NYS Legislature Designates May as Haitian Heritage Month

NYS Legislature Designates May as Haitian Heritage Month

(Albany, NY) — New York State Assembly passed a resolution introduced by Assemblymember Rodneyse Bichotte Hermelyn which formally designates May as ‘Haitian Heritage Month’ statewide. The resolution was cosponsored by 15 members of the Assembly. Speaking to the chamber, Bichotte Hermelyn noted Haiti’s status as the first free Black republic in the Western Hemisphere. “We […]

Brian Benjamin, Son of Caribbean Immigrants is the New Lieutenant Governor

By Janet Howard, Special to CAW

Brian Benjamin, Son of Caribbean Immigrants is the New Lieutenant Governor

State Senator Brian Benjamin speaks at a press conference announcing him as Lt. Governor on August 26, 2021 in New York City. Photo: Ron Adar / Shutterstock.com   Newly sworn-in Governor Kathy Hochul’s made a bold and strategic statement by appointing Brian Benjamin, a Democratic State Senator from Harlem, as New York’s next lieutenant governor. […]

Independent Investigators Find Governor Cuomo Sexually Harassed Multiple Women, Violated State and Federal Laws

Report by Independent Investigators Find NYS Governor Sexually Harassed Multiple Women From 2013 Through 2020

Independent Investigators Find Governor Cuomo Sexually Harassed Multiple Women, Violated State and Federal Laws

Photo credit: lev radin / Shutterstock.com NEW YORK – The independent investigators appointed by New York Attorney General Letitia James — led by Joon H. Kim and Anne L. Clark — today released their report into the multiple allegations of sexual harassment by New York Governor Andrew Cuomo. After nearly five months, the investigators concluded that […]

NY lawmakers pass bill to repeal COVID-19 liability protections for nursing homes, hospitals

NY lawmakers pass bill to repeal COVID-19 liability protections for nursing homes, hospitals

By David Robinson, Democrat and Chronicle New York lawmakers passed legislation Wednesday that repeals COVID-19 legal liability protections granted to nursing homes and hospitals amid growing scandals encircling Gov. Andrew Cuomo. The Senate voted unanimously to approve legislation that would repeal the Emergency Disaster Treatment Protection Act, which provides immunity to health care providers from potential liability […]

How to File for Unemployment

How to File for Unemployment

By Mary Campbell Losing your job is already one of the most devastating things that can happen to you. And, unfortunately, many people who become unemployed face significant financial difficulties. For example, you may have trouble paying your rent/mortgage, making car payments, repaying student loans, and buying groceries and other necessities. Luckily, most American workers […]