Brooklyn HS Names Athletic Field for Mandela

Jul 20, 14 Brooklyn HS Names Athletic Field for Mandela

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About 1,000 students and others attended a ceremony on what would have been Nelson Mandela’s 96th birthday in order to name their athletic field after the South African civil rights leader. On Friday, July 18, the sports field at Boys and Girls High School in Bedford-Stuyvesant was renamed to honor the memory of the great leader,...

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Flying Swastika Spoils Beautiful Beach Day in New York

Jul 13, 14 Flying Swastika Spoils Beautiful Beach Day in New York

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In celebration of “World Swastika Rehabilitation Day” a fringe group of UFO enthusiasts known as the International Raelian Movement sponsored a cryptic message flown over Manhattan, New Jersey, Long Island and Brooklyn. The flying sign depicted the much maligned symbol of Nazism, hatred and murder, the swastika. Those who looked...

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A Cannabis Grew in Brooklyn

Jan 26, 14 A Cannabis Grew in Brooklyn

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Ten unusual photos posted on a mesmerizing Brooklyn Public Library blog illustrates the amazing, and little known fact that several neighborhoods in Brooklyn used to be covered in marijuana. According to the blog “razor-toothed fronds of 10 foot tall Cannabis sativa plants could be seen all around the city happily waving in...

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Mandela’s Daughter Honored at Brooklyn Wine Tasting Event

Oct 20, 13 Mandela’s Daughter Honored at Brooklyn Wine Tasting Event

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Thursday evening’s Toast of Brooklyn Wine and Food Festival honored the daughter and granddaughter of famed South African leader Nelson Mandela with the bestowal of the World Humanitarian Award. The ceremony featured the new wine venture in which the Mandela family has embarked known as “House of Mandela.” The award itself is to...

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Prospect Park Dissed by Nickelodeon Event Fans

Sep 25, 13 Prospect Park Dissed by Nickelodeon Event Fans

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A may have been a Worldwide Day of Play for 35,000 romping restless children and their families, but Prospect Park’s Nethermead field did not fare quite as well, according to the park’s usual patron’s. “They did a number on the Nethermead yet again,” said Prospect Lefferts-Gardens resident Noel Hefele. By “again” Hefele was... additional reading | how to climb kilimanjaro for charity | topical vitamin c

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From Lincoln to King: The Great March on Washington

Aug 29, 13 From Lincoln to King: The Great March on Washington

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One could say that the Great March on Washington parallels the march through time of the history of slavery in America. The first slaves were brought to the new found continent of America in 1619 when the first European settlement of Jamestown was established. Over 200 years later the issue of slavery was so explosive that it led...

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