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Who Wants the Nuclear Codes?

By Liv Jordan The following is a leaked email press release from the executive of the top-rated reality show Who Wants the Nuclear Codes? Its contents are shocking and betray our whole democratic system. The FBI plans to...
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The Drunken Truth

By Trevor Jackson Close your eyes and envision America really being great again. A great and diverse America, one that stands up in the face of injustice and fights for what is right. Where all agendas are pushed to the ...
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BK Nation Invites U to Rep Your Bank

BK Nation Invites U to #RepYourBank In order for the “powers that be” to really understand and feel the impact of the African-American contribution to the United States, it important that we speak their language: MONEY. ...
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The Newark Revival: Renaissance, Not Gentrification

By Andrea Lopez For my entire 18 years of living, I have resided in Newark, NJ, also known as “Brick City.” In its image, diversity, poverty, violence, and brick buildings have given the city its name since t...
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R.I.P. Ramon Jimenez: Conscience of the Bronx

By Mark Naison I just learned that Ramon Jimenez, one of the most dedicated and effective defenders of the poor and powerless who ever graced our city, passed away. What a great loss for all of us. I first met … <...
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What Does Community Engagement Mean to You?

By Zakeia Tyson-Cross A colleague of mine asked me a simple question: “What does community engagement mean to you?” I said that community engagement involves developing the capacity of an individual to try new organic ap...
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My Neighborhood: A Look Back

By Mark Naison When Liz and I moved to Park Slope in 1976, the neighborhood still bore scars of a decade of disinvestment exacerbated by the city’s fiscal crisis. Abandoned buildings dotted 7th Avenue south of 9th ...