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Our choice for President…

Obama! That was my reply to a friend who in response to a recent posting, What Wikileaks cables tell us about Abu Qumu Hamouda, replied, “our choice for president.” President George W Bush authorized Hamouda’s release and Secretary Condoleeza Rice‘s … 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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FDNY: Black, White and Transgender

Within days of a federal judge’s finding that the FDNY had a pattern and practice of discrimination against minority candidates, the department revealed that it had its first transgender firefighter. Coincidence? Perhaps not. By all accounts, the male-to-female firefighter – … Continue reading

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The Week That Was – TW2 Minority Review, August 5 – Update

We begin this week’s review with a three stories about Assemblyman William Boyland‘s latest media woes. And we end with a report that despite the economic hardships African Americans still support “our dear brother” President Barack Obama. Capitol News told … Continue reading

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