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Day: <span>July 30, 2020</span>

Your Hand Sanitizer Could be Killing You

As if 2020 hasn’t introduced enough danger into our lives, we are now learning that one of the products that is supposed to be helping us in our fight to stay healthy and Covid-free could be killing us. Hand sanitizer use has skyrocketed since the beginning of the pandemic. In theory, hand sanitizer is a […]Read More

What’s Going On

America is in the midst of a long hot summer and its chaos has reached Africa.Hundreds of Black American US citizens and green card holders have been stranded in Ghana since March when President Nana Akufo-Addo closed its borders to check the spread of the coronavirus. The US government sent limited flights to Ghana to […]Read More

Don’t Let Trump Count New York Out In the 2020

Jeffrey M. Wice,Adjunct Professor and SeniorFellow, New York Law School Even as New Yorkers fight the COVID pandemic, another battle looms—making sure that we’re treated fairly in the 2020 Census.What’s at stake? For starters, billions of dollars in federal aid for health, education, social services and more. The Census will also affect the power of […]Read More

Myrlie Evers Speaks Out On Reappointment Of Rudy Crew To

The following letter, shared to BK Reader, July 27, was reportedly written by Myrlie Evers-Williams, an American civil rights activist and journalist who worked for more than three decades to seek justice for the 1963 murder of her husband and civil rights activist Medgar Evers. The letter to the CUNY Board of Trustees concerns the […]Read More

Lessons of Non-Violence, Hard to Learn

John Lewis crossed the Edmund Pettus Bridge one last time on his final journey home. He has left us to continue on our own journey, and we are on unusually rough road that looks like it’s worsening up ahead. The clashes in the streets of Portland, Oregon, is reminiscent of what we see happening in […]Read More

Crossing Over

In Selma, Alabama, Sunday, July 26, 2020, the casket of John R. Lewis, an Alabama sharecropper’s son, national leader and Civil Rights icon, crossed the controversial Edmund Pettus Bridge pulled by a horse-drawn carriage over a carpet of delicate deep-red roses. It moved slowly near the site where, on March 7, 1965, the blood of […]Read More