Governor Cuomo Signs Weprin Sponsored 9/11 Worker’s Disability Benefits Bill

Governor Cuomo Signs Weprin Sponsored 9/11 Worker’s Disability Benefits Bill

Governor Andrew M. Cuomo Signs A8278 alongside Assemblyman David I. Weprin, Senators Andrew Gounardes, James Gaughran & Joseph P. Addabbo and Assemblymembers Peter J. Abbate Jr., Stacey Pheffer Amato & Karin Reyes, as well as Patrick Lynch, President of the Patrolmen’s Benevolent Association, and the family of the late Det. Luis Alvarez. QUEENS, NEW YORK – […]

Children’s Advocates Say DOE Needs Lesson in Compliance

Children’s Advocates Say DOE Needs Lesson in Compliance

WASHINGTON, DC – JANUARY 26, 2019: DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION headquarters building sign with building exterior. – Shutterstock Image By Yoav Gonen and Alex Zimmerman, THE CITY City education officials have allowed more than a thousand students with disabilities to languish without services for months — despite orders from administrative hearing officers, according to advocates who […]

UN Says Global AIDS Fight Running out of Steam

By James Reinl

UN Says Global AIDS Fight Running out of Steam

NEW YORK, United States (IPS) – The global fight against AIDS is floundering amid cash shortfalls and spikes in new HIV infections among marginalized groups in developing regions, Gunilla Carlsson, executive director of the Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS), said yesterday. Speaking with reporters in New York at UN headquarters, Carlsson, head of UN-led […]

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.” […]

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 […]

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 […]

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