City agrees to pay $21.5K each to protesters trapped by NYPD during 2020 protest, per new settlement

City agrees to pay $21.5K each to protesters trapped by NYPD during 2020 protest, per new settlement

New York City has agreed to pay more than $20,000 each to hundreds of individuals who were trapped by police and attacked with batons and pepper spray during a 2020 Black Lives Matter protest in the Mott Haven neighborhood of the Bronx. According to documents filed in federal court on Tuesday evening, the city and the NYPD reached a […]

On the immigration issue, we must move from symbolism and promises to action

On the immigration issue, we must move from symbolism and promises to action

Washington, DC – Below is a column by Maribel Hastings and David Torres from America’s Voice en Español translated to English from Spanish. It ran in several Spanish-language media outlets earlier this week: For years the issue of immigration reform has become nothing more than lip service in State of the Union speeches. Tuesday night […]

The Double Menace Caused by Synthetic Drugs – Fentanyl and Meth in the United States

The Double Menace Caused by Synthetic Drugs – Fentanyl and Meth in the United States

By Linda Nwoke In over two years, the trajectory of the overdose crisis has shifted. Before 2020, the country concentrated on dealing with neighborhoods in cities and towns getting awash with legally prescribed drugs like oxycodone that were abused. However, recently, a new wave of devastation in the form of synthetic opioids flowed into the […]

A Chat with Carol-Ann Church: Director of Community Boards, Brooklyn Borough

A Chat with Carol-Ann Church: Director of Community Boards, Brooklyn Borough

By Linda Nwoke Recently, People, Power & Politics Radio Show chatted with Carol-Ann Church, Brooklyn’s Director of Community Boards. The interview focused on the role, value, and process that Brooklynites can follow to become members of the borough’s community board. “Community boards offer a direct link to the community, from everyday residents to government bureaucracy. […]

Op-Ed: The Lopsided Politicization of Society—and Medicine

Op-Ed: The Lopsided Politicization of Society—and Medicine

By Jane M. Orient, M.D. Most Americans are aware that the nation is deeply divided, and that politics is intruding everywhere. They seem to think that we have two equal opposing forces, as shown by razor-thin majorities in Congress and in many key elections. This superficial appearance papers over a marked asymmetry in actual power, […]

Mayor Eric Adams’ Op-Ed: A Safer New York

Mayor Eric Adams’ Op-Ed: A Safer New York

Mayor Eric Adams speaks at PO Taufique Bokth, PO Brunel Victor receiving proclamations on saving the life of a man who collapsed on subway tracks on 116th street station on November 28, 2022. (Shutterstock) While I was on the campaign trail, I met many New Yorkers who expressed their desire for a safer city. New […]

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