Archive for March, 2017

Whose Birthday Is It? March 31, 2017

Whose Birthday Is It? March 31, 2017

Jack Johnson (1878) The son of two ex-slaves, Johnson was the world’s first African-American heavyweight champion. At the height of his career, Johnson was excoriated by the press for having twice married white women, and he offended white supremacists by […]

by · March 31, 2017 · Bulletin Board
Quote of the Day: March 31, 2017

Quote of the Day: March 31, 2017

In a democracy the poor will have more power than the rich, because there are more of them, and the will of the majority is supreme. Aristotle (384 BC- 322 BC)

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Jamaica Arts This April: EtM Choreographer + Composer

Jamaica Arts This April: EtM Choreographer + Composer

Free Jamaica Arts program, EtM Choreographer + Composer, April 5, 6 pm, JCAL Studio A, 161-04 Jamaica Avenue in Queens. Call 718-658-7400 to RSVP. 

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Aspiring Model Shot Dead in Forest Houses

by David Greene An aspiring model was shot dead after a dispute inside the stairwell at the Forest Houses in the Morrisania section of the borough. Police say Aaliyah Alder, 21, of Mott Haven, was discovered by officers on the […]

by · March 31, 2017 · Crime, News
Profile America: Primary Voter, Thomas Peterson-Mundy

Profile America: Primary Voter, Thomas Peterson-Mundy

Friday, March 31 — The 15th Amendment to the Constitution declared the right to vote “shall not be denied or abridged by the United States or by any state on account of race, color, or previous condition of servitude.” It was […]

by · March 31, 2017 · Profile America
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Bronx UFT College Fair & Parent Conference | 3/31-4/1

The United Federation of Teachers will host a two-day College Fair & Parent Conference at the Bronx UFT Office.

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Familia Suspension: Mets Will Survive And Baseball Got It Right

By Rich Mancuso/Sports Editor You can put this all in perspective when it comes to the 15-game suspension imposed by MLB on Mets closer Jeurys Familia for violating the League domestic violence policy. The Mets got a break and Familia […]

by · March 30, 2017 · Domestic Violence, Sports
Mayor de Blasio Appoints Two to Rent Guidelines Board

Mayor de Blasio Appoints Two to Rent Guidelines Board

Mayor Bill de Blasio today announced two new appointments to the Rent Guidelines Board: David Reiss, a Brooklyn Law School professor specialized in property law, and Hilary Botein, a professor at Baruch College’s Marxe School of Public and International Affairs. […]

by · March 30, 2017 · Housing, News
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Profile America: Birth of a Brand — Coca-Cola

Thursday, March 30 — One of the most successful brand names of all time got its start this week in 1886.  That’s when Atlanta pharmacist John Pemberton brewed up the first batch of Coca-Cola – designed as a hangover cure.  The […]

by · March 30, 2017 · Profile America
Fordham sophmore guard Joseph Chartouny.
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Fordham’s Joseph Chartouny to Declare for NBA Draft

Fordham University sophomore guard Joseph Chartouny announced today that he will declare for the 2017 NBA Draft. However, he will not sign with an agent, allowing him to return to Fordham if he withdraws by the May 24 deadline.  Chartouny […]

by · March 30, 2017 · Sports
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BREAKING NEWS: Federal judge in Hawaii extends order blocking Trump travel ban

Federal judge in Hawaii extends order blocking Trump’s so-called travel ban NBC News is reporting that U.S. District Judge Derrick Watson agreed to turn his original temporary restraining order blocking Trump’s revised executive order on immigration into a longer lasting […]

by · March 30, 2017 · Breaking News
Whose Birthday Is It? March 29, 2017

Whose Birthday Is It? March 29, 2017

Jennifer Capriati (1976) Capriati’s family moved to Florida when she was four years old so she could pursue a tennis career, and by 1990, the 14-year-old had earned over $6 million in endorsements. She became the youngest women’s tennis player […]

by · March 29, 2017 · Bulletin Board
Quote of the Day: March 29, 2017

Quote of the Day: March 29, 2017

I call therefore a complete and generous education that which fits a man to perform justly, skillfully, and magnanimously all the offices, both private and public, of peace and war. John Milton (1608-1674)

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Word of the Day: March 29, 2017

Word of the Day: March 29, 2017

Annunciation Definition: (noun) A formal public statement. Synonyms: Proclamation, Declaration, Announcement Usage: A long and dramatic drum-roll signaled that a royal annunciation was about to be delivered.

by · March 29, 2017 · Bulletin Board
Hevesi, Disability Rights Project Visit School to Raise Awareness of Homeless Children with Disabilities

Hevesi, Disability Rights Project Visit School to Raise Awareness of Homeless Children with Disabilities

Hevesi, Disability Rights Project Visit School to Raise Awareness of Homeless Children with Disabilities State Assemblymember Andrew Hevesi, Chair of Committee on Social Services, and Disability Rights Project founder Brad Gerstman to join parents, students and administrators at Association for […]

by · March 29, 2017 · Bulletin Board