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New bill bans cops from having sex with detainees

New York State didn’t have a law that banned cops from having sex with those in custody.

Carver Bank appoints Robert W. Mooney to board of directors

Carver Bancorp, Inc. has appointed Robert W. Mooney to the company’s board of directors.

The New York Club Women’s History Month celebration, “Visionaries”

National Association of Negro Business and Professional Women's Clubs recently hosted their "Visionaries" event for WOmen's History Month.

New American Chamber of Commerce host Real Estate Investing for Beginners

The New American Chamber of Commerce hosted Real Estate Investing for Beginners at the Brooklyn Sheraton Hotel.

At least 1 man killed in police-involved shooting in Brooklyn

At least one person was killed in a police-involved shooting in Brooklyn on Wednesday evening, officials said.

3-year-old girl found dead in Queens apartment; police suspect child abuse

A 3-year-old girl was found dead in a Queens apartment on Monday and police are investigating if child abuse was a factor.

First African-American named CEO of Girl Scouts Heart of New Jersey

Girls empowerment advocate and lifetime girl scout Natasha Hemmings is making history next month when she becomes the first African-American chief executive officer of Girl Scouts Heart of New Jersey.

City Council approves Jerome Avenue rezoning in the Bronx

Despite the controversial nature of the plan, the Jerome Avenue rezoning plan passed with little resistance in the New York City Council this month.

Comptroller report: off-peak subway service decreases even as ridership increases

A new report from New York City Comptroller Scott Stringer shows that off-peak subway service has dropped despite a ridership increase during those hours.

Brooklyn Defender Services and ACLU launch campaign to help immigrants deal with ICE

Brooklyn Defender Services and the American Civil Liberties Union recently launched “We Have Rights,” a national immigrant empowerment campaign to inform immigrant communities of what to do when interacting with Immigration and Customs Enforcement.

Doe Fund’s Ready, Willing & Able program members graduate in Manhattan

More than 100 formerly homeless and incarcerated men graduated from The Doe Fund’s Ready, Willing & Able program Thursday, March 22, at Manhattan’s Church of St. Ignatius Loyola.

Black police officer awarded $1.2 million in discrimination suit

Black police officer awarded $1.2 million in discrimination suit

Activists call on support for Herman Bell’s parole

After being denied seven previous times, political prisoner-of-war, Herman Bell, was granted parole Wednesday, March 14, when a New York State Board of Parole three-member panel unanimously agreed that his “debt has been paid to society.”

Newark Mayor Ras Baraka delivers State of the City address

Newark Mayor Ras Baraka delivers State of the City address

Brewer, Food Bank for NYC celebrate thousands of donations in second annual diaper drive

This week Manhattan Borough President Gale A. Brewer and Food Bank For New York City celebrated the delivery of thousands of diapers donated through Brewer’s second annual winter diaper drive.