Day: November 11, 2021

Interview

Sian Proctor, the First African American Woman to Pilot a

Geoscientist and artist Sian Proctor, 51, made history in September as a member of the first all-civilian orbital spaceflight, SpaceX’s Inspiration4 mission, and as the first African American woman to pilot a spacecraft. She lives in Tempe, Ariz. How did your interest in space begin?I was born in Guam, because my dad was working at […]readmore

National News

What is Critical Race Theory and Why Do People Want

Is “critical race theory” a way of understanding how American racism has shaped public policy, or a divisive discourse that pits people of color against white people? Liberals and conservatives are in sharp disagreement.The topic has exploded in the public arena this spring—especially in K-12, where numerous state legislatures are debating bills seeking to ban […]readmore

City Politics

Mayor-Elect’s Victory Wrap!

On Wednesday, November 3, former Brooklyn Borough President Eric L. Adams officially became the first vegan mayor of New York City.Adams has been vegan since 2016 and, in addition to supporting animal welfare issues, brings his plant-based perspective to the office of mayor.  To celebrate his win, Adams headed to Marinello’s Gourmet Deli in Brooklyn […]readmore

Community News

In Pursuit of Enlightenment

“As a police officer of Indian origin, I’m particularly excited to see the One World Trade Center light up for this festival, a symbol of our city’s enduring spirit,” said Det. Annand Narayan, president of NYPD Desi Society,  the first South Asian American fraternal law enforcement organization in the United States.Key benefactors of the ‘All […]readmore

What's Going On

What’s Going On -11/11

NEW YORK/AMERICAWhile Democrats across America did not win all of the seats in play, they fared well in NYC and beyond. Blacks, Latinos and Asian Americans did well in many electoral races. The NYC power configuration resembles its diversity. NYC has Eric Adams, Black mayor-elect and Jumaane Williams, Black Public Advocate, who is second in […]readmore

City Politics

There Were Five Ballot Proposals On The 2021 General Election

By W. Taharka RobinsonThere were five ballot proposals in the 2021 General Election. Of those five ballot proposals, only two were approved. Ballot proposals like ranked choice voting, can be confusing to voters, due to lack of awareness or lack of information pertaining to the proposal. The proposals listed below were overwhelmingly rejected by voters. […]readmore

Community News

Infrastructure Deal Means Big Bucks for NYC

Help Is on the Way. The American Rescue Plan Is the Law of the Land By Hakeem JeffriesLast week the House of Representatives passed and President Biden signed the American Rescue Plan. The $1.9 trillion legislation will put shots in arms to crush the virus, deliver survival checks to you, get children back in schools, keep people in jobs and help our small businesses stay open. The American Rescue […]readmore