Citizens Soap Box

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City Images wishes to know what's on your mind... Speak up, citizens!

This originates from the days when individuals would stand on a wooden crate used for shipment of soap or any other dry goods from a manufacturer to a distributor.

So, we want to know what's bugging you? Write to your heart's content.

What's keeping you up at night and worth sharing with the online community?

The truth is many of our leaders don’t know enough about what we want and need. Your stories help them better understand the value of the taxes you and your families pay to support your area.

We’ve already sent multiple messages to our elected leaders. And each time you send legislators your thoughts, they get the message: we want fair and clear rules for all our citizens.

Now, it’s your turn to make your voice be HEARD!!!

UNSUNG HERO: NELLIE BLY

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In honor of Women’s History Month, some unsung heroes and stories of the women’s suffrage movement. You can find more of those well-known and not-so-well-known stories in our Digital Classroom “Women, Their Rights and Nothing Less ” module, endorsed by NCSS. To access these resources, you must be signed into the Digital Classroom; registration is free.

US Civil Liberties

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A federal judge has granted an emergency stay to temporarily allow people who landed in this country with a valid visa to remain. The New York district court judge bars The US from deporting travelers with valid visas covered by Trump's executive order.

District Court Judge Ann Donnelly ruled in favor of a habeas corpus petition filed by the American Civil Liberties Union. The federal judge blocked Trump from deporting people here and detained at US airports.

TIS THE SEASON TO BE...

Issue

We're officially in "The Season."

The season when the social calendar is overflowing with events, conferences, seminars, parties and all kinds of gatherings which involve all of us meeting and greeting many people from various backgrounds, religious beliefs and different cultures.

Lots and lots of different people. And often, all at once. If even thinking about being with lots of people makes you want to stay home and take a nap, you're not alone.

That's because as much as one third to a half of the population considers themselves introverts.

ACADEMIC FREE SPEECH

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Open dialogue, conversations, discussions and debates which spark student learning occur in the classroom, during student group meetings, and everywhere on campus.

CIMAGES Welcomes Your Feedback

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Good Old Friends

Idea

As my grandchildren are returning to school it reminds me of my class reunion. Many aspects were what you'd expect: reconnecting with old friends, catching up on their lives and careers, as well as food and alcohol revelry.

I decided to bring my wife, so asked her to tag along, I was braced for a nightmare of never-ending tales of yesteryear in which she'd played no part (my wife and I met in the new Millenium) and reprisals of long-ago inside jokes. However, some other classmates also brought their spouses and it was just fine.

PLAY IN EMPTY STADIUM?

Problem

What, no fans? Today's Chicago White Sox vs Baltimore Orioles baseball game will be first one in history to ever be played without a crowd. What's happened to America's favorite past time?

Major League Baseball makes wrong call in Baltimore http://usat.ly/1GCDoKA

CNN: Orioles game on Wednesday will have no fans http://cnn.it/1Gtr9xo

White Sox-Orioles game will be first one ever played without a crowd: http://sun-tim.es/1HOEXqf

RIP: Cecilia Alvear

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Although my friend and colleague Cecilia Alvear is now gone, she will never be forgotten. Veteran NBC producer and award-winning multilingual journalist Cecilia Alvear died following a long battle with breast cancer. http://www.huffingtonpost.com/author/cecilia-alvear. She also served as executive editor of www.galapagosdigital.com

Longtime NBC journalist Cecilia Alvear, who opened doors for Latinos and women, dies at 77 http://fw.to/CLxC9dS

IMMIGRATION EMERGENCY

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US Congressional Hispanic Caucus members have called for quick action to address the humanitarian crisis involving unaccompanied minors entering this country, little is being actually accomplished.

Media organizations have the duty to make the obvious case of racism here. If these kids, or young adults were white fleeing violence, para-military gangs and drug cartels, there would be no outrage.

It's just that their skin is too dark for those who call this an immigration problem and not a global refugee crisis. What say you?

Songs By Women

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To counter program this year's Superbowl, we decided to offer you a good amount of music. There are plenty of sexy songs to select from all over the Internet.

The following eclectic collection may be difficult to top. The following are a seductive, exciting set of songs by females, who are in touch with their sexuality and have no fears to share it. Listen, watch and you be the judge.

Bessie Smith - Need a Little Sugar In My Bowl (Audio) https://youtu.be/m6WC-XesIJ0

Etta James - Baby What You Want Me To Do https://youtu.be/5m-a00sSkzY

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Query

Is the poem the only one in the Citizens' Soap Box? Where are the rest, if any?

DEAR LADY

Dear Lady standing by the sea
You are a welcome sight to see
I have left the walls and shores of tyranny
And now I gaze at thee
You stand so tall for all to see
Your burning torch lights up the night
So all can see your Crown of Liberty
We who have come from across the sea
Stand on crowded decks to gaze at thee
I know that if by chance you gaze at me
My only wish is to be free
Dear Lady standing by the sea.

By City Islander Jim Mullarkey
82nd Airborne Division