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 […]

The Future of Uber and Lyft

The Future of Uber and Lyft

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 […]

Workers to Amazon: ‘We are not robots!’

Workers to Amazon: ‘We are not robots!’

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, […]

Yes, Your Child. Why Every Child is a Suicide Risk

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.

Yes, Your Child. Why Every Child is a Suicide Risk

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 […]

I used to lead tours at a plantation. You won’t believe the questions I got about slavery

People think slaveholders "took care" of their slaves out of the goodness of their hearts, rather than out of economic interest...

I used to lead tours at a plantation. You won’t believe the questions I got about slavery

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 […]

Brooklyn District 45 Special Election: The Candidates Eyeing Jumaane William’s City Council Seat

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.

Brooklyn District 45 Special Election: The Candidates Eyeing Jumaane William’s City Council Seat

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 […]

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: […]

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