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Within the journalism community, there’s outrage over the assaults our fellow journalists have endured covering the unrest in America sparked by the death of a black man, George Floyd, in police custody in Minneapolis. more
"A single death is a tragedy, a million deaths is a statistic.” These heartless, cynical and oft-quoted words are reputed to have first been spoken by Josef Stalin in 1947 in reference to a famine that was inflicting unspeakable human suffering in Ukraine. more
About those flag pins … The one that Trump wears, a sine qua non accessory of so many of his sycophants and other politicos. Wearing a flag pin is analogous with flag-waving. According to the Merriam-Webster dictionary, flag-waving is an “ostentatiously emotional display of patriotism or factionalism (synonyms: jingoistic, nationalistic, super-patriotic, ultra-nationalistic, chauvinistic), a propaganda technique to justify actions based on that connection. more
Millions of young Americans want to shrink their carbon footprints. more
My grandmother did some things I could never understand, or at least so I thought. more
As the virus that causes COVID-19 spreads across the United States, and as more public and private sectors take drastic measures to combat this pandemic, it is vital that police, prosecutors, judges, parole officers and governors also respond immediately by reducing the footprint of the criminal legal system. more
I recently read a New York Times article about the challenges of being a working mom during this pandemic. As a new mom with a 7-month-old baby, I find myself in constant negotiation with work, child care, and taking care of my elderly grandparents. more
“The state comptroller’s office is auditing Mount Vernon, where details of the city’s finances have been murky for at least the past two years, and infighting continues …” stated a Journal News story on Feb. 23. The anticipated deliverable of the audit may follow formatted examples similar to those published on the state comptroller’s web site on March 26 under “municipal audits.” more
June 23 is the Democratic primary election, and I am asking our community to vote in big numbers to re-elect me and our local team of Democratic Party officials who are leading our drive to elect Democrats up and down the line — from president to the most local party positions like Democratic district leaders Randi Martos and Eric Dinowitz, and Democratic state committee member Helen Morik. more
I’m Jamaal Bowman. I’ve been an educator for the last 23 years in New York’s public schools, and I’m a Democrat running to represent Riverdale in Congress in New York’s 16th Congressional District. more
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