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Day: <span>November 21, 2018</span>

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“Never have I had a Thanksgiving come where I have had so little and felt more thankful and blessed.” Rachelle Sanders, on having lost her home in the California wildfire, but surviving with her newborn. After a year of heartache we have come to a troubled Thanksgiving. People recovering from homes flattened by hurricane winds […]readmore

Way to Go, Joe! MTA Chief Left City Commuters in

Some New Yorkers celebrating Thanksgiving locally will ride the subway to dinner with relatives and friends. But it’s likely that ride won’t be among the things for which they are thankful. While the state of the transit system over the last few years – constant delays, re-routings, limping buses and byzantine service changes – has […]readmore

CB2 Finally Votes for Biggie and Discusses the Doubling of

Two items – one of interest, one of urgency—were  among those discussed at the November 14thmeeting of Community Board No. 2 (CB2). Chaired by Irene Janne, the meeting was held at the lovely and lively Ingersoll Community Center on Myrtle Avenue, where Shirley McCrae, Chairwoman Emeritus, made an appearance. Of interest to many is the […]readmore


THE 2018 USA ELECTIONS African-Americans did not get all of the projected victories on November 6.  Two weeks later, we lament the losses of gubernatorial candidates Stacey Abramsin Georgia and Andrew Gillum in Florida.    Those elections were stolen, as is their custom in the South.  Has Jim Crow died or is he up and kicking […]readmore

Give Thanks and Remember

For most people across the nation this week symbolizes Thanksgiving, a time to come together as a family, to eat together, to drink together, to just be together. Family members fly in or drive up from wherever they stay to come back home. They may live in Maryland, or in Virginia, or in Ohio, but […]readmore

Voting Behavior and The Impact of The Black Vote in

Washington, DC — Today, the NAACP and Advancement Project national office joined with the African American Research Collaborative to provide the first comprehensive analysis of how Black voters voted this cycle and why. The new poll of mid-term voters, conducted by the African American Research Collaborative (in collaboration with Latino Decisions and Asian American Decisions), […]readmore

Prisoners Are Getting Paid $1.45 a Day to Fight the

By David Fathi, Director, National Prison Project As firefighters in California battle the deadliest wildfires in the state’s history, they are joined by unlikely allies against the blaze. About 200 prisoners in California’s Conservation Camp program are fighting the fires alongside civilian employees, earning just $1.45 a day for their work. Their pay as workers is a […]readmore