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Id like there to be a Children of Promise in every community with high incarceration rates, Sharon Content says. Parents constantly tell us how appreciative they are that we respect the parent-child relationship despite the fact that an adult is in jail.
Describing her tour of the Community Partnership Charter School (CPCS) in Clinton Hill, one Brooklyn mom was amped. She didnt have much to say about the curriculum or the school culture: the schools primary appeal was the stuff.
The Brooklyn-based filmmaking duo of Suki Hawley and Michael Galinsky (whose previous films include Horns & Halos) began documenting the Atlantic Yards controversy right when the project was first announced nearly eight years ago.
With a switchboard hanging from her crotch, Momatron the Robot Mom, rushes onto the stage, flocked by the three silver-faced Martians of her entourage. She brought cookies. Elation frozen on her face, Momatron pulls cookies from her bulky white tin, and hands them one by one to the three celebrity judges
One way to look at Gil Scott-Herons passing in late May is that we were lucky to have him around for 62 years. An even better way to understand him is through his own words. In our November 2007 issue, we were fortunate to run Don Geeslings conversation with the poet and musician.