Amidst the unprecedented pandemic of our day, academic commencements large and small have been taking place, virtually. Most people get antsy about 3 minutes into a commencement ceremony, usually before the invocation is complete.
It has been a little over 2 months and some days since Governor Andrew Cuomo issued Executive Order 202.3 which basically put the entire state of New York on lockdown. Executive Order 202, issued a few days earlier in March, had declared a State disaster emergency for the entire State of New York. Executive Order 202.3 went further and essentially shut down the entire state.Read More »
No olviden las vacunas. Se advierte a los padres sobre una fuerte disminución en el número de vacunas infantiles que se ha producido durante la pandemia de COVID-19, y se les insta a que sus hijos reciban sus vacunas.
No mask, no mass transit for you. The city’s largest transit union has shared its 10-point plan for restoring the mass transit system. Within the plan released jointly by the Transit Workers Union (TWU)...
Colaborar por la prosa. La Librería Comunitaria Word Up ha lanzado una nueva campaña de financiamiento colectivo para recaudar dinero que ayudará al pequeño negocio a resistir el cierre por la pandemia.
In a concrete jungle full of cramped sidewalks, closed recreational and cultural centers, and limited places to spend time with our families outside our homes, New York City parks have literally become urban oases during this time of social distancing.
May 19th is the 95th anniversary of the birth of the late, great Malcolm X. Malcolm X changed my life. The Autobiography of Malcolm X written with Alex Haley literally put the Black in Led Black. The book which has sold untold millions of copies and influenced everyone from Huey P. Newton to Spike Lee to Public Enemy, among many others, seemed to materialize out of nowhere at a crucial point in my development as a person and as a thinker.Read More »