Day: July 2, 2020

Thinker's Notebook

To Be or Not To Be… Open Again.

Monday July 6th is supposed to be the day that New York City moves into Phase 3 of reopening. In Phase 3, restaurants would be able to resume dine-in seating at 50% capacity. Nail salons, tattoo parlors, massage parlors and spas would also be allowed to resume business, also at 50% capacity. Our city was […]readmore

What's Going On

What’s Going On

NEW YORK UPDATES Gun violence is the new virus running rampant through the streets of NYC, specifically in East New York, Brooklyn; Mott Haven, the Bronx; Jamaica, Queens; and East Harlem, Manhattan. There were 125 shootings during the first three weeks in June. From mid May to June 15, there were 38 gun- related fatalities. […]readmore

Community News

GABRIELA EVON THOMAS Valedictorian – P.S. 297

5th Grade  On-Line June Commencement Address – June 2020 “Always remember: we are smarter than we think.” (Good morning Stockton family. This morning I have the honorable pleasure of introducing this year’s P.S. 297, 2020 valedictorian, Gabriela Thomas. When I think of  Gabby, I am reminded of a caterpillar. Now I know some of you are saying, […]readmore

Black History

What to the Slave is the Fourth of July?

Frederick Douglass’ Question to America, in 1852, Matters Today  In this era of Black Lives Matter, it is instructive to look back at a time when Black lives were of no matter at all — except as tools for profit.Frederick Augustus Washington Bailey Douglass, born into enslavement in 1818 in Maryland, escaped and became a […]readmore