Intersections International Celebrates 10th Anniversary With Gala At Cipriani’s

Intersections International Celebrates 10th Anniversary With Gala At Cipriani’s

On Wednesday evening, Intersections International celebrated its 10th anniversary with a Gala at Ciprianis. An organization with an international focus, the purpose of Intersections International is to cultivate understanding between different nations and cultures. Utilizing the United Nations Principles of Partnership as a guideline, this organization focuses on service. Cultivating understanding and shattering stereotypes are a big part of that work, one that Intersections International has taken on for an entire decade. At the Gala that evening, a video highlighting the work done in Kazakhstan and Pakistan to build community and understanding. “Intersections, as a leading organization that identifies and...
Jackie Robinson Poetry Day Write Up

Jackie Robinson Poetry Day Write Up

Good morning my readers. I know I have been just banging out post after post this week. There’s been a lot going on this week. We have the Brooklyn Book Festival and the African American Day Parade this Sunday… so dilemma. Anyway, enough of my busy blogger problems. I wanted to share with you a piece I did about the Jackie Robinson Poetry Day for Harlem World Magazine. Underground Books Host Jackie Robinson Poetry Day In Harlem Catch y’all later. Peace! -Marc
Unions March Proudly At Labor Day Rally

Unions March Proudly At Labor Day Rally

This past Saturday, several unions came together to show their pride in unison. The New York City Central Laboratory Council  organized the event, and many unions participated. Among the unions in attendance were Local 3 IBEW, PSC-CUNY, DC37, 1199, The United University Professors,  Communication Workers of America, and the United Federation of Teachers. New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio marched with the DC 37 contingent, and greeted members as well.  In addition to the rally, the union organizing committee circulated a petition to preserve the funding of city hospitals. De-funding them disproportionately affects working people of color. They urged...
BloggerWeek 2016 Wrap Up

BloggerWeek 2016 Wrap Up

Greetings all. For those who were following my timeline this weekend, you may have seen me talking incessantly about BloggerWeek. It is a conference for bloggers, journalists, and social media people. Founded by Jessica Ann Mitchell-Aiwuyor, it is an offline extension of Black Bloggers Connect. This is the third major conference, and it draws participants from around the country. This year’s event consisted of a networking event Thursday night, an all day at Busboys and Poets on Friday, and then the final day of events at Trinity Washington University on Saturday. I didn’t attend the Thursday event, so I will...

Nobody Is “Owed” My Vote, Especially Not “The Lesser of Two Evils”

I’m an Independent. I’ve never belonged to any political party and, to paraphrase Groucho Marx, I don’t know if I’d want to be a member of any party that would have me. At least, not the major parties as they currently exist. They are at present, big businesses that pedal notions without motions, bluster without muster, and platitudes without latitude. Now that the 2016 major party conventions are in the bag, the expected talk is swirling about the supposed irresponsibility of being an Independent and voting independently. The rhetoric is especially spirited in this cycle because we’re dealing not in degrees of likability, but degrees...