Hurricane Dorian Death Toll on the Rise – Almost Three Times Number Reported on Tuesday; Looting a Concern

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Hurricane Dorian Death Toll on the Rise – Almost Three Times Number Reported on Tuesday; Looting a Concern

NASSAU, The Bahamas, Wednesday September 4, 2019 – As authorities had warned, the death toll from Hurricane Dorian is on the rise, with confirmed fatalities yesterday increasing to 20. Prime Minister Dr Hubert Minnis, who a day earlier said the deaths stood at seven, told a press conference last night the number had risen again, […]

Photos of Our Labor Day Event

Photos of Our Labor Day Event

We Had A Great Time At the Labor Day Parkway! It was impressive, despite the rain the amount of volunteers we got, handing out flyers, getting folks to sign our contact sheets and take photos at our Photo Booth! Below are images of our most popular t-shirts. And the great time that we had with […]

Althea Gibson: The pioneering champion America forgot

On Monday, a bronze sculpture of Gibson, the first black player to win a Grand Slam, will be unveiled outside Arthur Ashe Stadium at Flushing Meadows in New York - the world's biggest tennis arena named after another pioneering African-American. These two tributes stand as testaments to obstacles overcome, during a time when the United States was politically and socially rooted in racial segregation.

Althea Gibson: The pioneering champion America forgot

Gibson, pictured here with Marble at Forest Hills in 1950, went on to win five Grand Slam singles titles – the French Open (1956), Wimbledon (1957, 1958) and the US Open (1957, 1958) By Jonathan Jurejko, BBC Sport in New York “Everything was white. The balls, the clothes, the socks, the shoes, the people. Ev-ery-thing.” […]

Five Confirmed Dead as Hurricane Dorian Continues Unrelenting Assault on The Bahamas

Five Confirmed Dead as Hurricane Dorian Continues Unrelenting Assault on The Bahamas

Prime Minister Dr Hubert Minnis announced the deaths “in the midst of a historic tragedy”, at a press conference yesterday. By Caribbean360 NASSAU, The Bahamas Prime Minister Dr. Hubert Minnis has confirmed at least five deaths in the Abaco Islands of the Bahamas in what he yesterday described as a “historic tragedy”. The dead include […]

Despite Diversity Gains, Top NYPD Ranks Fall Short of Reflecting Communities

In 109 of the last 118 years, the NYPD has been run by white men — including James O’Neill, the current commissioner. Since 1901, when the NYPD was first run by a single commissioner, only two of the 42 commissioners appointed by mayors have been non-white.

Despite Diversity Gains, Top NYPD Ranks Fall Short of Reflecting Communities

By Greg B. Smith, THE CITY Nearly 70% of New York City’s residents are Hispanic, black, Asian or mixed race — a non-white majority that’s steadily solidified since the 1980s. But over at One Police Plaza, the top ranks of the New York City Police Department appear to be frozen in time. Almost 80% of […]

CTO Statement on Hurricane Dorian

CTO Statement on Hurricane Dorian

BRIDGETOWN, Barbados, 3 Sept. 2019 – The Caribbean Tourism Organization (CTO) expresses our deepest regret and sadness over the loss of life and damage done to the Abacos and Grand Bahama Island by dangerous category 5 hurricane Dorian.  In the wake of this monstrous storm, we have witnessed the pain of those who lost loved […]

It’s Time for a Girls’ Trip

It’s Time for a Girls’ Trip

By Victoria Falk Call your friends and pack your bags, because it’s time to go. Yes, it’s time to go on a girls’ trip. There are multiple benefits of taking a vacation, and even more when you’re traveling with friends. The social benefits of taking a vacation are huge. As you’re exploring new and fabulous […]

Citizenship will no longer be automatic for children of some US military members living overseas

The updated policy directly impacts US government employees and service members, many of whom are temporarily assigned to posts overseas for extended periods. The policy says children living abroad with a parent who is a US government employee or US service member will not be considered to be " 'residing in the United States' for purposes of acquiring citizenship" under a section of immigration law.

Citizenship will no longer be automatic for children of some US military members living overseas

By Priscilla Alvarez, Geneva Sands, and Ryan Browne, CNN Washington (CNN) – The Trump administration is making it more difficult for the children of some US service members and US government employees living abroad to automatically become US citizens, according to a policy alert released Wednesday by US Citizenship and Immigration Services. The rule appears to primarily […]

The answer to organized labor’s woes? Immigrants.

The answer to organized labor’s woes? Immigrants.

This Labor Day will be a historic one for a coalition of organized labor and immigrant rights advocates in New York. In January, both camps celebrated the passage of the state DREAM Act, which made undocumented immigrants eligible for in-state college tuition assistance. Several months later, the state Legislature overcame bipartisan resistance to authorize driver’s licenses for […]

Could Celery Help Me Quit Smoking? An Experiment in Wellness

Could Celery Help Me Quit Smoking? An Experiment in Wellness

By Nora Deligter, Vogue Quitting smoking, according to me, is a matter of replacing one bad habit (that has brought me the greatest joy), with other, less joyful, habits. Unlike the dictionary’s definition—which speaks to permanently leaving (a place), if you were curious—mine is rooted in grueling process, not permanence, and experimentation, not expulsion. After […]