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Rikers Island inmate dies of coronavirus

Weeks after the first inmate coronavirus diagnosis at Rikers, a detainee died Sunday at at Bellevue Hospital, officials said.

Pressure to reveal racial info about COVID-19 impact

The city continues to release data of which neighborhoods are getting hit hardest by COVID-19 and the pattern emerging if one of racial and wealth disparity.

Low-income zip codes hit hardest by COVID-19

COVID-19 cases are spiking in low income neighborhoods, in communities of color and immigrant neighborhoods.

Dwayne Parker: addressing forgiveness through film & all about ‘VEX’

Dwayne Parker hopes to challenge audiences with the idea of giving second chances in his debut feature film “VEX.” Exploring forgiveness and the school-to-prison pipeline, Parker is looking to tell a visual story full of action, entertainment and education.

Mayor Baraka partners with Newark property owners to provide housing for homeless during COVID-19

Newark Mayor Ras Baraka recently announced a $1 million program to immediately house people in need of shelter.

100 Tailors of Harlem gives back during unprecedented times

Although social distancing is in place throughout the country, giving back doesn’t stop.

NYC cracking down to make sure people follow social distancing rules

President Donald Trump has extended social distancing guidelines and New York City will now fine people violating distancing rules, but some were out Monday ignoring those rules.

MTA says too many people are taking trains, making social distancing harder for essential workers

The MTA and elected leaders have said essential workers need to get to work.

NYC Black business owners demand their fair share of COVID-19 dollars

COVID-19 is remaining ruthless when it comes to its effect on small businesses. Black-owned businesses are feeling the effects even harder.

Locked up: No masks, sanitizer as virus spreads behind bars

Prisons and jails are considered a potential epicenter for America’s coronavirus pandemic, health experts said.

227 Abolitionist Place: Brooklyn activists fight to stop Duffield Street house demolition

Activism is in the air on what seems like a quiet, nondescript street in Downtown Brooklyn. Demonstrators have been fighting to save the house located at 227 Abolitionist Place (formerly known as Duffield Street) from an impending demolition.

We Are Phenomenal Women’s Shernice Gatewood wants to spread awareness and save lives

At 18 years old, due to a complicated relationship with her mother, Shernice Gatewood said that she and her daughter moved out away from home.

Unemployment benefits: What to know about filing a claim during COVID-19 crisis

With nearly 80 million jobs at risk across the country due to the coronavirus crisis, the New York Labor Department's website has been crashing.

MTA requests a $4 million bailout as a result of the coronavirus

The biggest transit agency in North America could face financial ruin as ridership decreases.

MTA announces rear-door boarding

MTA will begin a new rear-door boarding policy on all buses, beginning today, March 23, to protect bus drivers from the spread of the coronavirus.

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