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No Targets

No Targets

By Isaac Cohen* It is an indication of the uncertainty caused by the pandemic that both major world economies will not release expected economic growth targets for this year. In China for the first time in 25 years, last week, the authorities decided to refrain from announcing a target for this year’s economic growth, as […]

New York City Council Passed a Law to Ban the Terms “Alien” and “Illegal Immigrant”

New York City Council Passed a Law to Ban the Terms “Alien” and “Illegal Immigrant”

Student/advocates demand College of Staten Island & CUNY fire adjunct professor/councilmember Joe Borelli after calling former student “alien”. STATEN ISLAND, NY — Just few days ago, the New York City Council passed a law to ban the terms “alien” and “illegal immigrant” from official documents and communication. Last night Yareli Garcia, a former College of […]

How Long

How Long

By Isaac Cohen* A debate is underway in Washington on when the economic recovery will start and at what speed it will happen. There are at least two sides actively involved in this debate, one side can be called the “optimists” and the other the “moderate optimists.” The “optimists” include the White House and the […]

The First Steps in Tango Dancing

The First Steps in Tango Dancing

Aloha Opens the Door to Learning

Aloha Opens the Door to Learning

The first Native Hawaiian cultural interpreter on the staff of the National Museum of the American Indian in Washington, D.C., explores the importance of aloha in the Hawaiian worldview. “More than a greeting or salutation, aloha is like a feeling that encompasses many other feelings,” Gabrielle Lee writes, a set of values that “work together to build […]

As Millions Lose Jobs, the Billionaire Class Sees Wealth Soar by $434 Billion During Pandemic

As Millions Lose Jobs, the Billionaire Class Sees Wealth Soar by $434 Billion During Pandemic

New data from the Census Bureau found nearly half of all American adults say they or a member of their household had lost employment income since mid-March. But not all Americans have suffered. One new report found the wealth of the nation’s billionaires has increased by $434 billion, or 15%, since the pandemic began. This is Chuck […]

Progressive Democrats Call for Reducing Military Spending in Wake of COVID Outbreak

Progressive Democrats Call for Reducing Military Spending in Wake of COVID Outbreak

In news from Capitol Hill, 29 House Democrats are calling on Congress to reduce this year’s military budget. In a letter, they wrote, “We must remain focused on combating the coronavirus and not on increasing military spending that already outpaces the next 10 closest nations combined.” The letter was organized by Congressmembers Barbara Lee of […]

Military Couple to Run Staten Island End-to-End to Honor Essential Workers  

Military Couple to Run Staten Island End-to-End to Honor Essential Workers  

  STATEN ISLAND, NY — On Saturday, May 23, during this year’s Memorial Day Weekend, military couple Yesenia Mata and Cesar Vargas will be running the New York City borough of Staten Island from end-to-end to honor essential workers, especially those service members helping in the COVID-19 relief effort.   Cesar Vargas and Yesenia Mata […]

Two Messages

By Isaac Cohen* Chairman Jerome Powell of the Federal Reserve, last week, sent two sobering messages about the US economic outlook. Both messages are based on the assumption that there will not be a second wave of virus spread. One message, in an interview with the CBS Sunday talk show “60 minutes,” addressed the start […]

New York Approves MA Degree Program in Translation & Interpreting

New York Approves MA Degree Program in Translation & Interpreting

RIUSS applauds Spanish MA Program at CUNY. New York, NY [CapitalWirePR].-RIUSS, the Research Institute of United States Spanish reports that New York State has approved a Master of Arts in Translation and Interpreting program for Chinese, Russian and Spanish to be taught at Hunter College (CUNY).  Hunter is now the second institution of higher learning in New York […]

Alleged Narcotrafficker and High-Ranking Cartel Member Extradited from Uruguay to the USA

Alleged Narcotrafficker and High-Ranking Cartel Member Extradited from Uruguay to the USA

WASHINGTON – A Mexican national will have his initial appearance in federal court in the District of Columbia later roday [Friday 15] on charges related to his alleged involvement in a criminal conspiracy to distribute cocaine and methamphetamine. Assistant Attorney General Brian A. Benczkowski of the Justice Department’s Criminal Division and Acting Administrator Uttam Dhillon […]

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