A Brief Glimpse in Time – New York City Library on 5th Avenue and 42nd Street

The key to understanding people and the world around us begins with education. One way to learn about the world is by developing a love of books. Each month, we profile a library. Large, small, urban, rural, post-modern, quaint or neo-classic; do you have a library that you love? Tell us about it. This month, Patricia Vaccarino writes about the granddaddy of all libraries on 42nd Street and 5th Avenue in New York City.


Beauty Surrounds Us

Our story about Monir Zandghoreishi and Maurice Leary is a fine example of what American stands for. Maurice is built like a linebacker and Monir has the regal bearing of a Persian Princess. Monir fled Iran during a time of grave political upheaval and unrest.  Maurice comes from a hardscrabble past in New Rochelle, New York. They both share something in common: a heart of gold and a commitment to help young people.


"All Rise!"

“All rise!” is what the clerk of court calls out when a judge enters a courtroom, at all levels of our legal system, from traffic court to the Supreme Court. We are asked to rise out of respect for the judge, who represents the judiciary branch of government, in which we place the even-handed enforcement of what we call the rule of law.


Jobs: Doing It for Yourself

From Cape Town, South Africa | Jobs: Doing It for Yourself Chantal Stanfield is an actress, singer, dancer and stage actor – an accomplished all-round performer.  The public will recognize her from various local soap operas, earning her the label “Soap Star” in the mix. Chantal knows the fickleness of the industry all too well, especially after a year of disappointment, disillusionment and confusion. Here’s her take.


On the Right to Sue

From Texas: On the Right to Sue | Workers and Consumers Forced into Arbitration

On May 21, 2018, the U.S. Supreme Court made a 5:4 decision to enforce arbitration requirements in employment contracts. It has previously ruled, in the 2015 DirecTV, Inc. v. Imburgia decision that arbitration agreements with consumers can force them into arbitration instead of successfully filing a lawsuit over services or products disputes. Yesterday’s ruling on employment contracts consolidated three cases that all questioned Congress’ Arbitration Act. 


The Digital Job Market

Digital Technology as an integral part of society has created innumerable jobs, departments and new opportunities. HR Departments have had to adjust and evolve as digital realities seeped into business and daily life. The same goes for institutions of all types.

Communication coach helps improve workplace culture

Betty Lochner believes that good communication is the cornerstone of building a successful work environment. A longtime employee of state government, the Olympia, WA, resident was handed her biggest challenge in the field of workplace communication several years ago when she was charged with taking over a state program where the employees had not been working well together as a team, but weren’t enthused about welcoming a change of leadership, either.


Her Job is her Life’s Passion

Rev. Carmen Hernandez is legendary for her activism in the Southeast Bronx Community. Her work, much more than a job, is a calling, a ministry, and her life’s passion to serve the Bronx. For years, she has met with small business owners and persuaded them to work together.  She realized the future of the Bronx depended on building both a strong business outlook and a real sense of community as strong as closely-knit family. Carmen has been a true minority advocate since childhood. You can learn a thing or two from her struggles and triumphs in this article that was recently published in Latinas in Business

Photo Credit: Cati Gonzalez