In what one observer called a "ham-handed attempt to control the media," officials at the Thurgood Marshall Academy, a public school founded by Rev. Calvin Butts' Abyssinian Development Corp., sent out a memo last week telling parents to refuse to talk to reporters.
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Reverend Calvin Butts, the politically influential Harlem pastor, is in damage-control mode following the Voice's article last week about the Abyssinian Development Corp., addressing the contents of the piece in a closed-door meeting with church elders, known as deacons, and in Sunday's sermon.
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Unnoticed amid all the breathless salutes to Tough Guy David Paterson, who is supposedly standing up to legislative extravagance, was a press release the governor put out yesterday. It announced a rescue plan for North General Hospital, a sponge for millions in special state financing that once emp ... More >>
The Times tells us that Bloomberg is "mounting an all-out push to win over New York City's black elected leaders, clergy members and voters" to his third-term reelection campaign. As you may have heard, one of the Mayor's opponents, Bill Thompson, is black. While some are unreceptive to the Mayor' ... More >>