Legal Briefs: Legal Myths Vs. Reality

By Judge Joan Shkane This is a continuing discussion of Legal Myths and Reality, because those informed are always the most successful. MYTH: The law always stays the same, so scientific advances are not reflected in...

Voices of Polonia Bona Sforza, Italian, Queen of Poland

By Ted Rajchel Background Bona Sforza was an Italian princess, who became Queen of Poland in 1518, as the second wife of King Sigismund I of Poland. At that time no one anticipated how significant the...

At the Movies–“Nacho Libre”

  by Mark Ziobro I was shocked to learn that “Nacho Libre,” the tempered and anticlimactic comedy starring Jack Black was actually loosely based on true events, the tribulations of Sergio Gutiérrez Benítez, a Mexican Catholic...

Charles Bronson,  An American Award Winning Actor

  By Ted Rajchel Background According to the Polish-American Encyclopedia, Charles Bronson was born to a Lithuanian-Polish father, who worked in the coal mines of Pennsylvania. Charles Bronson was born on  November 3, 1921 in Ehrenfeld, Pennsylvania.  He...

Copper Bill – Movie Review

By Mark Ziobro “Copper Bill” is a crime caper, and the new independent film from Brett Bentman, the mind behind last year’s “90 Feet From Home;” and shows, once again, Bentman’s flare for painting Texas...

It’s American Music, but Where are the Natives?

by Doug-George Kanentiio The music of America was rightfully indigenous for thousands of years prior to the arrival of the immigrants from the east. Not only drums and flutes by the power of the human...

Mike Krzyzewski, Championship Basketball Coach

by Ted Rajchel Background Mike “Coach K” Krzyzewski, nicknamed “Coach K”, is an American college basketball coach and former player. Since 1980 Krzyzewski has served as the head men’s basketball coach at Duke University, where he...

Legal Myths v. Reality

by Judge Joan Shkane This is a continuing discussion of Legal Myths and Reality, because those that are informed are always the most successful. MYTH: Any person responsible for paying child or spousal support to another...

Legal Myths v. Reality

by Judge Joan Shkane This is a continuing discussion of Legal Myths and Reality because an informed citizen is always the most successful citizen: MYTH: Adults adopted in childhood in New York State may never find...

The Roots of Rez Life

by Doug George-Kanentiio Mohawk Akwasasne The Laws of Burgos was enacted by Spain on December 27th, 1512 in response to the massive slaughter of hundreds of thousands of Native people in the Caribbean by the...
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