Day: April 6, 2018

News around the Web

Martin Luther King Jr.: 50 Years Later

Activists today are taking up Dr. King’s mantle and reviving the Poor People’s Campaign. By Michael K. Honey Fifty years ago, on April 4, 1968, a bullet robbed us of one of the great human-rights leaders of the 20th century. The assassination of Martin Luther King Jr. in Memphis, Tennessee, accelerated the racist backlash of […]readmore

Thinker's Notebook

A lesson in Fake News

I know. The term fake news reminds you of Trump, right? But the term itself is a necessary one in today’s media environment. Every day, millions of Americans wake up and check social media. Our timelines are filled with all kinds of information – status updates, pictures, and links to “news” stories. While some of […]readmore

World News

Environmental Chaos

In the March 22 issue we reported that at the current rate, by 2050 the prediction is that the mass of plastic pollution in the ocean will equal the mass of fish. As horrifying as that thought is, the climate-change predictions in the following article tell of an overheated world of mass migrations, melting glaciers, fire, droughts, extreme […]readmore

At Home

A Tree Grows in Brooklyn

When I was two years old, my family moved into a two-story stucco and brick house on East 27th Street in the Flatbush section of Brooklyn. Soon after my second birthday, my dad and my grandpa planted an apple tree in the postage stamp-sized garden. After that, it was always known as “Laurie’s Tree,” even […]readmore

Sports

The Week That Was

The 2018 Major League Baseball season is underway and for the New York Yankees physically, it’s been a tough one out the gates. One big concern for the team has been their starting pitching rotation. After one week through the five-man rotation, pitchers Luis Severino, Masahiro Tanaka, C.C. Sabathia, Sonny Gray and Jordan Montgomery all […]readmore

Sports

ARIKE AIR: Notre Dame Junior Ends 17 Years of NCAA

The Fighting Irish were given a fighting chance – and then a historic victory – by a woman of Nigerian descent. Arike Ogunbowale first earned a place for her team with her game-winning shot in the semi-finals. Later that weekend in the finals, she would bring the national championship home for her team with three-point […]readmore