|New York City's MOST READ African American Weekly Newspaper
Founded in 1975 as "Big Red"
Circulation of over 60,000 weekly for over 35 years. Serving metropolitan New York
The New York Beacon is New York's most popular weekly newspaper targeting the African American communities of New York City.
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Walter Smith is the founder and president of the Northeast Publishers Association.
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|Al Sharpton O'Donnell The Ed Show Rachael Maddox Dr Mohebban History of Barack Obama
Senators Vent, but Re-Elect
Reid to Be Their Leader
U.S. using fake cellphone
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|NYC Prosecutor Loretta Lynch to
Be Nominated for U.S. Attorney
In a second trail-blazing pick for the nation's top law enforcement officer,
President Barack Obama intends to nominate a federal prosecutor in New
York to become the next attorney general and the first black woman to lead
the Justice Department.
Obama's spokesman said Friday that he will announce his selection of
Loretta Lynch from the White House on Saturday. If confirmed by the
Senate, she would replace Eric Holder, who announced his resignation in
September after serving as the nation's first black attorney general.
Lynch, 55, is the U.S. attorney for Eastern New York, which covers
Brooklyn, Queens, Staten Island and Long Island, a position she also held
under President Bill Clinton.
"Ms. Lynch is a strong, independent prosecutor who has twice led one of
the most important U.S. attorney's offices in the country," Obama press
secretary Josh Earnest said in a statement.
Obama had planned to wait until after a trip to Asia next week to announce
the choice but then moved up the decision after news organizations began
reporting that she was his choice.
The White House said Obama is leaving it up to Senate leadership to
determine whether she should be confirmed this year while Democrats are
in control or next year after Republicans take over. But the White House
said their hope is she will be confirmed as soon as possible. Senate
Republican leader Mitch McConnell took the stance that her nomination
should be taken up in the new year.
Lynch has overseen bank fraud and other public corruption cases, including
the March conviction of New York state Assemblyman William Boyland
Jr. after he was caught accepting bribes in a sting operation and the 2013
conviction of former state Sen. Pedro Espada Jr. for looting taxpayer-
subsidized health care clinics he ran.
She also charged reputed mobster Vincent Asaro and his associates for the
36-year-old heist of $6 million in cash and jewelry from a Lufthansa
Airlines vault at Kennedy Airport, dramatized in the movie "Goodfellas."
During her first tenure in the Eastern District, Lynch helped prosecute
police officers who severely beat and sexually assaulted Haitian immigrant
Lynch grew up in North Carolina, the daughter of a school librarian and a
Baptist minister. She received undergraduate and law degrees from Harvard.
|Loretta Lynch (Center) with USAttorney General Eric Holder
|World War I – known at the time
as “The Great War” - officially
ended when the Treaty of
Versailles was signed on June 28,
1919, in the Palace of Versailles
outside the town of Versailles,
France. However, fighting ceased
seven months earlier when an
armistice, or temporary cessation
of hostilities, between the Allied
nations and Germany went into
effect on the eleventh hour of the
eleventh day of the eleventh
month. For that reason, November
11, 1918, is generally regarded as
the end of “the war to end all
wars.” Read More.....
|The History of Veteran's Day
Soldiers of the 353rd Infantry near a
church at Stenay, Meuse in France,
wait for the end of hostilities
|New Yorkers Celebrate Veterans Day
“As we honor our
veterans, we must
also understand that
many still struggle.
We have to support
them in every way we
can — with jobs, with
safe housing, decent
housing, with medical
care, and with mental
health services. That’s
how we honor our veterans,” said Former Police Commissioner Raymond Kelly,
who marched alongside his wife, a veteran of the Coast Guard reserves