Governor Kathy Hochul speaks at signing bills targeting hatred and intolerance, new education initiatives for people convicted of committing hate crimes in Governor’s office in New York on Nov 22 2022. (Shutterstock) By governor.ny.gov Governor Kathy Hochul signed legislation establishing Carlos’ Law. The legislation (S.621B/A.4947B) amends the New York State Penal Law to increase the […]
By Kara Scannell and Michelle Watson, CNN CNN – A federal judge has thrown out bribery and fraud charges against former New York Lt. Gov. Brian Benjamin, saying the prosecutors did not allege a sufficient quid pro quo. Benjamin, a Democrat, has had three of the five charges against him dismissed, a court filing and […]
By Chinekwu Osakwe, Reuters (Reuters) – A New York lawyer accused of filing more than 1,000 “fraudulent and frivolous” immigration applications was disbarred six years after being acquitted of criminal charges alleging the same behavior, according to a document filed in New York’s First Appellate District Tuesday. Owolabi Salis was accused by New York’s Attorney […]
Mayor Eric Adams and Kathy Hochul on stage during election campaign rally for Governor Kathy Hochul at BKLYN Studios in New York on November 5, 2022. (Shutterstock) NEW YORK – New York City Mayor Eric Adams today penned the following opinion piece on working class voters and the 2022 general election: As Democrats celebrate averting election […]
Governor Hochul Announces Plans To Establish Caribbean Trade Office To Strengthen Economic Ties With New York State Businesses
New York, NY – September 20, 2021: Governor Kathy Hochul meets with Taoiseach Micheal Martin of Ireland at governor’s office in Manhattan. (Shutterstock) Governor Kathy Hochul announced that New York State will establish a Caribbean trade office to support and encourage new economic opportunities for New York businesses. This new foreign office will assist New […]
Polls reveal that almost 70% of U.S. households have a companion animal, and that most households with pets consider them to be family members.
By Melinda Katz The time is ripe to better defend our society’s most voiceless members by enforcing and strengthening New York State’s animal cruelty laws. In my time as district attorney for Queens County of New York, I have encountered countless cases involving cruel acts against innocent and defenseless animals. Unfortunately, New York’s criminal statutes […]
By Insurance Journal FBI, Homeland Security and New York police officials have charged nine defendants including gang members with a violent racketeering and extortion conspiracy in attempting to take over an entire industry designed to help victims after a fire. The defendants, who officials said include members of the violent Bloods street gang, took control […]
Incumbents survived all but one challenge and progressive groups failed to make new gains — while outside spending failed to make a dent. More than $200,000 on one Bronx candidate yielded just 956 votes.
New York NY USA-June 28, 2022 Church of the Holy Apostles polling site in Chelsea on Primary Election Day in New York (Shutterstock) By Claudia Irizarry Aponte and George Joseph, THE CITY All but one Democratic incumbent in 28 Assembly primaries across the five boroughs were able to stave off challengers in Tuesday’s election — […]
IQ Inc, the publisher of Caribbean American Weekly, The Immigrant’s Journal, and Workers World Today and producer of multicultural radio programs, is proud to endorse Congressman Tom Suozzi and his running mate Diana Reyna, former Councilmember and Deputy Borough President for four years under the Eric Adams Administration, for Governor and Lieutenant Governor of New […]