Single Payer Health Care Must Be Put Back On The Table

Good morning all. I’m sure many of you have heard about the deplorable decision of House Republicans Thursday. Yesterday, Republicans in the House of Representatives voted to pass the American Health Care Act. This is the first steps that they are taking to completely repeal the Affordable Care Act. The bill has to go through the Senate, but at this point there is very little reason to believe that they will vote differently there. Which leads to the difficult question of what should happen now. To that, I have this to say. I don’t say this lightly, but it is...
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...
Donald Trump President Elect

Donald Trump President Elect

Well, here we are folks. No matter how you may feel about it,  Donald Trump has beat Hillary Clinton in the general election for president of the United States.  Historically speaking, Hillary Clinton was a long shot anyway. It’s very rare in American history that the same political party wins three presidential elections in a row. The last time that happened was when Ronald Reagan had two terms, and George H.W. Bush won to succeed him.  The questions that people are loathing to ask is about the role of the primary shenanigans on the Democratic side in this thing. Could...
Metropolitan Black Bar Association To Meet With NYPD; Proposing Key Reforms

Metropolitan Black Bar Association To Meet With NYPD; Proposing Key Reforms

High profile cases of police killings of unarmed Black people have brought a number of issues to the forefront in the past few months. Black Lives Matter emerged as a response, and there are number of other organizations that are responding to this national crisis. One of these is the Metropolitan Black Bar Association. The MBBA is the largest organization representing lawyers of color in New York City. Polite On Society reached out to Paula Edgar, the president of the MBBA. We spoke about some of the issues that mar police and community relations, along with some initiatives to address...