigenous peoples and other social justice groups will be taking to the streets this week in 10 cities, calling for an end to ruinous business-driven development plans for poor countries around the world.