Archive for March, 2007

Mayor Bloomberg Pays Parents To Care for Their Kids

By at 30 March, 2007, 2:15 pm

It isn’t enough to have children and want to see them make a difference in the world, keep your family name going or push them to do better than you’ve done in life, out of love of self and love for your child. No, it isn’t that simple anymore (was it ever?). Mayor Bloomberg has […]

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Mayor to Pay Poor Parents And Children to Get Out of Poverty

By at 30 March, 2007, 10:10 am

March 30, 2007 Mayor Michael Bloomberg unveiled a novel $50-million initiative yesterday that will pay poor New York families cash for taking steps to lift themselves out of poverty by keeping their children in school, staying healthy and earning more. Under the two-year pilot program, 2,500 families will earn rewards ranging from $50 to $300 […]

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Car 42: Where Are You?

By at 29 March, 2007, 11:25 pm

If you live in NYC you know how hard it is the catch a cab. Not because of the lack of cabs out there but because of how selective cab drivers have become in terms of what type of people they pick up. If you don’t know by now I’m a member of an ethnic […]

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Sanjaya Malakar: Is The Joke On America or on Him?

By at 28 March, 2007, 5:10 pm

I’m not sure what is going on. I have not watched American Idol I since Fantasia won, you do the math on that one. But what is America thinking? Who is doing the voting? And why is Sanjaya Malakar still on AI? Is this all a big joke that is being played on us? Are […]

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Meth – Now in Fun Assorted Flavors

By at 28 March, 2007, 1:14 pm

Every club heads favorite drug of choice, Chrystal Meth, now comes in tasty flavors. The New York Metro reports: Meth is a highly addictive crystalline powder that is generally smoked or snorted. While flavored versions have yet to surface here, they have been seized and are believed to be available in California, Nevada, Washington, New […]

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Locked Up Too Long Says the NYCLU

By at 27 March, 2007, 7:00 pm

NYCLU reports people arrested by the NYPD are kept in lock up way too long. 16 years ago the New York State Court of Appeals ruled that arrestees must be arraigned within 24 hours. This isn’t the case according to the NYCLU. Detainees are being held up to 50 hours before seeing a judge. Click […]

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Busta On The Road To Jail?

By at 27 March, 2007, 6:01 pm

How do you f*ck up a good settlement deal with the law? By driving with a suspended license. What could have been a get out of jail free card has now lead Busta Rhymes to a court date that may see him serving time.Criminal Court Judge Tanya Kennedy withdrew the three year probation, five days […]

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MIA: Missing In Action

By at 26 March, 2007, 9:15 am

With work deadlines to meet I’ll be MIA from the blog today. We all know you can’t have romance without finance. Well, there won’t be a blog without a job and I have one to do today. So I’ll be getting myself in gear to complete a task that was supposed to be done last […]

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So What Your Child Is Darker Than You?

By at 25 March, 2007, 11:24 am

After Urban Thought posted about the article on Friday I decided to do some more research. Come to find out the mother is Dominican and the father is White. They live on long island but that doesn’t make the couple White, as some news outlets stated (I won’t name names). What is sad about this situation is the […]

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Swimming in The Inner City

By at 24 March, 2007, 11:35 am

BY RAMONA SHELBURNE For 15-year-old Kristian Keith and her mother, it’s all about pride. And like teenagers in the movie “Pride,” starring Terrence Howard and Bernie Mac, Kristian is in the vanguard of young black swimmers dispelling another racial stereotype. The movie, which opens today, follows swim coach Jim Ellis and his predominantly African-American swim […]

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Couple Gives Birth To A Dark Baby, She is Forced to Raise

By at 23 March, 2007, 5:24 pm

Couple Sues Fertility Clinic for Wrong Sperm Lawsuit Says Baby Darker Than Either Parent AP NEW YORK (March 23) – A couple can proceed with a lawsuit against a fertility clinic they filed after the wife gave birth to a daughter whose skin they thought was too dark to be their child, a judge has […]

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240-year sentence for NYC hate crimes

By at 23 March, 2007, 12:00 pm

NEW YORK – A judge gave a 240-year prison sentence Wednesday to a black man who took hostages in an East Village bar, injuring several with bullets and kerosene, while telling the patrons that “white people are going to burn tonight.” State Supreme Court Justice Maxwell Wiley told Steven Johnson, 39, that he had forfeited […]

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