While more than 60,000 mostly young people rallied in lower Manhattan to participate in the Global Climate Strike on Sept. 20, environmental and social activists gathered at a nearby branch of Banco Santander on the two-year anniversary of Hurricane Maria to reflect on the threat of climate change and on becoming homeless because of a natural disaster.
Global Climate Strike — a gathering of more than four million young people worldwide on Sept. 20 to call attention to the dangers of climate change — was a local event, too, as more than 60,000 rallied in lower Manhattan to voice their support for efforts to curb global warming.
For a few minutes on a Saturday afternoon, Prospect Park became a Mexican pueblo. Performers from Mexico‘s largest traditional dance troupe, “Los Tecuanes de San Juan Bautista,” had their weekly rehearsal in the park on Sept. 7, drawing a festive crowd and curious passersby.
Earlier this year, when Kate Baragona was diagnosed with cancer, she was stunned. But the news was also a reminder of how far-reaching the effects of the Sept. 11, 2001 terrorists attacks continue to be 18 years after the fact.
With the swearing-in of its third governor in two weeks, the island of Puerto Rico has now been tasked with learning to move forward in the aftermath of #RickyLeaks.
August 12 marks two years since white supremacist James Fields Jr. drove his car into a crowd of anti-racism protesters in Charlottesville, Virgina, killing 32-year old activist Heather Heyer.
On the eve of Constitution Day in Puerto Rico, Ricardo Rosselló announced via video that on August 2 he will resign as the commonwealth’s governor.
With their fists raised, their flags waving and through chants of “Ricky Renuncia” or “Ricky Resign,” Puerto Ricans took to Union Square Park to speak out against the island’s governor, Ricardo Rosselló on July 18.
Gabriella Ranaglia and Carmela Doshna, two grade-schoolers from Queens, stood in a sea of stars and stripes along New York City’s Canyon of Heroes to see the World Cup champions, the U.S. women’s soccer team, on July 10.
Marie Taccogna has been using sign language since she was 7 months old. Both of her parents are deaf, and so are her two adult children. And for the past 44 years, she’s worked as a sign-language interpreter herself.