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What’s Going On – 6/17

SUMMER 2021/VOTING RIGHTSNEW YORK: June 2021 is a busy month in NY which observes Caribbean American Heritage, Black Music Appreciation, and Gay Pride for starters. Then there is Juneteenth; the summer solstice; and lifting most COVID restrictions. Arguably the most important day is June 22 Primary Day, when the electorate determines who will govern Gotham […]readmore

What’s Going On – 6/10

NEW YORK, NYThe NYC mayor is billed as the second hardest job in America. In less than two weeks, New Yorkers will decide who replaces Hizzoner de Blasio and who can most efficiently manage post-Covid 19 Gotham. Eight contenders, four of whom are African American, have been relatively pleasant towards each other in debates and […]readmore

What’s Going On – 6/3

USA: SPRING 2021Attorney Kristen Clarke, 46, was confirmed last week to head the Civil Rights Division of the US Department of Justice. The Senate vote was 51-48. She is the first Black woman to head the Division. Her nomination was delayed by Senate Republicans who have maligned her character since the January nomination. The Civil […]readmore

What’s Going On – 5/27

MEMORIALWEEK/DAYLate May is not always the best of times for African Americans.May 25 is the one-year Anniversary of the murder of African American George Floyd by a white policeman in Minnesota, a heinous act which spawned one of the longest protest movements for social justice in American history. Americans and the rest of the world, […]readmore

What’s Going On – 5/20

OUR TROUBLED WORLD CONFLICTS: A year ago, the world had a common enemy, the coronavirus pandemic. Everywhere, people were quarantined, living in the unknown about how much devastation and for how long. Today, while most nations are recovering from the pandemic, two countries, Israel and Ethiopia are engaged in war. The week-old Israeli/Palestinian conflict dominates […]readmore

What’s Going On – 5/13

SPRINGTIME IN AMERICAMay 2021 opens with May Day, an observation of the historic struggles and achievements of workers and the labor movement. May is Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month. Other May tenants include Mother’s Day, National Teachers Day, and National Nurses Day. Without fail, it is the month when zodiac sign Taurus makes […]readmore

What’s Going On – 5/6

Americans from coast to coast are teeming with activity, moving towards something resembling the old normal, as in the pre COVID-19 era. People are returning to the friendly skies nationwide in unprecedented numbers. Cruise ship lines are scheduling summer tour dates. Civil servants will return to old brick and mortar work sites soon. Most colleges […]readmore

What’s Going On – 4/29

SPRINGTIME IN AMERICALast week, justice prevailed in a Minnesota court room where disgraced former white cop Derek Chauvin was on trial for the murder of African American George Floyd last May. The jury delivered a guilty verdict on three charges, second degree murder, third degree murder and second degree manslaughter. It was a good day […]readmore