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What It's Like Growing Up With First Responder Parents

I am an only child, but I have always had a fourth family member living with me, my mom, and my dad. No, it wasn’t another human or a pet, it was a pager. I grew up with first responder parents. My father is a volunteer firefighter and EMT, and my mother is a volunteer EMT with the local First Aid Squad. Show More Summary

5 Reasons to Explore New York's Free Tours by Foot

I live in Manhattan, but haven't spent as much time in Brooklyn as I'd like. Going to the occasion event or activity in the borough to the south counts for culture, however it doesn't deliver enough for my liking in terms of better understanding a neighborhood and especially its evolution over time. Show More Summary

Black Business Is Certainly The Small Engine That Could Change America

Black Business is certainly the small engine that could change America. As I write this article, the story of John H. Johnson Founder of Jet and Ebony Magazine served as a fantastic inspiration for writing "The Little Engine that could Change America" article today. Show More Summary

Ode To Fkboys

Everyone knows a fkboy. Maybe he's a friend of yours. Or you've heard about one from your friend. You may even have one of them on your call list for those late, lonely nights when you can't help yourself but send that 'you up?' text. Show More Summary

New Yorkers tell their stories: Planned Parenthood of NYC spotlights patients and supporters with centennial campaign

This year, Planned Parenthood of New York City turns 100 years old. With 240 visits a day and over 87,000 visits a year, we are proud to be one of the city's largest and most trusted sexual and reproductive health care providers. In 1916, we started as a small clinic in Brownsville, Brooklyn. Show More Summary

Astoria Characters: The Servant of Syncopation

The first thing you see in Mark A. Thomas' apartment is the Roland digital piano. It's big and black, and you have to dance around it, as Dick Van Dyke did with that pesky ottoman, to get into the living room without tripping over it. Photo by Nancy A. Show More Summary

Nepalese American English Magazine For The First Time In The USA

Photo: I think that more diversity is a good thing, and fresh points of view articulated by people who are committed to excellence in journalism is a beneficial change in the American media landscape. - Al Gore Journalism plays a very important role in uniting the world. Show More Summary

"That's Not Fair!" -- Teaching Young Children About Race And Racism, Respect And Diversity

In response to recent police violence against Black men in Minnesota and Louisiana and the killing of five police officers in Dallas, New York City Schools Chancellor Carmen Fariña issued an open letter to colleagues and families. We now know that three police officers were killed in Baton Rouge, Louisiana on Sunday. Show More Summary

Can New York End the AIDS Epidemic?

In July 1981--35 years ago this month--The New York Times ran a now infamous headline: "Rare Cancer Seen in 41 Homosexuals." The story also reported, "The cause of the outbreak is unknown, and there is as yet no evidence of contagion."...Show More Summary

No End To Westchester's Racially-Polarized Housing Games

Westchester is one of the nation's wealthiest communities. It is also one of the most racially polarized. Not that long ago Yonkers, the largest city in Westchester and fourth largest in New York State, became infamous for its epic 27-year defiance of federal court orders to desegregate its schools and neighborhoods, which nearly bankrupted the city. Show More Summary

Astoria Characters: The Devoted Daughter

What Antri Papanikolaou remembers most about her 16 th birthday is that it was the last one she ever got to spend with her mother. They drove to Philadelphia, where Maria was going for cancer treatments, and stayed the night in a Ronald...Show More Summary

Notes From A Time When Every Day Was Record Store Day

Herewith, one man’s idiosyncratic anecdotes about the people, places and things that made a few record stores what they uniquely were to him, during another time in New York City.When it comes to self-medication by vinyl therapy, every...Show More Summary

Advice To GOP: Don't Say 'I Do' To Donald Trump Without a Prenup

Prenuptial agreements are common for couples preparing to tie the knot when one (or both) have something to protect in the event of a divorce. As a matrimonial lawyer in New York City, I have seen and drafted quite a few. To my knowledge,...Show More Summary

For The Record

Let me start by saying that addressing gossip is something I have never done. I don’t like to give energy to the business of lies, but I wanted to participate in a larger conversation that has already begun and needs to continue. Since I’m not on social media, I decided to put my thoughts here in writing. For the record, I am not pregnant. Show More Summary

On the Culture Front: Bastille Day, The Healing and More

"Hadestown" breathes fiery soul into the ancient Greek myth of Orpheus and Eurydice. Originally written as an album by singer/songwriter Anais Mitchell, there's a lot to love about this foot-stomping show that floats somewhere between a song cycle and fully realized musical. Show More Summary

Medicare Counseling: A Lifeline We Must Sustain

By Valerie Bogart, Director, Evelyn Frank Legal Resources, New York Legal Assistance Group Before the members of the U.S. Senate Appropriations Committee adjourned for the July 4th holiday they struck a blow to the independence and wellbeing...Show More Summary

No Exceptions To Equal Protection

One month after a deadly attack against the LGBT community in Orlando, Republican Leadership in the House of Representatives will mark this week's anniversary in an ugly way: by considering a piece of legislation that would bar the federal...Show More Summary

The Death and Life of a Legendary Journalist

It's one of the worst cliches but here goes: they don't make 'em like that anymore. Sydney Schanberg, one of the all-time great journalists, passed away this weekend and the perilous craft of investigative journalism has lost yet another...Show More Summary

Dear New York Tourists...

First of all, I want to welcome you to New York. Despite what you may have heard, New Yorkers are the most generous, kind and passionate people on the planet earth and we are genuinely happy to have you experience us. If you are lost:...Show More Summary

A Tribute To Baldev Duggal

Baldev Duggal always took a considerable amount of time to trek from the entrance of his building in the Flatiron District, to his upper-level office, as he stopped to visit everyone on the way. He would greet them, sharing his infectious smile, and always asking, "How do I look today?" Of course, HE always looked great, because according to Mr. Show More Summary

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