Category: Guest

‘Ban the Box’ Comes to Utica

by Nay Briggs/Guest The Ban The Box campaign definitely hits home for me and is catching fire in Utica. I had  the great  opportunity in April at Mohawk Valley Community College to join forces with other supporters of this fast-growing campaign and discuss the ways that it negatively effects our communities now, but […]

A Mother’s Loss

by Jalil Muntaqim/ To lose a child under any circumstances is heart-wrenching for any parent. This is especially true when it is done by a representative of government. When the police kill, particularly a child, more specifically a man-child of color, it raises many questions about justification. As […]

The Slaughter of Hiroshima

by Colin Wilson/originally published at rs21 Seventy years ago, the United States dropped an atomic bomb on the Japanese cities of Hiroshima and Nagasaki. The author recalls a visit to Hiroshima where he met a survivor. When I visited Hiroshima in 2003 what initially struck me was the […]