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Roots of freedom planted on New Year's

Albany church celebration linked to historic issuing of Emancipation Proclamation

ALBANY -- Israel African Methodist Episcopal Church will hold a Watch Night service on New Year's Eve, much like its congregation did 154 years ago.

The Watch Night service's importance in the African-American community is linked to Dec. 31, 1862, or "Freedom's Eve," the day before the Emancipation Proclamation took effect on Jan. 1, 1863.

On New Year's Day 1863, according to President Lincoln's promise, all slaves in the Confederate states were legally free. But few were actually freed on that day -- given that the proclamation applied only to states that seceded from the Union, and the Civil War didn't end until 1865. Lincoln's proclamation applied only to those slaves who had already escaped to the Union side.
Last Updated ( Tuesday, 05 May 2015 11:21 )

Trifling Lies

When whole races and peoples conspire to propagate gigantic mute lies in the intrest of tyrannies and shams, why should we care anything about the trifling lies told by individuals?

Mark Twain
Last Updated ( Saturday, 24 February 2007 17:46 )

Always in a KISS

The naked promise is in a gentle glance
Electricity is always in the soft touch
But the DELICIOUS torment is definitely and always in a KISS
It is not my ear you just whispered into my love,
It was my Heart...

If you are going to walk over my heart take another path
The silent tears of my heart hurt the most
Life is a drawing WITHOUT an ERASER
Last Updated ( Thursday, 15 March 2007 04:02 )



On June 6, Elmont School Board President Aubrey Phillips was reappointed to a three-year term on the Nassau County Executive Committee of the Nassau-Suffolk School Boards Association. Phillips is a member of the Nassau County delegation’s Legislation Committee. In light of his desire to maintain his concentration with this committee, Phillips announced that he will not be seeking a nomination as an officer on the Elmont School Board in the coming school year.

Last Updated ( Tuesday, 05 May 2015 11:22 )
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What do Elmont residents want at Belmont Park?

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Today, we are talking to people about sustainable economic development, because we think it's important to show support for key issues that affect our community - like places in the Elmont for young professionals to live, shop and be entertained; like keeping families closer together and rebuilding the economic and social pillars of the community.

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