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Unprecedented Changes

View From HereBy David Mark GreavesWe are in the beginning of multiple eras in Brooklyn that span the city, nation, and the globe. In the city we have an unprecedented change in political leadership. With most of the city council being women, we’ll see what that female energy and

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Health & Wellness

Mayor Mandates Vaccines for NYC Public Hospital Employees

by Corey Crockettby James FordPIX11 Web TeamNEW YORK CITY — All employees at city-run hospitals will be required to receive a COVID-19 vaccine or face rigorous testing requirements, the mayor’s office said Tuesday.The mandate will include all employees of NYC Health + Hospitals and those who work at public

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World News

Haiti Inaugurates New Government

by The Haitian TimesHaiti’s newest prime minister Ariel Henry took office Tuesday, pledging to organize long-delayed legislative elections and provide safety and security in the country wracked by gang violence.  At the swearing-in ceremony held two weeks after the assassination of president Jovenel Moïse, Henry promised to facilitate a

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World News

Haitians Can No Longer Hide Behind Caste System Killing Our Country

By Garry Pierre-Pierre My mother’s side of the family came from Miragoâne, the coastal southern city whose economy was bauxite. We have a range of hues across the skin color spectrum — from my uncle Lionel Duval, who could pass for white, if he wanted, to my dark mocha.  We were

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Community News

Hispanics Relegated Politically To Nothing

By Councilman Rev. Ruben DiazYou should know that during the past primaries the political power of the Hispanic Community was relegated to nothing, while the African Americans enveloped everything. Reuben Diaz  You should know that the Hispanic population has grown, with a large enough population to have obtained a citywide and statewide political office. It is unfortunate though, that we, the Latino Community, have never been able to achieve statewide and citywide high level elected positions. The

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Business

Weather Channel owner Byron Allen brings attention to climate; welcomes Murdoch weather competitor

The forecast for Byron Allen is big.Media mogul and billionaire ‘s Entertainment Studios purchased The Weather Channel in 2018, making Allen the first African American to own a major cable outlet. Entertainment Studios is also the parent company of theGrio.Recently, Allen says he welcomes the competition from fellow mogul Rupert Murdoch, who is set to debut a 24-hour streaming channel Fox Weather later this year.

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Arts-Theater

Hi-ARTS Names Aaron L. McKinney as New Executive Director

The Board of Directors of Hi-ARTS — an urban arts incubator that provides a safe space for artists to develop their work and currently celebrating its 20th anniversary -- announced this week the appointment of Aaron L. McKinney as executive director. Aaron L. McKinney McKinney is the organization’s third executive director, and brings more than two decades of experience in the arts sector including positions at world-renowned institutions such as

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Environment

Pacific Northwest Heat Wave Killed More Than One Billion Sea Creatures

The massive loss could destabilize local marine ecosystems By Valerie Yurk,E&E NewsSea creatures, such as the mussels and other marine life seen in this tidepool on Vancouver Island, British Columbia, perished in droves from a major heat wave. Credit: Rolf Hicker Alamy More than 1 billion sea creatures along the Vancouver coast were cooked to death during a record-breaking heat wave in the Pacific Northwest, according to preliminary data. The maritime massacre surprised even the experts. Christopher Harley, a professor at the University of British Columbia,

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Environment

At Least 70 Large Wildfires Burning in US West as Fears Mount over Conditions

Theguardian.comBootleg is now the largest US forest fire at 281,208 acres and just 22% contained as ‘excessive heat’ forecastAt least 70 large wildfires are burning across the US west and nearby states – engulfing more than 1m acres in flames – as fears mount that shifting conditions can worsen an already dire situation. Significant areas of these states are in the grips of drought conditions that are considered “extreme” and “exceptional” – the most severe categories. In California, a rapidly growing wildfire south of Lake Tahoe jumped a highway, prompting more evacuation orders and the cancellation of

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