January 16, 2022

Community leaders honored at MLK celebration

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BY ALEXANDRA SIMON From Caribbean Life Last month several community leaders were honored at a Martin Luther King Jr. celebration at the Jamaica Center for Arts and Learning in Queens on Jan. 13. The event honored about eight men and women who exemplified Martin Luther King’s dream in the work they do for their community. […]

Activists speak out against ‘racial issues in FDNY’

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BY NELSON A. KING From Caribbean Life Brooklyn Council Member Jumaane Williams joined local activists, including the Rev. Kirsten John Foy and the National Action Network (NAN), in speaking out against the Fire Department of New York’s (FDNY) intention to allow Joe Cassano to re-enter its ranks on Monday, Dec 4. Cassano, 28, resigned four […]

Seattle police pepper sprayed a teacher who was walking and talking to his mom

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By Brian Ries From Mashable A Seattle-area high school teacher who was pepper-sprayed by police at a rally on Martin Luther King Jr. day has filed an intent to sue the city and its police force for $500,000. Jesse Hagopian, a well-known social justice advocate who teaches at Garfield High School, a public school in […]