Dead Woman’s $2.5M Brownstone Sold for $50,000

A beautiful brownstone in Prospect Heights, valued at over $2 million, was scheduled for sale at auction yesterday. But it was removed from the list, reported as having been sold on January 31st for $50,000. Before that, it was sold for $10,000. Neither sale was by either of the owners. The body of the woman […]Read More

Winnie Mandela: Tactical Visionary and Profile in Courage

Winnie Madikizela-Mandela joined the ancestors on April 2nd at the age of 81, leaving the nation of South Africa bereft of an iconic leader and the world in mourning. Although she came to public prominence as the wife of freedom fighter, and later president, Nelson Mandela, she built sarong and lasting legacy of her own. […]Read More

Linda Brown, 76: Her Father’s Love Forced a Lawsuit and

Once the focus of the landmark Brown v. Board of Education ruling desegregating public schools across the United States, Linda Brown has passed away at age 76. The Topeka, Kansas native’s father, Oliver L. Brown, the central plaintiff, was incensed that his nine-year-old should have to pass the nearby, and all-white Sumner School that would […]Read More

March for Our Lives: The Game-Changer Must Honor the Long

Last weekend’s “March for Our Lives” mass protest on the Washington, D.C. National Mall has been a game-changer in the gun violence discussion. It is said to be the largest gathering ever on the Washington Mall – though some would disagree given that estimates vary from 500,000 to 800,000 people attending, where estimates for the […]Read More

Les Payne: A Giant of Journalism, Passes

During both his reporting and administrative days, Payne e was known for his passion for justice and unvarnished truth. In 2006, his editor at the paper said that Payne’s column was, “so strong, so provocative and generated so much hate mail, that Newsday editors got to know the names of all the Suffolk County Police […]Read More

Betsy DeBacle: The Head of Education Needs One

By Maitefa Angaza In what was surely intended to be an impressive and reassuring appearance on 60 Minutes, Education Secretary Betsy DeVos instead drew wrath and ridicule from a diversity of quarters. Print and broadcast media, parents and educators were left incredulous and outraged after her revealing interview with Lesley Stahl on Sunday night. The […]Read More