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3 Surprising, Myth-Busting Truths About Immigration

Today, on International Workers’ Day, when thousands of immigrants and workers across the nation are marching to make their voices heard, I’ve been reflecting back on my own immigrant experience. I left Cuba as a girl of 11. I arrived in New Orleans, the only one in my public school class who couldn’t speak English. Show More Summary

It's Time For The Media To Wake Up And Do Its Fking Job!

We just passed the first 100 days of Donald Trump’s presidency. Ya know, that milestone that Trump either believes is the most “phony,” meaningless marker (as he’s been saying for weeks now), or, an incredibly important measure of his accomplishments (as he’s been saying for weeks now). Show More Summary

Bill O'Reilly And The Sordid, Chaotic State Of Conservative Talk Radio

An unimaginable, or rather highly unlikely, situation transpired last week with the firing of Bill O’Reilly, host of the popular FOX News program The O’Reilly Factor, for numerous allegations of sexual harassment and other forms of misconduct. Show More Summary

Is Democratic Socialists Of America The Future Of The Left?

Instead of rehashing debates on Bernie or Clinton or whatever other leader, I’d rather focus on the state of progressive organizing at the grassroots that can ideally produce the political strength to elect whatever leader we want in...Show More Summary

America's Charter Schools Have A Commitment Problem

It happened again. This time in Milwaukee. Students at the Universal Academy for the College Bound Webster Campus returned to find themselves in a completely different school, because a charter management company had decided they’d rather...Show More Summary

Scalia Was No Fan Of Voting Rights. Will Gorsuch Follow His Lead?

As Judge Neil Gorsuch faces his confirmation hearings to be the next Supreme Court Justice, the Trump White House and Republican Senators continue to say that he is a strong conservative in the mold of Justice Antonin Scalia, who he would replace. Show More Summary

Restricting People’s Use Of Their Courts Is Un-American

In not-so-merry-old medieval England, wrongful injuries between people either were suffered in silence or provoked revenge. Cooler heads began to prevail and courts of law were opened so such disputes over compensation and other remedies...Show More Summary

Federal Judge Approves Landmark Settlement, But Is It Enough To Curb NYPD Spying?

As the nation gears up for further legal battles surrounding President Trump’s second Muslim travel ban, on Monday a federal judge in New York City approved a long-awaited settlement stemming from widespread New York Police Department...Show More Summary

New York City's High School Diversity Conundrum

New York City’s Department of Education (DOE) sent out high school offer letters to close to 80,000 students this week. While many were thrilled with the results, too many others were left disappointed or devastated. And, yet again,Show More Summary

Fighting Aircraft Noise Over Long Island

The efforts of Long Island, New York’s Town of East Hampton to quell aircraft noise involving the town-owned airport have been negated by a federal appeals court. This has resulted in a move to have the town shut down its airport and open the more than 600 acres for other uses. It’s an issue affecting many people on Long Island. Show More Summary

Top 10 Countries for Finding Romance

Have you ever dreamed of moving to an exotic locale and bumping into a handsome stranger with a charming foreign accent? Let's be honest -- we all have. If you are wondering where you would have the best chance at an international love affair, look no further. Show More Summary

The New York Knicks Are A Joke Not Worth Laughing At

Professional sports are a form of entertainment. The pursuit of glory. The creation of a legacy. The narrative of a champion. All of these notions serve as form of entertainment for basketball fans like myself. Whether it’s the story...Show More Summary

Between The Ideal And Reality With 'Yours Unfaithfully'

Yours Unfaithfully Mint Theatre, Theatre Row 410 West 42nd Street, NYC Through February 18 + "Sometimes it seems drama is such a passing business. A performance is given, a picture screened then probably forgotten. Only occasionallyShow More Summary

On the Culture Front: Music from the Underground, Part 9

Photo courtesy of Tyson Amir Bay Area musician and activist Tyson Amir has distilled a powerful essay's worth of ideas on race and culture into a four-minute spoken word poem that brings to mind the angry power of Beat Generation poet Alan Ginsberg and contemporary musician Saul Williams. Show More Summary

On the Culture Front: Othello, The Tempest, Alternative Valentine's Day Gifts and more

Even in the dark of winter, New York shines with creativity of all stripes that make me happy to be here over any warmer climate. The past month or so has been no exception. New York Theatre Workshop put on Sam Gold's incredible production of "Othello" set in modern day wartime. Show More Summary

Second Stage Theatre 30th Annual All Star Bowling Classic

This is how we roll! @culinarybadboy @dolorescatania @alicialquarles @carlafacciolo @sammisweetheart @brookeshields at last night's @2stnyc #AllStarBowling Classic @luckystrikeny @pagesix #Mobwives #RHONJ #JerseyShore #Broadway #theater...Show More Summary

This Super Bowl I Was Just Here For Gaga And The Rec Room

I had the pleasure of spending my Super Bowl Sunday at the super cute digs of Bud Light X Procell Present: The Rec Room. And although I was mainly there for the Bud and Gaga's halftime show [typical girl] I have to say I actually had...Show More Summary

The Only Industrial Nation Without Parental Leave -- Worst Yet To Come?

As the self-identified party of small government that allegedly values families, life, and hard work, Republicans have been working hard to restrict progress for families and children, particularly for the ones that are not as affluent as GOP would like them to be. Show More Summary

Rethinking New York City's Education-to-Career Pipeline

While our nation has recently seen progress in the recovery, this hasn't fully translated to young adults who are still getting left behind, especially here in New York City where the young adult unemployment rate is 18 percent. This is more than 10 percent higher than that of older populations in our city. Show More Summary

Womankind Emerges from NYC Asian Women's Center

On the heels of President Trump's inauguration and historic women's marches all over the world, the New York Asian Women's Center changed its name to Womankind, and they say their new name has even more significance in Trump's New America:...Show More Summary

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