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Young Black Activists: Speaking Truth to Power Since 1852
he concept of the American system being one of checks and balances is enshrined in all high school curricula. That seems to no longer apply. With an autocratic president, a cowed Congress and now with another conservative justice destined to go onto the Supreme Court, topping control of the federal judiciary, all the levers of national power will be in the hands of white supremacists and radical conservatives. We have been here before. As we move further into these perilous times, it is instructive to remember young activists such as Frederick Douglass who fought the same adversaries and see how much can be accomplished, even when your life begins in the worst of circumstances. Born a slave in 1818, he escaped at age 20, and at age 34, had become a powerful abolitionist, able to move the nation and speak with furious clarity on the hypocrisy it honors. In his speech in Rochester, NY on July 5th, 1852, Douglass reveals the antecedents of our current political situation and where those who are tightening their grip on power want to take it. We saw an inkling in Charlottesville, and Douglass reminds us of what God-fearing, saltof-the-earth people were capable of. And as can be seen by the evangelical embrace of Donald Trump and the “zero tolerance” program separating children from their families, still are.
They are in the minority, and that is why they will continue working diligently to suppress votes and gerrymander districts to maintain power, no matter how Brown and progressive the nation becomes. They will use the money of the 1% through political action committees and independent players, to mold public opinion with algorithms and microtargeted ads sowing discord and confusion. They will be aided by the Russian state, which has shown no love for Black, Brown or progressive people. In his 1996 interview in Our Time Press, legendary historian and Pan-Africanist John Henrik Clarke told us, “I say if Black people don’t unite and begin to support themselves, their communities and their families, they might as well begin to go out of business as a people. Nobody’s going to have any mercy. And nobody’s going to have any compunction about making slaves out of them.” You don’t need physical chains to control people anymore. And it’s not just the Black and Brown people they’re coming for. Also are the poor, Black or White, the LGBTQ community, the control of women’s bodies and the majority of Americans, who like those before them, fought and won the fight against slavery and who don’t want to go back to that time. David Mark Greaves See Frederick Douglass, Page 12
Tribute to the Ancestors of the Middle Passage
Photo Credit: Samuel J. Miller, Frederick Douglass, 1852, Daguerreotype. Art Institute of Chicago. This year is the 200th Anniversary of the birth of Frederick Douglass (1818-1895), the first American of African descent born in slavery, whose truth to power speeches travelled nationally. This photo is of Douglass at the approximate age of 34, the year he penned his declaration about American’s celebrations of Independence. Page 12
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Read them when you feel like all is lost. They have the power to rejuvenate.” “You are not the disaster. It takes over your life for several years but this is not the whole movie of your life. You will get through it. The replays will stop and one morning you will wake up thinking about the day ahead instead of that one.” “There has to be another way. There are many blockag-
Surviving Loss and Reclaiming Lives, Values: Books Offering Light in Darkness
he positioning of observances during the June-July months illustrates an ongoing and sad in-thenews phenomenon. June highlighted PTSD. July celebrates Family Reunion Month. For families at the borderline, PTSD continues into July and is deepening. Yet, oppressed cultures of the Diaspora have always found a way to reclaim their values and to stick together despite enforced separation. Post-traumatic Stress Disorder is a condition that can affect everyone; particularly hard-hit are veterans. Post-traumatic Slave Syndrome has affected the entire American population, but most especially all African-Americans. An untold story is how, immediately following the Emancipation Proclamation, formerly enslaved Africans searched for family members. Tom Feelings’ image-essay work, in sixty-four extraordinary narrative paintings and moving text, offers evidence. Whether we are directly or indirectly affected by a close encounter with sudden violence, post-traumatic stress is debilitating. Dr. John Henrik Clarke wrote in his introduction to Tom Feelings’ classic work, The Middle Passage, “Nowhere in the annals of history has a people experienced such a long and traumatic ordeal as Africans during the Atlantic Slave Trade. “Over the nearly four centuries of the slave trade … millions of African men, women and children were savagely torn from their homeland, herded onto ships and dispersed all over the so-called New World. Although there is no way to compute exactly how many people perished, it has been estimated that between 30 and 60 million Africans were subjected to this horrendous triangular trade system, and that only one-third – if that – of those people survived. “But those who did survive multiplied and have contributed to the creation of a
new human society in the Americas and the Caribbean. It is a testament to the vitality and fortitude of the Africans that millions lived through the heinous ordeal that many consider the greatest crime ever committed against a people in human history.” At the dawn of the 21st century, we still are in search of family.
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In Post-Traumatic Slave Syndrome: America’s Legacy of Enduring Injury and Healing, Dr. Joy DeGruy, internationally known educator and “healing ambassador,” speaks of the effects of slavery on the Black psyche. [www.joydegruy. com] The Five Gifts: Discovering Hope, Healing and Strength When Disaster Strikes By Laurie Nadel, Ph.D., offers insights into the wisdom that reclaimed lives and cultures in the midst of oppression, separation, loss. “Take stock of your strengths, your values and what matters to you. Appreciate love, friendship and stepping up for yourself and others in need. Make a list of your inner resources and carry it in your wallet.
For The Middle Passage: White Ships/ Black Cargo by Tom Feelings, the artist/writer spent two decades depicting slave cargo experience of Africans captured and enslaved and transported in slave ships across the Atlantic Ocean. An excerpt: It is almost twenty years later. I have finished this long “psychological and spiritual journey back in order to move forward” with the completion of the last painting of The Middle Passage – a story that has changed me forever. My struggle to tell this African story, to create this artwork as well as live creatively under any condition and survive, as my ancestors did, embodies my particular heritage in this world. As the blues, jazz and the spirituals teach, one must embrace all of life, both its pain and joy creatively. Knowing this, I, we, may be disappointed but never destroyed. (Feelings passed)
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es, obstacles and delays in the aftermath of disaster. Right now, it may feel like it will go on forever but reminding (yourself) that there has to be another way has never failed. Even when it seemed like all was lost, the flip side of obstruction has always turned out to be freedom.” DBG MEDIA Publishers of Our Time Press, Inc. 358 Classon Avenue Brooklyn, NY 11238 (718) 599-6828 Web site: www.ourtimepress.com e-mail: email@example.com Publisher DBG MEDIA Editor-in-Chief David Mark Greaves Copy Editor Maitefa Angaza Web Editor www.ourtimepress.com Liani Greaves Contributors Victoria Horsford Abigail Rosen McGrath Fern Gillespie Akosua Albritton Margo McKenzie Ellis Jordan Lewis Yaasantawa Mensah Marlon Rice Sports Eddie Castro Office Manager Joanna Williams Consultant Bernice Elizabeth Green © 2015, DBG MEDIA Publishers of Our Time Press, Inc., printed in New York City. All rights reserved. No part of the publication may be reproduced without prior permission of the publishers. Publishers are not responsible for any ad claims. MBE Certified in NYC, NYS and the Port Authority of NY & NJ Member: New York State Press Association
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WHAT’S GOING ON ■■
By Victoria Horsford
USA: MIDTERM ELECTIONS There was an upset in the 6/26 NY Congressional Democratic Primary that made national headlines. A Latina congressional hopeful, Alexandra Ocasio-Cortez, 28, defeated 9-term Congressman Joe Crowley, the fourth-ranking Democrat in the House of Representatives and the Queens Democratic boss. Last week, NYC City Council Speaker Corey Johnson endorsed four Democrats who will challenge NYS Democrat Senate renegades, formerly known as the Independent Democratic Conference (IDC), who caucused with Senate Republicans, giving them majority status. Names of contenders whom Johnson supports vs. the incumbents, follow: Jessica Ramos vs. Sen. Jose Peralta; Black politico Robert Jackson vs. Afro-Latina Sen.
Marisol Alcantara; Black American attorney Mellnor Myrie vs. Sen. Jessie Hamilton; and Alessandra Biaggi vs. Senator Jeffrey Klein, erstwhile head of the IDC. US Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy, a sometimes swing-voter, retires next month. Will President Trump nominate a judge to the Supreme Court who will tilt the scale of justice to the far right? The NAACP, the National Urban League, the NAACP Legal Defense Fund and the National Coalition of Black Civic Participation demand that a US Senate vote on confirmation for a Kennedy successor be delayed until after a new Congress is seated.
BLACK ENTERPRISE The NY Magazine cover story, “NETFLIX IS WATCHING YOU, An Exclusive Look Inside the Company that Swallowed TV Whole,” is a primer for Black producers, entertainers and writers in search of a production deal in TV and film. Netflix is a TVstreaming service which provides special TV programming, feature films, documentaries, you name it. Its market capitalization has climbed north of $150 billion, making it the world’s most-valued media company. The company boasts 125 million subscribers at $10.99 monthly, in 190 countries and will spend $8 billion in original content this year. Netflix is consumer, not advertiser-intensive. Its production budgets are off the charts. It is an equal opportunity company bankrolling big money to Black producers and content suppliers, like Shonda Rhimes’ “Grey’s Anatomy” and “Scandal;” comedians Chris Rock and Dave Chappelle got $20 million each. Michelle and Barack Obama signed a deal for a TV and film product. For Black filmmakers, there is another
Chris Rock stop for your dream factory pitch. You must check out AfroLife.TV, which launched at the American Black Film Festival last month. Founded by Dominican-born visionary Alberto Marzan, who is the CEO of AfroLife.TV, which is the Netflix for African-Americans! AfroLife.TV, wholly owned of the Press Media Group, is a digital media and entertainment company which provides on-demand premium streaming of original, classic, popular, emerging and premium content which focuses on African-Americans, African-Latinos and other consumers of color. Marzan has been cited by Forbes magazine as AfroLife.TV membership introductory fee of $59.95 a year. [Visit AfroLife.TV]
Jason Myles Clark at the State of New York Metropolitan Transportation Authority. Jason Myles Clark is an Assistant Attorney General in the NYS Attorney General’s Harlem regional office. He is also President-elect of the Metropolitan Black Bar Association of NYC, formed in 1984, the result of a merger between the Harlem Lawyers Association, founded in 1921, and the Bedford-Stuyvesant Lawyers Association, founded in 1933. A graduate of Princeton and the University of Michigan Law School, Attorney Jason Clark has organized programs aimed at 1) reducing the number of deaths of unarmed civilians by law enforcement, 2) protecting the rights of immigrants, and 3) reforming the NY bail system. He is a member of Manhattan Community Board 10. Michele Rodney is one of eight attorneys confirmed by the NYS Senate last month who were named to the Court of Claims, which is the exclusive forum for civil litigation seeking damages against New York State and state-related entities such as the Thruway Authority, the City University of NY and the NYS Power Authority.
SUMMER PLEASURES Alberto Marzan The NY Times 6/27 story: “Despite Caution Over Cryptocurrency, Investors are Bullish.” Cryptocurrency is a medium of exchange like normal currencies such as the USD, but designed for the purpose of exchanging digital info through a process made possible by certain principles of cryptography. The first and best known of the cryptocurrencies is bitcoin. U.S.-born Akon, 45, aka Aliaume Thiam, music phenom, businessman and philanthropist, joins the cryptocurrency generation by recently announcing the launch of his futuristic city in Senegal and of his new cryptocurrency which will trade exclusively in his own digital cash currency called AKOIN. Akon’s city, a 2000-acre tract of land given to him by Senegal President Macky Sall, is still in development. The AKOIN launch is early July. A businessman with his fingers on the pulse, he founded Akon Lighting, which provides solar energy throughout Africa. Akon observes, “Blockchain and crypton could be the savior of Africa in many ways because it brings the power back to the people.” Nigeria, South Africa, Ghana and Kenya are cryptocurrency-conscious.
NEWSMAKERS Michael Garner was reelected President of One Hundred Black Men (OHBM) of NYC for a second consecutive term. Founded in 1963 by a group of professional Black men who advocated for improvement in a multiplicity of conditions within their communities. Today, OHBM is a powerful civic organization which is the collective voice of Black business, social and community leaders and a force to reckon with in education, economic development, health initiatives and local power politics. A confirmed workaholic, Michael Garner is also Vice President and Chief Diversity Officer
The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) hosts its 109th Convention and Diversity Career Fair in San Antonio, Texas from July 14 to 18. Convention theme is “DEFEAT HATE –VOTE.” The NAACP is a biracial civil rights organization founded in 1909 to advance justice for African-Americans. Today, the NAACP works to ensure the political, educational, social and economic equality of rights for all people and to eliminate race-based discrimination. The National Urban League (NUL) hosts its annual conference, “Save Our Cities: Powering the Digital Revolution,” in Columbus, Ohio from August 1-4. Founded in 1910, the NUL is a civil rights organization committed to economic empowerment and to raising the standard of living in underserved urban communities. It is headquartered in NYC and has 90 affiliates serving 300 communities in 37 states and Washington, DC. [Visit nul.org] The 2018 National Association of Black Journalists’ (NABJ) Annual Convention & Career Fair will be held in Detroit, Michigan on August 1-5. It is the premier venue for journalism education, career development and networking, which will be attended by 3000+ journalists, business, tech, arts and entertainment professionals. Veteran journalists William Rhoden and Bob Ray Sanders will be named to the NABJ Hall of Fame. ESPN sports journalist Jemele Hill will be named NABJ Journalist of the Year. [Visit NABJ. org] The National Medical Association (NMA) hosts its 116th Annual Medical Conference and Scientific Assembly in Orlando, Florida on August 11-15. Founded in 1895, the NMA is the largest and oldest national organization representing AfricanAmerican physicians and their patients in the US. The NMA is the collective voice of African-American doctors and the leading force for parity and justice in medicine. [Visit NMAnet.org]
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The Semantics of Manhood in the Community ■■
By Marlon Rice
n 2012 I was the manager at Rustik Tavern, a restaurant/bar located on DeKalb Avenue. Rustik is a neighborhood staple, the kind of place that is known for its familial comfort. The staff is warm, the beer is cold and the food is great. On a summer night in 2012, the place was buzzing with people. The music was playing, the bar was busy, it was a normal Friday night. I was talking with the bartender June, when I noticed a young kid dart through the front door and speed through the restaurant and into the backyard. June noticed it too, it was obvious that the kid was running from something. June started towards the backyard to question the kid, and I went out front to see what it was that the kid was running from. Just as I made it to the door, two other kids rushed through the door, meeting me right at the vestibule. Immediately, I had an idea of why the kid had run into our establishment. I questioned the two kids in the vestibule, “How can I help you?” One kid replied, “You can’t. We are looking for someone.” I stood my ground, and was firm but accommodating at the same time. “Come back outside, let’s talk about what’s going on.” The two kids complied. We stepped outside, and to my surprise there was another 15 or so kids outside of the restaurant. Now, I was concerned. Although they were no older than 18, they had the power of numbers. I knew that I play this with some savvy or else I was going to lose control. I started up, “So, what’s going on? What’s up?” The kid that had answered me inside spoke up, “Someone ran up in here and we want him.” “Want him? Want him for what?” That question drew restlessness from the crowd, I could hear the rumblings of disrespect beginning. I continued to make eye contact and waited to respond to an answer. Someone from the back shouted, “We want to body him!” I heard the response, but I kept my eyes on the one that had been doing the talking, hoping that my connection with him would keep him honest. He spoke, “That dude’s brother shot my man last night. We seen him get off the train and we chased him here. He don’t have no business in there. You need to send him out if you don’t want us to go in and get him.” I knew that I had to be as clear as possible, not just to the one talking, but to all of them. I spoke loud so that they could hear me. “Listen to me. I don’t know what business you got with the kid, and honestly I don’t care. It isn’t mine to worry about. But, you are standing in front of a business. There are security cameras here in the front and throughout the restaurant. If you rush my restaurant to get at the kid you’re going to be arrested, it’s just that simple. Is what you want with him worth your freedom?” The kids in front started looking up at the cameras. I knew I had their attention so I kept going, “Listen, I don’t know who’s in this restaurant tonight. There could be off duty police officers or whatever. Please, don’t risk your freedom for something you can deal with on your own time. Leave him alone tonight fellas, it ain’t worth it.” Just then, a regular customer named Wayne came outside. He saw the group, saw me, and asked, “You good?” “Yeah Wayne, I got it.”
The spokesperson from the group made his decision, “Ok OG. We’ll respect the spot, we ain’t got no beef with you. But we gonna wait out here, and when he comes out you ain’t got say on what happens.” I nodded, and went back inside. Wayne was waiting right on the other side of the door. He knew the kid that had run into Rustik. He was friends with the kid’s uncle. The kid had told Wayne what happened, and Wayne had already called the Uncle while I was outside talking to the group. In less than 20 minutes, the Uncle pulled up in a truck with three other men. They came inside of the restaurant, got the kid and escorted him out of the restaurant and into the truck. The group outside mocked and cursed the kid as he was escorted out, but they didn’t hurt him that night. On June 20, Lesandro Guzman-Feliz, known affectionately as Junior, ran into a bodega at the corner of E. 138th Street and Bathgate Avenue in the Bronx. He burst into the bodega and attempted to hide behind the
Lesandro Guzman-Feliz and the bodega in the Bronx where he was killed. counter. Video surveillance shows the workers behind the counter trying to push Junior from behind the counter. Junior pleaded with them while trying to hide underneath the counter. He never got a chance to hide. Three guys enter the bodega, and without resistance from the store workers, the guys dragged Junior from the bodega. They used machetes to stab Junior on the corner out in front of the bodega. Junior died from his injuries. He was 15 years old. The debate about the accountability of the bodega workers has been debated on since the video surveillance was released.
What more could they have done to help save Junior’s life? It’s a fair question with a multitude of reasons on either side. The workers could have pleaded with the guys coming to get Junior, the way that I did at Rustik. But, what if I had gotten hurt or killed by that mob of kids back in 2012? My family would’ve most certainly been upset that I stepped in front of a violent situation to save a child that I didn’t even know. The same rationale could be applied to the bodega workers. Sure, the bodega workers could’ve stepped in front of ➔➔ Continued on page 6
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Saturday, July 7th MICHELLE OBAMA INTERVIEWED ON HER NEW BOOK, BECOMING, on Book TV, C-SPAN2, 7:45PM and on Sunday at 10:45PM. Former First Lady Michelle Obama reflects on her life and times in the White House and speaks about finding her voice and self-worth. She is joined in conversation by Librarian of Congress Carla Hayden.
RIDE WITH ME! COMMUNITY BIKE RIDE
in Brooklyn are: Betsy Head Pool, 674 Thomas S Boyland St; Bushwick Pool, Humboldt Street, Flushing & Bushwick Aves; Commodore Barry Pool, Flushing and Park Aves, Navy and North Elliot Sts; Howard Pool, Glenmore & Mother Gaston Blvd., East New York; Kosciuszko Pool, Marcy Ave btw DeKalb Ave & Kosciuszko S; Douglas and DeGraw Pool, Third Avenue and Nevins St.
Monday, July 9th
@ 10:45–1PM at Restoration Plaza, 1368 Fulton St. Register on website. Join your neighbors in exploring Brooklyn by bike. Rent a Citibike if needed. Experienced cyclists and beginners alike are welcome. Rides are led by people from the community.
STAY COOL IN BK AT PUBLIC POOLS Outdoor pool hours are open daily from 11:00 a.m. through 7:00 p.m.*, with a break for pool cleaning between 3:00 p.m. and 4:00 p.m. Outdoor pools (except mini pools) will close for the season on Sunday, September 9, 2018. Mini pools will close on Labor Day. Some of the pools
FREE LUNCH FOR KIDS & TEENS, NEW LOTS LIBRARY, 665 New Lots Ave. at Barbey St., 1:15-2:00 Mon-Fri. till Aug 31st. Youth 18 years and under can enjoy sandwiches, fresh fruit and cold milk.
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1pm - 4pm; Prospect Park - Parkside Ave. at the Parade Grounds – Tues.Thurs 1pm-4pm. Tennis pros transfer their love of the game using fun exercises and drills to help teach kids the basics of tennis and discover a sport for life. There are classes for all skill levels, weekly competitions and special sessions.
RONALD K. BROWN COMMUNITY CLASS Restoration Plaza, 247 Herkimer St., 7-8:30PM, $15. Dance classes begin on the center floor with an emphasis on alignment, rhythm and using the body to express ideas and themes, strength, prayer and celebration. Also, classes for beginning, intermediate and advanced dancers. All include techniques incorporated in the vocabulary of Ronald K. Brown/EVIDENCE, A Dance Company.
THE BROOKLYN BRIDGE PARK ENVIRONMENTAL CENTER at 99 Plymouth St. is open for FREE, drop-in hours four afternoons a week! Get to know the Park with its 250-gallon aquarium filled with critters from the East
River, a 10-foot scale model of Brooklyn Bridge Park, crafts, a reading corner, and more. NOT PERMITTED are: Food and drink, Bare feet, Dogs and other pets, Strollers, bicycles, roller skates, scooters, and skateboards. https://www.brooklynbridgepark.org/activities/classroom
Saturday, July 14th 5TH ANNUAL FLOWER SHOW AT MAGNOLIA Tree Earth Center, 677 Lafayette Ave, 10AM-3PM, FREE. Come enjoy beautiful flower arrangements, take advantage of green education offerings, including a floral arrangement workshop. Take a garden tour and leave with some of the lovely flowers and healthy plants for sale. To register contact Wayne Devonish at 917-2972365 or wmdkaos@ aol.com. Support for the flower show comes from Barbara’s Flowers and The Home Depot.
MARK YOUR CALENDARS 8TH ANNUAL TAMA SUMMERFEST SAT., JULY 21ST & SAT, AUGUST 18TH Tompkins Ave. bet. Gates Ave. and Halsey, St. Music, food and fun for all ages! Come out and witness the magic that is Tompkins Avenue, offering an eclectic mix of boutiques, eateries, wellness services and more. Afrobeat Fitness class, Rock-climbing wall, STEM Tent, Children’s play corner, Love in the Streets dance party, Live Entertainment, Wine-tasting, Fashion show and more. Register on Eventbrite to receive free giveaways (must check in at the TAMA Table). For information call Oma Halloway at 718-636-7596, Ext. 218.
BOOK TALK W/DARNELL MOORE, NO ASHES IN THE FIRE: COMING OF AGE BLACK AND FREE IN AMERICA, Thursday, Aug 2, Brooklyn Historical Society, 128 Pierrepont Street, Doors at 6PM, Event is 6:30-8PM, $5. The writer, activist and leader in the Movement for Black Lives shares this personal memoir of growth and survival. Beginning with his childhood in Camden, NJ and encompassing formative experiences in Philadelphia, his current life in Bedford-Stuyvesant and activism in places like Ferguson, MO, Moore’s story is interwoven with the broader narrative of life in the margins of American society: Blackness, queerness, urban life, inequality and poverty. For info: 718-222-4111, Ext. 250.
The Semantics of Manhood in the Community ➔➔ Continued from page 5 what was happening, but what if the guys turned their machetes on them? At the end of the day, we don’t know what may have happened if the bodega workers made an attempt to plead with the assailants. Maybe letting them know that they were being filmed would’ve stopped them from committing murder on camera. Maybe pushing them back out of the store would have given them the chance to lock the door and call the police. Maybe, Junior would still be alive. We don’t know what may have happened if the bodega workers made an attempt to plead with the assailants,
but we know what happened when they did not. As a man, there will be times when you will be called to act as an example of what should be done. That moment will be an important one, because you may unknowingly be charged with saving a life, or seven lives. It is important that you recognize the stakes immediately and act in a way that serves as a good example. Doing nothing may be the safe move, but it’s never the right move. Our communities, the children in our communities, they need to see strong examples of right. I hate to say this, but the community failed Junior on June 20. The men in that bodega failed Junior on June 20.
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It’s a New Day for the Brookdale Emergency Room We are pleased to announce the appointment of Sandra R. Scott, MD as the new Chair of Emergency Medicine. Dr. Scott has dedicated her career to improving the quality of emergency care in safety net health systems. As one of the newest members of Brookdale’s leadership team, Dr. Scott has the following goals for her leadership team:
• Improved health outcomes for our patients; • Timely patient-centered emergency services for our community; • Continued commitment to the health and well-being of individuals by ethical practice, respect and high personal standards of behavior; and,
• Improved patient experience, communication and responsiveness.
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Booming Borough, Booming Rats ■■
By Ellis Jordan Lewis
rooklyn continues to become New York’s most booming borough. However, the sweet isn’t so sweet without the bitter, and the bitter is coming in spades. It seems that the borough has an ever-growing rat problem. In fact, according to a media advisory provided by the Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams office, it appears that Brooklyn had the highest number of issues regarding rats or rat sightings. In terms of numbers, the issues were 7,253 when compared to 4,507 made in Manhattan. These stats came from 311 and were compiled by RentHop. However, according to the advisory, President Adams took a “Rat Tour” with the Dean Street Block Association and are committed to solving this “quality of life” issue and holding a summit. The summit had many attendees from both the public and representatives from various departments. They came from the Departments of: Sanitation, Education, Buildings and Health and Mental Hygien,e to answer questions and listen to the community. There was also a panel that included Henry L. Butler from Community Planning Board No. 3 and Richard Plato, Council member Robert Cornegy, Jr. and, of course, Borough President Eric Adams. There was also a surprise appearance from Ydanis Rodriguez from the Bronx to show that it’s not just happening in the Borough of Brooklyn, but throughout the city.
During the meeting, both the panel and Department of Health and Mental Hygiene representative Caroline Bragdon was front and center to listen to the public. Teresa Cunningham from the Department of Sanitation was also there. The issues ranged from individuals being fined, to rats in public spaces to rats getting into people’s walls. For some citizens living in buildings, they were asked about what to do when a landlord CB 3 District Manager Henry Butler, CB 3 Chair, Richard Flateau, Borough President Eric chooses not to act against the Adams, and Councilman Robert Cornegy, Jr. situation. The public also felt that this rat problem was the city’s problem that is not going to deal with the rat crisis… two more “organic” solutions to solve this as opposed to the public’s problem. We gotta pay the money to do so--this is not problem. One being R.A.T.S., known as the Adams made the comment of us as a cheap eradication.” Ryders Alley Trencher-fed Society, which a community needing to “bump up our During this hearing, various solutions brought some of their own terrier dogs that game” in order to solve the problem. Adams were also presented to the public as well. hunt rats. These dogs are actually known to referenced to an incident where a rat had These solutions ranged from reintroducing “kill at least four rats at a time” and “We infiltrated his office. Adams contacted an the rat’s natural predator, that being the cat, go wherever we are called.” They can be exterminator to solve this problem and the fa- to steel trash cans so that rats cannot eat contacted through their Facebook page. mous green poison was put down. However, through them. Finally, a “Rat Academy” was hosted according to Adams, “They came down and Eventually, the experts had their oppor- in order to educate on how to keep rats off put down this poison that I think the rats use tunity to present their solutions to mitigate your property. One of the biggest emphases as treats. And I went and purchased a good the problem to the public. One was “Magic was that being sanitation. This was hosted by old-fashioned trap and I put some peanut Pest Management,” their representative be- Caroline Bragdon, who answered questions butter on it and I caught that rat in a day.” ing Mike Kelly, according to their website. as well. It is still unclear on the action both Adams continued with, “We need to get “Magic Exterminating has been providing the borough and city will take to mitigate this serious about this and the city is not serious pest control service to the 5 boroughs of problem. However, it is clear that Borough about this if their primary source of dealing New York City and Nassau County on President Adams is ready to work with the with rats is baiting, trapping and the poison Long Island since 1960.” There were also public towards a solution.
ON EDUCATION ■■
by Michael Johnson
am back in Brooklyn! (Well, sort of) Here’s to Brooklyn! And to Bedford-Stuyvesant, the capital (in exile) of Wakanda… Brooklyn, a grand & rich cultural village. A bountiful reservoir for enriching a child’s out-of-school learning experience. The place where Prince’s purple reigns, Brooklyn Botanical Gardens, the Brooklyn Public Library, Theater for a New Audience, Richard Beavers Art Gallery, the Brooklyn Museum, Park Slope Food COOP, Coney Island, The Aquarium, The Brooklyn Symphony Orchestra, Prospect Park (Zoo, Pedal Boats & Carousel), Weeksville Heritage Center, Bedford-Stuyvesant Restoration Corporation, great post-high school intellectual capital investment, 20+ colleges and universities--a Law & Medical school, Tom’s Restaurant, Bed-Stuy (do or die) YMCA, a Bodega Breakfast to go, BAM’s DanceAfrica, Junior’s (the really real) Cheesecake, the West Indian-American Labor Day Parade, Brooklyn Children’s Museum, 3 Black Cat’s Café, the NBA Nets, the Promenade; the abundantly rich diversity of churches, masjids, synagogues, temples and other spiritual worship places; the Nostrand Avenue Cuisine Tour-- from Jamaican veggie patties to Trinidadian Roti, Barbadian Flying Fish; International African Arts Festival, BRIC, Brooklyn Bridge, Little Sun People, Bushwick arroz con pollo. Every part of the world’s culture, architecture, language, food and history can be found in Brooklyn. Brooklyn, a 2.65 million people town that thinks and acts like an international city! And how do you know you are from Brooklyn? Because you know that not all Caribbean people come from Jamaica. That Africa is a continent, not a country! You have some hope for America because the vitriolic and ugly Trump rallies are not taking place in Brooklyn. The voices you hear in Derek
Walcott’s (Saint Lucian) poem: Omeros, you can hear on the streets of Crown Heights, Bed-Stuy, Flatbush and Canarsie. That it’s Trinidad and Tobago (And if you claim to be ‘woke’ and have not read Eric William’s Capitalism and Slavery, well just go back to sleep!) You love the beauty and dignity of the many characters who live in the books of Edwidge Danticat (Haiti) because they remind you so much of your Haitian neighbors. Guyana, although rich with Caribbean cultural flavor, is actually geographically in South America; but that Guyana also produced one of the greatest historians in the world, Dr. Walter Rodney. And – no self-respecting Brooklyn Bajan will ever let you forget this! – you know that Barbados has one of the highest literacy rates in the world, so why do we speak only of U.S. Black children’s learning capabilities in “gaps” and “deficit” terms? You have probably eaten Bruschetta, Kimchi, shrimp fried rice and Fufu (that bachelor’s Tupperware leftovers combo meal), and washed it down with either Soursop juice, Aguas frescas, Palm wine, Ting, Sangria or Sake. Or had peas and rice, eggs, coconut bread (or “baked”) and Milo for breakfast. You know that Latinos are from a lot of different places; i.e., the Dominican Republic, not just Mexico! You know that Puerto Ricans are Americans (even though they are not treated as such). You may be a Christian, but Muslim-Americans are your family members, friends and neighbors, and you love (not fear, hate and want to ban) them! You (having grown up in Crown Heights) can read Martin Buber & Joseph Soloveitchik and immediately recognize the Hasidic theological connections. And you can differentiate between Korean-, Vietnamese- and Chinese-Americans! More than likely, you could care less who people want to love and marry, and there is a lack of interest on the part of men (many long past their own reproductive capabilities)
In Brooklyn's Prospect Park, a few early leaves had fallen onto Pete and Willie, the Otto Neals sculpture of Ezra Jack Keats' little hero to want to control what women want to do with their own reproductive organs. There is a good chance that things like diversity, religious tolerance, and integration don’t bother you. You have to love Brooklyn’s resilience, because although many of her residents are struggling to survive, and there is a great deal of poverty, dislocation and unemployment, Brooklynites soldier on. The level of governmental disappointment, leadership abandonment and betrayal in areas like public housing, is devastating. (You know things are bad when Trump’s Justice Dept. says that you are mistreating people of color!) In the “County of Kings,” the NYC public school system has essentially doomed too many Black and Latino young people to a life of marginalized modern serfdom. And yet, Brooklyn is a place where the people would never build walls that sought to negate the humanity of others, organize hate rallies to marginalize and vilify the less politically powerful. Choose to vote in callus bigotry as an official governmental practice. The Brooklyn response to socioeconomic pain
is not to inflict an even greater pain on the “other,” and that’s because all of Brooklyn is the other! And so now, I am returning to the great city of Brooklyn (sort of). I am honored and humbled to join the family of that great Brooklyn, Bedford-Stuyvesant-based, but widely read and respected newspaper, Our Time Press, as a regular Education Columnist. My hope is that I can bring information and a greater understanding of educational issues to parents and all (that’s everyone) citizen stakeholders who care about our young people and the nation’s future. So let’s talk about education! Michael A. Johnson has served as a public schoolteacher, Science Skills Center director, principal and a school district superintendent. He also served as an adjunct professor of Science Education in the School of Education at St. John’s University. He recently completed a book on school leadership: Report to the Principal’s Office: Tools for Building Successful High School Administrative Leadership. [http://reporttotheprincipalsoffice.net/]
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Trump Supporters Vow to Shoot, Lynch, Rep. Maxine Waters After President Issues Veiled Threat: Report ■■ By Lance Perriman, politicaldig.com
emocratic Congresswoman Ma xi ne Waters has cancelled two scheduled events due to receiving death threats after her controversial call for Trump administration officials to be protested and shamed in public. “If you see anybody from that Cabinet in a restaurant, in a department store, at a gasoline station, you get out and you create a crowd and you push back on them, and you tell them they’re not
welcome anymore, anywhere,” Waters, said at a rally. Fellow Californian and House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi pushed back on Waters with calls to civility. But President Trump took the blowback up a notch by tweeting that “Waters, an extraordinarily low IQ person” had “just called for harm to supporters, of which there are many, of the Make America Great Again movement.” “Be careful what you wish for Max!” Trump concluded. Following Trump’s comments, Waters received an avalanche of death threats from supporters of the president, CNN reports.
While Waters had called for gathering a crowd to harass officials in the Trump administration, she did not go as far as calling her supporters to harm individual Trump supporters. “As the President has continued to lie and falsely claim that I encouraged people to assault his supporters, while also offering a veiled threat that I should ‘be careful’, even more individuals are leaving (threatening) messages and sending hostile mail to my office,” Waters said in a statement. Waters said authorities were looking into
“one very serious death threat” and several other threats she also called “very serious” in which “individuals threatened to shoot, lynch, or cause me serious bodily harm,” according to the statement.
Sen. Gillibrand: ‘Get Rid of ICE’
“I believe that it has become a deportation force,” said Gillibrand, a potential presidential candidate for 2020. ■■
Kaitlyn D’Onofrio, diversityinc.com
emocratic Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (N.Y.) believes it’s time to get rid of Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) and start over. “I don’t think ICE today is working as intended,” Gillibrand told Chris Cuomo on CNN. “I believe that it has become a deportation force. And I think you should separate out the criminal justice from the immigration issues,” she said. “I think you should reimagine ICE under a new agency, with a very different mission, and take those two missions out. So, we believe that we should protect families that need our help, and that is not what ICE is doing today.”
Gillibrand was commenting on the platform of Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, who came out on top in Tuesday’s primary, defeating 10term Democratic Congressman Joe Crowley (N.Y.). Ocasio-Cortez’s platform includes a call to extinguish ICE. “Its founding was part of an unchecked expansion of executive powers that led to the widespread erosion of Americans’ civil rights. Unlike prior immigration enforcement under the INS, ICE operates outside the scope of the Department of Justice and is unaccountable to our nation’s standards of due process,” OcasioCortez states on her website. “Well, I agree with it,” Gillibrand said of Ocasio-Cortez’s stance. Democratic senators have called for ICE to be reworked, but Gillibrand appears to be the
first to suggest eliminating it entirely. Kamala Harris (D-Calif.) did hint at the idea, though. “I think there’s no question that we’ve got to critically re-examine ICE and its role and the way that it is being administered and the work it is doing,” Harris, another name floating around as a possible 2020 candidate, said on MSNBC. “And we need to probably think about starting from scratch.” With political support, perhaps the idea will continue to gain traction, although the concept is not new. The SF Chronicle reported: Sean McElwee, a political data expert who created the #AbolishICE hashtag in February 2017, has little patience for rhetorical moderation when it comes to immigration-law enforcement and says momentum is on the
Senator Kirsten Gillibrand left’s side. He said his Data for Progress firm counted 3,600 tweets using the #AbolishICE hashtag in the first five months of the year — and 25,000 so far in June.
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July 5, 1852 “What to the Slave is the Fourth of July?” Frederick Douglass
Occasion: Frederick Douglass, an escaped slave, was asked to give an address regarding the Fourth of July, at a meeting sponsored by the Rochester Ladies’ Anti-Slavery Society, Rochester Hall, Rochester, N.Y.
r. President, Friends and Fellow Citizens: He who could address this audience without a quailing sensation, has stronger nerves than I have. I do not remember ever to have appeared as a speaker before any assembly more shrinkingly, nor with greater distrust of my ability, than I do this day. A feeling has crept over me, quite unfavorable to the exercise of my limited powers of speech. The task before me is one which requires much previous thought and study for its proper performance. I know that apologies of this sort are generally considered flat and unmeaning. I trust, however, that mine will not be so considered. Should I seem at ease, my appearance would much misrepresent me. The little experience I have had in addressing public meetings, in country school-houses, avails me nothing on the present occasion. The papers and placards say that I am to deliver a 4th [of] July oration. This certainly sounds large, and out of the common way, for it is true that I have often had the privilege to speak in this beautiful hall, and to address many who now honor me with their presence. But neither their familiar faces, nor the perfect gage I think I have of Corinthian Hall, seems to free me from embarrassment. The fact is, ladies and gentlemen, the distance between this platform and the slave plantation, from which I escaped, is considerable - and the difficulties to be overcome in getting from the latter to the former, are by no means slight. That I am here today is, to me, a matter of astonishment as well as of gratitude. You will not, therefore, be surprised, in what I have to say. I evince no elaborate preparation, nor grace my speech with any high-sounding exordium. With little experience and with less learning, I have been able to throw my thoughts hastily and imperfectly together; and trusting to your patient and generous indulgence, I will proceed to lay them before you. “What have I, or those I represent, to do with your national independence?” Fellow citizens, pardon me, allow me to ask, Why am I called upon to speak here today? What have I, or those I represent, to
do with your national independence? Are the great principles of political freedom and of natural justice, embodied in that Declaration of Independence, extended to us? and am I, therefore, called upon to bring our humble offering to the national altar, and to confess the benefits and express devout gratitude for the blessings resulting from your independence to us? Would to God, both for your sakes and ours, that an affirmative answer could be truthfully returned to these questions? Then would my task be light, and my burden easy and delightful? For who is there so cold, that a nation’s sympathy could not warm him? Who so obdurate and dead to the claims of gratitude, that would not thankfully acknowledge such priceless benefits? Who so stolid and selfish, that would not give his voice to swell the hallelujahs of a nation’s jubilee, when the chains of servitude had been torn from his limbs? I am
not that man. In a case like that, the dumb might eloquently speak, and the “lame man leap as an hart.” But, such is not the state of the case. I say it with a sad sense of the disparity between us. I am not included within the pale of this glorious anniversary! Your high independence only reveals the immeasurable distance between us. The blessings in which you, this day, rejoice, are not enjoyed in common. The rich inheritance of justice, liberty, prosperity and independence, bequeathed by your fathers, is shared by you, not by me. The sunlight that brought life and healing to you, has brought stripes and death to me. This Fourth [of] July is yours, not mine. You may rejoice, I must mourn. To drag a man in fetters into the grand illuminated temple of liberty, and call upon him to join you in joyous anthems, were inhuman mockery and sacrilegious irony. Do you
mean, citizens, to mock me, by asking me to speak to-day? ...Fellow-citizens; above your national, tumultous joy, I hear the mournful wail of millions! whose chains, heavy and grievous yesterday, are, to-day, rendered more intolerable by the jubilee shouts that reach them. If I do forget, if I do not faithfully remember those bleeding children of sorrow this day, “may my right hand forget her cunning, and may my tongue cleave to the roof of my mouth!” To forget them, to pass lightly over their wrongs, and to chime in with the popular theme, would be treason most scandalous and shocking, and would make me a reproach before God and the world. My subject, then fellow-citizens, is AMERICAN SLAVERY. I shall see, this day, and its popular characteristics, from the slave’s point of view. Standing, there, identified with the American bondman, making his wrongs mine, I do not hesitate to declare, with all my soul, that the character and conduct of this nation never looked blacker to me than on this 4th of July! Whether we turn to the declarations of the past, or to the professions of the present, the conduct of the nation seems equally hideous and revolting. America is false to the past, false to the present, and solemnly binds herself to be false to the future. Standing with God and the crushed and bleeding slave on this occasion, I will, in the name of humanity which is outraged, in the name of liberty which is fettered, in the name of the Constitution and the Bible, which are disregarded and trampled upon, dare to call in question and to denounce, with all the emphasis I can command, everything that serves to perpetuate slavery, the great sin and shame of America! “I will not equivocate; I will not excuse;” I will use the severest language I can command; and yet not one word shall escape me that any man, whose judgement is not blinded by prejudice, or who is not at ➔➔ Continued on page 13
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➔➔ Continued from page 12 heart a slaveholder, shall not confess to be right and just. But I fancy I hear someone of my audience say, it is just in this circumstance that you and your brother abolitionists fail to make a favorable impression on the public mind. Would you argue more, and denounce less, would you persuade more, and rebuke less, your cause would be much more likely to succeed? But, I submit, where all is plain there is nothing to be argued. What point in the anti-slavery creed would you have me argue? On what branch of the subject do the people of this country need light? Must I undertake to prove that the slave is a man? That point is conceded already. Nobody doubts it. The slaveholders themselves acknowledge it in the enactment of laws for their government. They acknowledge it when they punish disobedience on the part of the slave. There are seventy-two crimes in the State of Virginia, which, if committed by a black man would (no matter how ignorant he be), subject him to the punishment of death; while only two of the same crimes will subject a white man to the like punishment. What is this but the acknowledgement that the slave is a moral, intellectual and responsible being? The manhood of the slave is conceded. It is admitted in the fact that Southern statute books are covered with enactments forbidding, under severe fines and penalties, the teaching of the slave to read or to write. ...For the present, it is enough to affirm the equal manhood of the Negro race. Is it not astonishing that, while we are ploughing, planting and reaping, using all kinds of mechanical tools, erecting houses, constructing bridges, building ships, working in metals of brass, iron, copper, silver and gold; that, while we are reading, writing and ciphering, acting as clerks, merchants and secretaries, having among us lawyers, doctors, ministers, poets, authors, editors, orators and teachers; that, while we are engaged in all manner of enterprises common to other men, digging gold in California, capturing the whale in the Pacific, feeding sheep and cattle on the hillside, living, moving, acting, thinking, planning, living in families as husbands, wives and children, and, above all, confessing and worshipping the Christian’s God, and looking hopefully for life and immortality beyond the grave, we are called upon to prove that we are men! ...What, am I to argue that it is wrong to make men brutes, to rob them of their liberty, to work them without wages, to keep them ignorant of their relations to their fellow men, to beat them with sticks, to flay their flesh with the lash, to load their limbs with irons, to hunt them with dogs, to sell them at auction, to sunder their families, to knock out their teeth, to bum their flesh, to starve them into obedience and submission to their masters? Must I argue that a system thus marked with blood, and stained with pollution, is wrong? No! I will not. I have better employments for my time and strength, than such arguments would imply.... What, to the American slave, is your 4th of July? I answer: a day that reveals to him, more than all other days in the year, the gross injustice and cruelty to which he is the constant victim. To him, your celebration is a sham; your boasted liberty, an unholy license; your national greatness, swelling vanity; your sounds of rejoicing are empty and heartless; your denunciations of tyrants, brass-fronted impudence; your shouts of liberty and equality, hollow mockery; your prayers and hymns, your sermons and thanksgivings, with all your religious parade, and solemnity, are, to him, mere bombast, fraud, deception, impiety, and
hypocrisy - a thin veil to cover up crimes which would disgrace a nation of savages. There is not a nation on the earth guilty of practices, more shocking and bloody, than are the people of these United States, at this very hour. Go where you may, search where you will, roam through all the monarchies and despotisms of the old world, travel through South America, search out every abuse, and when you have found the last, lay your facts by the side of the everyday practices of this nation, and you will say with me, that, for revolting barbarity and shameless hypocrisy, America reigns without a rival. Take the American slavetrade, which, we are told by the papers, is especially prosperous just now. Ex-Senator Benton tells us that the price of men was never higher than now. He mentions the fact to show that slavery is in no danger. This trade is one of the peculiarities of American institutions. It is carried on in all the large towns and cities in one half of this confederacy; and millions are pocketed every year, by dealers in this horrid traffic. In several states, this trade is a chief source of wealth. It is called (in contradistinction to the foreign slave trade) “the internal slave trade.” It is, probably, called so, too, in order to divert from it the horror with which the foreign slave trade is contemplated. That trade has long since been denounced by this government, as piracy. It has been denounced with burning words from the high places of the nation as an execrable traffic. To arrest it, to put an end to it, this nation keeps a squadron, at immense cost, on the coast of Africa. Everywhere in this country, it is safe to speak of this foreign slave trade as a most inhuman traffic, opposed alike to the laws of God and of man. The duty to extirpate and destroy it is admitted even by our DOCTORS OF DIVINITY. In order to put an end to it, some of the last have consented that their colored brethren (nominally free) should leave this country and establish themselves on the western coast of Africa! It is, however, a notable fact that, while so much execration is poured out by Americans upon those engaged in the foreign slave trade, the men engaged in the slave trade between the states pass without condemnation, and their business is deemed honorable. Behold the practical operation of this internal slave trade, the American slave trade, sustained by American politics and American religion. Here you will see men and women reared like swine for the market. You know what is a swine-drover? I will show you a man-drover. They inhabit all our Southern States. They perambulate the country, and crowd the highways of the nation with droves of human stock. You will see one of these human flesh jobbers, armed with pistol, whip and bowie knife, driving a company of a hundred men, women, and children from the Potomac to the slave market inNew Orleans. These wretched people are to be sold singly, or in lots, to suit purchasers. They are food for the cotton
field, and the deadly sugarmill. Mark the sad procession, as it moves wearily along, and the inhuman wretch who drives them. Hear his savage yells and his blood-chilling oaths as he hurries on his affrighted captives! There, see the old man, with locks thinned and gray. Cast one glance, if you please, upon that young mother, whose shoulders are bare to the scorching sun, her briny tears falling on the brow of the babe in her arms. See, too, that girl of thirteen, weeping, yes! weeping, as she thinks of the mother from whom she has been torn! The drove moves tardily. Heat and sorrow have nearly consumed their strength; suddenly you hear a quick snap, like the discharge of a rifle; the fetters clank, and the chain rattles simultaneously; your ears are saluted with a scream, that seems to have torn its way to the centre of your soul! The crack you heard, was the sound of the slave whip; the scream you heard was from the woman you saw with the babe. Her speed had faltered under the weight of her child and her chains! That gash on her shoulder tells her to move on. Follow this drove to New Orleans. Attend the auction; see men examined like horses; see the forms of women rudely and brutally exposed to the shocking gaze of American slave-buyers. See this drove sold and separated forever; and never forget the deep, sad sobs that arose from that scattered multitude. Tell me citizens, WHERE, under the sun, you can witness a spectacle more fiendish and shocking. Yet this is but a glance at the American slave trade as it exists, at this moment, in the ruling part of the United States. I was born amid such sights and scenes. To me, the American slave trade is a terrible reality. When a child, my soul was often pierced with a sense of its horrors. I lived on Philpot Street, Fell’s Point, Baltimore, and have watched from the wharves, the slave ships in the basin, anchored from the shore with their cargoes of human flesh waiting for favorable winds to waft them down the Chesapeake. There was, at that time, a grand slave mart kept at the head of Pratt Street, by Austin Woldfolk. His agents were sent into every town and county in Maryland, announcing their arrival, through the papers, and on flaming “handbills” headed CASH FOR NEGROES. These men were generally well- dressed men, and very captivating in their manners. Ever ready to drink, to treat, and to gamble. The fate of many a slave has depended upon the turn of a single card, and many a child has been snatched from the arms of its mother by bargains arranged in a state of brutal drunkenness. The flesh mongers gather up their victims by the dozens, and drive them, chained, to the general depot in Baltimore. When a sufficient number have been collected here, a ship is chartered for the purpose of conveying the forlorn crew to Mobile, or to New Orleans. From the slave prison to the ship, they are usually driven in the darkness of night; for since the antislavery agitation, a certain caution is observed.
In the deep still darkness of midnight, I have been often aroused by the dead-heavy footsteps, and the piteous cries of the chained gangs that passed our door. The anguish of my boyish heart was intense; and I was often consoled when speaking to my mistress in the morning to hear her say that the custom was very wicked; that she hated to hear the rattle of the chains, and the heartrending cries. I was glad to find one who sympathized with me in my horror. Fellow citizens, this murderous traffic is, to-day, in active operation in this boasted republic. In the solitude of my spirit, I see clouds of dust raised on the highways of the South; I see the bleeding footsteps; I hear the doleful wail of fettered humanity on the way to the slave markets where the victims are to be sold like horses, sheep, and swine, knocked off to the highest bidder. There I see the tenderest ties ruthlessly broken to gratify the lust, caprice and rapacity of the buyers and sellers of men. My soul sickens at the sight. “Is this the land your Fathers loved the freedom which they toiled to win? Is this the earth whereon they moved? Are these the graves they slumber in?” But a still more inhuman, disgraceful, and scandalous state of things remains to be presented. By an act of the American Congress, not yet two years old, slavery has been nationalized in its most horrible and revolting form. By that act, Mason & Dixon’s line has been obliterated; New York has become as Virginia; and the power to hold, hunt, and sell men, women, and children as slaves remains no longer a mere state institution, but is now an institution of the whole United States. The power is co-extensive with the star-spangled banner and American Christianity. Where these go, may also go the merciless slave-hunter. Where these are, man is not sacred. He is a bird for the sportsman’s gun. By that most foul and fiendish of all human decrees, the liberty and person of every man are put in peril. Your broad Republican domain is hunting ground for men. Not for thieves and robbers, enemies of society, merely, but for men guilty of no crime. Your lawmakers have commanded all good citizens to engage in this hellish sport. Your President, your Secretary of State, your lords, nobles, and ecclesiastics, enforce, as a duty you owe to your free and glorious country, and to your God, that you do this accursed thing. Not fewer than forty Americans have, within the past two years, been hunted down and, without a moment’s warning, hurried away in chains, and consigned to slavery and excruciating torture. Some of these have had wives and children, dependent on them for bread; but of this, no account was made. The right of the hunter to his prey stands superior to the right of marriage, and to all rights in this republic, the rights of God included! For black men, there are neither law, justice, humanity, not religion. The Fugitive Slave Law makes MERCY TO THEM, A ➔➔ Continued on page 14
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CRIME; and bribes the judge who tries them. An American JUDGE GETS TEN DOLLARS FOR EVERY VICTIM HE CONSIGNS to slavery, and five when he fails to do so. The oath of any two villains is sufficient under this hell-black enactment to send the most pious and exemplary black man into the remorseless jaws of slavery! His own testimony is nothing. He can bring no witnesses for himself. The minister of American justice is bound by the law to hear but one side; and that side is the side of the oppressor. Let this damning fact be perpetually told. Let it be thundered around the world, that, in tyrant-killing, king-hating, people-loving, democratic, Christian America, the seats of justice are filled with judges who hold their offices under an open and palpable bribe, and are bound in deciding in the case of a man’s liberty, hear only his accusers! In glaring violation of justice, in shameless disregard of the forms of administering law, in cunning arrangement to entrap the defenseless, and in diabolical intent, this Fugitive Slave Law stands alone in the annals of tyrannical legislation. I doubt if there be another nation on the globe having the brass and the baseness to put such a law on the statute book. If any man in this assembly thinks differently from me in this matter, and feels able to disprove my statements, I will gladly confront him at any suitable time and place he may select. I take this law to be one of the grossest infringements of Christian Liberty, and, if the churches and ministers of our country were not stupidly blind, or most wickedly indifferent, they, too, would so regard it. At the very moment that they are thanking God for the enjoyment of civil and religious liberty, and for the right to worship God according to the dictates of their own consciences, they are utterly silent in respect to a law which robs religion of its chief significance, and makes it utterly worthless to a world lying in wickedness. ... The fact that the church of our country (with fractional exceptions) does not esteem “the Fugitive Slave Law” as a declaration of war against religious liberty, implies that that church regards religion simply as a form of worship, an empty ceremony, and not a vital principle requiring active benevolence, justice, love and good-will towards man. It esteems sacrifice above mercy; psalm-singing above right-doing; solemn meetings above practical righteousness. A worship that can be conducted by persons who refuse to give shelter to the houseless, to give bread to the hungry, clothing to the naked, and who enjoin obedience to a law forbidding these acts of mercy is a curse, not a blessing to mankind. The Bible addresses all such persons as “scribes, pharisees, hypocrites, who pay tithe of mint, anise, and cum in, and have omitted the weightier matters of the law, judgement, mercy and faith.” But the church of this country is not only indifferent to the wrongs of “die slave”, it actually takes sides with the oppressors. It has made itself the bulwark of American slavery, and the shield of American slave hunters. Many of its most eloquent Divines, who stand as the very lights of the church, have shamelessly given the sanction of religion and the Bible to the whole slave system. They have taught that man may, properly, be a slave; that the relation of master and
slave is ordained of God; that to send back an escaped bondman to his master is clearly the duty of all the followers of the Lord Jesus Christ; and this horrible blasphemy is palmed off upon the world for Christianity. For my part, I would say, welcome infidelity! welcome atheism! Welcome anything, in preference to the gospel as preached by those Divines! They convert the very name of religion into an engine of tyranny, and barbarous cruelty, and serve to confirm more infidels, in this age, than all the infidel writings of Thomas Paine, Voltaire, and Bolingbroke, put together, have done! These ministers make religion a cold and flinty-hearted thing, having neither principles of right action, nor bowels of compassion. They strip the love of God of its beauty, and leave the throne of religion a huge, horrible, repulsive form. It is a religion for oppressors, tyrants, man-stealers, and thugs. It is not that “pure and undefiled religion” which is from above, and which is “first pure, then peaceable, easy to be entreated, full of mercy and good fruits, without partiality, and without hypocrisy.” But a religion which favors the rich against the poor; which exalts the proud above the humble; which divides mankind into two classes, tyrants and slaves; which says to the man in chains, stay there; and to the oppressor, oppress on; it is a religion which may be professed and enjoyed by all the robbers and enslavers of mankind; it makes God a respecter of persons, denies his fatherhood of the race, and tramples in the dust the great truth of the brotherhood of man. All this we affirm to be true of the popular church, and the popular worship of our land and nation - a religion, a church, and a worship which, on the authority of inspired wisdom, we pronounce to be an abomination in the sight of God. In the language of Isaiah, the American church might be well addressed, “Bring no more vain ablations; incense is an abomination unto me: the new moons and Sabbaths, the calling of assemblies, I cannot away with; it is iniquity, even the solemn meeting. Your new moons and your appointed feasts my soul hateth. They are a trouble to me; I am weary to bear them; and when ye spread forth your hands, I will hide mine eyes from you. Yea! when ye make many prayers, I will not hear. YOUR HANDS ARE FULL OF BLOOD; cease to do evil, learn to do well; seek judgement; relieve the oppressed; judge for the fatherless; plead for the widow.” The American church is guilty when
viewed in connection with what it is doing to uphold slavery, but it is superlatively guilty when viewed in connection with its ability to abolish slavery. The sin of which it is guilty is one of omission as well as of commission. Albert Barnes all but uttered what the common sense of every man at all observant of the actual state of the case will receive as truth when he declared that “There is no power out of the church that could sustain slavery an hour, if it were not sustained in it.” Let the religious press, the pulpit, the Sunday school, the conference meeting, the great ecclesiastical missionary, Bible and tract associations of the land array their immense powers against slavery and slave-holding; and the whole system of crime and blood would be scattered to the winds; and that they do not do this involves them in the most awful responsibility of which the mind can conceive. In prosecuting the antislavery enterprise, we have been asked to spare the church, to spare the ministry; but how, we ask, could such a thing be done? We are met on the threshold of our efforts for the redemption of the slave by the church and ministry of the country in battle arrayed against us; and we are compelled to fight or flee. From what quarter, I beg to know, has proceeded a fire so deadly upon our ranks, during the last two years as from the Northern pulpit? As the champions of oppressors, the chosen men of American theology have appeared men, honored for their so-called piety, and their real learning. The LORDS of Buffalo, the SPRINGS of New York, the LATHROPS of Auburn, the COXES and SPENCERS of Brooklyn, the GANNETS and SHARPS of Boston, the DEWEYS of Washington, and other great religious lights of the land, have, in utter denial of the authority of Him, by whom they professed to be called to the ministry, deliberately taught us against the example of the Hebrews and against the remonstrance of the apostles, they teach “that we ought to obey man’s law before the law of God.” My spirit wearies of such blasphemy; and how such men can be supported as the “standing types and representatives of Jesus Christ,” is a mystery which I leave others to penetrate. In speaking of the American church, however, let it be distinctly understood that I mean the great mass of the religious organizations of our land. There are exceptions, and I thank God that there are. Noble men may be found scattered all over these Northern States of whom Henry Ward Beecher of Brooklyn,
Samuel J. May of Syracuse, and my esteemed friend on the platform, are shining examples; and let me say further, that upon these men lies the duty to inspire our ranks with high religious faith and zeal, and to cheer us on in the great mission of the slave’s redemption from his chains. [*Rev. R. R. Raymond] ...You boast of your love of liberty, your superior civilization, and your pure Christianity, while the whole political power of the nation (as embodied in the two great political parties) is solemnly pledged to support and perpetuate the enslavement of three million of your countrymen. You hurl your anathemas at the crown-headed tyrants of Russia and Austria, and pride yourselves on your Democratic institutions while you yourselves consent to be the mere tools and bodyguards of the tyrants of Virginia and Carolina. You invite to your shores fugitives of oppression from abroad, honor them with banquets, greet them with ovations, cheer them, toast them, salute them, protect them, and pour out your money to them like water, but the fugitives from your own land you advertise, hunt, arrest, shoot and kill. You glory in your refinement and your universal education, yet you maintain a system as barbarous and dreadful as ever stained the character of a nation - a system begun in avarice, supported in pride, and perpetuated in cruelty. You shed tears over fallen Hungary, and make the sad story of her wrongs the theme of your poets, statesmen and orators, till your gallant sons are ready to fly to arms to vindicate her cause against her oppressors, but in regard to the ten thousand wrongs of the American slave, you would enforce the strictest silence, and would hail him as an enemy of the nation who dares to make those wrongs the subject of public discourse! You are all on fire at the mention of liberty for France or for Ireland, but are as cold as an iceberg at the thought of liberty for the enslaved of America. You discourse eloquently on the dignity of labor yet, you sustain a system which, in its very essence, casts a stigma upon labor. You can bare your bosom to the storm of British artillery to throw off a threepenny tax on tea, and yet wring the last hard-earned farthing from the grasp of the black laborers of your country. You profess to believe “that, of one blood, God made all nations of men to dwell on the face of all the earth,” and hath commanded all men everywhere to love one another, yet you notoriously hate (and glory in your hatred) all men whose skins are not colored like your own. You declare, before the world, and are understood by the world to declare that you “hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal; and are endowed by their Creator with certain inalienable rights; and that, among these are, life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness;” and yet you hold securely in a bondage which, according to your own Thomas Jefferson, “is worse than ages of that which your fathers rose in rebellion to oppose,” a seventh part of the inhabitants of your country. Fellow citizens! I will not enlarge further on your national inconsistencies. The existence of slavery in this country brands your Republicanism as a sham, your humanity as a base pretense, and your Christianity as a lie. It destroys your moral power abroad; it corrupts your politicians at home. It saps the foundation of religion; it makes your ➔➔ Continued on page 15
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➔➔ Continued from page 14 name a hissing, and a byword to a mocking earth. It is the antagonistic force in your government, the only thing that seriously disturbs and endangers your Union. It fetters your progress; it is the enemy of improvement, the deadly foe of education; it fosters pride; it breeds insolence; it promotes vice; it shelters crime; it is a curse to the earth that supports it, and yet you cling to it as if it were the sheet anchor of all your hopes. Oh, be warned! Be warned! A horrible reptile is coiled up in your nation’s bosom; the venomous creature is nursing at the tender breast of your youthful republic; for the love of God, tear away, and fling from you the hideous monster, and let the weight of twenty million crush and destroy it forever! ...Fellow citizens! There is no matter in respect to which the people of the North have allowed themselves to be so ruinously imposed upon as that of the pro-slavery character of the Constitution. In that instrument I hold, there is neither warrant, license, nor sanction of the hateful thing; but, interpreted as it ought to be interpreted, the Constitution is a GLORIOUS LIBERTY DOCUMENT. Read its preamble, consider its purposes. Is slavery among them? Is it at the gateway? Or is it in the temple? It is neither. While I do not intend to argue this question on the present occasion, let me ask, if it be not somewhat singular that, if the Constitution were intended to be by its framers and adopters, a slaveholding instrument, why neither slavery, slaveholding, nor slave can anywhere be found in it. What would be thought of as an instrument, drawn up, legally drawn up, for the purpose of entitling the city of Rochester to a track of land, in which no mention of land was made? Now there are certain rules of interpretation for the proper understanding of all legal instruments. These rules are well established. They are plain, common-sense rules, such as you and I, and all of us, can understand and apply without having passed years in the study of law. I scout the idea that the question of the constitutionality or unconstitutionality of slavery is not a question for the people. I hold that every American citizen has a right to form an opinion of the Constitution, and to propagate that opinion, and to use all honorable means to make his opinion the prevailing one. Without this right, the liberty of an
American citizen would be as insecure as that of a Frenchman. I have detained my audience entirely too long already. At some future period, I will gladly avail myself of an opportunity to give this subject a full and fair discussion. Allow me to say, in conclusion, notwithstanding the dark picture I have this day presented of the state of the nation, I do not despair of this country. There are forces in operation which must inevitably work “the downfall of slavery.” “The arm of the Lord is not shortened,” and the doom of slavery is certain. I, therefore, leave off where I began, with hope. While drawing encouragement from the
Declaration of Independence, the great principles it contains, and the genius of American institutions, my spirit is also cheered by the obvious tendencies of the age. Nations do not now stand in the same relation to each other that they did ages ago. No nation can now shut itself up from the surrounding world, and trot around in the same old path of its fathers without interference. The time was when such could be done. Long-established customs of hurtful character could formerly fence themselves in, and do their evil work with social impunity. Knowledge was then confined and enjoyed by the privileged few, and the multitude walked on in mental darkness.
But a change has now come over the affairs of mankind. Walled cities and empires have become unfashionable. The arm of commerce has borne away the gates of the strong city. Intelligence is penetrating the darkest corners of the globe. It makes its pathway over and under the sea, as well as on the earth. Wind, steam, and lightning are its chartered agents. Oceans no longer divide, but link nations together. From Boston to London is now a holiday excursion. Space is comparatively annihilated. Thoughts expressed on one side of the Atlantic are distinctly heard on the other. The far off and almost fabulous Pacific rolls in grandeur at our feet. The Celestial Empire, the mystery of ages, is being solved. The fiat of the Almighty, “Let there be Light,” has not yet spent its force. No abuse, no outrage whether in taste, sport or avarice, can now hide itself from the all-pervading light. The iron shoe, and crippled foot of China must be seen in contrast with nature. Africa must rise and put on her yet unwoven garment. “Ethiopia shall stretch out her hand unto God.” In the fervent aspirations of William Lloyd Garrison, I say, and let every heart join in saying it: God speed the year of jubilee The wide world o’er! When from their galling chains set free, Th’ oppress’d shall vilely bend the knee, And wear the yoke of tyranny Like brutes no more. That year will come, and freedom’s reign. To man his plundered rights again Restore. God speed the day when human blood Shall cease to flow! In every clime be understood, The claims of human brotherhood, And each return for evil, good, Not blow for blow; That day will come all feuds to end, And change into a faithful friend Each foe.
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s Interest in Democratic Socialism Surges, Ocasio-Cortez Explains to Colbert What a “Moral” Economy Would Look Like By Jake Johnson, Common Dreams Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez during an appearance on “The Late Show With Stephen Colbert” on June 29, 2018.Common Dreams / CBS Screengrab Since Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s stunning primary win over Rep. Joe Crowley (D-N.Y.) on Tuesday, interest in democratic socialism—the label OcasioCortez unabashedly uses to describe her platform and political outlook—has surged exponentially, prompting corporate TV networks to feature segments on the term and driving a record-breaking membership boost for the Democratic Socialists of America (DSA). Since Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s stunning primary win over Rep. Joe Crowley (D-N.Y.) on Tuesday, interest in
democratic socialism—the label OcasioCortez unabashedly uses to describe her platform and political outlook—has surged exponentially, prompting corporate TV networks to feature segments on the term and driving a record-breaking membership boost for the Democratic Socialists of America (DSA). While democratic socialism may not be an “easy term” for Republicans and corporate Democrats, a large percentage of Americans appear to have no problem with the label. Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.)—who has self-identified as a democratic socialist for decades—is by far the most popular politician in the country, and polls have shown that Democratic voters prefer socialism over capitalism. In an attempted takedown of OcasioCortez’s ambitious progressive agenda, Fox News host Sean Hannity inadvertently demonstrated why many Americans view democratic socialism favorably, particularly
during a time of staggering inequality, soaring healthcare costs, environmental degradation, and falling wages. “Many are hailing Cortez as a rising star on the political landscape, but in reality, her views, her policy positions are actually downright scary… Look very carefully,” Hannity ominously warned in a Wednesday night segment. “This is the future, this is the
modern Democratic Party.” The camera then proceeded to show a list of widely popular proposals like Medicare for All as well as basic, humane principles like “Women’s Rights” and “Support Seniors.” As Vice summarized, “Sean Hannity accidentally made a great argument for socialism.”
Rumors Abound of Brooklyn Dem Shakeup
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Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez with Stephen Colbert.
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LEGAL NOTICES NOTICE OF SALE SUPREME COURT COUNTY OF KINGS Wells Fargo Bank, N.A. Successor by Merger to Wachovia Mortgage, F.S. B. F/K/A/ World Savings Bank, FSB, Plaintiff AGAINST Carmen Maria Valdez; et al., Defendant(s) Pursuant to a Judgment of Foreclosure and Sale duly dated September 26, 2017 I, the undersigned Referee will sell at public auction at the Kings County Supreme Court, 360 Adams Street, Room 224, Brooklyn, NY 11201 on August 2, 2018 at 2:30PM, premises known as 3039 Brighton 4th Street, Brooklyn, NY 11235-6446. All that certain plot piece or parcel of land, with the buildings and improvements erected, situate, lying and being in the Borough of Brooklyn, County of Kings, City and State of NY, Block 8674 Lot 86. Approximate amount of judgment $735,255.07 plus interest and costs. Premises will be sold subject to provisions of filed Judgment Index# 11853/2011. Leonard C. Aloi, Esq., Referee Shapiro, DiCaro & Barak, LLC Attorney(s) for the Plaintiff 175 Mile Crossing Boulevard Rochester, New York 14624 (877) 759-1835 Dated: June 18, 2018 55262 NOTICE OF SALE SUPREME COURT - COUNTY OF KINGS Index No.: 45556/2007 GOSHEN MORTGAGE LLC, AS SEPARATE TRUSTEE FOR GDBT I TRUST 2011-1, Plaintiff, Against CARLTON EXILE A/K/A C. EXILE, ET AL., Defendant(s). Pursuant to a Judgment of Foreclosure and Sale, duly entered 5/9/2014, I, the undersigned Referee, will sell at public auction in Room 224 of the Kings County Supreme Court, 360 Adams Street, Brooklyn, NY 11201, on 8/2/2018 at 2:30 pm, premises known as 123 Montauk Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11208, and described as follows: ALL that certain plot, piece or parcel of land, with the buildings and improvements thereon erected, situate, lying and being in the Borough of Brooklyn, County of Kings, City and State of New York; Block 3,992 and Lot 5. The approximate amount of the current Judgment lien is $966,297.14 plus interest and costs. The premises will be sold subject to provisions of the aforesaid Judgment of Foreclosure and Sale; Index # 45556/2007. Nancy Schacher, Esq., Referee. SHELDON MAY & ASSOCIATES Attorneys at Law, 255 Merrick Road, Rockville Centre, NY 11570 Dated: 06/14/2018 File Number: 25672 AA NOTICE OF SALE Supreme Court County Of Kings Wells Fargo Bank, N.A., as Trustee, on behalf of SASCO 2007-MLN1 Trust Fund, Plaintiff AGAINST Neville Romain a/k/a Neville Roman, David Cohan, et al, Defendant Pursuant to a Judgment of Foreclosure and Sale duly dated 5/7/2018 and entered on 5/24/2018, I, the undersigned Referee, will sell at public auction at the
Kings County Supreme Court, 360 Adams Street, Brooklyn, NY on July 26, 2018 at 02:30 PM premises known as 2049 Atlantic Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11233. All that certain plot piece or parcel of land, with the buildings and improvements erected, situate, lying and being in the County of Kings, City and State of New York, BLOCK: 1565, LOT: 44. Approximate amount of judgment is $817,845.11 plus interests and costs. Premises will be sold subject to provisions of filed Judgment Index # 506073/2014. Doron A. Leiby, Referee FRENKEL LAMBERT WEISS WEISMAN & GORDON LLP 53 Gibson Street Bay Shore, NY 11706 NOTICE OF SALE Supreme Court County Of Kings Deutsche Bank National Trust Company, as Trustee for HASCO 2007WF1, Mortgage Pass-Through Certificates, Series 2007-WF1, Plaintiff AGAINST Corine McLean, Paulette McLean, et al, Defendant Pursuant to a Judgment of Foreclosure and Sale duly dated 10/8/2014 and entered on 10/14/2014, I, the undersigned Referee, will sell at public auction at the Kings County Supreme Court, 360 Adams Street, Brooklyn, NY on July 26, 2018 at 02:30 PM premises known as 3110 Snyder Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11226. All that certain plot piece or parcel of land, with the buildings and improvements erected, situate, lying and being in the County of Kings, City and State of New York, BLOCK: 4902, LOT: 4. Approximate amount of judgment is $771,210.52 plus interests and costs. Premises will be sold subject to provisions of filed Judgment Index # 8391/2008. Domenick Napoletano, Referee FRENKEL LAMBERT WEISS WEISMAN & GORDON LLP 53 Gibson Street Bay Shore, NY 11706 NOTICE OF SALE SUPREME COURT - COUNTY OF KINGS Santander Bank, N.A. f/k/a Sovereign Bank, N.A. f/k/a Sovereign Bank, Plaintiff -against- Paulette Wellington a/k/a Paula Wellington a/k/a Paula R. Wellington, First Federal Savings & Loan Association of Rochester, City of New York Department of Transportation Parking Violations Bureau Defendant(s) Pursuant to a judgment of foreclosure and sale entered on November 29, 2017 I, the undersigned Referee will sell at public auction to the highest bidder at ROOM 224 F/K/A ROOM 274 OF KINGS COUNTY SUPREME COURT, 360 ADAMS STREET, BROOKLYN, NEW YORK 11201 on July 19, 2018 at 2:30 PM premises known as 930 East 101st, Brooklyn, NY 11236 ALL that certain plot, piece or parcel of land, with the buildings and improvements thereon erected, situate, lying and being in the Borough of Brooklyn, County of KINGS, City and State of New York. Block: 8208 Lot: 51 Approximate amount of lien $608,011.60 plus interest and costs. Premises will be sold subject to provisions of
HUMBOLDT 123 LLC. Arts. of Org. filed with the SSNY on 04/09/18. Office: Kings County. SSNY designated as agent of the LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail copy of process to the LLC, 619 Humboldt Street, Brooklyn, NY 11222. Purpose: Any lawful purpose. filed judgment Index # 502496/2015 Helene Blank, Esq., REFEREE STEIN, WIENER AND ROTH, L.L.P., ATTORNEYS FOR THE PLAINTIFF ONE OLD COUNTRY ROAD, SUITE 113 CARLE PLACE, NY 11514 DATED June 14, 2018 FILE #: SANTANDER 67255 NOTICE OF SALE Supreme Court Kings County BH EMMENS LLC (Plaintiff) v. IRINA SHELIKHOVA et. al. (Defendants) Index No.: 7491/2013. Pursuant to a Judgment of Foreclosure and Sale dated October 2, 2017, as amended, I will sell at public auction at the Kings County Supreme Courthouse located at 360 Adams Street, Room 224, Brooklyn, NY 11201 on July 19, 2018, at 2:30 p.m., the Units known as 3149 Emmons Avenue, Brooklyn, New York 11235, in the Borough of Brooklyn, County of Kings, City and State of New York (Block 8804, and Lot 1301, 1302, 1303). Sold subject to terms and conditions of filed Judgment and Terms of Sale. Building sold as one unit. Joel Abramson, Esq., Referee. Roberts & Fidler, P.C, attorney for Plaintiff, 26 Court Street, 11th Floor, Brooklyn, New York. 347-721-9022. SUPREME COURT - COUNTY OF KINGS VALLEY NATIONAL BANK, Plaintiff -against- IZIBO IZYAGUYEV, et al Defendant(s). Pursuant to a Judgment of Foreclosure and Sale entered herein and dated May 7, 2018, I, the undersigned Referee will sell at public auction at the Kings County Courthouse 360 Adams Street, Room 224, Brooklyn, NY on July 26, 2018 at 2:30 p.m. premises situate, lying and being in the Borough of Brooklyn, County of Kings, City and State of New York, known as Unit No. 101 in the building known as “Tara Condominium” together with an undivided 10.2752% interest as to Unit 101 in the common elements. Block: 5853 Lot: 1001. Said premises known as 231 68TH STREET, UNIT 101, BROOKLYN, NY Approximate amount of lien $229,373.43 plus interest & costs. Premises will be sold subject to provisions of filed Judgment and Terms of Sale. Index Number 519769/2016. SHMUEL TAUB, ESQ., Referee KRISS & FEUERSTEIN LLP Attorney(s) for Plaintiff 360 Lexington Avenue, Suite 1200, New York, NY 10017 NOTICE OF SALE SUPREME COURT COUNTY OF KINGS HSBC BANK USA, NATIONAL ASSOCIATION, AS TRUSTEE FOR NAAC MORTGAGE PASSTHROUGH CERTIFICATES, SERIES 2007-1, Plaintiff AGAINST SANDRA M. NEILS, DOREEN R. RIVERA, et al., Defendant(s) Pursuant to a Judgment of Foreclosure and Sale duly dated May 08, 2018 I, the undersigned Referee will sell at public auction at the Room 224 of Kings County Supreme Court, 360 Adams Street, Brooklyn, New York 11201, on July 19, 2018 at 2:30PM, premises known as 533
VOL. 22 NO. 27 Avant Collaborations LLC. Arts. of Org. filed with the SSNY on 02/20/2018. Office: Kings County. SSNY designated as agent of the LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail copy of process to the LLC, United States Corporation of Agents, Inc. 7014 13th avenue, Suite 202, Brooklyn, NY 11222. Purpose: Any lawful purpose. Notice of Publication. Notice is hereby given that a license, number “Pending” for beer and wine has been applied for by Cheri’s Bedstuy LLC at retail in a restaurant under the Alcoholic Beverage Control Law at 216 Malcolm x Blvd, Brooklyn, NY 11221 in Kings County for on premises consumption. Dated June 25, 2018 Torri Clayton Business Name: Cheri’s Bedstuy LLC. 216 Malcolm X Blvd BK NY 11221 CHESTER STREET, BROOKLYN, NY 11212. All that certain plot piece or parcel of land, with the buildings and improvements erected, situate, lying and being in the Borough of Brooklyn, County of Kings, City and State of New York, BLOCK 3614, LOT 19. Approximate amount of judgment $541,680.61 plus interest and costs. Premises will be sold subject to provisions of filed Judgment for Index# 510518/2014. Philip Kamaras, Esq., Referee Gross Polowy, LLC Attorney for Plaintiff 1775 Wehrle Drive, Suite 100 Williamsville, NY 14221 55022 SUPREME COURT – COUNTY OF KINGS FEDERAL NATIONAL MORTGAGE ASSOCIATION, Plaintiff against JYH WANG A/K/A JYH S. WANG A/K/A JS WONG, et al Defendant(s). Pursuant to a Judgment of Foreclosure and Sale entered on February 5, 2018. I, the undersigned Referee will sell at public auction in Room 224 of the Kings County Courthouse, 360 Adams Street, Brooklyn, N.Y. on the 26th day of July, 2018 at 2:30 p.m. premises described as follows: All that certain plot, piece or parcel of land, situate, lying and being in the Borough of Brooklyn, County of Kings, City and State of New York. Said premises known as 385 Legion Street, Brooklyn, N.Y. 11212. (Block: 3595, Lot: 18). Approximate amount of lien $ 576,084.01 plus interest and costs. Premises will be sold subject to provisions of filed judgment and terms of sale. Index No. 502407-15. Helene E. Blank, Esq., Referee. McCabe, Weisberg & Conway, P.C. Attorney(s) for Plaintiff 145 Huguenot Street – Suite 210 New Rochelle, New York 10801 (914) 636-8900 NOTICE OF SALE SUPREME COURT - COUNTY OF KINGS Wells Fargo Bank, N.A., d/b/a America’s Servicing Company, Plaintiff -against-Giselle Solomon, Mortgage Electronic Registration Systems, Inc., as nominee for Credit Suisse Financial Corporation, City of New York, Environmental Control Board, Andrea Faraday, Dashawn Cummings Defendant(s) Pursuant to a judgment of foreclosure and sale entered on February 2, 2018 I, the undersigned Referee will sell at public auction to the highest bidder at ROOM 224 F/K/A ROOM 274 OF KINGS COUNTY SUPREME COURT, 360 ADAMS STREET, BROOKLYN, NEW YORK 11201 on July 19, 2018 at 2:30 PM premises known as 1518 Ryder Street, Brooklyn, NY 11234. ALL that certain plot piece or parcel of land, with the buildings and improvements thereon erected, situate, lying and being in the Borough of Brooklyn, County of KINGS, City and State of New York. Block:7700 Lot: 49 Approximate amount of lien $931,744.88 plus interest and costs. Premises will be sold subject to provisions of filed judgment ➔➔ Continued on page 19
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LEGAL NOTICES ➔➔ Continued from page 18 Index # 6319/2013 Jageshwar Sharma, Esq., REFEREE STEIN, WIENER AND ROTH, L.L.P., ATTORNEYS FOR THE PLAINTIFF ONE OLD COUNTRY ROAD, SUITE 113 CARLE PLACE, NY 11514 DATED: June 14, 2018 FILE #: FWELLS 60927 SUPREME COURT OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK - COUNTY OF KINGS CIT BANK, N.A. F/K/A ONEWEST BANK, FSB, V. JEAN HULL, ET. AL. NOTICE OF SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated March 12, 2018, and entered in the Office of the Clerk of the County of Kings, wherein CIT BANK, N.A. F/K/A ONEWEST BANK, FSB is the Plaintiff and JEAN HULL, ET. AL. are the Defendant(s). I, the undersigned Referee will sell at public auction at the KINGS COUNTY COURTHOUSE, 360 ADAMS STREET, ROOM 224, BROOKLYN, NY 11201, on July 19, 2018 at 2:30PM, premises known as 1485 EAST 55TH STREET, BROOKLYN, NY 11234: Block 7880, Lot 26: ALL THAT CERTAIN PLOT, PIECE OR PARCEL OF LAND, SITUATE, LYING AND BEING IN THE BOROUGH OF BROOKLYN, COUNTY OF KINGS, CITY AND STATE OF NEW YORK Premises will be sold subject to provisions of filed Judgment Index # 12275/2012. Philip Kamaras, Esq. - Referee. RAS Boriskin, LLC 900 Merchants Concourse, Suite 310, Westbury, New York 11590, Attorneys for Plaintiff. For sale information, please visit www.auction.com or call (800) 280-2832. SUPREME COURT OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK COUNTY OF KINGS INDEX NO. 506312/2015 Plaintiff designates KINGS as the place of trial situs of the real property. SUPPLEMENTAL SUMMONS Mortgaged Premises: 2194 DEAN STREET BROOKLYN, NY 11233 District: Section: Block: 1447 Lot: 27KENRICK PINNOCK, AS HEIR AND DISTRIBUTEE OF THE ESTATE OF HUGH PINNOCK, HUGH PINNOCK JR., AS HEIR AND DISTRIBUTEE OF THE ESTATE OF HUGH PINNOCK, JULIE PINNOCK, AS HEIR AND DISTRIBUTEE OF THE ESTATE OF HUGH PINNOCK, WAYNE PINNOCK, AS HEIR AND DISTRIBUTEE OF THE ESTATE OF HUGH PINNOCK, LESHAWN TAYLOR, AS HEIR AND DISTRIBUTEE OF THE ESTATE OF HUGH PINNOCK, AARON TAYLOR, AS HEIR AND DISTRIBUTEE OF THE ESTATE OF HUGH PINNOCK, STEVEN PINNOCK, AS HEIR AND DISTRIBUTEE OF THE ESTATE OF HUGH PINNOCK, NICHOLAS PINNOCK, AS HEIR AND DISTRIBUTEE OF THE ESTATE OF HUGH PINNOCK,; UNKNOWN HEIRS AND DISTRIBUTEES OF THE ESTATE OF HUGH PINNOCK any and all persons unknown to plaintiff, claiming, or who may claim to have an interest in, or general or specific lien upon the real property described in this action; such unknown persons being herein generally described and intended to be included in the following designation, namely: the wife, widow, husband, widower, heirs at law, next of kin, descendants, executors, administrators, devisees, legatees, creditors, trustees, committees, lienors, and assignees of such deceased, any and all persons deriving interest in or lien upon, or title to said real property by, through or under them, or either of them, and their respective wives, widows, husbands, widowers, heirs at law, next of kin, descendants, executors, administrators, devisees, legatees, creditors, trustees, committees, lienors and assigns, all of whom and whose names, except as stated, are unknown to
OUR TIME PRESS July 5 – 11, 2018 plaintiff; ROLAND CUNNINGHAM;NEW YORK CITY ENVIRONMENTAL CONTROL BOARD; NEW YORK CITY PARKING VIOLATIONS BUREAU; LEXIET DUMAS, SR.; PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA;TIFFANY BRYANT, APRIL MORALES, JASON GIBSON; APRIL “DOE” (REFUSED NAME) ‘’JOHN DOE #11’’ through ‘’JOHN DOE #12,’’ the last ten names being fictitious and unknown to plaintiff, the persons or parties intended being the tenants, occupants, persons or corporations, if any, having or claiming an interest in or lien upon the premises, described Defendants. To the above named Defendants YOU ARE HEREBY SUMMONED to answer the complaint in this action and to serve a copy of your answer, or, if the complaint is not served with this summons, to serve a notice of appearance on the Plaintiff’s Attorney within 20 days after the service of this summons, exclusive of the day of service (or within 30 days after the service is complete if this summons is not personally delivered to you within the State of New York) in the event the United States of America is made a party defendant, the time to answer for the said United States of America shall not expire until (60) days after service of the Summons; and in case of your failure to appear or answer, judgment will be taken against you by default for the relief demanded in the complaint. NOTICE OF NATURE OF ACTION AND RELIEF SOUGHT THE OBJECT of the above caption action is to foreclose a Mortgage to secure the sum of $420,000.00 and interest, recorded on March 16, 2007, at Instrument number 2007000142203, of the Public Records of KINGS County, New York, covering premises known as 2194 DEAN STREET BROOKLYN, NY 11233. The relief sought in the within action is a final judgment directing the sale of the premises described above to satisfy the debt secured by the Mortgage described above. KINGS County is designated as the place of trial because the real property affected by this action is located in said county. NOTICE YOU ARE IN DANGER OF LOSING YOUR HOME If you do not respond to this summons and complaint by serving a copy of the answer on the attorney for the mortgage company who filed this foreclosure proceeding against you and filing the answer with the court, a default judgment may be entered and you can lose your home. Speak to an attorney or go to the court where your case is pending for further information on how to answer the summons and protect your property. Sending a payment to the mortgage company will not stop the foreclosure action. YOU MUST RESPOND BY SERVING A COPY OF THE ANSWER ON THE ATTORNEY FOR THE PLAINTIFF (MORTGAGE COMPANY) AND FILING THE ANSWER WITH THE COURT. Dated: January 31, 2018 RAS BORISKIN, LLC Attorney for Plaintiff BY: Matthew Rothstein, ESQ. 900 Merchants Concourse, Suite 106 Westbury, NY 11590 516-280-7675 SUPREME COURT – COUNTY OF KINGS PNC BANK, NATIONAL ASSOCIATION, SUCCESSOR IN INTEREST TO NATIONAL CITY REAL ESTATE SERVICES, LLC, SUCCESSOR BY MERGER TO NOTICE OF SALE SUPREME COURT COUNTY OF KINGS, WILMINGTON SAVINGS FUND SOCIETY, FSB, D/B/A CHRISTIANA TRUST, NOT INDIVIDUALLY BUT AS TRUSTEE FOR PRETIUM MORTGAGE ACQUISITION TRUST, Plaintiff, vs. DOROTHY ALEXANDER, NICHOLE ALEXANDER, ET AL., Defendant(s).Pursuant to a Judgment of Foreclosure and Sale duly filed on May 24, 2018, I, the undersigned Referee will sell at public auction at the Kings County Supreme Court, Room 224, 360 Adams Street, Brooklyn, NY on July 19, 2018 at
2:30 p.m., premises known as 420 Autumn Avenue, Brooklyn, NY. All that certain plot, piece or parcel of land, with the buildings and improvements thereon erected, situate, lying and being in the Borough of Brooklyn, County of Kings, City and State of New York, Block 4170 and Lot 25. Approximate amount of judgment is $465,190.34 plus interest and costs. Premises will be sold subject to provisions of filed Judgment Index # 512372/2015. Helene Blank, Esq., Referee Knuckles, Komosinski & Manfro, LLP, 565 Taxter Road, Ste. 590, Elmsford, NY 10523, Attorneys for Plaintiff Cash will not be accepted. NOTICE OF SALE SUPREME COURT COUNTY OF KINGS Wells Fargo Bank, N.A., as Trustee for the Certificateholders of Banc of America Mortgage 2007-4 Trust, Mortgage Pass-Through Certificates, Series 2007-4,, Plaintiff AGAINST Reynold Lavache; et al., Defendant(s) Pursuant to a Judgment of Foreclosure and Sale duly dated March 21, 2016 I, the undersigned Referee will sell at public auction at the Kings County Supreme Court, 360 Adams Street, Room 224, Brooklyn, NY 11201 on July 12, 2018 at 2:30PM, premises known as 1162 E 99TH Street, Brooklyn, NY 11236. All that certain plot piece or parcel of land, with the buildings and improvements erected, situate, lying and being in the Borough of Brooklyn, County of Kings, City and State of NY, Block 8244 Lot 74. Approximate amount of judgment $912,416.49 plus interest and costs. Premises will be sold subject to provisions of filed Judgment Index# 13593/08. Julie Clark, Esq., Referee Shapiro, DiCaro & Barak, LLC Attorney(s) for the Plaintiff 175 Mile Crossing Boulevard Rochester, New York 14624 (877) 759-1835 Dated: May 24, 2018 54708 Supplemental Summons and Notice of Object of Action Supreme Court Of The State Of New York County Of Kings Action to Foreclose a Mortgage Index #: 521420/2017 Nationstar Mortgage LLC D/B/A Mr. Cooper, Plaintiff, vs Keila Hamilton If Living, And If He/She Be Dead, Any And All Persons Unknown To Plaintiff, Claiming, Or Who May Claim To Have An Interest In, Or General Or Specific Lien Upon The Real Property Described In This Action; Such Unknown Persons Being Herein Generally Described And Intended To Be Included In Wife, Widow, Husband, Widower, Heirs At Law, Next Of Kin, Descendants, Executors, Administrators, Devisees, Legatees, Creditors, Trustees, Committees, Lienors, And Assignees Of Such Deceased, Any And All Persons Deriving Interest In Or Lien Upon, Or Title To Said Real Property By, Through Or Under Them, Or Either Of Them, And Their Respective Wives, Widows, Husbands, Widowers, Heirs At Law, Next Of Kin, Descendants, Executors, Administrators, Devisees, Legatees, Creditors, Trustees, Committees, Lienors, And Assigns, All Of Whom And Whose Names, Except As Stated,Are Unknown To Plaintiff, New York City Parking Violations Bureau, New York City Environmental Control Board, People Of The State Of New York, United States Of America Acting Through The IRS, John Doe (Those unknown tenants, occupants, persons or corporations or their heirs, distributees, executors, administrators, trustees, guardians, assignees, creditors or successors claiming an interest in the mortgaged premises.), Defendant(s). Mortgaged Premises: 100-02 Flatlands Avenue Brooklyn, NY 11236 BL #: 8208-36 To the Above named Defendant: You are hereby summoned to answer the Complaint in this action, and to serve a copy of your answer, or, if the Complaint is not served with this Supplemental Summons, to serve a notice of appearance, on the Plaintiff(s) attorney(s) within twenty days after the service of this Supplemental Summons, exclusive of the day of service (or
19 within 30 days after the service is complete if this Supplemental Summons is not personally delivered to you within the State of New York). In case of your failure to appear or answer, judgment will be taken against you by default for the relief demanded in the Complaint. The Attorney for Plaintiff has an office for business in the County of Erie. Trial to be held in the County of Kings. The basis of the venue designated above is the location of the Mortgaged Premises. TO: KEILA HAMILTON Defendant In this Action. The foregoing Supplemental Summons is served upon you by publication, pursuant to an order of HON. Noach Dear of the Supreme Court Of The State Of New York, dated the Eleventh day of May, 2018 and filed with the Complaint in the Office of the Clerk of the County of Kings, in the City of Brooklyn. The object of this action is to foreclose a mortgage upon the premises described below, dated November 16, 2007, executed by Keila Hamilton to secure the sum of $532,800.00. The Mortgage was recorded at CRFN 2007000609960 in the Office of the City Register of the City of New York, Kings County on December 12, 2007. The mortgage was subsequently assigned by an assignment executed July 12, 2011 and recorded on August 1, 2011, in the Office of the City Register of the City of New York, Kings County at CRFN 2011000270392. The mortgage was subsequently modified on August 23, 2014; The property in question is described as follows: 100-02 FLATLANDS AVENUE, BROOKLYN, NY 11236 NOTICE YOU ARE IN DANGER OF LOSING YOUR HOME If you do not respond to this summons and complaint by serving a copy of the answer on the attorney for the mortgage company who filed this foreclosure proceeding against you and filing the answer with the court, a default judgment may be entered and you can lose your home. Speak to an attorney or go to the court where your case is pending for further information on how to answer the summons and protect your property. Sending a payment to your mortgage company will not stop this foreclosure action. YOU MUST RESPOND BY SERVING A COPY OF THE ANSWER ON THE ATTORNEY FOR THE PLAINTIFF (MORTGAGE COMPANY) AND FILING THE ANSWER WITH THE COURT. DATED: May 29, 2018 Gross Polowy, LLC Attorney(s) For Plaintiff(s) 1775 Wehrle Drive, Suite 100 Williamsville, NY 14221 The law firm of Gross Polowy, LLC and the attorneys whom it employs are debt collectors who are attempting to collect a debt. Any information obtained by them will be used for that purpose. 54855-2 NOTICE OF SALE SUPREME COURT KINGS COUNTY FEDERAL NATIONAL MORTGAGE ASSOCIATION (“FANNIE MAE”), A CORPORATION ORGANIZED AND EXISTING UNDER THE LAWS OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, Plaintiff against FRANK CASSATA, et al Defendants Attorney for Plaintiff(s) Knuckles, Komosinski & Manfro, LLP 565 Taxter Road, Suite 590, Elmsford, NY 10523 Attorney (s) for Plaintiff (s). Pursuant to a Judgment of Foreclosure and Sale Entered May 9, 2018 I will sell at Public Auction to the highest bidder at the Kings County Supreme Court, 360 Adams Street, Room 224, Brooklyn, NY 11201 on July 12, 2018 at 2:30 PM. remises known as 1406 Dahill Road, Brooklyn, NY 11204. Block 6556 Lot 37. All that certain plot, piece or parcel of land, with the buildings and improvements thereon erected, situate, lying and being in the Borough of Brooklyn, County of Kings, City and State of New York. Approximate Amount of Judgment is $393,409.00 plus interest and costs. Premises will be sold subject to provisions of ﬁled Judgment Index No 513272/2016. Cash will not be accepted at the sale. Steven J. Baker, Esq., Referee 2296-002853
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