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Day: <span>January 12, 2017</span>

View From Here

  By David Mark Greaves Missing Obama, Wondering What’s Next Barack Obama and his family leaving the White House, to be replaced with Donald, Melania, Ivanka and Jared, is like watching a sunny day turn into a dark and stormy night.   Because whatever you think of his policies, the adjectives keep coming about the President’s […]readmore

The War on Public Schools

Charters, vouchers, and disposable teachers are Trump’s targets. Rachel M. Cohen On November 8, 2016, the man who vowed to be “the nation’s biggest cheerleader for school choice” won the presidential contest. About two weeks later he announced that Betsy DeVos, a billionaire Republican donor who has aggressively lobbied for private-school vouchers, online education, and […]readmore

Tears During Obama’s Farewell Address

The country’s first black president had one last act: reminding Americans to still believe in change and remain hopeful. By: Derrick Clifton, www.theroot.com At the close of a historic two-term presidency, as the nation’s first African-American president of the United States, Barack Obama had one last benevolent act: to remind the country not to give […]readmore

Michelle Obama in Final Speech: ‘I Hope I’ve Made You

  “You see, our glorious diversity — our diversities of faiths and colors and creeds — that is not a threat to who we are, it makes us who we are.” By Kaitlyn D’Onofrio / January 9, 2017 In her final speech as the first lady, Michelle Obama spoke of the great value of diversity, American tradition, the […]readmore

  Date Night in Brooklyn

By Eddie Castro In pro sports, we all know the rivalries between two teams that have an historic past: Yankees/Red Sox, Jets/Patriots, Giants/Cowboys, Ohio State/Michigan and Duke/North Carolina. As far as the Borough of Brooklyn goes when it comes to high school sports, there are a few rivalries that gets everyone on the edge of […]readmore

Young, Gifted Brooklyn Writers Celebrate Dr. King’s Life and Legacy

This Monday, January 16th … Martin Luther King Commission Annual Event Brooklyn, NY – The 32nd Annual Family Celebration of Dr. King’s Life and Legacy, sponsored by the Central Brooklyn Martin Luther King Commission, will take place in Crown Heights, Brooklyn on Monday, January 16th from 1:30 pm to 3:30 pm. Doors open to the general public […]readmore

President Obama Pens 55-Page Article on Criminal Justice for Harvard

  By The Root Staff President Barack Obama returned to his Harvard Law Review roots (he was the first black president of the 100-plus-year-old journal in his last year at the school) as he penned a 55-page-article on our justice system, how his administration has moved the needle and how far we have to go […]readmore


Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced the closure of the Indian Point Energy Center by April 2021. The aging 2,000-megawatt nuclear power plant, located 35 miles north of New York City, has presented numerous threats to the safety of over 20 million residents and the environmental health of the area. After extensive litigation and negotiation, […]readmore