Review of Laws on Cannabis Use Reflects the Changing Views of the 21st Century in St. Kitts and Nevis

Review of Laws on Cannabis Use Reflects the Changing Views of the 21st Century in St. Kitts and Nevis

Photo: Government ministers pictured with the Chair of the Cannabis Core Committee, Dr. Wycliffe Baird (center) in the National Assembly Chambers at Government Headquarters. BASSETERRE, St. Kitts, July 31, 2019 (Press Unit in the Office of the Prime Minister) – The Government of St. Kitts and Nevis took another major step towards the relaxation of […]

Barbados Urged – Let’s Do Business

Barbados Urged – Let’s Do Business

Barbadians and persons interested in the economy and investing in Barbados got a thorough overview of the country’s situation, insights into several areas for business development and even heard two pitches for new business investment from two young persons. All of this was delivered at Summit 2: Barbadians Working Together – Let’s Do Business, held […]

In Celebration of WorldPride and Stonewall 50, Comptroller Stringer Releases 2019 LGBTQ+ Guide

In Celebration of WorldPride and Stonewall 50, Comptroller Stringer Releases 2019 LGBTQ+ Guide

(New York, NY) — New York City Comptroller Scott M. Stringer released an updated 2019 LGBTQ+ Guide to Services and Resources – the most comprehensive directory of LGBTQ+ organizations and programs in New York City. This year’s guide is dedicated to the 50th anniversary of the Stonewall Uprising and coincides with the City hosting WorldPride […]

Bernie Sanders Calls Trump A Racist In Exclusive Interview With “NOTICIAS TELEMUNDO”

Bernie Sanders Calls Trump A Racist In Exclusive Interview With “NOTICIAS TELEMUNDO”

MIAMI – June 2, 2019 (Telemundo) – Democratic presidential hopeful Bernie Sanders sat with Noticias Telemundo’s Anchor Julio Vaqueiro for an exclusive one-on-one interview. They talked about President Trump, gun control, the Democratic primaries, and immigration policy, among other issues of interest to the Latino community. Highlights of the interview aired today on “Noticias Telemundo.” An extended version will be available for streaming […]

Criminal and Social Justice Advocates Praise Speaker Johnson’s Policy on Criminal Justice Reform

Criminal and Social Justice Advocates Praise Speaker Johnson’s Policy on Criminal Justice Reform

Speaker Corey Johnson (photo: John McCarten/City Council) New York, NY – Today, criminal and social justice reform advocates, activists, social service providers and educators praised Council Speaker Corey Johnson’s first policy speech on criminal justice reform delivered at John Jay College of Criminal Justice. “John Jay College is a recognized forum for vibrant discussions about […]

Brooklyn District Attorney Eric Gonzalez Unveils Justice 2020 Reform

Brooklyn District Attorney Eric Gonzalez Unveils Justice 2020 Reform

(L. to R.) Former NYS Chief Judge Jonathan Lippman, Brooklyn District Attorney Eric Gonzalez, and Medgar Evers College President Dr. Rudy Crew Brooklyn District Attorney Eric Gonzalez announced a groundbreaking initiative to transform Brooklyn’s justice system into a progressive model designed to keep Brooklyn safe and strengthen community trust.  The Justice 2020 reforms were developed following months […]

Mayor De Blasio Signs Legislation To Launch Basement Apartment Conversion Pilot Program

City to partner with community organizations to finance creation of safe, quality basement apartments in East New York

Mayor De Blasio Signs Legislation To Launch Basement Apartment Conversion Pilot Program

NEW YORK— Today, Mayor Bill de Blasio signed landmark legislation to create a pathway for transforming certain basement and cellar apartments into safe, legal, affordable homes. The new law establishes a three-year demonstration program to facilitate the creation and renovation of apartments in the basements and cellars of qualifying one- and two-family homes in Brooklyn […]

BLACK & WOMEN’S HISTORY MONTHS: ‘Sisters in Freedom’ Spotlights Trailblazing Female Abolitionists

Narrated by Sheryl Lee Ralph, the new documentary shines a light on the brave black and white women who crossed racial lines to fight slavery in America

BLACK & WOMEN’S HISTORY MONTHS: ‘Sisters in Freedom’ Spotlights Trailblazing Female Abolitionists

Sisters in Freedom, the extraordinary story of the black and white women who together created America’s first organized female political force and their daring battle to abolish slavery, caps off Black History Month with a public screening at the Free Library of Philadelphia’s Parkway Central Library. The event, which starts at 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday, […]

Senate Majority Passes The José Peralta New York State DREAM Act

Senate Majority Passes The José Peralta New York State DREAM Act

(Albany, NY) The Senate Majority Conference today passed the José Peralta New York State DREAM Act (S.1250). This legislation will allow undocumented children, who are already students in New York State, the ability to qualify for state aid for higher education, create a Dream Fund for college scholarship opportunities and remove barriers that prevent undocumented families […]

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 […]

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