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Rachel Slaiman

  • Social Issues
    The One Year Anniversary of the Boston Marathon

    You prepare a long time for a marathon by eating right, entering a vigorous exercising routine and getting your mind set. The sun is shining and friends and family are there cheering you on. When suddenly, it hits, a bomb explodes and people run everywhere. First responders, policeman and fireman spring into...

  • iConomy
    Chocolate Egg Bidding Which May Become A New World Record

    The arts field, such as dance, theatre, drawing, etc., is arguably one of the most challenging fields to get into because it takes creativity, some sort of skill and ambition to create something from just a few lines or a few pictures. Building sculptors can either be a hobby for some, but...

  • iConomy
    New Spanish-Language Publishing House in New York City

    With the way the world is changing today, it is no surprise that many people are becoming entrepreneurs for an endless amount of reasons. It is arguably so, that entrepreneurship is a new trend because people are thinking ahead as opposed to thinking what is happening now. Books by Latino authors are...

  • iConomy
    Cutbacks with Limes, Really?

    Cutbacks are commonly talked about these days with people and companies being so price conscious. But we have to face it because it is true. With rising costs, demands are going up, supplies are going down and there seems to never be way out. From traditional cutbacks in the office, to people...

  • iConomy
    Tips Can Go a Long Way

    Do you tip? Many people and those that do, think that everyone should do it. Tipping should be a personal choice and for not tipping, you should not be looked down upon. Whether you tip or not, is not really the matter, it is the aftermath, like this story. People take the...

  • iConomy
    Lizards, Mice, and Rats, Oh My!!

    It is called fast food for a reason. You go in, order your food and leave, right? Well, it is not natural to go in and see animals or their nests and then realize that your favorite food place is now infested with their unwelcoming and it has to shut down for...

  • iConomy
    Literary Giant Gabriel Garcia Marquez Hospitalized

    Dedicating yourself to a lifelong career in writing is tough to do. You have to keep on writing stories, engaging audiences and make the people come back and read your work again and again. There are many authors with this ability and highlighted here, is Gabriel Garcia Marquez, a literary giant, who...

  • Weird but True
    State Facts That You May Not Already Know

    Every state is so unique by having its own identity and lingo to it, only the people from that state may understand it. Since we have readers all over the country, it is only fitting that we give you one fact of many that are weird but true to that state. Did...

  • Weird but True
    A Clown on Staten Island?

    There are but only a few holidays out of the year where people get dressed up and celebrate. But someone had thought to pull a stunt early and if the goal was to get people talking and questioning, it sure did. Living in Staten Island just got weird, not to mention that...

  • Social Issues
    Alcohol Can Help You Lose Weight?

    What really helps us lose weight? There may be one scientific definite answer, but everyone knows that what works for one person, may not work for another. No two bodies are alike and there is always something that prevents us from getting the body we really want. With so many diets out...

  • Social Issues
    Not Your Typical Art Work Display

    New York City is known for seeing anything and everything no matter where you look. Anytime during the day, there can be something out of the ordinary happening, and one way or another, word gets out to the public and people are intrigued. Arts program are being emphasized in many schools these...

  • Social Issues
    Some Health Foods Are Not All That Healthy

    Eating healthy is no easy task with the many temptations that surround us every day. For some...

  • Social Issues
    A Lizard Found in a Salad?

    When you are hungry, the goal is to prepare the food, sit down and eat it. Most of the time this works, but other times, which does not happen often, a small creature gets into your food. It is unfortunate, not to mention disgusting, but it is true. Ordering lunch in Manhattan...

  • Movies
    Q & A with Latino Actor Alex Kruz

    Very rarely does your career fall into your lap unless you work very hard at it. A...

  • Entertainment
    Carnivals That Use Mud Instead of Costumes

    When you think of carnivals, extravagant costumes, music, and crowds of people cheering are among a few of the first things that came to mind. Mud may not be one of the things associated with carnivals, but some cultures do take part in it. In Paraty, Brazil, the ‘Bloco da Lama’ carnival...

  • Celebrities
    Waiting for Marriage, This is What Latino Star Shakira is Doing

    Marriage is arguably one of the biggest commitments that people will make in their lives and not to mention, the most challenging. It is a topic that can lead in many different directions and hopefully, down in a path that fits for the couple instead of the norm. The norm gets in...

  • Entertainment
    Exotic Animals Living Around New York City

    There are animals that we love: dogs and cats. There are animals that are deemed gross: bugs...

  • Entertainment
    Mayor Bill de Blasio’s Fork Went Up for Auction

    Auctioning is one a public sale where people can make a lot of money off of something that is actually worth some kind of value. Anything from an original piece of memorabilia from the Titanic to original artwork done by the artist, auction attendees get really excited about this especially if they...

  • Events
    Las Marthas Documentary Presentation: a 114 Year Old Tradition

    In every culture there are always going to be misconceptions because stereotypes have lived with us forever. Having a discussion, learning about the culture or showing what the culture is about through a movie are some of the ways that the misconceptions could almost disappear being that people are learning the truth...

  • Celebrity News & Gossip
    Does Ethnicity Really Matter?

    It is about embracing who you are. What are we talking about? What we are talking about is culture. Culture will not go away. While interracial relationships raise concerns for some people, some are embracing it, getting married and even having children mainly because they see the person for who they are...

  • Featured
    Honoring the Life and Legacy of Pura Belpre

    Many notable writers, authors, and scholars that have passed on are still prominent to people today because they began a trend, left a legacy behind or took a stand in order for change to happen. These people and many more come to mind including Mark Twain, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and...

  • Featured
    Last Surviving Mirabal Sister Died at the age of 88

    It is important to keep going after the loss of a loved one because it is one of the ways to cope or in this case, tell the story of her sisters and what they did. That is what one of the Mirabal sisters did after all of her siblings passed away...

  • Featured
    Mute Swans in Long Island and the State is Becoming Involved

    The news lately has been filled with local and federal stories ranging from evacuations, to President Obama’s State of the Union Address, to Super Bowl XLVIII. Rarely does the state get involved with news stories and most people would think that if it does get involved, it goes beyond a local and...

  • Featured
    Musician Highlight: BombaYo

      A simple sound from an instrument can spark an interest and ultimately turn it into a career. This may be “impossible” for some, but for others it is a dream and they turn it into a reality. But how? The music style, BombaYo, was emerged from the streets and schoolyards in...