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Legislator Kevan Abrahams, Heeling Soles & TRIMZ Barber Shop Host Successful Back-To-School Giveaway and Barbecue
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Legislator Kevan Abrahams, Heeling Soles & TRIMZ Barber Shop Host Successful Back-To-School Giveaway and Barbecue

With a new school year fast approaching, free backpacks, haircuts and sneakers were given to more than 100 children at an event hosted by Nassau County Legislator Kevan Abrahams (D – Freeport) on Saturday, August 18. The 12th annual Back to School Giveaway and Barbecue in Freeport, which was also co-hosted by TRIMZ Barber Shop […]

Kofi Annan, Dead at 80
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Kofi Annan, Dead at 80

Kofi Annan, the diplomat from Ghana who became the seventh secretary general of the United Nations, died on Saturday,  in Bern, Switzerland. He was 80. His death, at a hospital there, was confirmed by his family in a statement released by the Kofi Annan Foundation, which is based in Switzerland. It said he died after a […]

Legislators Kevan Abrahams and Debra Mulé Tour Resurfaced Brookside and Seaman Avenues in Freeport
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Legislators Kevan Abrahams and Debra Mulé Tour Resurfaced Brookside and Seaman Avenues in Freeport

Nassau County Legislators Kevan M. Abrahams (D – Freeport) and Debra Mulé (D – Freeport) joined Freeport Mayor Robert T. Kennedy in touring extensive road improvements on Brookside and Seaman Avenues. Recent upgrades include the resurfacing of Brookside Avenue, stretching from Seaman Avenue to Nassau Road, in Roosevelt. In addition, West Seaman Avenue in Baldwin […]

Legislator Kevan M. Abrahams Celebrates National Night Out at Uniondale Fire District
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Legislator Kevan M. Abrahams Celebrates National Night Out at Uniondale Fire District

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Supreme Court Pick Will Redefine Freedom
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Supreme Court Pick Will Redefine Freedom

    Supreme Courts are defined by their decisions and decision makers. While each member of the court fulfills a vital purpose in adjudicating the parameters of what is legal in our democracy, those that form the swing vote are often the center of national attention- for better or for worse. Justice Anthony Kennedy was a […]

A Mindless Decision
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A Mindless Decision

POLITICAL CROSSFIRE By Justin A. Williams,  Political Editor Trump’s Budget Cuts Slash Mental Health $$$$$ What is the value of a human mind? In our society, we often neglect the state of our mental health for the necessities life requires: the job, the kids, the schooling,etc. When we become anxious or depressed, even cripplingly so, […]

Firing Mueller Will Bring the Fury
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Firing Mueller Will Bring the Fury

President Trump has promised that if North Korea were to respond to America’s sanctions with bombing and other actions of war, that the U.S will respond with “Fire and Fury.” But Pres. Trump may bare witness to a conflagration of his own making that could damn his own presidency, due to a fury from his […]

Barbara Bush Passes Away, Age 92
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Barbara Bush Passes Away, Age 92

Former first lady Barbara Bush passed away Tuesday evening from complications related to Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease and congestive heart failure. Earlier this week the Bush family released a statement saying that after a “recent series of hospitalizations,” she decided to stop receiving medical care and was focusing on “comfort care.” “It will not surprise […]

Starbucks to Close All Stores Nationwide for Racial-Bias Education on May 29
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Starbucks to Close All Stores Nationwide for Racial-Bias Education on May 29

Starbucks Coffee Company has announced that it will be closing its more than 8,000 company-owned stores in the United States on the afternoon of May 29 to conduct racial-bias education geared toward preventing discrimination in our stores. The training will be provided to nearly 175,000 partners (employees) across the country and will become part of the onboarding process for new […]

Black Lives Matter Co-Creator Launches the Black Futures Lab and the Black Census Project to Build and Mobilize Black Political Power
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Black Lives Matter Co-Creator Launches the Black Futures Lab and the Black Census Project to Build and Mobilize Black Political Power

Alicia Garza, co-creator of Black Lives Matter, launched on Monday the Black Futures Lab (BFL), a new mobilization effort that will engage Black people, legislators, and community-based organizations to build political power and push for policies that help strengthen Black communities. Launched in partnership with Demos, Color of Change, Center for Third World Organizing, Socioanalitica […]

Shutdown Looming
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Shutdown Looming

Shutdown. It’s possibly happening and it could become something to seriously loathe. A government shutdown like the one that has been making headlines threatens to prevent government paid services from stopping until there is legislation that states how the government will be funded. In the short term, that means government operations and the post office; […]

Trailblazing US Ambassador Reflects on Her Life & Career as Remnants of America's Ugly Past Resurface
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Trailblazing US Ambassador Reflects on Her Life & Career as Remnants of America’s Ugly Past Resurface

After a four-decades-long career at the U.S. Department of State’s Foreign Service including being appointed as U.S. Ambassador to Senegal in 2000, Harriet Lee Elam-Thomas is now looking back on her remarkable career and life. In time for Black History Month, her new memoir, Diversifying Diplomacy: My Journey from Roxbury to Dakar (Potomac Books, 2017), […]

The  "Donald" Trump Card
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The “Donald” Trump Card

*Political Commentary* The Trump card. It is an age old cliché but it has garnered new meaning in American politics. This particular reference speaks to a specific type of card, found in many board games and card games, which is able to  pull rank over and above other cards. It is valuable, it is conducive […]

Statement by Attorneys for Khari Noerdlinger Pertaining Decision by the Judge
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Statement by Attorneys for Khari Noerdlinger Pertaining Decision by the Judge

“Today was complete vindication for Khari Noerdlinger, having lied-repeatedly-to the grand jury and engaged in gross prosecutorial misconduct, the state voluntarily dismissed the manslaughter charge and agreed to dismiss the remaining charges after the successful completion of six months of the pretrial intervention program. Now that the case is over, we will initiate a lawsuit […]

High Profile Black Brooklynites are Ambassadors for Brooklyn Community Services
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High Profile Black Brooklynites are Ambassadors for Brooklyn Community Services

The Brooklyn Community Services (BCS) ONE Brooklyn Community  public service poster campaign, seen on 36 Brooklyn subway stations, feature several high profile Black Brooklynites like AFROPUNK co-founder and partner Jocelyn Cooper, renowned educator Principal Nadia Lopez, MTV and Comedy Central comedian Franchesca Ramsey and Black Lives Matter co-founder Opal Tometi speaking out about Brooklynites who […]