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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
My older sister was doing well as a junior at the Bronx High School of Science in the late 1950s, when she discovered she was pregnant. Her boyfriend was a senior at the same school. more
A portion of the Local Journalism Sustainability Act was included in the recent Build Back Better bill that was passed by the U.S. House. more
Although critics of the Biden administration’s Build Back Better plan to increase funding for U.S. education, health care and action against climate catastrophe say the United States can’t afford it, there are no such qualms about ramping up funding for the U.S. military. more
Like a gravitational field, there’s a narrative that exerts a powerful pull on U.S. immigration policy. It features hordes of migrants besieging our southern border, bringing crime, and lured — as the latest version goes — by erratic border enforcement, and a lenient Biden administration. more
As a member of the Riverdale Jewish community — and a staunch proponent of peace, justice and self-determination for both Israelis and Palestinians — I am elated that my congressman, Jamaal Bowman, took the time in November to participate in a congressional delegation to Israel and the occupied Palestinian territory. more
It was a morning I woke up with a very stuffy head and a low-grade fever that got progressively worse throughout the day. more
“Fires have always been contagious, but before 1968, an ‘immunization program’ kept epidemics at bay,” I wrote in a 1998 book with my husband, Rodrick Wallace. It was called “A Plague on Your Houses: How New York City was Burned Down and National Public Health Crumbled.” more
I am willing to bet that almost none of the (supposedly) well-informed readers of The Riverdale Press — including those “intellectuals” who religiously read The New York Times — know who the following people are: Justin Wallace, Jaryan Elliot, Tory Levik and Cahill Pennington. more
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