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March 5, 2014 Leave a comment

Free Web ProxyWednesday, March 5, 2014 (New York, NY)—Rev. Al Sharpton and National Action Network applauds the City of New York’s decision to drop the lawsuit challenging Local Law 71 which bans “biased-based” profiling in law enforcement.  The law enacted last year by the City Council over Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s veto was a step forward in community safety and in providing confidence to city resident’s that complaints about racial profiling can be pursued.  In dropping the lawsuit, the city is demonstrating their commitment to bettering relations with police and communities.

According to Rev. Al Sharpton: —— Read more…


The Beat Goes On – As George Leonard, Founder Of Bedford Academy Applauds Its Continued Success After Bloomberg’s Recent School Visit

December 22, 2013 1 comment

Image Hosted by ImageShack.usFounder & former principal of Bedford Academy George E. Leonard congratulates Bedford Academy for its continued success. On December 3, Mayor Michael Bloomberg visited Bedford Academy praising the Bedford Model.

Bloomberg candidly stated, “We’ve shown how you can improve a major, large system with all of attributes and disadvantages and resources and problems any other city has.” He went on to say, “A bigger pool should, we think, mean lower scores, but it didn’t because it shows that we’re doing something right,” shining light on the in place structures implemented by Leonard, and continued by current principal Muhammad.

In 2007 under the leadership of George E. Leonard the first graduating class of Bedford Academy completed the full 4-year program with extraordinary results: a 98% graduation rate, 90%+ attendance rate, each class member was accepted by at least two colleges, acceptances to successful pre-med, pre-law and Ivy League programs and out performing some of NYC’s “specialized “ high schools. Read more…

Good Week for Black Boys—Thanks to Work of Shawn Dove and a White Billionaire

October 2, 2012 Leave a comment

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The plight of young black boys has always been of special interest to me. Having raised one black boy into manhood and written numerous articles about the topic over the years, not to mention several books that spend substantial time delving into the issues that affect young boys—such as “Fatherhood: Rising to the Ultimate Challenge,” which I wrote with NBA veteran Etan Thomas and which came out this past June—I have been paying close attention to any efforts to study black boys and also to direct resources at their problems.

That’s why I’m so giddy about the work my good friend Shawn Dove has been doing at the Campaign for Black Male Achievement, an initiative started in 2008 by billionaire George Soros and the Open Society Institute to funnel crucial resources to programs around the country that are toiling on behalf of black boys. This is a huge week for Shawn and the Campaign for Black Male Achievement because they are intimately involved with two vital—and hopeful!—reports on black boys that have just been released. Read more…


May 10, 2012 1 comment

Image Hosted by ImageShack.usEntertainers 4 Education Alliance unveiled the I WILL GRADUATE ‘Overcoming is Winning’ poster featuring three-time Grammy Award winning duo and stars of the self-named WE TV series, MARY MARY. The ceremony was held on, May 8th 2012 on the steps of New York’s City Hall.

New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg said, “We launched the Interagency Task Force on Truancy, Chronic Absenteeism and School Engagement to make sure our children attend and ultimately graduate from school. The supportive message of the Entertainers for Education Alliance poster campaign “Overcoming is Winning” reinforces this lesson and will help encourage our students to pursue the education they need.”
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It Needs To Be CED: ALL Police Corruption NEEDS to be Exposed!

June 28, 2011 1 comment

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Once again, corruption in the ranks of the New York Police Department and it’s not getting the type of publicity it needs to get. In today’s news, it’s reported (No, it’s not front page headline) that Sergeant William Eiseman,  accepted a deal that calls for him to serve weekends in jail for three months. His crime? First-degree perjury and official misconduct. He was also training subordinates how to falsify records and commit perjury, yet, he was only sentenced to serve an approximate 24 days in jail for a crime that carries a maximum sentence of seven years? Why is it that this isn’t newsworthy? You have a police SERGEANT pleading guilty to falsifying records and his excuse was he had the right intent, although what he did was illegal. Yet, the media gets all up in arms about Anthony Wiener showing photos of his genitals via Twitter yet this news barely gets mentioned!

What amazes me is that this police officer, SWORN to uphold the law, actually broke them to try to get convictions, yet, he is sentenced to 24 DAYS in jail. What is wrong with this picture? How are we to know that this isn’t widespread? Where are the politicians on this? How come this isn’t front page headlines? What does Mayor Bloomberg have to say about this? Read more…

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