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Brooklyn BP hosts Gariduna heritage celebration

Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams joined the Garifuna Coalition USA and HealthFirst in hosting a Garifuna heritage reception at Brooklyn Borough Hall this week

Councilman Jumaane Williams relaunches efforts to make Jackie Robinson home a landmark

Brooklyn City Councilman Jumaane Williams announced plans to relaunch efforts for the city to landmark Black baseball legend Jackie Robinson’s family home, located at 5224 Tilden Ave.

AQE SLAMS GOVERNOR CUOMO’S VICTORY ON SCHOOL AID

After Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s speech on the 2014-15 state budget, Billy Easton, executive director of Alliance for Quality Education, said when it comes to school aid, the governor is claiming credit for a victory for which he provided no leadership.

And then there were two—Political pioneer Basil Paterson, passes at 87

Attorney Basil Alexander Paterson, one of the legendary “Gang of Four” from Harlem, was as warm and gregarious as he was astute and generations with his time and praise for those he deemed equals and to Mr. and Mrs. Nobody ...

Obama talks action

Obama spoke before an audience of 16,000 that treated him like rock star at the Sheraton Times Square Hotel. Before Obama took the stage, the Rev. Al Sharpton praised him for working to help America’s most vulnerable citizens.

Community remembers Basil Paterson

Black leaders, politicians and community members remember Basil Patterson, former secretary of state, NYC Deputy Mayor Basil Patterson

Man arrested in connection to Baraka bus blaze

Last week, Newark mayoral candidates Ras Baraka and Shavar Jeffries commented after a Newark man, charged with setting a fire to Ras Baraka’s campaign bus in February, was connected to Shavar Jeffries’ campaign.

Councilman Andy King reveals his 12-point plan for District 12

Backed by the Bronx Democratic County Committee, Assemblyman Carl Heastie and 1199SEIU, the health care workers union, Councilman Andy King received the majority of votes in District 12 of the Bronx, in 2012, beating five opponents.

De Blasio unveils Sandy recovery plans

It has been 17 months since Hurricane Sandy ripped through the East Coast, leaving hundreds of houses and properties destroyed.

City Council member grades reaffirm commitment to advocating for human rights

13 city officials received certificates from the Urban Justice Center on the steps of City Hall in Manhattan on Thursday, April 3. These council members received passing grades from the annual New York City Council Human Rights Report Card.

NYCHA residents unveil plans to strengthen public housing post-Sandy

Recently, New York City Housing Authority (NYCHA) residents, community leaders and elected officials gathered on the steps of City Hall to announce a new report addressing how badly some NYCHA locations have recovered since Hurricane Sandy.

More grief from the Supreme Court

Once again the Supreme Court has delivered a devastating blow to our democratic rights by striking down any limitations on campaign contributions.

The anti-gay dogma that is enveloping Africa

It was striking when the president of this country, a woman who has been the center of international prominence and the recipient of a Nobel Peace Prize, defended a law that criminalizes same-sex activity.

City Council members make the grade in ‘report card’

The Human Rights Project at the Center for Human Rights released its sixth annual New York City Council Human Rights Report Card.

Two elderly civil rights vets defend Obama against wealthy elitists

The onslaught against President Barack Obama by corporate giants Charles and David Koch has caused two elderly civil rights veterans, George Richardson and Ingrid Frank, to request support from the grassroots movement.

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