Day: April 15, 2021

Education

For North Troy Teens, there is SANCTUARY ON THE HUDSON

Teenager’s voices are heard, and their work respected at the Sanctuary for Independent Media in Troy, New York, located within three long blocks of the Hudson River, also a sanctuary for learning. Last summer, Genesis Cooper, Gabby Espada and Shansanique Pollack, under the mentorship of Jared Wesley Singer and Catherine Rafferty ventured out on a […]readmore

National News

Workers Vote No on Union in Bessemer, Ala.

Although the final vote reportedly dealt a blow to Amazon workers’ unionization efforts in Bessemer, Alabama — with, according to the National Labor Relations Board, 738 in favor to 1,798 against, the “setback” has not killed the spirit of the movement. Following are perspectives culled from media coverage of the fight by such workers as […]readmore

Black History

Shelton Johnson: Bringing History to Light

Detroit, Michigan native Shelton Johnson had little experience with the natural world. But he always dreamed of living in the great outdoors. When his father was stationed in the Air Force in Germany, Shelton, at age five, became in awe of the Bavarian Alps, later called Berchtesgarden National Park.   “I had no idea at […]readmore

City Politics

State budget Includes $2.4 Billion for Landlords and Tenants

 Tenants and landlords who lost income during the coronavirus pandemic, may see relief. The new state budget is making $2 billion available through the new state budget agreement reached by state lawmakers last week. The spending plan includes $2.3 billion in federal money, plus another $100 million from the state for those who have been unable to pay […]readmore

What's Going On

What’s Going On – 4/15

SPRINGTIME IN AMERICA A week after Easter, the season of rejuvenation and rebirth. America is reading the obit of  Daunte Wright, a 20-year-old African American,  killed by a white police officer in Brooklyn Center Minnesota,  who says she could not distinguish between her taser and her revolver. The murder unfolds against the backdrop of the […]readmore