Day: December 24, 2021

Interview

In OUR TIME…Dr. John Henrik Clarke

The following is a reprint of a 2002 reprint of a 1996 interview with legendary historian and great teacher, Dr. John Henrik Clarke. A recent report in the New York Times demonstrates how Republicans are redistricting African Americans out of political power wherever they can, and White supremacists are working on taking over the federal […]readmore

Health & Wellness

What You Need to Know About Variants

Omicron VariantThe Omicron variant has been detected in the United States. CDC and its public health partners are closely monitoring the emergence of this variant of concern. Information about Variants: Viruses constantly change through mutation and sometimes these mutations result in a new variant of the virus. Some variants emerge and disappear while others persist. New […]readmore

Health & Wellness

Early studies suggest a reduced risk of Covid-19 hospitalization when

(CNN)Two new preprint papers add to the growing evidence that the Omicron coronavirus variant may be less likely to cause severe disease and hospitalization compared to the Delta variant Omicron is associated with a two-thirds reduction in the risk of Covid-19 hospitalization compared with Delta, suggests one study, released online Wednesday as a working paper […]readmore

City Politics

Adrienne Adams to be first Black woman speaker of New

Who is Adrienne Adams? A lifelong resident of Southeast Queens, Council Member Adrienne E. Adams was elected to the New York City Council in November 2017, becoming the first woman elected to represent City Council District 28, which covers the Queens neighborhoods of Jamaica, Rochdale Village, Richmond Hill, and South Ozone Park. Council Member Adams […]readmore

National News

Biden-Harris Renew Focus on Lead Pipe Action Plan, Voting Rights

This week President Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris leaned in on critical challenges impacting Black and minority communitiesPresident Joe Biden delivered the commencement address Friday morning at South Carolina State University where its esteemed alumnus U.S. Congressman James Clyburn walked with graduates for the fall 2021 commencement services.Clyburn, whose early support of Biden for […]readmore