Interfaith Prayer for New Zealand Victims

Interfaith Prayer for New Zealand Victims

By Robert Press The street in front of the Masijd Noorul Hoda Mosque on Young Street in the Bronx was filled with people who came to show solidarity with the shooting victims at a New Zealand Mosque last week. This […]

by · March 22, 2019 · News, Race and Culture
Whose Birthday Is It? March 22, 2019

Whose Birthday Is It? March 22, 2019

Marcel Marceau (1923) Marceau was a French actor and mime who gained renown in 1947 with the creation of Bip, a sad, white-faced clown with a tall, battered hat—reminiscent of Charlie Chaplin’s Tramp. Noted for his eloquent, deceptively simple portrayals, […]

by · March 22, 2019 · Bulletin Board
Quote of the Day: March 22, 2019

Quote of the Day: March 22, 2019

For the strength of the Pack is the Wolf, and the strength of the Wolf is the Pack. Rudyard Kipling (1865-1936)  

by · March 22, 2019 · Bulletin Board
Word of the Day: March 22, 2019

Word of the Day: March 22, 2019

first-class Definition: (adjective) Very good; of the highest quality. Synonyms: excellent, fantabulous, splendid Usage: The power of the lantern seemed increased a hundredfold, like a lamp through the lenticular plates of a first-class lighthouse. Discuss.  

by · March 22, 2019 · Bulletin Board
Women's Equality Party

Profile America: State Ban on Discrimination

Friday, March 22nd. The Civil Rights Act of 1964 prohibited discrimination based on sex as well as race in hiring, promoting and firing. While this act is a famous landmark in the national effort to assure equality of treatment, its […]

by · March 22, 2019 · History, Profile America, Women
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Vernuccio’s View: Negotiations and the Larger Threat

Should Venezuela’s Chavistas and Afghanistan’s Taliban have a role in the new governments that will soon take power? That’s the thinking of the foreign policy establishment, as well as the mantra of the chattering classes.  They may both be wrong. Put the […]

by · March 22, 2019 · Vernuccio's View
Whose Birthday Is It? March 21, 2019

Whose Birthday Is It? March 21, 2019

Joseph Fourier (1768) Fourier was a French mathematician and Egyptologist. As an engineer on the Egyptian expedition led by Napoleon—who later made him a baron—he conducted anthropological investigations and wrote the preface to the monumental Description de l’Égypte, whose publication […]

by · March 21, 2019 · Bulletin Board
Quote of the Day: March 21, 2019

Quote of the Day: March 21, 2019

A man’s character may be learned from the adjectives which he habitually uses in conversation. Mark Twain (1835-1910)  

by · March 21, 2019 · Bulletin Board
Word of the Day: March 21, 2019

Word of the Day: March 21, 2019

corpuscle Definition: (noun) (Nontechnical usage) A tiny piece of anything. Synonyms: mote, particle, speck, atom, molecule Usage: I would not touch one corpuscle of that germ-ridden filth. Discuss.  

by · March 21, 2019 · Bulletin Board
Profile America: Single Parent’s Day

Profile America: Single Parent’s Day

Thursday, March 21st. This is Single Parent’s Day — observed on this date every year since 1984 to recognize all those women and men who are raising children without partners. Single-parent families may result not just from out-of-wedlock births, but […]

Yankees Unveil Dining Menu For Fans

Yankees Unveil Dining Menu For Fans

YANKEES AND LEGENDS HOSPITALITY UNVEIL 2019 YANKEE STADIUM DINING MENU AVAILABLE TO ALL FANS — YANKEES TO CONTINUE TO PROVIDE GUESTS SOCIAL GATHERING SPACES AND CREATIVE BALLPARK FOOD The New York Yankees today unveiled numerous new exciting dining options which will be available […]

by · March 20, 2019 · Sports
Whose Birthday Is It? March 20, 2019

Whose Birthday Is It? March 20, 2019

Henrik Ibsen (1828) Ibsen, a Norwegian playwright, is considered the father of modern theater. Emphasizing character over plot, he explored psychological conflicts stemming from frustrated love and destructive family relationships, and he addressed social problems such as political corruption and […]

by · March 20, 2019 · Bulletin Board
Quote of the Day: March 20, 2019

Quote of the Day: March 20, 2019

Those who make peaceful revolution impossible will make violent revolution inevitable. John F. Kennedy (1917-1963)  

by · March 20, 2019 · Bulletin Board
Word of the Day: March 20, 2019

Word of the Day: March 20, 2019

exhume Definition: (verb) Dig up for reburial or for medical investigation; of dead bodies. Synonyms: disinter Usage: Hoping to uncover evidence of foul play, the police chief ordered that the body be exhumed. Discuss.  

by · March 20, 2019 · Bulletin Board
Profile America: First US Bank Robbery

Profile America: First US Bank Robbery

Wednesday, March 20th. Banks had operated in America for about a half century before someone tried to make an unauthorized withdrawal. On this date in 1831, Edward Smith committed the country’s first bank robbery — hitting the City Bank on […]