Photo Courtesy: One Fair Wage By One Fair Wage Press | October 27, 2023 The new One Fair Wage report reveals tipped workers in NY are facing alarming levels of wage theft, racial discrimination, and pandemic-induced challenges, with New York City now the last of the 3 largest US cities to maintain a subminimum wage […]
By JR Holguin | October 16, 2023 From the overlooked stages of Alzheimer’s to systemic discrimination in the workplace, experts and new initiatives call for a societal shift recognizing the value and diversity of elderhood. BROOKLYN, NY — In the United States, a culture that idolizes youth and vitality, the complexities of aging and elderhood […]
By Emma Specter, Vogue In what feels like an increasingly rare win for progressive values in the U.S., the House of Representatives voted 235-189 on Friday to pass the CROWN (Creating a Respectful and Open World for Natural Hair) Act, a bill that seeks to ban race-based hair discrimination in employment and against those participating […]
By Joshua D. Pitts, The Conversation Boldly going where no NFL coach has gone before, recently fired Miami Dolphins head coach Brian Flores put his future career at stake and filed a class-action lawsuit against the league, the New York Giants, the Denver Broncos and the Dolphins, alleging discriminatory hiring practices among team owners. Coincidentally, […]
Black Employees at Construction Company’s Upstate New York Worksite Were Subjected to Racist Insults and a Noose, Federal Agency Charged
ALBANY, N.Y. – CCC Group, Inc. will pay $420,000 and provide other relief to settle a lawsuit brought by the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), the federal agency announced today. According to the EEOC’s lawsuit, the San Antonio, Texas-based construction company violated federal law when it fostered a work environment rife with racist comments […]
By Michael Elsen-Rooney, NY Daily News A white Long Island Catholic school headmaster forced a Black 11-year-old student to kneel down and apologize to a teacher — calling it the “African way” to say sorry, the Daily News has learned. Hempstead mom Trisha Paul says it was disturbing enough to learn about the punishment of […]
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, […]