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It is not “White Blessing ,” it is a White Sin

It is not “White Blessing ,” it is a White Sin

By Yenny Delgado As a result of the largely peaceful protest throughout the globe as a result of the murder of George Floyd, Christian leaders are being forced to address the issues of anti-black racism and white supremacy in the church. For many congregations, the response has done one or all of the following actions: […]

Surprise and Recession

Surprise and Recession

By Isaac Cohen* Defying almost every prediction, in May, the US economy added 2.5 million new jobs, pushing down the unemployment rate to 13.3 percent, from 14.7 in April. The figure was surprising because worst losses were anticipated, given the abrupt and deep economic crash caused by the lockdown required to stop the spread of […]

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 […]