In Strong Letter, Harvard Law Alum Denounce Removal of Bronx Defenders Founder from Prestigious Program, After NYPD Video Controversy

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Backstory: ‘Picture Perfect Films’ produced a controversial video to show its perspective on the abusive, and often deadly, interaction between NYPD police officers More...

BK, NY: Is gentrification the new civil rights issue?

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Is gentrification the news civil rights issue? That question emerged at a downtown Brooklyn Town Hall meeting, hosted by BRIC Arts Media, in January. The question was sparked More...

Report: Lynching of Blacks by Whites Was Terrorism

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The The Equal Justice Initiative released its multi-year report, “Lynching in America: Confronting the Legacy of Racial Terror,” a documentation of the nation’s More...

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BK, NY: Is gentrification the new civil rights issue?

Is gentrification the news civil rights issue? That question emerged at a downtown Brooklyn Town Hall meeting, hosted by BRIC Arts Media, in January. The question was sparked when More...

Mashable: ‘How The Peanuts Comic Strip Got Its First Black Character’

This story, which originally appeared on Mashable, came to our attention courtesy of Ronald E. Franklin’s blog. Via Mashable.com: In 1968, shortly after the assassination More...

Vanishing Wealth for Blacks in Upscale Prince George’s County, MD

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Via The Washington Post – “African Americans for decades flocked to Prince George’s County to be part of a More...

NYC – ‘Affordable Housing to Whom?’ And Read Important Public Notice

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Affordable to whom? That is the question presented in a 2009 Center for Urban Pedagogy (CUP) report, What is Affordable More...

Small Small Thing is about the life and death of Olivia Zinnah, a child victim of rape in Liberia. (Image and Caption via filmmaker Jessica Vale/AJZ AJZ Africa: ‘Small Small Things,’ The Life and Death of Olivia Zinnah

Via Al Jazeera/Africa – “This film begins at the JFK Hospital in Monrovia, the capital of...

Image via LatinAmericanPost.com Study: Costa Rica, Uruguay Have Best Democracies in Latin America

The Costa Rica News (TCRN) – “Uruguay and Costa Rica are the most democratic Latin American...

Image via Al Jazeera AJZ: Satellite images reveal ‘catastrophic’ scale of Boko Haram massacres

Via Al Jazeera – “Human rights group Amnesty International has released satellite images showing what it...

Report: Lynching of Blacks by Whites Was Terrorism

Photo: George Henry "Bill" Farnum via lauranelsonlynching.weebly.com

The The Equal Justice Initiative released its multi-year report, “Lynching in America: Confronting the More...

Mashable: ‘How The Peanuts Comic Strip Got Its First Black Character’

This story, which originally appeared on Mashable, came to our attention courtesy of Ronald E. Franklin’s blog. Via Mashable.com: In 1968,..

Pyrrhus Concer home torn down. Did wealthy BK couple demolish history for profit?

In early 2014, David and Sylvia Hermer of Brooklyn received approval from South Hampton, Long Island town officials to demolish the..

Ex-high school football quarterback sues over head injuries

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Via CBS News – “A former high school quarterback followed in the steps of one-time pro and college More...

Radiant Thanksgiving Recipes

This week, many of us will celebrate the tradition of Thanksgiving. Having dedicated my life to the study of the human body,..

(Video) Columbia Univ. Student, Sexual Assault Victim ‘Carries the Weight’

Emma Sulkowicz, a Columbia University senior, is one of more than 20 Columbia and Barnard students who filed a federal Title IX..

(Video) Teasley Elem Students: “We Don’t Like Bullies at Our School”

Teasley_Elem Students at Teasley Primary and Elementary School, in Georgia, have fun making anti-bullying video. In their campaign to raise awareness, students..
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