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I recently met with two inspiring women from the Bronx — one with an incarcerated husband, and the other with an incarcerated brother. more
Charles Moerdler writes movingly of the horrors of the Holocaust and the narrow escape his mother made with her young son — himself. more
At approximately 9:40 on Saturday morning, Jan. 15, Michelle Alyssa Go — an Asian American woman who worked for the notable financial firm Deloitte — was pushed in front of an oncoming train, leading to her death. more
Former mayor Rudolph Giuliani, a Republican, tries to overthrow the results of the 2020 presidential election. Former Republican House Speaker Newt Gingrich threatens the arrest of the committee investigating the Jan. 6, 2021, riot at the U.S. Capitol, which attempted to prevent our elected representatives from certifying the election of Joe Biden as president. more
Merriam-Webster defines “déjà vu” as “something overly or unpleasantly familiar.” That aptly describes the repetition of two terrifying events that cast a pall — the potential of international armed conflict that could elevate bigotry and racism to a level not seen in decades. more
Above all, when I consider the myriad things I might include in my gratitude list, I am grateful to exist. The probability of my coming into being — like the probability of any other human being born — was, and is, infinitesimally small. more
It snowed. Finally. We’ve been waiting for months, restless and agitated. Have you seen your child settle more deeply into slumber after you tuck them under the blanket? That’s how it feels here. more
Big Mike loved Jackson Pollocks. Paint like rain. A palette of chaos. In life, art was just one of his many havens. Soccer was another, but not in the Thursday night barstool sense. He enjoyed watching his son, my friend Matt, coach high school soccer. more
Four students dead. Six more — plus a teacher — wounded. Can you believe it? Another mass shooting. This one north of Detroit, at Oxford High School. A 15-year-old boy — and his parents — were arrested. more
Alvin Gordon raises the question of the murder of Black children by their peers, although he seems mainly interested in using this to attack Black organizations while ignoring the myriad groups that work to prevent such violence. more
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