By Greg B. Smith, THE CITY When then-City Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito learned she was accused in a civil rights lawsuit of pressuring NYCHA to replace a black supervisor with a Latino employee, her lawyers got a judge to dismiss her as a defendant. Then, earlier this year, the judge changed his mind. Now the […]
As per the American Diabetic Association, it is estimated that an astronomical 18 million men and women residing in the U.S. today live their lives every day with diabetes. What is diabetes? Diabetes is characterized by high blood glucose or sugar levels that ensue from defects in the body’s ability to produce or use insulin.
By Marilyn Silverman Piercing rays of sunshine seep through your closed Venetian blinds. Time to get ready for work. You grab this. You grab that. However, if you are a diabetic there are a few more things you have to grab. It’s easy to manage your diabetes at home. There is your refrigerator and your […]
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.
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, […]