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Cross-post: Rally Against Arizona Immigration Law at MLB Headquarters

Posted on Long Island Wins blog, July 8, 2010 by Ted Hesson.

UPDATE: Several hundred people turned out for Thursday’s rally against Arizona’s misguided immigration law, calling for Major League Baseball to move the 2011 All Star Game out of Phoenix and into a city that will respect the civil rights of residents and visitors. Among the speakers at the noontime rally—situated outside MLB’s Midtown Manhattan headquarters—were Rep. Charlie Rangel (D-NY), New York City Comptroller John Liu, and the head of The New York Immigration Coalition, Chung-Wha Hong.

To see more photos and video from the rally, visit

American Identity

September 11, 2001

“Upon coming out of the darkness of the Battery Tunnel into the bright light of morning there was immediately a peculiar feel to the city. The car veered towards the exit ramp as I glanced up to an unexpected sight: one of the World Trade Towers was ablaze. It was an eerie vision without even yet knowing the origin of the blaze.

We tediously and uneasily made our way through traffic continuing to look skyward at the billowing smoke. I had a grim realization that thousands of pieces of paper were floating through the air. In one brief moment the sounds of the city and sirens were overtaken by the sound of a jet and… Read more


Interviews with Rebel Diaz on Police Brutality

In summer of 2008, Hip Hop artists G1, Rodstarz and Lah Tere of Rebel Diaz were on the streets of New York.  They witnessed a street vendor being harassed by the police. Seeing that the street vendor did not reply, they decided to step in to translate for the vendor. Upon requesting the badge number of the police at the scene, the three members of Rebel Diaz were contained, arrested and taken to the local precinct.  They were held in a jail cell with over 30 other individuals for over 24 hours. Charged with unruly public conduct, the Hip Hop group have been on trial until this day.

As an active member of Western Mass… Read more