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ATU Local 1181, 32BJ SEIU endorse Jackson, Klein

Amalgamated Transit Union Local 1181 announced last week their endorsement of former New York City Council Member Robert Jackson for state Senate District 31, which covers the northern tip of Manhattan and parts of the borough’s west side. Representing more ...

War On Summer Violence Begins

Gun violence is ripping through the nation. While it’s only the second weekend in July, already the shootings are mounting. Some folks walk around saying, “Parks aren’t safe. Walking to the store isn’t safe. Chilling on the block isn’t always ...

Brooklyn’s DA disregards NYPD commissioner with new marijuana law

In an effort to redirect law enforcement resources to more immediate dangers and away from disproportionate impositions against people of color, Brooklyn’s district attorney, Ken Thompson, announced yesterday that he will no longer prosecute low-level marijuana possession offenses that pose ...

Cuomo unveils three-point plan to combat HIV/AIDS in New York

A few hours before joining thousands to march in New York City’s 45th annual Gay Pride Parade last Sunday, Gov. Andrew Cuomo released a plan to bring new HIV/AIDS cases below epidemic levels in the state by 2020.

Supreme Court deals blow to Obamacare with Hobby Lobby ruling

Corporations are not only people, they are people who can practice a religious faith. On Monday, the Supreme Court’s 5-4 ruling in Burwell v. Hobby Lobby concluded that chief executive officers of major corporations can deny health insurance coverage for ...

New York State of Appeals Rejects Cyberbullying Law

Albany County's 2012 Cyberbullying law was struck down on Tuesday.

NYC Gay Pride Parade 2014

The Gay Pride parade started at noon on 36th Street and Fifth Avenue and ended at Greenwich and Christopher streets at the Stonewall Inn.

Mayor-elect Ras Baraka takes office July 1

During the course of his campaign, Mayor-elect Ras Baraka won the hearts of the citizens of New Jersey’s largest city with slogans like “Believe in Newark” and “When I become mayor, we all become mayor.” The 45-year-old councilman and former ...

Dem Assembly women fail on human trafficking bill

At a recent rally at City Hall, Brianna (who’s real name has been withheld for safety) urged lawmakers in Albany to “put aside the politics” and pass the Trafficking Victims Protection and Justice Act. Her outcry aims to help prevent ...

City Hall celebrates Juneteenth

Last week, members of the New York City Council marked the 148th anniversary of the first Juneteenth with a celebration at City Hall. The event was a festive occasion complete with drum processions, libations, poetry and dance.

Brownsville Matters

Last Wednesday, June 18, new Brooklyn District Attorney Ken Thompson stuck to a campaign promise and went deep into the heart of Brownsville, Brooklyn, to talk with the everyday people there.

Gov Cuomo announces free meals to help feed 400,000 children this summer

Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo recently reminded parents that while the school year is drawing to a close, thousands of children remain eligible for free, nutritious meals at hundreds of sites around New York state this summer.

No fuss: De Blasio reveals city budget without ‘song and dance’

Last week, New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio revealed the city’s $75 billion budget, which represented a slight turn from the highly publicized tug-of-war it had become during Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s tenure.

The Lion Roars: Charlie Rangle wins re-election

With 100 percent of precincts reporting, Rep. Charlie Rangel looked to have won re-election in New York’s 13th Congressional District.

Cuomo to host local job fairs

Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo announced eight job fairs taking place in six regions across the state this week. The events will be held in central New York, Long Island, mid-Hudson Valley, New York City, Southern Tier and Western New York.