Day: August 31, 2016

City Politics

“Let Daddy Fix It!” Donald Trump and the Collective Unconscious

By Dr. Laurie Nadel “Have you Americans gone bonkers?” my friends in England keep asking. The Donald makes them nervous. It’s not just what he says. A landmark study called The Silent Language identifies 93 percent of all communication as unconscious. Fifty-five percent of the message is conveyed through physiology: facial expression, posture, gestures, breathing […]readmore

Sports

Who’s Next

By Eddie Castro It’s never too early to talk about some hoops, especially when some of the best high school players in the country took their talents to the Brooklyn Bridge Park last week in the 2016 Under Armour Elite 24 game. Although there was a lot of raw talents from across the country, there […]readmore

Top Stories World News

Obama to Create World’s Largest Marine Reserve in Hawaii

– Climate Nexus Citing the danger that climate change poses to the oceans, President Obama will establish the largest marine reserve in the world today, protecting nearly 600,000 square miles off the coast of Hawaii. Commercial fishing, mining and extraction are prohibited in the expanded Papahānaumokuākea Marine National Monument, though subsistence fishing and scientific research will be […]readmore

Community News

Day Laborers Coping with Lean Times

BY EDWIN MARTÍNEZ SOURCE: EL DIARIO/LA PRENSA | TRANSLATED BY K. CASIANO FROM SPANISH It is 9 a.m., and the corner of 69th Street and Roosevelt Avenue in Queens is packed with men carrying backpacks, ready to work. There are more than 150 of them. Most are from Colombia, Mexico, Peru and Ecuador. Two are from the Dominican […]readmore

Community News Top Stories

BP ADAMS AND BROOKLYN ARTS COUNCIL ENCOURAGE SMALL LOCAL CULTURAL

BROOKLYN, NY, August 25, 2016 Today, Brooklyn Borough President Eric L. Adams and the Brooklyn Arts Council (BAC) encouraged the borough’s small local cultural organizations through the second annual Destination>Brooklyn mini-grant program. Funded by Borough President Adams and NYC & Company Foundation, Destination>Brooklyn makes $1,500 awards available for the creation, production, and distribution of print […]readmore

View From Here

We Need a New National Anthem

View From Here By David Mark Greaves   Thank you Colin Kaepernick for drawing attention to the national anthem, and especially thank you to Shaun King for writing in the New York Daily News an eye-opening column on the white supremacist history of the Star-Spangled Banner and its author, Francis Scott Key. In explaining why […]readmore

Community News featured

Bed-Stuy, Brownsville School Districts Lead Borough with Homeless Students

By Kings County Politics Bedford-Stuyvesant’s District 16 and Brownsville’s District 23 were the top two school districts in Brooklyn in the school year 2014-15 with homeless students, which contributed to lower test scores and higher dropout rates in those neighborhoods, according to a study the Institute for Children, Poverty and Homelessness (ICPH) released last week. Overall, […]readmore