REDACTED: The Racial Data The De Blasio Administration Doesn’t Want You To See

By Greg B. Smith

REDACTED: The Racial Data The De Blasio Administration Doesn’t Want You To See

City housing lottery information was heavily redacted in a court filing. Photo: Ben Fractenberg/THE CITY   The de Blasio administration is fighting to keep under wraps studies of its own data used to analyze whether the city’s affordable housing lottery system reinforces segregation. The latest result: a 31-page report filed in Manhattan Federal Court on […]

State Medicaid Bought Erectile Dysfunction Drugs for Sex Offenders

Lax Oversight Also Let Other Medicaid Patients Get Drugs They Shouldn't Have

State Medicaid Bought Erectile Dysfunction Drugs for Sex Offenders

The state’s Medicaid program paid more than $60,000 for sexual and erectile dysfunction (ED) drugs and treatments for 47 sex offenders, according to an audit released today by State Comptroller Thomas P. DiNapoli. In total, Medicaid made more than $930,000 in payments for ED drugs and treatments for recipients, including sex offenders, that are barred […]

Photograph of Miss India finalists stirs debate over country’s obsession with fair skin

Photograph of Miss India finalists stirs debate over country’s obsession with fair skin

Participants at the fbb Colors Femina Miss India East 2019 on April 23, 2019 in Kolkata,India. (Photo by Debajyoti Chakraborty/NurPhoto via Getty Images) Credit: Debajyoti Chakraborty/NurPhoto via Getty Images What began as an innocent collage of this year’s Miss India finalists has evolved into a heated social media debate about India’s obsession with fair skin. […]

A Promise of Funding for Harlem African Burial Ground

An unused bus depot on East 126th Street is being prepared to honor its past state: a burial ground for enslaved and free African people.

A Promise of Funding for Harlem African Burial Ground

By Rachel Holliday Smith (The City) After a decade of planning and research by Harlemites, an unused bus depot on East 126th Street is being prepared to honor its past state: a burial ground for enslaved and free African people. The city’s Economic Development Corporation says it will begin looking this fall for a nonprofit […]

Simone ‘Jamaican Hurricane’ Edwards is named Celebrity Spokesperson for National Caribbean American Heritage Month 2019

The First Caribbean WNBA Player Simone Edwards has signed on as National Spokesperson for Caribbean American Heritage Month 2019, reprising a role she first played in 2017.

Simone ‘Jamaican Hurricane’ Edwards  is named Celebrity Spokesperson for National Caribbean American Heritage Month 2019

Simone Ann-Marie Edwards (born 17 November 1973) is a female basketball player who played for the New York Liberty and the Seattle Storm and was the first Caribbean and first Jamaican player in the Women’s National Basketball Association (WNBA). The 6’4″ Edwards center is known to fans as the “Jamaican Hurricane.” Like some other Caribbean-born […]

Bernie Sanders Calls Trump A Racist In Exclusive Interview With “NOTICIAS TELEMUNDO”

Bernie Sanders Calls Trump A Racist In Exclusive Interview With “NOTICIAS TELEMUNDO”

MIAMI – June 2, 2019 (Telemundo) – Democratic presidential hopeful Bernie Sanders sat with Noticias Telemundo’s Anchor Julio Vaqueiro for an exclusive one-on-one interview. They talked about President Trump, gun control, the Democratic primaries, and immigration policy, among other issues of interest to the Latino community. Highlights of the interview aired today on “Noticias Telemundo.” An extended version will be available for streaming […]

Proclamation on National Caribbean-American Heritage Month, 2019

WHITE HOUSE PROCLAIMS JUNE NATIONAL CARIBBEAN AMERICAN HERITAGE MONTH

Proclamation on National Caribbean-American Heritage Month, 2019

During National Caribbean-American Heritage Month, we acknowledge the significant ways Caribbean Americans have shaped our culture and heritage.  Americans with roots in the Caribbean have greatly enriched our society, contributing to the arts, business, journalism, technology, government, religion, the military, sports, and many other fields. Through his dedication to his faith, Joseph Sandiford Atwell exemplified […]

Students Protest against Councilwoman Laurie Cumbo on Affordable Housing Issues

By Chereen James

Students Protest against Councilwoman Laurie Cumbo on Affordable Housing Issues

Sakia Fletcher, Medgar Evers College Student Body President A protest against Councilwoman Laurie Cumbo, who represents New York City’s Council District 35 (Prospect Heights, parts of Crown Heights and Bed-Stuy, Clinton Hill and Fort Greene), was held on May 10, 2019. Sparked by the suspension of Medgar Evers College Student Body President elect, Sakia Fletcher, […]

OECS Celebrates International Day for Biological Diversity

“Everything in life is connected. Life is biodiversity. Even the grass and the soil beneath your feet here today are teeming with life.”

OECS Celebrates International Day for Biological Diversity

The Organisation of Eastern Caribbean States (OECS) Commission, in collaboration with the Government of Saint Lucia’s Ministries of Sustainable Development, Education, Fisheries and Forestry, and with the support of other partners and sponsors, celebrated International Day for Biological Diversity (IDB) 2019 under the theme “Our Biodiversity, Our Food, Our Health.” The event was marked with an all […]

Corporations, events face boycott threats over U.S. abortion laws

By Andrew Hay

Corporations, events face boycott threats over U.S. abortion laws

New York City – May 21, 2019: People protesting abortion ban legislation that has swept through several states in Foley Square in Lower Manhattan. (Photo: Christopher Penler – Shutterstock) (Reuters) – Companies operating in Alabama and Georgia, ranging from Toyota to Netflix, as well as an Alabama music festival faced boycott threats on Friday after […]

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