Little-Used Community Land Trust Model for Affordable Housing May See Big Boost

Little-Used Community Land Trust Model for Affordable Housing May See Big Boost

A new $8 million bank settlement from Attorney General Letitia James is also being parceled out this spring to land trust projects across the state. By Emma Whitford (Gotham Gazette) Manhattan City Council Member Carlina Rivera is part of a growing coalition of Council members pushing for city government’s first major commitment to a seldom-utilized […]

Know Your Rights: Do you feel you have been treated unfairly due to your diabetes?

If you were affected by a hurricane and are experiencing discrimination at shelters or difficulty accessing your medications, call the American Diabetes Association at 1-800-DIABETES.

Know Your Rights: Do you feel you have been treated unfairly due to your diabetes?

By American Diabetes Association  Where can you turn if you feel you have been treated unfairly due to your diabetes? We are committed to ending discrimination against children and adults with diabetes. You can be your own best advocate by knowing your rights, understanding the law, and protecting yourself with the appropriate tools and services. Explore: […]

Jumaane Williams Delivers Victory Speech

Jumaane Williams Delivers Victory Speech

NEW YORK: After winning the Public Advocate special election, Jumaane Williams addressed an enthusiastic crowd of supporters in Flatbush at his victory party. Jumaane garnered 33 percent of the vote, according to priliminary totals from the Board of Elections, with 97 percent of the precincts reporting and about 396,000 ballots cast. ***Remarks as prepared*** Thank you. Thank you […]

Data Shows Granting Driver’s Licenses to Undocumented New Yorkers Would Benefit Everyone

Comptroller Stringer and Fiscal Policy Institute :Data Shows How Expanding Driver’s License Eligibility Would Increase Economic Mobility for Immigrants, Improve Road Safety, and Lower Insurance Premiums for All

Data Shows Granting Driver’s Licenses to Undocumented New Yorkers Would Benefit Everyone

(New York, NY) — New York City Comptroller Scott M. Stringer, the Fiscal Policy Institute, New York Immigration Coalition, Make the Road New York, and MinKwon Center today renewed their call to expand access to driver’s licenses to all New Yorkers, without regard to immigration status – citing economic and safety benefits of the policy. The coalition […]

The 48-Hour Rule: How the Police Get Their Story Straight When They Kill Someone

By Travis Morales. Why are police who brutalize and murder rarely if ever charged, much less convicted and sent to prison?

The 48-Hour Rule: How the Police Get Their Story Straight When They Kill Someone

BROOKLYN, NY (Workers World Today) — Three days before Christmas, 1994. The Baez family is altogether. Around 1 a.m., four of the Baez brothers go outside, and start a game of touch football. Everybody’s happy, playing around…then the ball goes off target, thud…it hits the roof of a cop car parked on the street. “Sorry […]

Teamsters Endorse Rafael Espinal for Public Advocate

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Teamsters Endorse Rafael Espinal for Public Advocate

Rafael Espinal, candidate for NYC Public Advocate, is honored to accept the endorsement of International Brotherhood of Teamsters Joint Council 16, which represents 120,000 workers and 27 local unions in and around New York City. George Miranda, President of Joint Council 16, said: “Rafael Espinal has stood up for working people when their jobs were […]

Mayor De Blasio: Delivering on our promise to make New York City the fairest big city in America

NEW YORK—Mayor Bill de Blasio delivered his sixth State of the City Address on Thursday. Taking the stage at the Symphony Space on Manhattan’s Upper West Side, the Mayor highlighted a series of sweeping proposals aimed at fighting income inequality across New York City. Policy promises focused on health care, workers’ rights, and tenant protection […]

New York governor grants Caribbean nationals clemency

New York governor grants Caribbean nationals clemency

NEW YORK, United States (CMC) — New York Governor Andrew Cuomo has granted pardons to several Caribbean nationals, including five Jamaicans, convicted of minor drug and other offenses and saving them from possible deportation under the Donald Trump administration’s tough policy on immigrants. Cuomo said he was granting clemency to 29 immigrants “who have demonstrated […]