Let the Bronx Breathe—Address the Cross Bronx Expressway’s Impact on Asthma

Let the Bronx Breathe—Address the Cross Bronx Expressway’s Impact on Asthma

Editorial credit: Karolis Kavolelis / Shutterstock.com By Dr. Ananna Kazi and Dr. Sarah Shidid, City Limits Much of the media spotlight has focused on the adverse health consequences of climate change, but while well-documented, relatively less attention has been given to the negative health impacts of structural racism. The effects of systemic racism have made […]

Guyana President Ali’s Silence is Criminal

Guyana President Ali’s Silence is Criminal

By Arthur Piccolo The ongoing dispute between Exxon, Chevron, and Hess presents a critical opportunity for Guyana to secure a fair and prosperous future. However, President Ali’s decision to remain neutral and his failure to renegotiate the terms of the contracts with these oil giants betray the nation’s potential. It is time for Ali to […]

Mexico Elects First Female President − But Will That Improve the Lot of Country’s Women?

Mexico Elects First Female President − But Will That Improve the Lot of Country’s Women?

Editorial credit: Paola Garcia 1 / Shutterstock.com By Xavier Medina Vidal and Christopher Chambers-Ju | The Conversation Mexico will have its first woman president following a landmark vote on June 2, 2024. After an election period marred by violence, ruling Morena party candidate Claudia Sheinbaum, a former Mexico City mayor, emerged as the victor with about 60% of […]

Exxon Owns Guyana: The New Colonial Masters

Exxon Owns Guyana: The New Colonial Masters

Photo source: This image was created with the assistance of DALL·E 2. By Arthur Piccolo On the eastern coast of South America, there is a small nation called Guyana. Known for its lush rainforests, vibrant culture, and promising potential, Guyana caught the eye of a mighty corporate behemoth. No, it wasn’t a fairy tale villain—it was […]

Consensus in the Absence of a Worthy Proposal?

Consensus in the Absence of a Worthy Proposal?

Photo courtesy: WiredJa News Team By WiredJA News Team KINGSTON, Jamaica, May 27, 2024 – I have read the Constitutional Reform Committee Report and I have listened attentively to, and read of, the ensuing pleas for “consensus” coming from within the Committee and beyond.  I am however totally at a loss to reach any understanding […]

Diaspora Cannot Solve Jamaica’s Crime Problem; It’s a Fallacy

Diaspora Cannot Solve Jamaica’s Crime Problem; It’s a Fallacy

Editorial credit: orenthomasphotography / Shutterstock.com By Leo Gilling A few weeks ago, I wrote an article that was published. I am following up on an excerpt from that article, which stated that: “To offer direct assistance to law enforcement, the Diaspora should also acquire advanced knowledge in criminal justice and criminology, consistently offering their help […]

Dr. Mackie Targets NY Gov. Hochul’s Remarks about Black Kids in Bronx

Dr. Mackie Targets NY Gov. Hochul’s Remarks about Black Kids in Bronx

Editorial credit: lev radin / Shutterstock.com By Michael K. Frisby NEW YORK, NY – Dr. Calvin Mackie, a prominent national leader in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) education, calls on New York Gov. Kathy Hochul to move beyond “status quo programs and initiatives” and support approaches that more effectively teach STEM to Black and […]

Is Ecuador’s Expulsion from the UN Really the Answer to the Diplomatic Crisis with Mexico?

Is Ecuador’s Expulsion from the UN Really the Answer to the Diplomatic Crisis with Mexico?

Editorial credit: oliverdelahaye / Shutterstock.com By Sir Ronald Sanders The Mexican government has taken the significant step of asking the International Court of Justice (ICJ) to “suspend Ecuador as a member of the United Nations” and also to “initiate the process of expulsion under Article 6 of the United Nations Charter.” Mexico took this action […]

How City and State Leaders Can Meet the Child Care Crisis

How City and State Leaders Can Meet the Child Care Crisis

New York City and State are in the midst of government budget negotiations, and the expiration of Federal emergency Covid relief funding has pushed our ongoing child care crisis into both conversations.  It’s a major crisis for families and also for child care providers. The Federal government recommends that affordable child care should cost no more […]

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