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Brown v. Board of Education

This week in 1954, the U.S. Supreme Court issued one of its most historic decisions, changing the social landscape of the nation. The justices ruled unanimously in Brown v. Board of Education that segregation of public schools based solely on race […]

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Profile America: NY Stock Exchange Is 225 Years Old

Thursday, May 18 — The New York Stock Exchange, by signaling business prospects through share prices, has long been a bellwether of the nation’s economic health. The exchange started this month in 1792, as some two dozen merchants and brokers established […]

UPDATED: Bronx Council Candidates Dash for Campaign Cash, Part 2

UPDATED: Bronx Council Candidates Dash for Campaign Cash, Part 2

Council Candidates 2017 Fundraising (March 12-May 11) Midnight Monday was the filing deadline for candidates running for citywide and City Council offices. The two-month disclosure period being reported began on March 12 and ended May 11. Some candidates began filing their […]

The stakes and dangers of the crisis in North Korea are significantly larger than has been discussed in the media so far.

Vernuccio’s View: North Korea’s Credible EMP Threat to Destroy U.S.

There may be substance behind North Korea’s boast that it could devastate the United States. Some of Pyongyang’s claims are obviously exaggerated.  Kim’s statement that he has “an invincible army” is not credible, although he does have sufficient artillery to […]

by · May 17, 2017 · Vernuccio's View
UPDATED: Bronx Council Candidates Dash for Campaign Cash, Part 1

UPDATED: Bronx Council Candidates Dash for Campaign Cash, Part 1

Council Candidates 2017 Fundraising (March 12-May 11) Midnight Monday was the filing deadline for candidates running for citywide and City Council offices. The two-month disclosure period being reported began on March 12 and ended May 11. Some candidates began filing their […]

WYSK: It’s About Time for Democrats Jeff Klein and Mike Gianaris to have a serious conversation

WYSK: It’s About Time for Democrats Jeff Klein and Mike Gianaris to have a serious conversation

WHAT YOU SHOULD KNOW By Senator Rev. Rubén Díaz 32nd Senatorial District, Bronx, New York You should know that it is sad to see the way in which the Leaders of the New York State Senate Democratic Conferences are allowing […]

Mother’s Day 2017

Mother’s Day 2017

  Sunday, May 14 — Today is Mother’s Day — one of the nation’s most revered national observances, with meaning beyond flowers, cards and brunches. The idea started in 1908 with Anna Jarvis of West Virginia to honor her deceased mother […]

Matters of Faith: FINDING GOLD IN THE STORM!

Matters of Faith: FINDING GOLD IN THE STORM!

By Rev. J. Loren Russell Philippians 4:10-11 “But I rejoiced in the Lord greatly that now at last your care for me has flourished again; though you surely did care, but you lacked opportunity. 11 Not that I speak in […]

by · May 14, 2017 · Matters of Faith, Religion
Rosanna Vargas, Esq, Bronx Commissioner, NYC Board of Elections.

Bronx Political Round-Up, May 14

                                The Dash For Cash in the Southeast Bronx  In District 18, Elvin Garcia leads in the dash for campaign cash. In his latest filing, […]

The Jamestown settlement in the Colony of Virginia was the first permanent English settlement in the Americas. William Kelso writes that Jamestown "is where the British Empire began." Wikipedia

Profile America: Jamestown

Saturday, May 13 — Today marks the 410th anniversary of the founding of the first permanent English settlement in what is now the United States, at Jamestown, Virginia. Captains John Smith and Christopher Newport were among the leaders of a group […]

The stakes and dangers of the crisis in North Korea are significantly larger than has been discussed in the media so far.

Vernuccio’s View: Media Ignores National Security Threats

The United States may be heading into one of the most dangerous periods in its history. The Obama Administration’s disinvestment in American national security came at precisely the same time that Russia, China, and North Korea dramatically increased their militaries. […]

by · May 10, 2017 · Vernuccio's View
Opinion: School Safety

Opinion: School Safety

School Safety Op-Ed By Petra Milter Over the past few years, I’ve seen the name “Osman Couey” come up a lot in the local news. The Harlem teacher has repeatedly made headlines as a child abuser, accused of hurting numerous […]

by · May 10, 2017 · Education News, Op Ed
Asian and Pacific American Heritage Month

Asian and Pacific American Heritage Month

Tuesday, May 9 — By presidential proclamation, this month recognizes one of the nation’s fastest-growing population groups — those of Asian and Pacific American heritage. The observance began in 1978 with a joint congressional resolution honoring the arrival of the first […]

Matters of Faith:  Birthdays Are Times for New Resolutions

Matters of Faith: Birthdays Are Times for New Resolutions

Romans 12:1-2‬(‭NKJV)‬‬‬ “I beseech you therefore, brethren, by the mercies of God, that you present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable to God, which is your reasonable service. 2 And do not be conformed to this world, but be […]

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Profile America: National Pet Week

Sunday, May 7 — National Pet Week and Be Kind to Animals Week both begin their observances today. While pets are a source of companionship, many dogs provide protection and act as eyes for the blind. Less is expected of cats, […]

by · May 7, 2017 · Pets, Profile America