NYC Lawmakers Could Eliminate the Office of Public Advocate

The office has been seen as a political springboard, although not all of its occupants have successfully secured higher office after serving.

NYC Lawmakers Could Eliminate the Office of Public Advocate

By Gloria Pazmino and Rosa Goldensohn (Politico.com) City Council members plan to introduce legislation this week to eliminate the public advocate’s office, likely setting up a fight with at least a dozen Democrats who are seeking to run for the post by the end of this year. The legislation is being sponsored Council Member Kalman […]

How to Write About Africa II

"If I was smart, I would have waited a few years and made an iPhone app: a little satirical story about how to write about Africa every day, interactive and adaptable, for ninety-nine cents." - Binyavanga Wainaina

How to Write About Africa II

By Binyavanga Wainaina (Bidoun.org) The Revenge Novelists, NGO workers, rock musicians, conservationists, students, and travel writers track down my email, asking: Would you please comment on my homework assignment / pamphlet / short story / funding proposal / haiku / adopted child / photograph of genuine African mother-in-law? All of the people who do this are […]

Tuning Out The Noise: How To Get Clarity In Life

If you want clarity in your life, you have to fight for it. Every day, you reflect on your activities and remove the clutter.

Tuning Out The Noise: How To Get Clarity In Life

By Darius Foroux (DariusForoux.com) Do you ever feel like you’re completely lost in a world that keeps on racing? The world moves fast. One moment you’re excited about a new opportunity, and the other moment you feel totally hopeless for no particular reason. And if that’s not bad enough, there’s so much noise in the […]

The Weingarten Rule: An employee’s right to representation

Every unionized worker’s federal rights to union representation during a management investigation.

The Weingarten Rule: An employee’s right to representation

By Local 372 (NYC Board of Education Union) Did you know you have Weingarten Rights and only YOU can invoke them? What are Weingarten Rights? These are every unionized worker’s federal rights to union representation during a management investigation. What do they mean? It means that if a manager/supervisor is questioning you about anything that […]

NYC Health Department Urges On Time Measles Vaccination For All Children

Suspected persons with measles should be reported immediately to the Health Department.

NYC Health Department Urges On Time Measles Vaccination For All Children

NEW YORK CITY DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND MENTAL HYGIENE (Oxiris Barbot, MD, Acting Commissioner) FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Friday, November 2, 2018 (347) 396-4177 HEALTH DEPARTMENT REPORTS ELEVEN NEW CASES OF MEASLES IN BROOKLYN’S ORTHODOX JEWISH COMMUNITY, URGES ON TIME VACCINATION FOR ALL CHILDREN, ESPECIALLY BEFORE TRAVELING TO ISRAEL AND OTHER COUNTRIES EXPERIENCING MEASLES OUTBREAKS. There […]

German Lessons for Great Britain on European Workers

It is not too late for the United Kingdom to learn from other EU member-states that with stricter labor market rules and better job training, there is nothing to fear from immigration.

German Lessons for Great Britain on European Workers

By Denis MacShane (The American Prospect) [dropcap]O[/dropcap]ne of the knottiest problems for British politicians struggling with Brexit is their insistence, as much by Labour as by the Conservatives, that Britain has to set up a giant new immigration bureaucracy to issue work and residence permits for any European citizen who is offered a job in Britain. […]

The Digital Gap Between Rich and Poor Kids

Lower-income teens spend an average of eight hours and seven minutes a day using screens for entertainment, while higher income peers spend five hours and 42 minutes, according to research by Common Sense Media, a nonprofit media watchdog.

The Digital Gap Between Rich and Poor Kids

By Nellie Bowles (The New York Times) America’s public schools are still touting devices with screens — even offering digital-only preschools. The rich are banning screens from class altogether. It wasn’t long ago that the worry was that rich students would have access to the internet earlier, gaining tech skills and creating a digital divide. […]

Why a record number of women are running for office

A record 3,379 women have won nomination for state legislatures across the country, breaking 2016’s record of 2,649, according to the Center for American Women and Politics.

Why a record number of women are running for office

By Colleen Shalby (LA Times) A record number of women are running for the U.S. House, Senate and state legislatures this year — more than any other election in U.S. history. Traditionally, the major political parties scout out their potential candidates. And typically, says Debbie Walsh, director of the Center for American Women and Politics […]

Change in Airbnb’s Profile Picture Policy

"The short-term home rental platform’s previous policy of displaying profile pictures throughout the booking process increased the likelihood that hosts would discriminatorily deny lodging to people of color, whether because of racial animus or implicit bias." - Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law

Change in Airbnb’s Profile Picture Policy

Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law’s Statement in Response to Change in Airbnb’s Profile Picture Policy The company ends a booking policy that increased the likelihood that hosts would discriminatorily deny lodging to people of color FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE October 22, 2018 WASHINGTON, D.C. – Kristen Clarke, president and executive director of the Lawyers’ […]

Social Media Poets – Entrepreneurs

Social-media poets, using Instagram as a marketing tool, are not just artists—they’re entrepreneurs.

Social Media Poets – Entrepreneurs

By Faith Hill and Karen Yuan (The Atlantic) According to one market-research group, 12 of the top 20 best-selling poets last year were Insta-poets, who combined their written work with shareable posts for social media; nearly half of poetry books sold in the United States last year were written by these poets. This year, according […]