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Day: <span>January 16, 2014</span>

Never Forget Part 3: Slave Labor Supports U.S. Economy

  By 1856, there were 3,580,023 slaves, according to an average of the 1850 and 1860 census counts.  Bear in mind that in 1813, Congress laid a direct tax on property, including “houses, lands and slaves”. This meant that there was now an economic motivation to under-count this part of the owner’s property – the […]readmore

Outdoor Afro: A Nation of Environmentalists

Finally, African-Americans are taking their place in the pantheon of conservation.  A national group called Outdoor Afro helps lead this development through online media publishing, a popular blog, public speaking and regional adventure groups including New York, North Carolina, Portland (Oregon), Chicago, Los Angeles, Atlanta and the San Francisco Bay Area.  Outdoor Afros collectively camp, […]readmore

Looking at Parenting Tools

In every profession there is some type of training and “tools of the trade” because there are desired results.  Isn’t it peculiar that a job as important as parenting is now left to chance? At one time I imagine parents simply did what their parents did.  At one time that may have worked but indications […]readmore


By Eddie Castro For the New York Yankees, it sure has been a busy week as they begin to fill in holes to their ball club as spring training is nearly a month away. This past Saturday, the team found out the fate of third baseman Alex Rodriguez. Independent arbitrator Fredrick Horowitz made the decision […]readmore


Attention: Parents Diane Stephen, Secretary, PTA Executive Board, PS 133/William A. Butler School, District 13, has kept us in the loop on some very important school news. She reported to us that the Kindergarten Application Period is ongoing from now through February 14, 2014. To be eligible, your child needs to turn age 5 by […]readmore