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Whose Birthday Is It? June 4, 2020

Whose Birthday Is It? June 4, 2020

François Quesnay (1694) While serving as consulting physician to Louis XV at Versailles, Quesnay developed an interest in economics. In his 1758 Tableau économique, he described the relationship between the different economic classes of society and the flow of payments among them, and he developed the concept of economic balance used by many later economic analysts. An advocate of laissez-faire economics, he believed that all wealth originated with the land. What school of economics is he credited with founding? More…

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Quote of the Day: June 4, 2020

Quote of the Day: June 4, 2020

Be so true to thyself as thou be not false to others. Francis Bacon (1561-1626) 

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Word of the Day: June 4, 2020

Word of the Day: June 4, 2020

two-dimensional Definition: (adjective) Lacking the expected range or depth. Synonyms: flat Usage: The actress’s two-dimensional performance was especially disappointing given the emotional complexity of the character she was playing. Discuss.

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Manhattan Based African Journal Claims Bronx African Community Supports Upper Manhattan Councilman Ydanis Rodriguez for Congress

Manhattan Based African Journal Claims Bronx African Community Supports Upper Manhattan Councilman Ydanis Rodriguez for Congress

We asked the CO-PUBLISHER AND EDITOR – IN CHIEF OF THE AFRICAN JOURNAL Barnabé Bazona Bado about the African Community endorsement of Ydanis Rodriguez for Congress. How many candidates did you interview we asked?  We were told that Ydanis Rodriguez called the […]

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COUNCIL MEMBER FERNANDO CABRERA CALLS ON NYPD OFFICERS TO “TAKE A KNEE” DAILY AT NOON

Bronx, NY – Council Member Fernando Cabrera is calling on NYPD officers to “take a knee” every day at noon in respect for and remembrance of those who have lost their lives to police violence. “My heart was moved by […]

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Speaker Heastie talking, as you can see the boarded up store behind him.

Bronx Elected Officials Call for Peaceful Protest After Night of Vandalism on Fordham Road

Led by Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr. standing at the corner of Fordham Road and the Grand Concourse many elected officials and candidates for office called for peaceful protests after several stores on Fordham Road were looted Monday night.  […]

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Mayor de Blasio arrives at Burnside Avenue with his Community Assistance Unit Director Marco Carrion

Mayor de Blasio Tours Damage on Burnside Avenue After Monday Night Looting

Tuesday afternoon Mayor Bill de Blasio came to Burnside Avenue to tour the looting that occurred the night before with Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr., City Council members Fernando Cabrera and Vanessa Gibson, Assemblyman Victor Pichardo, and community leaders. […]

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Whose Birthday Is It? June 3, 2020

Whose Birthday Is It? June 3, 2020

Raoul Dufy (1877) Dufy was a French designer and painter best known for his outdoor scenes of gaiety and leisure, like horse races, parades, and concerts. He also designed textiles and illustrated books. Dufy studied at the École des Beaux-Arts in Paris and experimented with Impressionism and, later, Fauvism. In the early 1920s, he developed his distinctive style characterized by sketchily drawn objects on bright, decorative backgrounds. Later, he completed one of the largest modern paintings, an ode to what? More…

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Quote of the Day: June 3, 2020

Quote of the Day: June 3, 2020

Men grow tired of sleep, love, singing, and dancing sooner than war. Homer (900 BC-800 BC)

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Word of the Day: June 3, 2020

Word of the Day: June 3, 2020

clincher  Definition: (noun) An argument that is conclusive. Synonyms: determiner Usage: My final point was the clincher and won me the debate. Discuss.

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Whose Birthday Is It? June 2, 2020

Whose Birthday Is It? June 2, 2020

Johnny Weissmuller (1904) Weissmuller was a five-time Olympic gold medalist with 67 world records in swimming when, in 1932, he turned in his swimsuit for a loincloth and became Tarzan, the Ape Man. He starred in 12 Tarzan films and created the memorable “Tarzan yell” before being replaced by a younger actor in 1948. He then went on to star in a series of Jungle Jim movies adapted from comic books. Afterward, he ran his own swimming pool company. His face appears in the collage on the cover of what iconic record album? More…

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Quote of the Day: June 2, 2020

Quote of the Day: June 2, 2020

Teach him to think for himself? Oh, my God, teach him rather to think like other people! Mary Shelley (1797-1851)

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Word of the Day: June 2, 2020

Word of the Day: June 2, 2020

give-and-take Definition: (noun) An exchange of views on some topic. Synonyms: discussion, word Usage: Paul and I were having a civil give-and-take on the issue of gun control, but Maria became uncomfortable and insisted that we change the subject. Discuss.

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Whose Birthday Is It? June 1, 2020

Whose Birthday Is It? June 1, 2020

James Hadley Billington (1929) Billington is a US scholar and the 13th Librarian of Congress. He earned his PhD in 1953 as a Rhodes Scholar at Oxford, taught at Harvard and Princeton, and published several significant books on Russia. He served as director of the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars from 1973 to 1987, when he became Librarian of Congress. There, he has fostered cooperation between libraries worldwide and encouraged the use of digital media. He has been decorated by what countries? More…

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Quote of the Day: June 1, 2020

Quote of the Day: June 1, 2020

Fame is like a river, that beareth up things light and swollen, and drowns things weighty and solid. Francis Bacon (1561-1626) 

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