CUNY And SUNY Chancellors Announce Jose Peralta New York State Dream Act Application Is Open For The 2019-20 Academic Year

HESC Now Accepting Applications, Allowing for Undocumented Students to Apply for Programs, Including TAP and the Excelsior Scholarship

CUNY And SUNY Chancellors Announce Jose Peralta New York State Dream Act Application Is Open For The 2019-20 Academic Year

The City University of New York Chancellor Félix V. Matos Rodríguez and State University of New York Chancellor Kristina M. Johnson today announced that qualifying undocumented students educated in New York high schools can apply for state financial aid and scholarships for higher education including the Tuition Assistance Program and the Excelsior Scholarship, under the José Peralta New […]

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 […]

REDACTED: The Racial Data The De Blasio Administration Doesn’t Want You To See

By Greg B. Smith

REDACTED: The Racial Data The De Blasio Administration Doesn’t Want You To See

City housing lottery information was heavily redacted in a court filing. Photo: Ben Fractenberg/THE CITY   The de Blasio administration is fighting to keep under wraps studies of its own data used to analyze whether the city’s affordable housing lottery system reinforces segregation. The latest result: a 31-page report filed in Manhattan Federal Court on […]

State Medicaid Bought Erectile Dysfunction Drugs for Sex Offenders

Lax Oversight Also Let Other Medicaid Patients Get Drugs They Shouldn't Have

State Medicaid Bought Erectile Dysfunction Drugs for Sex Offenders

The state’s Medicaid program paid more than $60,000 for sexual and erectile dysfunction (ED) drugs and treatments for 47 sex offenders, according to an audit released today by State Comptroller Thomas P. DiNapoli. In total, Medicaid made more than $930,000 in payments for ED drugs and treatments for recipients, including sex offenders, that are barred […]

A Promise of Funding for Harlem African Burial Ground

An unused bus depot on East 126th Street is being prepared to honor its past state: a burial ground for enslaved and free African people.

A Promise of Funding for Harlem African Burial Ground

By Rachel Holliday Smith (The City) After a decade of planning and research by Harlemites, an unused bus depot on East 126th Street is being prepared to honor its past state: a burial ground for enslaved and free African people. The city’s Economic Development Corporation says it will begin looking this fall for a nonprofit […]

Proclamation on National Caribbean-American Heritage Month, 2019

WHITE HOUSE PROCLAIMS JUNE NATIONAL CARIBBEAN AMERICAN HERITAGE MONTH

Proclamation on National Caribbean-American Heritage Month, 2019

During National Caribbean-American Heritage Month, we acknowledge the significant ways Caribbean Americans have shaped our culture and heritage.  Americans with roots in the Caribbean have greatly enriched our society, contributing to the arts, business, journalism, technology, government, religion, the military, sports, and many other fields. Through his dedication to his faith, Joseph Sandiford Atwell exemplified […]

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 […]

Jovia Radix Aims to Make “Affordable” Housing, Affordable for 45th District Residents

By Chereen James, Special to Caribbean American Weekly

Jovia Radix Aims to Make “Affordable” Housing, Affordable for 45th District Residents

Jovia Radix, Esq. As New York City’s 45th district of the City Council prepares for its special election on May 14th, candidate Jovia Radix, Esq. seeks to improve NYC renters’ accessibility to housing, and she aims to protect homeowners from the city’s Third-Party Transfer, “deed theft” program. Among the 8 candidates vying for Jumaane Williams’ […]

Little-Used Community Land Trust Model for Affordable Housing May See Big Boost

Little-Used Community Land Trust Model for Affordable Housing May See Big Boost

A new $8 million bank settlement from Attorney General Letitia James is also being parceled out this spring to land trust projects across the state. By Emma Whitford (Gotham Gazette) Manhattan City Council Member Carlina Rivera is part of a growing coalition of Council members pushing for city government’s first major commitment to a seldom-utilized […]

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