Blog

My running commentary on events: local, national, and international. Areas of special interest include Israel, Iraq, and dissidents in the Muslim world.

NYC Activists Gather to Protest Libyan Enslavement of Black Africans

December 4, 2017

by Heather Robinson

Last week in New York City, African-born Americans rallied outside the Libyan Mission of the United Nations to protest enslavement of black Africans taking place in Libya.

The protest’s focus, according to Queens-based human rights...

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African Children Pay the Cost of Wars

November 28, 2017

by Heather Robinson

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Escaped slave and human rights advocate Simon Deng is joined today by South Sudanese-American human rights activist Jacinta Elioba and others protesting outside the Libyan consulate of the United Nations.

The reason for their protest?

Black...

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What City Singles Should Be Thankful For This Holiday

November 24, 2017

by Heather Robinson

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From The New York Post

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What are New York’s singles thankful for this season?

Are we thankful to live in a city where each new season brings an influx of men and women to this island of strivers and with them new opportunities for...

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Christie at UANI: Predicts Trump Will Scrap Iran Deal; Lieberman: Iran Deal is Dangerous

September 20, 2017

by Heather Robinson

As President Trump on Tuesday at the United Nations threatened to “totally destroy” North Korea if the rogue regime attacks the U.S or its allies, New Jersey Governor Chris Christie, addressing attendees of the United Against Nuclear...

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At UANI, Christie Predicts Trump Will Scrap Iran Deal, Lieberman Oks Trump’s UN Speech

September 19, 2017

by Heather Robinson

On Tuesday, as President Trump threatened to “totally destroy” North Korea if the rogue regime attacked the U.S or its allies, New Jersey governor Chris Christie as well as former governors Jeb Bush, Bill Richardson, and former Senator...

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‘Wonder Woman’ Box Office Take Proves Audiences Get Strong, Nurturing Female Heroes

September 12, 2017

by Heather Robinson

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From The NY Observer

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Late last month, after Titanic director James Cameron characterized this summer’s hit film Wonder Woman as “a step backwards” for women, and called the film’s protagonist, played by...

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On eclipse day, where were we?

August 21, 2017

by Heather Robinson

Here in New York City, where today’s solar eclipse has come and gone, it’s tempting to try to assign personal meaning to this once-every-several-decades event, and to ask: will we remember with whom we shared time on this day? Did the...

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Let Cooler Heads, and Truth, Prevail

August 18, 2017

by Heather Robinson

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The issues surrounding the tragedy that took place last week in Charlottesville are a minefield, so I hesitate to write anything more about them. But because I also believe honest examination of facts and issues is important, I do want to...

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An American Tragedy

August 15, 2017

by Heather Robinson

By now most of the country knows that a 32-year-old woman, Heather Heyer, was killed Saturday and 19 others injured when a car driven by a white supremacist allegedly rammed into a group of counter-protestors during a “Unite the Right”...

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The Big Sick: Loving Across the Divide

August 2, 2017

by Heather Robinson

My column in yesterday’s New York Post celebrates cross-cultural love, taking inspiration from this summer’s hit film, “The Big Sick.” Based on a true story, the movie tells the tale of a Pakistani...

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