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 […]
Lyft has finally gone public. After a hot debut, its stock price has begun sinking. What’s the deal? By Hamilton Nolan (Splinter News) When a company goes public, though, there are lots of bothersome reporting requirements and big investors who want to see annoying things like “profits,” and all the early VC guys have already […]
The e-commerce giant Amazon is worth a trillion dollars. But the megacorporation is not into sharing–least of all with the Amazon workers whose labor produces all this profit. No U.S. Amazon facility is unionized. By By Joyce Chediac (Liberation) Amazon workers are subjected to dangerous, exhausting and stressful conditions. This includes mandatory 70-hour work weeks, […]
Ask The Lawyer: What can I do if I am an undocumented immigrant and married to an abusive US citizen?
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NEW YORK, United States (AP) — Outbreaks in New York state continue to drive up the number of US measles cases, which are approaching levels not seen in 25 years. Health officials say 71 more cases were reported last week, with 68 of them from New York. That brings this year’s total to 626. That […]
Suicide prevention expert Dr. Mark Goulston helps parents recognize the easy-to-miss signs that their child may be struggling, and shares advice for reaching them before it's too late.
By Dr. Mark Goulston Los Angeles, CA (April 2019)—Suicide rates keep climbing, especially for teens. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the suicide rate for white children between 10 and 17 years old was up 70 percent between 2006 and 2016, and up 77 percent for black children. Nearly every time a […]
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People think slaveholders "took care" of their slaves out of the goodness of their hearts, rather than out of economic interest...
By Margaret Biser (Vox) Up until about a year ago, I worked at a historic site in the South that included an old house and a nearby plantation. My job was to lead tours and tell guests about the people who made plantations possible: the slaves. The site I worked at most frequently had more […]
Candidates will have to run twice this year, once on May 14th, as the Mayor has recently announced, and again sometime in November, in a special election to retain their seat in the Council.
Last week’s special election was a seminal moment for Brooklyn City Councilmember Jumaane Williams. Previously elected District 45’s representative three times in a row, Williams will now assume the role of Public Advocate, which is the second highest ranking elected office in the city. Williams had run against 16 other candidates and won with a breakaway 33.2 […]
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.
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: […]