America

A New America: Who Says We Can’t Do It?

Posted on 03/21/2014 by | Latino Life | Comments

Your LifeWho says we can’t make it? Who says that this nation of muscle and dreams, of imagination and strength, can’t last through the next millennium? Who says differences will tear us apart and pettiness will drive holes in our moral structures? Who says that different peoples with different voices will crack the melting pot we have created when their voices rise as individuals in a mass culture? Who says that men who love men and women who love women will …

The Takeaway: Census Data Show Growing Racial Gap Between Young and Old

Posted on 05/17/2012 by | Brooklyn, NY | Comments

Bulletin TodayFor the first time in U.S. Census Bureau history, white births are no longer a majority. In the year that ended last July, non-Hispanic whites accounted for just 49.6 percent of American births, while minorities—including Hispanics, blacks, Asians and those of mixed race—accounted for 50.4 percent. The demographic shift is playing out differently across the states; white births remain the majority in many areas. In others, however, there’s a growing gap between the ethnic and racial makeup of older and younger Americans.

Poverty: Be A Part of the Solution

Posted on 11/22/2011 by | Volunteering | Comments

Your LifeShock, disbelief, fear, guilt, and empathy…you ask what is she talking about now. Those are the emotions that went through me as I sat this week in the Chicago airport mindlessly gazing up at the TV waiting for my delayed flight to board. CNN had just reported the poverty level has risen to 16% in this country. I certainly don’t think that CNN is an authority on anything so that percentage could vary a bit in either direction, but however …

Red, White and Blue: Honoring our Veterans

Posted on 11/11/2011 by | Volunteering | Comments

VolunteeringThis is a guest post by Lee Woodruff. Woodruff is a contributing home and family editor for ABC’s Good Morning America. Her first novel will be published summer 2012. Lee and her family make their home in Westchester County, NY. “Mrs. Woodruff, what girl is ever going to go home with me from a bar?”  He looked up at me with a lopsided grin that said he was partially joking but also dead serious.  His voice was devoid of self …

September 11th Reminds Us That We are United and Strong

Posted on 09/13/2011 by | Volunteering | Comments

Your LifeThis past Sunday was the tenth anniversary of the terrorist attack on our country. It was also the opening Sunday for the 2011 NFL football season. Therefore, late Saturday afternoon, Sean and I arrived in Baltimore to prepare for the Baltimore Ravens’ opening home game against our rival team the Pittsburgh Steelers. We had a lovely dinner with Michael Saturday night. We talked football, family and fall events. After dinner, Michael went off to team meetings, and we took a …

Using Our Freedom to Make Positive Change

Posted on 07/5/2011 by | Volunteering | Comments

Your LifeAs July 4th came and went yesterday it made me stop and think how similar the correlation is between our country’s deep and storied history and helping others hundreds of years later. I must admit I am extremely patriotic! I cry every time I hear Taps, I always place my hand on my heart when I hear our National Anthem, and I hate to see an American Flag touch the ground. You are now feeling patriotic yourself aren’t you? I think it …