Martin Luther King press conference

What Would King Do?

With Dr. Martin Luther King jr’s birthday approaching on January 15th and black history month following soon after, I find it appropriate to set my mind on Dr. King's life's work and philosophies. I admonish you to do the same. WHAT WOULD KING DO. Mimicking the Christian catch phrase "What Would Jesus Do," I often wonder how Dr. King would approach today's societal challenges.

Doctors carry fresh organs for transplant

The Shocking Truth About China’s Organ Transplant Industry

In May 2006 the Coalition to Investigate the Persecution of Falun Gong in China (CIPFG), an organization headquartered in Washington D.C., asked former Canadian Minister of State for Asia and the Pacific David Kilgour and David Matas, an international human rights lawyer, to investigate the claims of organ harvesting from living Falun Gong practitioners. They were able to pull together 18 pieces of evidence that point to systematic organ harvesting mainly from living Falun gong practitioners.

Street Named After Legendary Queens High School Basketball Coach

On a rainy Saturday morning on the corner of 116th avenue and Francis Lewis Blvd in Cambria Heights, a crowd gathered to pay respect to one of Queens high schools finest and a New York City legend. On this day, the 22nd of October, the street was renamed to honor Charles “Chuck” Granby, the basketball coach who spent 45 years at Andrew Jackson High School. Located at this very corner, the school is now called Campus Magnet but the spirit of Granby lives on there. The street naming followed a community parade organized by alumnus James Johnson and community leaders. There were performances by youth dance groups that incorporated basketball and cheerleading as a tribute. With 722 wins, Chuck Granby became the first high school coach to do so in the history of NYC PSAL. In his tenure he shaped the careers and lives of many student athletes on and off the court. Many of those athletes were present today to take part in this tribute.