Opinion

OpEd: Amazon, Gentrification and Silicon Valley East

By Daniel Rose   “Gentrification” is the term widely applied to an influx of affluent young professionals displacing long-term lower-income residents and businesses in a revitalizing, dynamic urban setting. Every European capital—and American cities like San Francisco, Atlanta, Baltimore, Seattle and Washington, D.C.—has witnessed tensions when newcomers cause property values to rise and rents increase, …

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Remembrances: Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. & the March on Washington

By Daniel Rose In the Spring of 1963, our friend Bayard Rustin asked my wife and me to join him for dinner with Martin Luther King Jr, whose formidable “Letter From Birmingham Jail” we had just read. Bayard was working with A. Philip Randolph, head of the Sleeping Car Porters Union, to plan a mass …

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Letitia Wright and Black Panther Show How Success and Science Can Go Hand-in-hand

by Derrel Jazz Johnson   Last month, we discussed the ultimate gift of Black Panther, the film that has grossed well over $1 billion worldwide, being the number of children who will be inspired to pursue STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) because of the character Shuri, played by Letitia Wright. In a recent interview …

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Future-Mindedness and Child-Raising Today

By Daniel Rose   “I am 15 and I really want a baby. Should I have a baby?” This question, asked by a schoolgirl recently on Quora, the online crowd-sourced vehicle, provoked an avalanche of replies. The unanimously negative comments thundered, “No, not now!”, citing psychological and economic reasons and the detrimental practical impact on …

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Ta-Nehisi Coates: Looking Forward or Backward?

By Daniel Rose Ta-Nehisi Coates is widely acknowledged as one of the nation’s most eloquent, powerful journalists. The passion, knowledge and command of language he brings to discussions of the state of Black America are especially compelling; and his latest book, “Between the World and Me,” is a thought-provoking intellectual challenge for all Americans. In …

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Spreading the Word

Commencement Address Master of Professional Studies Degree New York Theological Seminary Sing Sing Correctional Facility Ossining, New York     June 10, 2015 Spreading the Word by Daniel Rose Congratulations, Masters! You are heroes, you are role models, you are demonstrations of what a 21st century educational program can achieve for the incarcerated. The self-disciplined, clearly-focused …

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Be Your Own Marketer – A Path to the 5-Hour Work Week

From the time you start reading this article to the time when you are halfway down the page (depending on how fast you read) a lot of has happened on the Internet. Recent research suggests that in only 60 seconds, the following has occurred: 2 million Google searches; 1.8 million Facebook likes; 278,000 tweets; 11,000 …

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