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Whose Birthday Is It? January 7, 2020

Whose Birthday Is It? January 7, 2020

Zora Neale Hurston (1891) An anthropologist, folklorist, and author, Hurston spent much of her life collecting African-American folktales in the rural South and in other places, such as Haiti, Bermuda, and Honduras. She was a significant figure in the Harlem Renaissance and collaborated with her friend Langston Hughes on the play Mule Bone in 1931. Along with her folklore collections, she also wrote four novels, including the influential Their Eyes Were Watching God. Why did the book inspire controversy? More…

by · January 7, 2020 · Bulletin Board
Quote of the Day: January 7, 2020

Quote of the Day: January 7, 2020

In the bosoms of this people, thus heterogeneously composed, there was burning, kindled at different furnaces, but all furnaces of affliction, one clear, steady flame of liberty. John Quincy Adams (1767-1848)

by · January 7, 2020 · Bulletin Board
Word of the Day: January 7, 2020

Word of the Day: January 7, 2020

hardihood  Definition: (noun) The trait of being willing to undertake things that involve risk or danger. Synonyms: boldness, daring Usage: He could not walk the street with any peace of mind, so conscious was he that the gentle and timid would turn aside to avoid him, and that others would make it a point of hardihood to throw themselves in his way. Discuss.

by · January 7, 2020 · Bulletin Board
Bronx DA: Cases of Interest for the Week of January 6, 2020

Bronx DA: Cases of Interest for the Week of January 6, 2020

Cases of Interest for the Week of January 6, 2020 Monday, January 6, 2020 ADAJudgePart #Status Defendant Name Case Details Lynch, T.Barrett60Sentencing  Dwayne Reid Found guilty of second-degree Murder and second-degree Criminal Possession of a Weapon on December 13, 2019. The […]

Whose Birthday Is It? January 6, 2020

Whose Birthday Is It? January 6, 2020

Richard II of England (1367) Richard II was perhaps the most enigmatic of the English kings, reigning from 1377 to 1399. He inherited the throne as a boy, but his uncle John of Gaunt and other nobles dominated the government, limiting his power. Taking revenge, he banished John’s son, Henry, and confiscated his vast Lancastrian estates. Not long after, while Richard was away on an expedition, Henry returned and seized power. Forced to abdicate, Richard was imprisoned and died in captivity. What likely caused his death? More…

by · January 6, 2020 · Bulletin Board
Quote of the Day: January 6, 2020

Quote of the Day: January 6, 2020

To those who view the voyage of life from the port of departure the bark that has accomplished any considerable distance appears already in close approach to the farther shore. Ambrose Bierce (1842-1914)

by · January 6, 2020 · Bulletin Board
Word of the Day: January 6, 2020

Word of the Day: January 6, 2020

rebuff  Definition: (verb) Reject outright and bluntly. Synonyms: snub, repel Usage: When we left school he made advances to me; I did not rebuff them, for I was flattered, but we soon parted. Discuss.

by · January 6, 2020 · Bulletin Board
Whose Birthday Is It? January 3, 2020

Whose Birthday Is It? January 3, 2020

Lucretia Coffin Mott (1793) Mott was an American social reformer and women’s rights advocate. She attended a Quaker boarding school near Poughkeepsie, New York, where she later taught, and became an official Quaker minister in 1821. She was active in the antislavery campaign and lectured widely on social reform. In 1848, she and Elizabeth Cady Stanton organized the Seneca Falls Convention, which launched the US women’s suffrage movement. On what issue was Mott’s stance at odds with that of the mainstream women’s movement? More…

by · January 3, 2020 · Bulletin Board
Quote of the Day: January 3, 2020

Quote of the Day: January 3, 2020

Everybody who is incapable of learning has taken to teaching. Oscar Wilde (1854-1900)

by · January 3, 2020 · Bulletin Board
Word of the Day: January 3, 2020

Word of the Day: January 3, 2020

pretermit  Definition: (verb) Leave undone or leave out. Synonyms: neglect, omit, overleap, overlook, miss, drop Usage: Tom overslept and would need to pretermit his usual morning workout if he wanted to make it to work on time. Discuss.

Whose Birthday Is It? January 2, 2020

Whose Birthday Is It? January 2, 2020

Ernst Barlach (1870) Barlach was an outstanding German expressionist sculptor, graphic artist, and writer. Through the power of his simple, angular, and compact forms, he communicated intense emotion and compassion. From clay modeling he turned to wood carving and woodcutting, which imbued his work with a rough-hewn quality. He achieved fame in the 1920s and 30s with the execution of several war memorials for the Weimar Republic. Why were many of Barlach’s works destroyed or confiscated as “degenerate art”? More…

by · January 2, 2020 · Bulletin Board
Quote of the Day: January 2, 2020

Quote of the Day: January 2, 2020

Folklore, legends, myths, and fairy tales have followed childhood through the ages, for every healthy youngster has a wholesome and instinctive love for stories fantastic, marvelous, and manifestly unreal. L. Frank Baum (1856-1919) Discuss

by · January 2, 2020 · Bulletin Board
Word of the Day: January 2, 2020

Word of the Day: January 2, 2020

enkindle  Definition: (verb) Call forth (emotions, feelings, and responses). Synonyms: arouse, elicit, evoke, provoke, fire, raise Usage: Melissa’s coy smile enkindled the hopes of the young man seeking her favor. Discuss.

by · January 2, 2020 · Bulletin Board
Photo courtesy of Debby Kawalick.

Wind Turbine Taken Down By High Winds…

A much maligned monstrosity has been felled by the very thing it was put up for – wind. Co-op City had protested against another billboard at the corners of Baychester and Bartow Avenues almost 2 years ago. In what appeared to […]

by · December 30, 2019 · Bulletin Board
Bronx DA: Cases of Interest for the Week of December 30, 2019

Bronx DA: Cases of Interest for the Week of December 30, 2019

Cases of Interest for the Week of December 30, 2019 Monday, December 30, 2019 NO CASES OF INTEREST Check website for updates. Tuesday, December 31, 2019 NO CASES OF INTEREST Check website for updates. Wednesday, January 1, 2020 HOLIDAY NEW YEAR’S […]