Archive for the ‘Journalism’ Category

More Thoughts About Colleague Larry Shore’s Request to Post on the WORD Blog

Monday, July 21st, 2014

So, anyone reading Colleague Larry Shore’s email to me – First reply to Larry Shore, Second reply to Larry Shore, –should keep the following in mind.


A Pit Bull for Civil Liberties, Human Rights

Tuesday, July 15th, 2014


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Monday, June 30th, 2014

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I Thought This Was Cute

Friday, June 27th, 2014


Justice for the Central Park Five – Justice for All

Wednesday, June 25th, 2014

By FreidaPeople Stat posting on Raymond Santana’s Facebook Page:

Lynn, with all due respect, the tragedy is these boys got railroaded at every step of the way and the media was happy to support their presumption of guilt based on their skin color. The tragedy is that even to this day, people insist on smearing their character as men. The tragedy is that even when Black and brown people are completely innocent, there is a presumption of guilt.

The tragedy is that most of the people in this world still won’t believe the lesson this whole thing teaches us. Crime is not based on skin color and cops are not here to protect or serve children of color from poor communities. I applaud the men I have come to know a bit. In spite of all the harm our racist system inflicted on these kids, they became pillars of society and great role models. The system took their youth, but never their integrity. Can’t wait until all the files are unsealed.

Justice for the Central Park Five. Justice for all.


FreidaPeople Stat posts regularly on Facebook and I and many, many others consider her opinions pretty much Gospel.

Gregg Morris

Gregg Morris

Central Park 5 Lawsuit Settled for $40 Million

Friday, June 20th, 2014

Click here or here for news about the settlement which still needs to be okayed by the NY City Comptroller and a judge.

Gregg Morris, editor of the WORD and this site.

Gregg Morris, editor of the WORD and this site.

Senator Rev Rubén Díaz, NY Hispanic Clergy Organization, and Members of the Community Are Disgusted by Recent Firings at El Diario la Prensa 

Friday, June 20th, 2014

In response to the recent firing of 20 journalists at El Diario la Prensa, New York State Senator Reverend Rubén Díaz (D-Bronx) will be meeting with his fellow clergy members from the New York Hispanic Clergy Organization to discuss a possible June 26th demonstration in front of the executive offices of ImpreMedia, El Diario la Prensa’s parent company. [More Background info]


International Federation of Journalists Advisory for Reporters at the World Cup

Friday, June 13th, 2014

The International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) has advised local and international journalists covering events in Brazil during the World Cup to remain vigilant and ensure they stay safe.


From WHITE HOUSE Office of the Press Secretary

Tuesday, June 10th, 2014

Secretary of Education Arne Duncan and Cecilia Muñoz Host Press Call to Discuss Report on Higher Education and Student Debt

The WORD is there.

Gregg Morris, editor of the WORD and this site.

Gregg Morris, editor of the WORD and this site.


Action Needed to Pass Healthy Workplace Bill in New York State

Monday, June 9th, 2014

From New York Healthy Work Place Advocates
The 2013-2014 Session of the NYS Legislature ends next week on Thursday, June 19, 2014. During these last eight days that the NYS legislature meets, a few select pieces of legislation will be passed. Your recent calls resulted last week in the Healthy Workplace Bill being passed in the Senate Labor Committee on June 3, 2014.

In the Senate, the bill S3863 must next pass through the Senate Finance Committee and then go to the floor for a vote. In the Assembly, the bill A4965 must next pass through the Assembly Labor Committee and then go to the floor for a vote.

Please call to tell the five key NYS legislators listed below that you want the Healthy Workplace Bill (bill numbers: S3863 / A4965) to go to a floor vote before session ends.