I stand with President Obama's executive action issued today to require companies of 100+ to disclose pay according to gender. As a Congresswoman, I will fight for the Paycheck Fairness Act to pass, allowing women to further help in ensuring equal pay for equal work.
Today, while we celebrate Dr. King's legacy, we need also to look at ourselves in the mirror. Have we really done enough to fulfill his vision of meeting the most basic needs of Americans? The simple answer is no.
For as long as I can remember, I've seen too many homeless New Yorkers suffer the city's brutal winter wearing nothing but an old coat. No socks, no gloves, no scarf and no hat to keep them truly warm.
Dennis and Ibrahim, students at Smith are real life Hunger Games Mockingjays. They have created a modern day Committee of Correspondence to pull together students from different New York City schools to join their campaign to get metal detectors out of school buildings.
As he carefully negotiated the rickety, slippery stairs to street level, he narrowed his eyes against the snow. Suddenly, he stumbled, flaying his arms out of the pockets to hold his balance. He had almost stepped on what appeared to be a round bundle of dark clothing huddled into the corner of the last step. To his surprise, my uncle saw two small boys, the arms of the older child wrapped tightly around his little brother.
I love New York. There is no place in the world like Manhattan. The energy, the people, the food and the history. It's true, the city never sleeps and after I spend a day there, I always feel invigorated, inspired and grateful I live so close to the best city in the world.
There are many more reasons that I have always loved my hood in the South Bronx besides location. The fact is that the Bronx has more parks than any other borough, and Pelham Bay Park is the largest park in New York. Yes, bigger than Central Park.
to the largely Black and Latino longtime residents, the South Bronx is testament to the ability of communities to survive and thrive in the face of decades of governmental neglect, persistent economic inequality, and built-in racist planning.
There are parts of his past that are sad, so William Javier Velazquez does what he has been doing his entire life to ease the pain. He puts a record on the turntable.
Picture book crafting challenges me to depict life in its simplest forms. At the same time the craft is multi-dimensional. I've always enjoyed paintings which tell several stories captured in a single frame.
Morning clouds filled the sky as I left my Harlem apartment last Sunday and the streets were slick with rain. Undiminished by the drizzle, I jumped onto my trusty 10-speed and pedaled over. As I rolled up, the rain was falling harder than before and no music was in the air.
Costumes, candy and company -- the perfect way to spend a splendid Halloween. Take the scare out of shopping for this most frightening of nights by checking out my latest list of stores, where you'll be treated to all you need for your creepy costume.
Al Selvin knew a great city, train line, bike path, restaurant and musician when he saw it. I hope we will continue to make L.A. a city worthy of his blessed memory.
I would put Mario's pizza up against any in NYC. After all, they've had ninety-six years to perfect it. Its crust is perfection, the corona wonderfully crisp but chewy and charred, the mozzarella bubbles up, the sauce has subtle seasoning, and the scent of just enough basil is dreamy.
I was running to Sunday yoga class in Isham Park, getting in some exercise ahead of exercise, if you know what I mean. And when I'm motivated to this extent, I'm generally not of a mind to stop until I'm done.
I had two worlds growing up and they seemed never to cross. It was difficult to balance both worlds and at times it felt like it would consume me. It would have been easier for me to fall into the usual life of a dead end job and stay with only a high school education, but I wanted more than that.