NOTES FROM THE WORKING-CLASS: The Last Star

Downtown Seattle is about to lose its Macy’s. The Macy’s building on Third Avenue and Pine Street was first occupied by the iconic Bon Marché that opened in 1890 to serve the working-class. Through a complex series of corporate mergers & acquisitions, the Bon Marché morphed into Bon-Macy’s and eventually became Macy’s flagship store in Seattle. When Macy’s closes its doors on February 28, 2020, the end of this era will signal the death knell for the way the working-class used to shop.


Ntando Mahlangu – Anything is Possible.

Ntando Mahlangu has been a gold medalist contender long before his gold winning performance at the 2019 World Para Athletics Championship that took place in Dubai, UAE. Testament to this is his journey with hemi-melia; a congenital condition that affected both his legs from the knee down. Ntando spent a good portion of his young life in a wheelchair.


The Vulnerability Brought by Electronic Conveniences

The electronic (digital) age has brought great conveniences to human beings. With the rapid development in nanotechnology and quantum technology, there seems to be endless potential ahead for human civilization. But the public is generally unprepared for the great risks as the result of advancing from the previous mechanical era to the current electronic age……


NOTES FROM THE WORKING CLASS: The Bowery Among Us

Betwixt and between New York City and Seattle, the former sites of Skid Rows are quickly becoming occupied by luxury homebuyers and high-end office buildings. Even though the poor have been forced out, they have not gone away. Skid Row has metastasized everywhere. There are more homeless than ever, but they have splintered off into small clusters. They live in the most harsh and frightful way: tucked under blankets, tarps and sleeping bags, in between alleys and in the empty spaces of retail parking lots, loading docks, storefronts, and on the greenbelts along side freeways. This Holiday Season please give to the shelter or mission in your neighborhood.


Happiness: We Still Need a Vacation Law

New legislation in New York City increases the hope of paid vacation time in the United States. Why aren’t the Democratic presidential candidates paying attention?


The Tulsa City-County Library System | Honoring the Twenty-first Century

This month, we profile the Tulsa City-County Library system in Oklahoma. The library’s many outstanding programs, ethnic research resources, and forward thinking services enrich life and learning for Oklahomans in the Twenty-first Century. The library also embodies the true meaning of the term Sankofa: We must go back and reclaim our past so we can move forward; so we understand why and how we came to be who we are today.


December 2019 Magazine

Time and money are two valuable assets. With money, we can make money and lose money, and then we can make money all over again. On the other hand, time is one asset that when we give it away, it’s gone. You can’t take back the time you have given away. Yet according to award-winning author and documentary filmmaker John de Graaf, you can, indeed, take back your time. 

 


Why Draw Up Articles of Impeachment?

There are those who would argue that Democratic members of the House of Representatives are engaged in a bitter and vengeful effort to unseat the president of the United States, that the focus of U.S. House Committee on Intelligence and the U.S. House Judiciary Committee has been much fuss about nothing. It is expected that the Judiciary Committee will release the actual articles of impeachment this week, and that a vote in the House will occur before Christmas.