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Day: <span>February 22, 2013</span>

Like “Tweeting”? Look up! The Urban Birder’s in Town

By Ajamu Brown Over the past year, I have learned to appreciate the diversity of birdlife in New York City. We have it all, from the pre-historic-looking double-crested cormorant and raspy-screaming red-tailed hawk to the stunningly pretty wood duck and the red-winged blackbird to name a few. Being a young African-American interested in birds gets […]readmore

Anti-Keystone Pipeline Protest Draws 50,000 to Washington

The proposed Keystone XL Pipeline, carrying a sludgy-like oil from the tar sands of Alberta, Canada across the United States, to refining and export facilities along the Gulf Coast, would result in releasing enough carbon into the atmosphere to irrevocably change the earth’s climate, destroying species, causing vast migrations of people from new deserts, lost […]readmore

Did Law Enforcement, Media Cover Up Alleged Plan to Burn

By Max Blumenthal At approximately 7 PM ET, I listened through a police scanner as San Bernardino Sheriffs gave the order to burn down the cabin where suspected murderer Christopher Dorner was allegedly hiding. Deputies were maneuvering a remote controlled demolition vehicle to the base of the cabin, using it to tear down the walls […]readmore

Minding Your Business

We live in a capitalist society. It teaches us that “money” is the true measure of all things. If you got money, then … (fill in the blanks), and if you don’t, well there must be something the matter with you. Unfortunately, very few have not been influenced by this sacred tenet. It would behoove […]readmore

Today is the trade deadline for the NBA, which marks one of the most interesting days for some of the up and coming or elite teams in the league as they look to add some key players to their roster. Both the Brooklyn Nets and the New York Knicks are among the top teams in […]readmore

Parent's Notebook

The formula “input plus process equals output” is used in monitoring everything from baking cakes to managing corporations. It’s also a valid formula for rearing children. When a cake turns out too hard or too soggy we know that something went wrong, either in the mixing of the ingredients or in the process (in the […]readmore