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Grant Napier was recently fired by radio station KHKT from his job as play-by-play announcer for the Sacramento Kings of the NBA for tweeting “all live smatter. Every single one.” more
“I’m pretty bummed that NYU had to close down and all the senior events had to be canceled — it all still feels so crazy and surreal,” lamented one New York University student I mentor as an alumna. I couldn’t help but commiserate with her and all the seniors graduating this semester. On March 10, NYU joined colleges and universities across the nation in closing its classrooms and dorms, and moving to remote instruction to help stop the spread of the virus that causes COVID-19. more
To the many families who have lost their jobs, and to the local store owners who are on the verge of bankruptcy, the rent relief policy is perfect. It helps families in their time of need during a worldwide crisis. more
Given the current health care crisis, now is the time for readers — regardless of age or current health status — to consider planning in advance for their end-of-life care. more
What is this world coming to? It is riddled with a virus, literally and figuratively. more
Like most teenagers, I love fashion and try to stay up to date on trends. Once the pandemic hit and people started staying inside and remaining socially distant, however, I quickly learned that I can re-wear my favorite sweater as many times as I want, and that I need only one or two pairs of comfortable pants. more
The first time I remember going to a demonstration was in 1958. My parents and many others in Mount Vernon wanted to combine the two high schools into one. There was a south side high school, which was predominantly people of color, and the north side high school, which was 99 percent white. more
Today’s congressional generation could learn much from the late Idaho Republican senator James McClure. more
Your paper published a letter supporting our congressman, Eliot Engel, as well as a letter supporting his opponent, Jamaal Bowman. I am not writing to support either candidate, but because our recently elected state senator, Alessandra Biaggi, stated she supports Jamaal Bowman because he is not the incumbent, that disturbs me. more
We at Bronx Arts Ensemble patiently and prudently anticipate our return to Bronx stages and classrooms. To date, more than 4,000 of our neighbors have succumbed to the virus. Our borough has rapidly morphed from being “underserved” to “devastated.” more
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