Toni Morrison

Mayor De Blasio, Progressive Leaders Discuss Income GapMayor Bill de Blasio, aiming to have a larger national profile as a leader of liberal causes, gathered a group of progressive elected officials and civic leaders on Thursday to fashion a call for solutions to the nation's growing income inequality.
Tri-State Area Libraries, Other Venues Host Events For Banned Books WeekReadings, discussions and other activities were under way this week for Banned Books Week, an annual series of events intended to highlight what organizers call the freedom to read.
Events Held Across Tri-State Area For Banned Books WeekThis week has marked Banned Books Week across the country, and readings and discussions have been held and planned across the Tri-State Area to highlight what organizers call the freedom to read.
Snooki Of 'Jersey Shore' Paid $32,000 To Speak At Rutgers UniversityCall it the price of the pouf. Rutgers University students paid Nicole Polizzi, better known as Snooki from MTV's "Jersey Shore," $32,000 to speak to them. That's $2,000 more than Nobel-prize winning author Toni Morrison will receive to speak there.