10 Killed in Hate Crime in Buffalo, New York 5/16/22
(Esther Debbie Louis/)
The supermarket is in a predominantly Black neighborhood, near downtown Buffalo. Authorities are looking into whether white supremacist ideology motivated the suspect.
Assemblymember Rodneyse Bichotte Hermelyn issued the following statement: "Brooklyn is with the people of Buffalo in spirit tonight. I am praying for all the victims of this possible white supremacist attack.
We must pass laws that stop extremism and gun violence from continuously causing chaos in the lives of New Yorkers."
Protecting biodiversity has paid off for Costa Rica by Alejandra Echeverri Ochoa and Jeffrey R. Smith for the Conversation 4/25/22
We found that an abundance of animal species alone does not drive tourism; rather, in Costa Rica, our research shows that biodiversity needs to be paired with infrastructure like hotels and roads that enable access to nature. Costa Rica has shown other countries how to do this and is reaping benefits from it.
Our findings suggest that for countries like Costa Rica to continue deriving economic benefits from tourism, they need to invest in both infrastructure and biodiversity conservation. We believe that, rather than building large resorts or multi lane roads, countries would be wise to adopt Costa Rica's model of tourism infrastructure, which is mainly small ecolodges and nature hostels. Sustainability is a central theme of the nation's tourism policy, which emphasizes supporting small‐ and medium‐sized businesses.
A key issue on the agenda is evaluating and managing trade‐offs between protecting nature and promoting economic growth.
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SMART Summer Academy by Darleana McHenry Ed.D., 5/16/22
Black students are the lowest performing students in Math in the nation as well as globally. This achievement gap is generally attributed to poverty. Yet time and time again, we see that given the proper mentoring and coaching Black students achieve at levels commensurate with their peers of other races.
Most research data view Black children through deficit lenses and analyze their economic status and make the decision that they can’t succeed with their background and environment. Children from single parent homes are considered less likely to succeed. African Americans are fully aware that many of our greatest Leaders come from single parent homes, such as Barack Obama, Frederick Douglass, Booker T. Washington, George Washington Carver, Oprah Winfrey, Jessie Jackson, and many others.
Also, if poverty was the determining factor, how does one account for the Black doctors, lawyers, engineers and other scholars who graduate from HBCU? It is the mentoring and coaching they receive from ethnically matched senior scholars who view their culture as a building block instead of a stumbling block.
Dr. Steeve Coupeau Goes One-on-One with Esther Debbie Louis, District Leader for Assembly District 58, Brooklyn
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The work of a District Leader starts before being elected. I am constantly educating my constituents, growing relationships and learning about community needs. This helps me to continue serving the people.
I hope attendees learn how to vote and why it is important to vote. I am creating a space for folks to network, meet their elected officials, and the agencies that serve them. This event allows me to interact with the community and guide attendees through the process of reaching out to NY City and NY State agencies.
Human Trafficking as Denial of Individual autonomy
Sex trafficking, a subcategory of human trafficking, involves the exploitation of people in the commercial sex industry (i.e., prostitution marketplaces) where victims are expected to provide commercial sex acts on demand. Because a person has no meaningful right to refuse sex in the context of sex trafficking, the principle nature of their exploitation is that of rape and the abrogation of their individual autonomy.National Center on Sexual Exploitation (NCOSE)
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