5 Men Exonerated In Central Park Jogger Case

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‘Justice delayed is justice denied,’ – Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

The five men whose convictions in the brutal 1989 beating and rape of a female jogger in Central Park were later overturned have agreed to a settlement of about $40 million from New York City to resolve a bitterly fought civil rights lawsuit over their arrests and imprisonment in the sensational crime. Continue Reading →

Jesse Jackson’s RainbowPUSH Pushes Inclusion

Jesse-Jackson-Stand-Your-Ground-protestThe Rainbow PUSH Coalition and Citizenship Education  Fund  announced Wednesday at a press briefing during of the 17th Annual Wall Street Project Economic Summit it is imperative corporations cease locking out minorities on corporate boards and financial transactions. Continue Reading →

Join Your Local Community Board In Harlem

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The Manhattan Borough President’s Office is currently accepting applications for community board membership in Harlem.  Community boards represent their neighborhoods on crucial issues such as development, land use, historic preservation and city service delivery.  Serving on a board is an incredible opportunity to be at the forefront of sound community-based planning.   Continue Reading →