In 1619 the first documented slaves landed in the British Colony of Jamestown, from Angola. As we commemorate the 400 years of history since that fateful day, we remember that our nation and its wealth were built through forced labor and the very existence of Black men and women.
It is ironic that as this country celebrates its democracy, the Black community is still fighting for equal rights, justice and freedom.
I have attended many public hearings over the past several months in the Village of Spring Valley and the Town of Ramapo. I must admit that the Hillcrest CUPON has been the driving force in bringing the overdevelopment issue to the forefront. [Read more…]