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Day: <span>February 21, 2019</span>

Protesting the President on President’s Day

On Presidents Day in Union Square Park, a big crowd of New Yorkers joined citizens across the nation in observing the holiday by broadcasting their feelings about the president and his administration’s policies. The park’s plaza in front of the steps, a familiar protest site, may not have held so many people since Trayvon Martin’s […]Read More

WHAT’S GOING ON

NEW YORK, NEW YORK NYC residents and media are still confounded by the loss of its AMAZON suitor and 25,000 jobs. Governor Cuomo is livid, but his remarks are measured. Hizzoner de Blasio maligns Amazon and its duplicity. Fingers of victory or blame are being pointed in many directions, none where they really belong, at […]Read More

A Joyful Noise, A Quiet Place

The New York State of Black, Puerto Rican and Asian Legislators 48th Annual Conference took place in Albany this past weekend. Lawmakers, business owners and community leaders statewide converged onto Albany to discuss the various issues that affect us both as individual towns and districts, and as a collective statewide body. Downtown Albany was abuzz […]Read More

Climate Change, Equity and Justice

Generational Wealth The Caucus Panel on Generational Wealth was not about jobs, it centered on the need to have an equity stake in production, that is to own and build businesses. The obstacles to this range from childhood trauma, attitudes in the home about money; “it’s not what you earn, it’s what you save,” and […]Read More

Keeping A Watchful Eye: Celebrating 10 years of HIV/AIDS Advocacy

The largest workshop at this year’s NYS Black, Puerto Rican and Asian Legislative Caucus was a discussion about ending epidemics in communities of color. It was held in the well of the Legislative Office Building, an open area that was filled on both sides to hear the information being presented. The panelists were a “who’s […]Read More

I Want a Public School: “How Hard Are You Really

Recently there was another of those interesting Facebook ‘challenges’ titled: “How Hard Did Aging Hit You?” (Give those creative Facebook algorithmicteers credit for their ability to keep coming up with ideas to get eyeballs to platform!) For my discriminating eyeballs, I always preferred the ‘matured’ photos; I also rejected the premise, and the I suspect […]Read More

  Dodging the Padre

The primary goal for Yankees General Manager Brian Cashman was to display a much-improved winning product to take the field for 2019 that will be good enough to dethrone the rival and reigning World Champion Boston Red Sox. The Yankees have been quite active in free agency this winter by re-signing players like their ace […]Read More