December 7, 2016
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Voices That Must Be Heard June 4 Edition

 

Tomasz Deptula, Editor of Nowy Dziennik/Polish Daily News, is the guest editor and Sharan Harper is the Multi-media Associate Editor of this issue

NEWS

Call to action against inner-city violence

"It's no surprise that youth vio­lence has spiked just as New York City feels the full effect of a historic recession and tries to cope with terri ble levels of unemployment in our African-American and Latino com­munities," assessed Manhattan Bor ough President Scott M. Stringer.

 

VIDEO :: Rapper T.I. presents his K.I.N.G. Foundation at Anti-Gun Rally in Harlem, with Rev. Al Sharpton. MORE>

Should we be done with bi-lingual education?

Last year, Raymond's long career as an educator came to an abrupt end when Department of Education officials decided to do away with the automatic assignment of students with limited English skills to a bilingual program.

 

VIDEO :: Professor A. Picciano of Hunter College provides a brief history of bilingual education in America. MORE>

CUNY students rally in support of the DREAM Act outside Sen. Chuck Schumer's office

After studying forensic psychology at John Jay College for the past seven years, Karla could be making $30 to $40 per hour in her chosen field. Instead, Karla, 25, pursues her Masters by day and toils by night as a waitress paid off the books at a Mexican restaurant in Brooklyn.MORE>

 

Protections sought for foreclosed-upon renters

The worst is yet to come for apartment buildings with too much debt. What will that mean for tens of thousands of tenants?

 

VIDEO :: NYC Council Speaker Christine Quinn along with Council Members Gail Brewer, Robert Jackson, Dan Garodnick and Miguel Martinez joined together with tenants and various associations spoke out. MORE>

A Father's fight to save his job: Stella D'oro strike

"It's very hard when you go home and your wife asks every day, 'what happened?'" Torres said. "This company knows what they are doing. In the end, they make the community more poor. They are destroying lives. They are destroying families."

 

VIDEO :: Striking Stella D'Oro workers face the bakeries owners at the National Labor Relations Board on May 13, 2009. MORE>

How bad is the day school crisis?

Seeing inability to afford Jewish education as nothing less than an existential threat to Jewish continuity, argues author and radio host Rabbi Shmuley Boteach. MORE>

 

EDITORIALS

Eight misconceptions about undocumented immigrants

The conservative-leaning population of the United States that relentlessly criticizes undocumented immigrants often defends itself with arguments that have absolutely no basis in reality. MORE>

 

Are Black elected representatives an endangered species?

Ask any Black Democrats who sits in the New York State Senate about the cham ber's portrayal in the media and the answer is simple enough: biased and without merit. MORE>

 

BRIEFS

Apply to work with the Census 2010

 
 

Vets' children visas stepped up

 

VIDEO :: Rep. Mazie Hirono (D-Hawaii) Speaks in support of H.R. 760, the Filipino Veterans Equity Act. MORE>

Report condemns Mexican consulate

 
 


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