How to Take the Stress Out of Holiday Travel

Whether you are driving to your friends and family or driving to the airport to board a plane, you want to get an early start.

How to Take the Stress Out of Holiday Travel

BROOKLYN (Workers World Today) – According to the American Automobile Association, over 45 million people are expected to travel this winter holiday season.  The holiday season is a precious time for many people who enjoy being with friends and family. It’s an exciting time of the year, a joyous occasion, and yes – it can […]

How to Do Business with the Federal Government

In 2016, with $82.8 billion spent by federal agencies, that meant around $18 billion was spent on small businesses alone.

BROOKLYN (Workers World Today) – The federal government spends billions each year on almost every product and service under the sun. But don’t think this is solely with corporations. The federal government does its best to work with a variety of diverse business types. Meaning that no matter how big or small an enterprise is there’s […]

Stacey Abrams: “Voting is not a right for some — it is a right for all, and it is not a privilege”

...African-Americans fought only decades ago for the right to vote — which was especially suppressed in places in the Deep South, and in Georgia. - NPR

Stacey Abrams: “Voting is not a right for some — it is a right for all, and it is not a privilege”

By Jessica Taylor (NPR.org) Republican Brian Kemp will be the next governor of Georgia, with Democrat Stacey Abrams admitting Friday afternoon that there was no path to victory, following a bitter 10-day battle since Election Day. “I acknowledge that former Secretary of State Brian Kemp will be certified as the victor in the 2018 gubernatorial […]

Business The New York City Way

What tomorrow’s entrepreneurs should know before starting their businesses today.

BROOKLYN (Workers World Today) – New York may be a city of 8 million stories, but at its core is a story of universal success. Because here in the city that never sleeps the hustle never stops.    It’s easy enough to see for yourself: if you can catch a New Yorker at the right moment […]

Doing Business with New York State

Making successful bids can be difficult for newcomers. You have to shoehorn your way into the competition, often against well-established and entrenched players.

BROOKLYN (Workers World Today) – The Empire State isn’t just a goldmine for potential businesses to set up shop. New York spends billions of dollars each year on a myriad of goods and services, from paper clips to construction work, to help our state run like a fine-tuned machine. During the last fiscal year alone […]

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 […]

Can You Get Out of Jury Duty?

If you are a citizen and 18 years of age, have not been convicted of a felony and can communicate in English, be ready for jury service.

Can You Get Out of Jury Duty?

BROOKLYN (Workers World Today) – You reach your hand into the mailbox only to pull out the most dreaded letter feared by all adults: jury duty. Immediately, you start calculating how to get out of what already feels like a life sentence to you. Rest assured, there are ways to not only avoid jury duty, […]

Your Job May Be Killing You: Pack Your Travel Bags, It’s Time to Go

Working extended hours without a break can actually make you weary, cause your mind to wander, and therefore, decreases overall productivity. A great retreat does more to increase your effectiveness...

Your Job May Be Killing You: Pack Your Travel Bags, It’s Time to Go

BROOKLYN (Workers World Today) – Yes, it’s time to go on vacation.  Some people believe that a vacation is a luxury.  However, it’s a necessity: this I learned from a reformed workaholic, Susie (name changed for privacy) after her doctor warned her, that her job was killing her. At that time, Susie, a social work […]

Student Loans and Bankruptcy: Why the Student Debt Crisis Hits Black Borrowers Harder

If you are a borrower, but especially a black borrower, be wary of your due dates and sketch a plan of payment so you keep on top of your loan before it gets out of hand.

Student Loans and Bankruptcy: Why the Student Debt Crisis Hits Black Borrowers Harder

BROOKLYN (Workers World Today) – By now, we have all heard how immense the student debt crisis actually is. So, it should come as no surprise that student loans continue to wreak havoc on the lives of students who graduate with loan repayments. What is more, though, is that the loans carry on their effect […]

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 […]