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Profile America: Mail Call

In July 1868, Congress authorized the Postmaster General to prescribe uniforms for mail carriers.

Profile America: Medicare Anniversary

On this date 53 years ago, President Lyndon Johnson signed the Social Security Amendments, which established Medicare and Medicaid.

WYSK: Rev. Diaz Remains Unbowed in Face of Council Ethics Inquiry

WYSK: Rev. Diaz Remains Unbowed in Face of Council Ethics Inquiry

What You Should Know By CM Rev. Rubén Diaz, Sr. You should know that tomorrow, Monday, July 30th at 12 noon, I am supposed to appear in front of the New York City Council Ethics Committee. The Ethics committee is […]

Profile America: First Car Ad

The first known national ad promoting a car appeared in late July 1898 in the Scientific American magazine.

by · July 29, 2018 · History, Profile America
Matters of Faith: “Through the Hands of a Servant!

Matters of Faith: “Through the Hands of a Servant!

When you have the hands of a servant, all is possible.

by · July 29, 2018 · Matters of Faith, Religion
Profile America: Coffee Rationing

Profile America: Coffee Rationing

Decreed in 1942, coffee rationing proved very unpopular.

Where The Pols Are, July 26

Where The Pols Are, July 26

Mayor de Blasio delivers remarks at the Sapolin Accessibility Awards, Gracie Mansion, 7:30 PM.

WYSK: Why I Write “What You Should Know”

WYSK: Why I Write “What You Should Know”

By Rev. Ruben Diaz, Sr. You should know that The New York City Council’s Ethics Committee has opened an investigation into the writing and distribution of my weekly column, which I titled “What You Should Know” (WYSK). It is important […]

by · July 25, 2018 · News, What You Should Know
Profile America: First TV Commercial

Profile America: First TV Commercial

“America runs on Bulova time” was the entire audio portion of the first advertisement on a commercial TV station.

by · July 23, 2018 · Profile America, Television
President Vladimir Putin, Russia.

Vernuccio’s View: Russia’s Naval Threat

Russia’s significant increase in its seafaring nuclear threat and its aggressive moves in the Atlantic and the waters surrounding Europe increases the challenges facing the U.S. Navy.

Profile America: Happy Parents’ Day

Profile America: Happy Parents’ Day

Sunday, July 22nd. Today is Parents’ Day — an annual public observance similar to Mother’s Day and Father’s Day, but not an official holiday with gifts and greetings cards. And because it dates only from 1994, not as well known. […]

by · July 22, 2018 · Census, Family, Profile America
Matters of Faith: Sand, Too Numerous to Count, But Still Loved

Matters of Faith: Sand, Too Numerous to Count, But Still Loved

Hosea 1:10 Yet the number of the children of Israel shall be as the sand of the sea, which cannot be measured nor numbered; and it shall come to pass, that in the place where it was said unto them, […]

by · July 22, 2018 · Matters of Faith, Religion
Nebraska State Historical Society

Profile America: Rocky Mountain Locusts Swarm

On this date in 1874, the largest swarm of Rocky Mountain Locusts ever recorded blackened the skies from the Dakotas to Texas.

by · July 20, 2018 · History, Profile America, Science
Governor Cuomo Rallies to Protect Reproductive Rights (Flickr)

Where The Pols Are, July 20: Queens-Midtown Tunnel, Bronx Economic Snapshot and Senior Health Fair

State Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli holds a press conference and releases the Bronx Economic Snapshot, Arthur Avenue Retail Market, 11 AM.

Frances Perkins, FDR’s Secretary of Labor and the first woman to serve as a cabinet secretary, was the principal architect of the New Deal. (Credit: francesperkinscenter.org.)

Frances Perkins and Today’s Progressives

Where are today’s progressives? By Gary Tilzer Today’s elected progressives have converted the progressive movement into identity politics away from the original values and mission of its founding woman Frances Perkins.  The progressive movement started during in the 1890’s under […]

by · July 19, 2018 · News, Op Ed, Opinion