New York, NY / USA – July 11th 2020: Former Mayor Bill De Blasio and first lady McCray participate in “Occupy the Corner” in Harlem with Inez Dickens, Gale Brewer, Hazel Dukes and others on gun violence. (Shutterstock) By Stephen Witt, Politics NY Thousands of Black and Hispanic small property owners in Harlem and Bedford-Stuyvesant […]
Why haven’t Covid mask mandates made much difference?
By David Leonhardt, NY Times Covid cases and hospitalizations are rising again in the U.S., and deaths are starting to rise, too. In response, many people are understandably asking what the country can do to minimize the virus’s toll in the weeks ahead. So far, a lot of discussion has focused on mask mandates. Schools […]
NEW YORK: MAY 30, 2022 Consul General Alsion Wilson is pleased to announce the staging of the Official Jamaica 60 Diamond Jubilee Gala for Saturday August 20, 2022. The event, returning after a five-year absence from New York, will form part of the official slate of activities for the 60th Anniversary celebration of Jamaica’s Independence, […]
Uvalde, Texas – United States – May 26, 2022: Community members at the Robb Elementary School memorial pray, visit, and leave tokens of affection at the crosses dedicated to the victims of the shooting. (Shutterstock) By Lindsay Kalter, WebMD May 27, 2022 — In a seemingly endless stream of tragic news out of Uvalde, TX, […]
By Sara M Moniuszko, USA TODAY Tuesday’s school shooting has left many people at a loss for words, overwhelmed with emotion. In her latest poem, Amanda Gorman is capturing those feelings and transforming the speechlessness into stanzas. The poet and activist, 24, took to social media Tuesday to share the gun violence-focused verse. “Schools scared […]
By WiredJA News Team WASHINGTON DC, Thursday May 26, 2022 – Chairman of the CARICOM Council for National Security and Law Enforcement (CONSLE) and Jamaica’s National Security Minister Dr. Horace Chang, says the illicit trafficking of illegal firearms is a significant challenge for the region. Addressing today’s Committee meeting on Hemispheric Security at the Organization […]
By Jennifer Sinco Kelleher and Anita Snow, AP News HONOLULU (AP) — After guests checked out of a corner room at the Hilton Hawaiian Village resort on Waikiki beach, housekeeper Luz Espejo collected enough trash, some strewn under beds, to stuff seven large garbage bags. She stripped the linens from the beds, wiped built-up dust […]
By Livern Barrett, Jamaica Gleaner Two Jamaicans are among 19 people who have been jailed on a range of criminal charges for their alleged involvement in a “sophisticated” international narcotics scheme, a top American law enforcement official has disclosed. The scheme operated in Jamaica, Colombia and the United States. The scheme was allegedly used to […]
Congressional and state seats have changed. Before this summer’s primary elections, find out how your old districts stack up with your new ones.
BROOKLYN, NEW YORK – OCTOBER 31, 2020: People vote in the Brooklyn Museum during the 2020 Presidential election between President Donald J. Trump and Joe Biden. (Shutterstock) By Will Welch, Rachel Holliday Smith and Alyssa Katz, THE CITY After a chaotic redistricting process, New York’s political boundaries have finally been set for the 2022 election […]
New York, New York – October 2nd, 2021: Anti-abortion protest and march in New York city on Saturday afternoon in October, Kicked off against Texas and other states trying to rid abortions. (Shutterstock) By Claire Galofaro, AP TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (AP) — It was lunch hour at the abortion clinic, so the nurse in the recovery […]