Wednesday Aug 27
Affordable housing welcomed, yet feared
From NY1 : A stretch of Pitkin Avenue in East New York, one of the poorest neighborhoods in the city, could soon be transformed.
Mon Aug 25, 2014
The Brooklyn Daily Eagle
Calls for renewed remembrance at Prison Ship Martyrs Monument
"Keep in mind that in 1908, at the one year commemoration of this monument, there were 20,000 people in attendance, including military regiments and civilian personnel," said Society of Old Brooklynites member Daniel Cardona.
NYPD Confidential: Controversial cops deserve due process
All the racial rhetoric over Eric Garner and Michael Brown ignores the presumption of innocence of the two cops involved in their deaths.
Sat Aug 23, 2014
New York Post
Thousands march to protest police death of Eric Garner
Thousands of demonstrators converged on Staten Island for a peaceful, though at times testy, march on Saturday to protest the death of Eric Garner and police tactics in general.
Wed Aug 20, 2014
Bay Ridge Journal
106th Annual Memorial Tribute to the Prison Ship Martyrs
On Saturday, August 23 from 10 AM to Noon, the Society of Old Brooklynites will host the 106th Annual Memorial Tribute to the Prison Ship Martyrs, at the Prison Ship Martyrs Monument in Fort Greene Park in Brooklyn.
Los Angeles Times
Grand jury will hear evidence in NYPD chokehold case
Esaw Garner, wife of Eric Garner, breaks down in the arms of the Revs. Herbert Daughtry, left, and Al Sharpton during a rally over Garner's death in Staten Island, N.Y. Esaw Garner, wife of Eric Garner, breaks down in the arms of the Revs. Herbert Daughtry, left, and Al Sharpton during a rally over Garner's death in Staten Island, N.Y. A New York ... (more)
Sat Aug 16, 2014
Sharpton speaks out against 'over-policing' in Mo. shooting
HARLEM, New York City - Addressing a crowd of more than 150 Saturday morning, the Rev.
Fri Aug 15, 2014
The Evening Blues - 8-15-14
Welcome! " The Evening Blues" is a casual community diary where we hang out, share and talk about news, music, photography and other things of interest to the community.
Dems demand Holder investigate another death at the hands of white cops
A half dozen New York Democrats are calling on Attorney General Eric Holder to investigate another incident involving the death of a black man at the hands of a white police officer.
Thu Aug 14, 2014
Democratic congressmen ask Justice Department to investigate death of Eric Garner
Members of New York's Democratic congressional delegation are asking the Justice Department to formally investigate last month's police custody death of Eric Garner on Staten Island and the law enforcement strategy known as "broken windows."
Mon Aug 11, 2014
Brooklyn Congressman Proposes Public Housing Security Legislation
After the stabbing death of PJ Avitto in the elevator of Brooklyn housing development, federal legislation is introduced to make residents safer, and it's named after the six-year-old boy.
Sun Aug 03, 2014
The Washington Post
Obama action on immigration should spark impeachment talk, GOP congressman says
Rep. Steve King said Sunday that Congress should work toward impeaching President Obama if he moves forward with an executive order that could allow millions of illegal immigrants to stay in the United States without fear of deportation.
Wallace Battles Dem Rep.: Didn't Democrats Want to Impeach Bush?
Following statements from Representative Steve King that President Barack Obama was creating a "constitutional crisis" with his executive actions on immigration that would ultimately leave the House with no choice but impeachment, Fox News Sunday host Chris Wallace asked Representative Hakeem Jeffries how the GOP's impeachment chatter was different ... (more)