The office has been seen as a political springboard, although not all of its occupants have successfully secured higher office after serving.
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 […]
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.
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, […]
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...
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 […]
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.
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 […]
"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
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 […]
Sixtus Z. Atabong. Author of My Fathers' Gift: How One Man's Purpose Became a Journey of Hope and Healing. Founder of Purpose Medical Mission. Neurosurgery Physician Assistant. Speaker. Cameroonian by birth. American in search of HOPE & PURPOSE.
BROOKLYN (Workers World Today) – Fontem, a remote village in Cameroon, West Africa, is a village where government corruption is as rampant as is poverty. A village where your “sink” is a river that is reachable via a long trek from your home where you drink glasses of water, wash your soiled clothes, bathe your […]
If you like the idea of being a Notary to make additional income, becoming a Notary Signing Agent (NSA) is right up your alley.
By Chamber Coalition (Chambercoalition.org) Want to enhance your resume? Why not become a Notary Public. Most employers expect their paralegals to be notaries and trust they know what they are doing! Being a Notary Public is definitely an asset. According to the National Notary Association, here are the top five reasons why you should consider becoming a Notary […]
Although segregation is illegal, realtors and landlords are still abiding by the past policies that allowed discrimination against minorities, especially African Americans, from buying homes and apartments.
“Wealth is where past injustices breed present suffering,” says author Mehrsa Baradaran, in the Netflix Explained series. The racial wealth gap is “a measure of the white family and the African American family that is right smack-dab in the middle, the median. The median white household’s wealth – their savings plus assets minus their debts […]
If you want clarity in your life, you have to fight for it. Every day, you reflect on your activities and remove the clutter.
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 […]
A fine-line is drawn on a state-by-state, rather than case-by-case, basis.
New York City traffic has changed very little since the invention of the stoplight. Traffic continues to jam, jaywalking remains a pedestrian rite of passage, and horse-drawn carriages still make their rounds through Central Park. But change is as inevitable as a long-awaited green light. And when it comes to what New Yorkers consider public […]