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LOOK: NY Post's Front Page Calls Trayvon Supporters 'Race Hustlers'

Posted 03.27.2012 | New York

The New York Post front page Tuesday insinuates that three black New York lawmakers (Senators Kevin Parker, Bill Perkins, and Eric Adams) wearing hood...

NY State Senator Introduces Bill To Expand Rights For Illegal Immigrants

Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

The DREAM Act, a congressional bill that would've made it easier for the nations younger illegal immigrants to become US citizens, may have died in Wa...

When Talking Oversight of Charters, Leave the Tricks at Home

James Merriman | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
James Merriman

There's been significant ink spillage over a hearing that the foremost critic of charter schools, NYS Senator Bill Perkins, put together last week to supposedly look into how charter schools are regulated.

Thriving Charter Schools Need Fairness, Not Favors

James Merriman | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
James Merriman

Having become identified with charter schools, it is only human nature for the Department of Ed to be tempted to tilt the playing field in their favor. That would be a mistake.

Here Lies Willets Point

David Vines | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
David Vines

Daniel Sambucci opened up shop in Willets Point fifty-nine years ago. Now when Sambucci, 79, looks across 36th Avenue, he finds himself under the ominous shadow of a $900 million baseball stadium.

Paterson Losing Support From Harlem's Black Elected Officials | Elizabeth Benjamin | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

Gov. Paterson's Harlem base is crumbling. African-American elected officials and business leaders who have long been the core of the embattled governo...

The Future of Harlem?

Michael Henry Adams | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Michael Henry Adams

In a speech Malcolm X asked rhetorically, "What do Racists call a black with a PhD?," to which he answered, "Nigger!" That was America 45 years ag...

Educating for Democracy: A Demonstration Against School Closings

Joel Shatzky | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Joel Shatzky

On Thursday a group of about 300 teachers, students, parents, and supporters demonstrated in front of Mayor Bloomberg's home to protest his decision to close 20 public schools.

Thompson's a Tiger! Who Knew?

Michael Henry Adams | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Michael Henry Adams

On election night, Thompson stirringly repeated the refrain, "Eight is enough!", "Eight is enough!" We have a chance to win our city back.

Sam Stein

The Battle For Harlem Heats Up | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

On the corner of 130th Street and Malcolm X Blvd in New York sits Sen. Barack Obama's Harlem headquarters. It is a lively place, with full glass windo...