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Happy New Year! Do You Know the History of Watch Night service? — Updated

Since it’s initial posting,my “History of Watch Night” has generated a number of hits and appreciative emails and comments. This recent comment from a reader inspired me to repost it this week: [I] attend[ed] a panel discussion on the history … Continue reading

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Buffalo men go back to school to help kids – The Buffalo News

An uplifting front page story in the Buffalo News showing that fathers have a role to play in the education of their children. I hope it brightens your day and deepens your commitment to children and their fathers. “It helps … Continue reading

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Frederick Douglass’ Wisdom Is Timeless

This came to me in an email today. I believe it must be shared with and among those who seek racial justice and racial reconciliation in America. Something deeper than politics is dividing our nation. It’s been our political fault … Continue reading

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Federal Appeals Court Upholds Albany County Election

ALBANY — A federal appeals court on Tuesday backed a lower court’s decision  not to halt last year’s County Legislature elections based on a lawsuit alleging  voting rights violations in the county’s redistricting plan. The 31-page ruling by the U.S. … Continue reading

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Justice Department Preclears NY Assembly Lines | New York Daily News

Celeste Katz over at the Daily Politics blog posted the US DOJ’s official letter pre-clearing the State Assembly’s redistricting plan. The DOJ had until May 27th to render its decision. Today’s letter is the final administrative hurdle to elections this … Continue reading

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Ex-Bronx prez Carrion endorses Espaillat’s bid to unseat Rangel

I think you should read “Ex-Bronx prez Carrion to endorse Espaillat’s bid to unseat Rangel” and Latino Support For Rangel’s Opponent. I suspect Adolfo Carrion is hanging up his bid for citywide office. Whatever few votes his endorsement brings Espaillat … Continue reading

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United Nations Concert Remembering the Victims of Slavery & the TransAtlantic Slave Trade

Honoring the Heroes, Resisters and Survivors of Slavery March 25th marked the International Day of Remembrance of the Victims of Slavery and the Transatlantic Slave Trade. On Tuesday, May 15 2012, a memorial concert takes place at 7PM in the … Continue reading

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A Redistricting Lawsuit’s Fate Could Be Decided Wednesday

Tonight, State of Politics Nick Reisman reports A three-judge panel on Wednesday will decide whether to dismiss a lawsuit challenging the redistricting process, with a hearing taking place in Brooklyn federal court at 2 p.m. An update on the court’s website posted … Continue reading

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Monitor Appointed To Oversee FDNY

The Gotham Gazette reports that a federal judge yesterday appointed a monitor to oversee the Fire Department’s hiring practices, which were found to discriminate against black and Hispanic applicants. U.S. District Judge Nicholas Garaufis chose Mark Cohen, a former Brooklyn … Continue reading

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On Race, New York Between A Rock And A Hard Place

On Race, New York Between A Rock And A Hard Place. This month’s frenzy over the racially offensive name of Texas Gov. Rick Perry’s hunting camp amused me. No, we can’t be a postracial society if we avoid honest discussions … Continue reading

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