Marianne McCune appears in the following:
Monday, May 14, 2012
Tuesday, February 14, 2012
Claressa Shields, 16-year old boxer out of Flint, MI, was calm and confident last night before she defeated the National champion, Franchon Crews, by a wide margin. Crews is an experienced fighter. "I wasn't nervous at all," Shields said. "I knew I would win."
Friday, February 10, 2012
Brooklyn born boxer Heather Hardy wants to be a world champion. She will not compete this month to make the first women’s Olympic boxing team – she plans to go pro instead. But getting paid to fight – when you’re a woman – is difficult even for top tier boxers. So, like female boxers around the world, Hardy hopes the women who enter the ring in London this summer will change her life, too.
Sunday, January 29, 2012
Tuesday, September 27, 2011
Along the blocks surrounding United Nations headquarters, there have been plenty of sour faces the past week – angry protesters and frustrated neighbors trying to weave through the blue barricades. But the faces of one group of visitors to the UN were full of joy: Libyans.
Tuesday, September 20, 2011
International politics become local this week as world leaders take over midtown Manhattan, with the United Nations General Assembly on the east side of Manhattan and the Clinton Global Initiative on the west.
Friday, September 02, 2011
Thursday, September 01, 2011
Monday, August 29, 2011
Thursday, June 30, 2011
Thursday, June 23, 2011
Wednesday, June 22, 2011
Wednesday, June 15, 2011
Tuesday, May 17, 2011
The Department of Homeland Security announced Tuesday that, more than a year after an earthquake devastated the island nation, it will allow Haitians who came to the U.S. in the year following the earthquake to apply for Temporary Protected Status, the same work visa extended to those living here before the disaster.
Wednesday, February 23, 2011
Friday, February 18, 2011
Wednesday, February 02, 2011
Census figures show about 50,000 people of Egyptian ancestry live in New York and New Jersey combined. Most Egyptians are Muslim, but about 10 percent of the country’s population is Coptic Christian. They are the largest minority group in Egypt and, in recent days, many in the New York metro area have been following news of Egyptian protests with less excitement than trepidation.
Monday, January 31, 2011
Leaders of Egyptian Christians are among those in New York who have paid close attention to the protests in Egypt and have called on Coptic congregations to pray and fast for peace for the first three days of this week.
Tuesday, January 18, 2011
The return of the former dictator Jean-Claude Duvalier to Haiti had many in the Haitian diaspora glued to Internet radio Tuesday. Duvalier fled during a popular uprising in Haiti a quarter century ago and was questioned in Haitian court Tuesday. His defense attorney said he faces accusations of corruption and embezzlement for allegedly pilfering the treasury before being ousted in 1986. Some Haitians in New York accuse him of stealing attention from Haiti’s most imminent problems: a contested election and hundreds of thousands of people still living in tents.
Friday, January 14, 2011
Finding ways to help Haiti help itself has proven a challenge. A Haitian born accountant in Brooklyn has been learning that first hand.