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Speaking Truth To Power

Sister Souljah to appear at NCC

As part of its Black History Month celebration, Nassau Community College (NCC) is pleased to present a program by prominent activist and author Sister Souljah, who will speak about her life experiences. Sister Souljah: My Experience as an Activist will take place on Tuesday, Feb. 11 at 11:30 a.m. in the multi-purpose room of the College Center building.

The author of four best-selling books, Sister Souljah is a multidimensional woman. From 1995 to 2007 she was the executive director of Daddy’s House Social Programs, the charitable wing of Bad Boy Entertainment. At Daddy’s House, Souljah created cultural and academic programs that were offered to urban youth and housed at New York City’s Columbia University. Souljah has produced several outdoor rallies and concerts against racially motivated crimes, police brutality and the mis-education of urban youth. As an entertainer, she has spoken to the hip-hop audience about politics, culture, business and social organization. She spoke at the Million Women March, appeared on the Oprah Winfrey Show and Larry King Live, and was featured on the cover of Newsweek magazine.

Born in the Bronx, Souljah graduated from Rutgers University and traveled throughout her college years. During that time, she worked with refugee children in Mozambique and participated in the anti-apartheid movement in South Africa. In the U.S., she created, financed and implemented the African Youth Survival Camp, a six-week summer sleep-away academic/cultural camp for 200 children of homeless families.

Sister Souljah: My Experience as an Activist is free, open to the public and accessible to the disabled. Please note that priority seating for this event will be given to NCC students with current ID. For more information about it, please call Tina Wynder at 516-572-7771.

Sister Souljah has stipulated that there be no photography or video/audio recording during this lecture, and that the press conference be limited to campus media only.

News

Budget adjustments, staff reductions recommended

The Garden City Board of Education will prepare to adopt next year’s school budget in a couple of weeks. Before they do, they’ll have to go over a few changes.

At the board’s public work session held at the high school on Wednesday, April 9, school superintendent Dr. Robert Feirsen recommended a few adjustments, part of the annual balancing act that is the school budget.

The Garden City Board of Trustees approved a $55,791,023 operating budget at its April 7 meeting by a 7-0 vote (Trustee Theresa Trouvé was absent).

The spending plan requires a tax rate increase of 3.73 percent or an increase in tax of $224 to the average assessed single family home.


Sports

Commitment at Kellenberg

Garden City residents continue to excel while participating in the athletic program over at Uniondale’s Kellenberg Memorial High School.

Each season, coaches of Kellenberg sports pick one player from their squad who has demonstrated remarkable commitment to the team through their hard work at practice and in competition.

The Village of Garden City has a long history of residents who've excelled both on the academic and athletic side of the ledger at Kellenberg. This time around, seniors Kelly O’Donnell (varsity cheerleading), Stacy Madelmayer (varsity girls basketball) and Bryan Salecker (swimming and diving team) have all been awarded the Commitment Award for their outstanding efforts, devotion, hard work and commitment to their respective teams.

Lady Panthers

start season 7-0

The number two ranked Adelphi Panthers Women’s Lacrosse team has gotten off to a fast start to their 2014 season and show no signs of slowing down. Head Coach Rob Grella, entering his third season at the helm, has led his team to an impressive 7-0 record to kick off their campaign. Six of the Panther’s first seven games have been won in commanding fashion in which they have outscored the opposition by a staggering margin of 122-14.

Last season, the Panthers continued their tradition of playing hard and fighting off tough challenges. They would finish the 2013 season with an impressive 11-1 record within the Northeast Ten Conference and overall at 18-3, making it to their fourth consecutive trip to the NE-10 Conference Championship where they eventually lost to Le Moyne.

Calendar

Dinner & A Movie: In Transition 2.0

Thursday, April 17

School Budget Meeting

Wednesday, April 23

Judi Mark One-woman Show At Library

Thursday, April 24



Columns

1959: The Year The Music Stopped Playing
Written by Michael A. Miller, mmillercolumn@gmail.com

The Eccentric Heiress Of ‘Empty Mansions’
Written by Mike Barry, MFBarry@optonline.net

Yellow Margarine And A Pitch For The Ages
Written by Michael A. Miller, mmillercolumn@gmail.com