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As America mourns the death of Congressman John Lewis, the Jewish community mourns alongside its fellow Americans. more
In a report released by the U.N. Office on Drugs and Crimes, in 2018, around 269 million people used drugs worldwide. When compared to 2009, this was a 30 percent increase. And more than 35 million people suffer from drug use disorders. more
This past Fourth of July felt different. We all know it, and it would be naïve to think otherwise. more
About two days ago, I was walking up the steps of the Capitol when Rep. Yoho suddenly turned a corner — and he was accompanied by Rep. Roger Williams — and accosted me on the steps right here in front of our nation’s capital. I was minding my own business, walking up the steps, and Rep. Yoho put his finger in my face. He called me disgusting. He called me crazy. He called me out of my mind. And he called me dangerous. more
To the alumni council of Horace Mann School’s alumni association, these are the two questions we need to ask ourselves. Would we still offer the Distinguished Alumni Award to U.S. Attorney General William Barr if the decision were made today, given all we know of his current misconduct? Is there any act, so heinous or antithetical to our school’s values, that would cause us to rescind a previously granted award? more
When David and Celia Stein pieced together the first-ever edition of The Riverdale Press in 1950, another newspaper just outside of Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, was gearing up to celebrate a much different milestone: 100 years of publication. more
Despite all of the other obvious pressures at the time, there is a need for our elected representatives to address a recurrent problem with which the co-op/condo community is too often burdened. more
An exploding pandemic, nationwide street protests against police killings of African American men, a cratering economy, and not least of all, a president who is aggressively trying to destroy democracy and install himself as absolute dictator for life — All mark America as a nation suffering from multiple fundamental crises. more
When advertisements for CUNY boast that they’re “the greatest engine for social mobility in the world,” I try to believe it. Now in my fifth year at CUNY, I have dedicated my time maintaining my grades and conducting independent research thanks to the world-class professors who choose to teach at public colleges. more
Grant Napier was recently fired by radio station KHKT from his job as play-by-play announcer for the Sacramento Kings of the NBA for tweeting “all live smatter. Every single one.” more
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