May 25, 2018
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Voices That Must Be Heard June 11 Edition


Sharan Harper is the Multi-media Associate Editor of this issue


The Education business: Teachers missing at top

Historically, educators lead departments of education. But of the 16 individuals on Klein's leadership team, only two are educators.


AUDIO :: WNYC's Brian Lehrer talks with parent activists about mayoral control of schools. MORE>

Black contractors still waiting on stimulus effects, still facing barriers

"If something doesn't happen for Black businesses – if things don't change and they don't create a fair marketplace where we can compete for business, Black businesses will go under," said Jacqueline Williams, co-owner in a construction company. MORE>


Why Comptroller William Thompson can defeat Mayor Michael Bloomberg in November mayoral election

Thompson supporter Councilmember Charles Barron listed some key factors behind what is repeatedly described as Bloomberg's vulnerability. At the top of the list is the term limit issue.


VIDEO :: Campaign video--Bill Thompson for Mayor MORE>

The pilgrimage to NY's Bangladeshi economic Mecca

In a global climate of economic downturns, Jackson Heights, the commercial hub for Bangladeshis in New York, is beating the odds by thriving and expanding its economic market. MORE>


Undocumented immigrants will also benefit from Census 2010

"Undocumented immigrants take the bus, the train, they go to the hospital and their children go to school," said assistant regional Census manager Allison Cenac. "We need them to be included in funding so that we can serve them well," she added.


AUDIO :: The Census Bureau has begun a public relations blitz to reach New Yorkers. WNYC's Arun Venugopal reports. MORE>

The City owes these boys – pay 'em!

New York State Supreme Court Justice Charles J. Tejada vacated the convictions of the five men, and they were removed from the New York State sex offender registry. They spent a total of 12 years in prison.


VIDEO :: It has been nearly six years since lawsuits were filed by the cleared defendants in the Central Park Jogger Case. MORE>


U.S. peaceful approach to Middle East promotes safe haven for Muslims here

Thirteen thousand Muslims attended a convention held by the Islamic Circle of North America in May, where Islamic thinkers gathered to deliberate the present and future challenges facing Muslim communities.MORE>


Time for action

With a new Congress and administration tackling both energy independence and health care, it's time for Jewish groups to wade into the fray. Broad statements about the importance of these issues are no longer sufficient. MORE>


Home-grown terror

With Latinas too often denied access to health services and deterred from making their own health decisions, the murder of Dr. George Tiller matters far beyond Wichita, Kansas. MORE>



Danger zone -- Crime spikes in Brooklyn's Russian neighborhoods


VIDEO :: Last year the NYPD decided to send new rookie police officers to high crime areas of the city dubbed "impact zones."MORE>

Anti-immigrant mayor loses in New Jersey


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