Live and Let Love

This month's Porcelain Ashes column is a sole contribution by Krystal, inspired by a conversation both columnist recently had. Krystal: Let's talk about love. But let me start out by saying that I've...

Raising The Age is Just the Start

Raise the Age Hearing in Albany on February 6, 2017 Jurists, advocates, educators, and everyday New Yorkers testified at our "Raise the Age" Hearing earlier this year. We heard from witnesses possessing a...

When Winter Covers the Spring

“The Art of Seeing” by Michael Milton Yet sunshine brightens after rain, The darkness comes and goes again, So solace follows bitter pain, As seasons wax and wane. ~Elizabeth Chase Akers Allen...

The Art of Imitation!

Yako: I love memes! Two years ago, I did not even know what a meme was. According to Wikipedia, memes have been around since 1976! And the word “meme” is short for “mimeme,” which is from Ancient...
Millionaire's Tax

When Taxation Meets Representation

Photo: Wiki Commons Op-Ed By Assemblymember Walter T. Mosley Several weeks ago, the President released a budget that promises to cut vital and projected revenue that New York State depends on, in favor...

The Strength in Sadness

Krystal: Let’s face it. There is no shortage of things to be upset about these days. Whether it’s grief from the loss of a loved one, a breakup, losing your job, not finding a job, losing a friendship, or...