Michael Dinnocenzo

Michael Dinnocenzo

137 Articles

Out of Left Field: Long Islanders march for science, survival

There was a warm camaraderie among the hundreds of Long Islanders who boarded the LIRR for ‘The March for Science.”

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Out of Left Field: Libraries are for dancing — and other delights

“I’m not a library person,” a very bright 80-something man said to me when he phoned to discuss my recent

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Out of Left Field: Enduring Factors in the push for female suffrage (1776-1920)

Decades before women achieved the 19th Amendment, legally guaranteeing the vote to all adults in the nation, they won suffrage

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Out of Left Field: ‘Secrets of Happiness’

As you may know, published titles for articles and books cannot be copyrighted or restricted. So, when I saw the

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Out of Left Field: A man who helped lead ‘A Citizens Century’

My dear friend, Harold Saunders, died this month. Hal’s obituary in The New York Times (March 9) demonstrates why he

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Column: Long Island at the Peacemaker Award Gala

Last Friday, Peace Action New York, at its 60th year celebration, selected Hofstra students for the 2017 “Don Shaffer Peacemaker

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Out of Left Field: From conversations to understandings

Immigration policies and practices have been vexing, polarizing challenges to Americans for decades. Many years ago, I heard an eminent

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Out of Left Field: Hospitals take center stage in our lives

  HOSPITALS – NEAR and FAR (Part I) Are most of us now thinking about hospitals more than at any

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Out of Left Field: Rising youth power at polls has consequences

Expanded epistolary exchanges together with creative initiatives by “Bold Democrats” are likely to encourage youth to more fully to recognize

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Out of Left Field: Paths to nonviolence on the football field

During the last years of his life, Robert F. Kennedy issued clarion calls for peace, justice, equality, and nonviolence. He

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Out of Left Field: Dr. King and Long Island Jews

In "Shared Dreams: Martin Luther King, Jr. & The Jewish Community," Rabbi Marc Schneier concludes: “No segment of the white

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Out of Left Field: Volunteerism can shrink political divide

  How much time do you give for uncompensated service to others and to society? Who are the Americans who

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Out of Left Field: Media must step up to defend democracy

Months before the 2020 presidential election, David Rothkopf published a history-shaping book. If you are like most Americans, chances are

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Out of Left Field: Ethnic advances in American sports

Zip codes matter in American society. They are used for marketing and for politics. They also indicate aspects of wealth

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Out of Left Field: Questions raised following baseball in 2018

It’s the October playoff season. How many American minds still turn to baseball? Nearly 50 years ago, noted historian Bruce

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