New York Marijuana: Statewide Decriminalization Takes Effect Today

New York Marijuana: Statewide Decriminalization Takes Effect Today

By MSN NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) – A New York State law decriminalizing marijuana takes effect today. Gov. Andrew Cuomo signed the measure last month. “Communities of color have been disproportionately impacted by laws governing marijuana for far too long, and today we are ending this injustice once and for all,” he said in a statement at the time. “By […]

Senator Persaud’s Bill to Protect Victims of Domestic Violence from Employment Discrimination Signed into Law by Governor Cuomo

Senator Persaud’s Bill to Protect Victims of Domestic Violence from Employment Discrimination Signed into Law by Governor Cuomo

(Brooklyn, New York) — Legislation sponsored by Senator Roxanne J. Persaud that protects victims of domestic violence from discrimination in the workplace was signed into law yesterday by Governor Andrew Cuomo. Later in the day on Tuesday, Aug. 20, Governor Cuomo signed Bill S1040, which establishes victims of domestic violence as a protected class in […]

Hundreds of child sex abuse claims filed early on Day One of Child Victims Act

By Steve Orr, Rochester Democrat and Chronicle

Hundreds of child sex abuse claims filed early on Day One of Child Victims Act

Child Victims Act signed into law by New York Governor Andrew Cuomo Thousands of New Yorkers who were molested or sexually abused as children have been waiting for years — in many cases, for decades — for their day in court. That day has arrived — and it began with a stunning barrage of lawsuits. […]

New York Vows to Fight New Trump Green Card Benefits Policy

The new Department of Homeland Security rule requires that immigrants living in the country legally “do not depend on public resources to meet their needs, but rather rely on their own capabilities, as well as the resources of family members, sponsors, and private organizations.”

New York Vows to Fight New Trump Green Card Benefits Policy

By Josefa Velasquez, THE CITY Getting treated at the city’s public hospitals won’t necessarily be held against green card seekers, health officials said Monday amid news of a new Trump administration rule penalizing immigrants who legally receive government aid. Applications for permanent legal status can be rejected by immigration officials if immigrants use public benefits, […]

“Untouchable” Louison Busted for Immigration Fraud in Brooklyn

Arleigh Louison, who submitted over 1,800 fraudulent immigration applications indicted on 12 counts of making false statements in immigration documents

“Untouchable” Louison Busted for Immigration Fraud in Brooklyn

By Elias G. Brenda and Kathy (names changed for privacy), who spoke to Caribbean American Weekly recently, alleged that Arleigh Louison, a Grenadian national and New York resident, had defrauded them as he orchestrated a sham immigration practice in an office building located on 223rd Lenox Road, Brooklyn, adjacent to Congresswoman Yvette Clarke’s office.     Federal […]

School Lead Cleanup Vowed, But Little Testing Advice Offered

The education department acknowledged Wednesday that nearly 1,000 city classrooms in schools built before 1985 that serve students in pre-K and kindergarten have deteriorating lead paint that could potentially harm children, particularly those under 6.

School Lead Cleanup Vowed, But Little Testing Advice Offered

By Alex Zimmerman, THE CITY In their first communication to parents since revealing last week that nearly 900 city classrooms have peeling lead paint, education officials said they are working to quickly address the problem, but stopped short of giving direct advice about whether students should receive blood lead testing. “We are sparing no effort to ensure […]

Black VegFest Brings Healthy Living to BK

Black VegFest is an intersectional vegan festival focused on Black culture, health and wellness, animal welfare and planetary care. Organizers from Grassroots Artists MovEment (G.A.ME), a small NYC not-for-profit, plans to bring over 5000 attendees to Brooklyn. The first Black VegFest brought 2000 attendees on the rainiest day in 2018!

Black VegFest Brings Healthy Living to BK

NEW YORK: (Newswire.com): Weeksville Heritage Center hosts Black VegFest’s 2nd Annual in association with proud vegan Brooklyn Borough President Eric L. Adams. New York’s only outdoor two-day vegan festival arrives in Brooklyn, Aug. 10-11, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. The festival’s center stage is located at Bergen Street between Rochester and Buffalo Avenues. Most workshops […]

Banning Hair Discrimination Law Passes

On July 12th, Governor Andrew Cuomo signed Assembly bill 007797 to prohibit "race discrimination based on natural hair or hairstyles" in the state of New York. California passed its own legislation against natural hair discrimination on July 3rd, becoming the first state to ever do so; known as the CROWN (Creating a Respectful and Open World for Natural Hair) Act.

Banning Hair Discrimination Law Passes

Anti-Black racism is an invidious and persistent form of discrimination across the nation and in New York City. Anti-Black racism can be explicit and implicit, individual and structural, and it can manifest through entrenched stereotypes and biases, conscious and unconscious. Anti-Black bias also includes discrimination based on characteristics and cultural practices associated with being Black, […]

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