The Aftermath of the Public Advocate Race

by Eli Valentin (gothamgazette.com)

The Aftermath of the Public Advocate Race

Melissa Mark-Viverito & Jumaane Williams (photo: William Alatriste/City Council) The public advocate special election has come and gone. The implications of the results will be felt for years to come. Yet there is a debate over whether the position of public advocate should even exist. But it is here and the last two to hold […]

4th Annual Love is L.O.V.E.

Love is L.O.V.E.: Living Our Values Equally benefit, a celebration of Queer Caribbean love and liberations.

4th Annual Love is L.O.V.E.

On behalf of the organizers and volunteers at the Caribbean Equality Project (CEP), we want to thank you for attending our 4th Annual Love is L.O.V.E.: Living Our Values Equally benefit, a celebration of Queer Caribbean love and liberations. It is our sincere hope that you found the community safe space that we created together healing, transformative and empowering. […]

Barbadians Working Together for Community and Country

The gathering, billed Summit 1 - Barbadians Working Together, an initiative of Consul General of Barbados at NY, Mackie Holder, was held at Medgar Evers College.

Barbadians Working Together for Community and Country

Three initiatives benefitting the Child Care Board and the Queen Elizabeth Hospital in Barbados were launched recently in Brooklyn, NY, at a convocation of individual Barbadians and representatives of Barbadian Associations. A dedicated cancer funding project and a comfort programme for children will benefit the QEH while a child sponsorship programme will target the Child […]

New York is closer to “universal rent control” than you think

By REBECCA C. LEWIS (City & State)

New York is closer to “universal rent control” than you think

Before the 2018 state election cycle, universal rent control was not a common phrase among New Yorkers. When the idea gained popularity, thanks to the campaigns of progressive insurgents such as Cynthia Nixon, Jumaane Williams and Julia Salazar, it seemed to some like an ill-defined pipe-dream. But now, just two months into the state Legislative […]

IMF predicts moderate expansion in regional economic growth in 2019

IMF predicts moderate expansion in regional economic growth in 2019

WASHINGTON, United States (CMC) — The International Monetary Fund (IMF) said economic activity in the Caribbean is still projected to pick up in 2019-20 mainly due to robust tourism from the United States and reconstruction from the devastating hurricanes of 2017. Figures released by the Washington-based financial institution note that real gross domestic growth in […]

International Women’s Day: Women’s skills, ideas important — Johnson Smith

This year themes: Think Equal, Build Smart and Innovate for Change and #BalanceforBetter

International Women’s Day: Women’s skills, ideas important — Johnson Smith

Kamina Johnson Smith, Jamaica’s Minister of Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade KINGSTON, Jamaica — Minister of Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade, Kamina Johnson Smith, has noted that the themes for this year’s International Women’s Day challenge us to develop transformative thinking and adopt innovative approaches to dismantle persistent barriers to an acknowledgment of women’s equality. […]

Mayor De Blasio Signs Legislation To Launch Basement Apartment Conversion Pilot Program

City to partner with community organizations to finance creation of safe, quality basement apartments in East New York

Mayor De Blasio Signs Legislation To Launch Basement Apartment Conversion Pilot Program

NEW YORK— Today, Mayor Bill de Blasio signed landmark legislation to create a pathway for transforming certain basement and cellar apartments into safe, legal, affordable homes. The new law establishes a three-year demonstration program to facilitate the creation and renovation of apartments in the basements and cellars of qualifying one- and two-family homes in Brooklyn […]