Day: November 21, 2018

View From Here

View From Here

“Never have I had a Thanksgiving come where I have had so little and felt more thankful and blessed.” Rachelle Sanders, on having lost her home in the California wildfire, but surviving with her newborn. After a year of heartache we have come to a troubled Thanksgiving. People recovering from homes flattened by hurricane winds […]readmore

City Politics

Way to Go, Joe! MTA Chief Left City Commuters in

Some New Yorkers celebrating Thanksgiving locally will ride the subway to dinner with relatives and friends. But it’s likely that ride won’t be among the things for which they are thankful. While the state of the transit system over the last few years – constant delays, re-routings, limping buses and byzantine service changes – has […]readmore

What's Going On

WHAT’S GOING ON

THE 2018 USA ELECTIONS African-Americans did not get all of the projected victories on November 6.  Two weeks later, we lament the losses of gubernatorial candidates Stacey Abramsin Georgia and Andrew Gillum in Florida.    Those elections were stolen, as is their custom in the South.  Has Jim Crow died or is he up and kicking […]readmore

Thinker's Notebook

Give Thanks and Remember

For most people across the nation this week symbolizes Thanksgiving, a time to come together as a family, to eat together, to drink together, to just be together. Family members fly in or drive up from wherever they stay to come back home. They may live in Maryland, or in Virginia, or in Ohio, but […]readmore

National News

Voting Behavior and The Impact of The Black Vote in

Washington, DC — Today, the NAACP and Advancement Project national office joined with the African American Research Collaborative to provide the first comprehensive analysis of how Black voters voted this cycle and why. The new poll of mid-term voters, conducted by the African American Research Collaborative (in collaboration with Latino Decisions and Asian American Decisions), […]readmore

News around the Web

Prisoners Are Getting Paid $1.45 a Day to Fight the

By David Fathi, Director, National Prison Project As firefighters in California battle the deadliest wildfires in the state’s history, they are joined by unlikely allies against the blaze. About 200 prisoners in California’s Conservation Camp program are fighting the fires alongside civilian employees, earning just $1.45 a day for their work. Their pay as workers is a […]readmore