Day: October 2, 2018

What's Going On


THE WEEK IN REVIEW Some good news. The Autumnal Equinox, aka the Fall Equinox, arrived on September 22. Golfer-extraordinaire Tiger Woods is back as a winner with his first victory since 2013 and America is ecstatic. It happened on Sunday, September 23, the second day of fall, the most beautiful season in the American Northeast…. […]readmore

Black History Other News

Bottled: Bye-Bye Columbus

The second Monday in October, Columbus Day, is coming up. Italians all over America are gearing up for parades and festivities in honor of the great Italian explorer Christopher Columbus. October 12, 1492: We’re looking at over 500 years of celebration and not once (to my knowledge) has anybody said…”Hey, wait a second. According to […]readmore

Thinker's Notebook

Thirty Days Hath September

New things are born in September. The ninth month of the year is the time when all of the energy that we’ve poured into the year begins to give birth. September represents the completion of a cycle. The word September derives from the Latin word septem, which means seven, and most numerologists, astrologists and hood […]readmore


Both Educators & Parents Must Act to Stop All Types

Many people are familiar with the more physically aggressive and verbally threating forms of bullying that can take place far too often in our schools. But other less-easily-identifiable forms of bullying, including a “social media” type, can produce very severe and painful emotional scars on young people. These types of bullying acts are further problematic […]readmore



NEW YORK––Mayor Bill de Blasio and Schools Chancellor Richard A. Carranza today announced that New York City students are outperforming New York State on State English exams, and are continuing to close the gap with the State on State math exams. New York City students outperformed the State on State English exams for the first […]readmore

National News

Cosby’s In Jail, A 3rd Kavanaugh Accuser Comes Forth, A

Fallen icon Bill Cosby’s three-to-ten-year prison sentence, delivered on September 24th, left some New Yorkers shocked and others relieved. He was found guilty of three counts of aggravated sexual assault on Andrea Constand, former director of the women’s basketball team at Temple University. Speculation had been that he might walk with probation and no time […]readmore