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Celebrating Black History
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Celebrating Black History

February 8, 2013 Jelani Mashariki In 1964, America was asked to choose the ballot or bullet.   Nearly half a century ago, El-Hajj Malik El-Shabazz, better known as Malcolm X, told those in power that they had to make a choice between the ballot or the bullet, making clear that if Black political power wasn't…

Support Robert Jackson for Manhattan BP
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Support Robert Jackson for Manhattan BP

February 8, 2013 By Larry Moskowitz As you probably know, our brother, Robert Jackson is running for Manhattan Borough President. There is no need to go into Robert's long standing and ongoing commitment to labor, education and progressive issues in general. Just recently this ongoing work by him is reflected in his active support for the…

Great leaders Have a Passion for Continuous Learning
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Great leaders Have a Passion for Continuous Learning

February 6, 2013 By Michael Reuter In his book, “The 15 Invaluable Laws of Growth,” John Maxwell shares his Law of Curiosity.  He writes: “Curious people possess a thirst for knowledge. They are interested in life, people, ideas, experiences, and events, and they live in a constant state of wanting to learn  more.

The Right Wing’s Hostage
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The Right Wing’s Hostage

February 1, 2013 Walker Bragman At approximately 3:30 p.m. Tuesday, January 29, a lone gunman boarded a school bus in Midland City, AL, and demanded two hostages. When the bus driver, 65-year-old Charles Albert Poland protested, the gunman shot him four times with a handgun and took one five-year-old boy hostage, bringing him to an…

NYC Council Candidate Yetta Kurland Receives ATU Endorsement
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NYC Council Candidate Yetta Kurland Receives ATU Endorsement

January 31, 2013 By Neal Tepel, LaborPress Publisher New York, NY – Civil rights attorney, and radio show host Yetta Kurland receivedanother labor endorsement today, this time by Amalgamated Transit Union (ATU) International. ATU’s Local 1181 is currently on strike in New York City demanding better conditions for their workers.

Many Positive Educational Initiatives Included in NYS Executive Budget
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Many Positive Educational Initiatives Included in NYS Executive Budget

January 30, 2013 By Susan Smith, LaborPress Albany Bureau ALBANY, N.Y. – New York State United Teachers commenting on the proposed executive budget has stated that it builds on positive education initiatives essential to ending the achievement gap and raising overall student performance. NYSUT noted that state aid to public schools and colleges still remains…

A DREAM Becomes REALITY In Brooklyn
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A DREAM Becomes REALITY In Brooklyn

January 25, 2013 By NYS Senator Kevin Parker (Brooklyn, NY) Brooklyn’s own Loews Kings Theatre was a place where people went to see dreams on screen, larger than life. Many celebrities who grew up in Brooklyn worked as ushers in the theater, including Sylvester Stallone and Henry Winkler.

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