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May 6, 1988
Advisers to Tawana Brawley, the black teen-ager who claimed she was abducted and raped by white men in Upstate New York last November, denied a report that she attended a birthday party during the time she was reported missing. At a Manhattan news conference, Brawley's lawyers and the Rev. Al Sharpton, who have advised Brawley not to cooperate with a special state grand jury investigating her story, charged that WCBS-TV, which broadcast the report, had depended on a witness who was not credible.
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July 18, 1998 | Associated Press
A cemetery that is considered the nation's most significant black burial ground is being restored a year after it was destroyed by vandals. The cemetery at Rossville African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church is in a community called Sandy Ground on Staten Island. Free black oystermen from Maryland established it in the early 1800s. The community, which was a stop on the Underground Railroad, is a symbol of strength for many blacks today.
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NEWS
April 20, 1988 | GEORGE SKELTON, Times Staff Writer
Climaxing the nastiest primary campaign of the year, New York whites--especially Jews--coalesced strongly behind Massachusetts Gov. Michael S. Dukakis on Tuesday to overwhelm solid black support for the Rev. Jesse Jackson, the Los Angeles Times Poll found. One indication of the deep schism between New York voter blocs was that 8 in 10 Jews interviewed in the poll asserted that Jackson is "anti-Semitic."
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April 8, 1992 | RONALD BROWNSTEIN, TIMES POLITICAL WRITER
Solid showings with the core Democratic constituencies of blacks, Jews and senior citizens carried Arkansas Gov. Bill Clinton to victory in the New York primary, despite significant doubts about his integrity, a Los Angeles Times exit poll found. In driving to victory through repeated controversies about his past, Clinton again demonstrated Tuesday a powerful ability to assemble the historic Democratic base of blacks and working-class whites--overcoming a challenge from former California Gov.
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April 8, 1992 | RONALD BROWNSTEIN, TIMES POLITICAL WRITER
Solid showings with the core Democratic constituencies of blacks, Jews and senior citizens carried Arkansas Gov. Bill Clinton to victory in the New York primary, despite significant doubts about his integrity, a Los Angeles Times exit poll found. In driving to victory through repeated controversies about his past, Clinton again demonstrated Tuesday a powerful ability to assemble the historic Democratic base of blacks and working-class whites--overcoming a challenge from former California Gov.
NEWS
March 4, 1988 | JOHN J. GOLDMAN, Times Staff Writer
Lawyers for Tawana Brawley, already under criticism by some prominent members of the black community for shielding their teen-age client from investigation of her claim that she was sexually assaulted by six white men, attacked Gov. Mario M. Cuomo as a racist Thursday and accused him of "presiding over bigotry in the state." Cuomo replied with a one-sentence statement: "Justice is found by seeking the truth, not by appealing to hatred." Gary G.
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February 15, 1990 | United Press International
Sen. Daniel Patrick Moynihan (D-N.Y.), the focus of daylong protests by students at Vassar College because of a remark characterized as racist, returned a scholastic honor and a $1,000 stipend Wednesday night. Seventy-five students took over the administration building earlier in the day as about 300 students rallied outside, and later there was a widespread boycott of classes to protest what students said was a broader pattern of racial intolerance on the campus.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 18, 1998 | Associated Press
A cemetery that is considered the nation's most significant black burial ground is being restored a year after it was destroyed by vandals. The cemetery at Rossville African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church is in a community called Sandy Ground on Staten Island. Free black oystermen from Maryland established it in the early 1800s. The community, which was a stop on the Underground Railroad, is a symbol of strength for many blacks today.
NEWS
February 15, 1990 | United Press International
Sen. Daniel Patrick Moynihan (D-N.Y.), the focus of daylong protests by students at Vassar College because of a remark characterized as racist, returned a scholastic honor and a $1,000 stipend Wednesday night. Seventy-five students took over the administration building earlier in the day as about 300 students rallied outside, and later there was a widespread boycott of classes to protest what students said was a broader pattern of racial intolerance on the campus.
NEWS
May 6, 1988
Advisers to Tawana Brawley, the black teen-ager who claimed she was abducted and raped by white men in Upstate New York last November, denied a report that she attended a birthday party during the time she was reported missing. At a Manhattan news conference, Brawley's lawyers and the Rev. Al Sharpton, who have advised Brawley not to cooperate with a special state grand jury investigating her story, charged that WCBS-TV, which broadcast the report, had depended on a witness who was not credible.
NEWS
April 20, 1988 | GEORGE SKELTON, Times Staff Writer
Climaxing the nastiest primary campaign of the year, New York whites--especially Jews--coalesced strongly behind Massachusetts Gov. Michael S. Dukakis on Tuesday to overwhelm solid black support for the Rev. Jesse Jackson, the Los Angeles Times Poll found. One indication of the deep schism between New York voter blocs was that 8 in 10 Jews interviewed in the poll asserted that Jackson is "anti-Semitic."
NEWS
March 4, 1988 | JOHN J. GOLDMAN, Times Staff Writer
Lawyers for Tawana Brawley, already under criticism by some prominent members of the black community for shielding their teen-age client from investigation of her claim that she was sexually assaulted by six white men, attacked Gov. Mario M. Cuomo as a racist Thursday and accused him of "presiding over bigotry in the state." Cuomo replied with a one-sentence statement: "Justice is found by seeking the truth, not by appealing to hatred." Gary G.
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