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How does Jamaal Bowman stand out from the crowd?

In New York’s congressional 16th district, which covers parts of the Bronx and Westchester, including Mount Vernon and New Rochelle, there is a contested race where the incumbent challenger is in danger of losing his position in office.

Reforms aim to bridge trust between police and community

Among the many reforms in the “Say Their Name” Agenda is the repeal of law 50-a, which allows for transparency of prior disciplinary records of law enforcement officers.

AG James to hold public meeting on police misconduct, interactions with protesters

New York State Attorney General Letitia James will hear testimony from dozens of New Yorkers on Wednesday at the request of Gov. Andrew Cuomo.

Trump signs executive order aimed at changing policing practices

President Donald Trump signed an executive order aimed at changing policing practices as weeks-long protests against police brutality continue to take place across the country.

Early voting begins in New York

New York on Saturday launched early voting for the first time ever in a primary in the state.

Cuomo signs bill repealing 50-a

The New York State Senate and Assembly have repealed Civil Rights Law 50-a, getting one step closer to making it easier to access police disciplinary records

Trump—up against the wall and clutching for straws

Pinned against the wall or painted into a corner, Trump is in a desperate place, scrambling to free himself from a triple crisis—a ceaseless pandemic, Depression-like unemployment, and a coast-to-coast outrage about the police killing of George Floyd.

NY Senate, Assembly repeal 50-a law that protects police disciplinary records from public

Legislation to repeal New York’s Civil Rights Law 50-a, which shields police personnel and disciplinary records from being released publicly, was passed by both the state Senate and Assembly Tuesday.

State Sen. Brian Benjamin partners with Digital Media Solutions to feed 400 families

Digital Media Solutions (DMS), alongside the office of New York State Sen. Brian A. Benjamin and the First Corinthian Baptist Church (FCBC) food pantry, recently donated enough food to feed up to 400 families for a week.

Trump to governors: Deploy the National Guard or I will to quell 'lawlessness'

As the sounds of flashbangs could be heard in the background in the White House Rose Garden, President Donald Trump threatened to deploy the United States military unless states quickly halt the violent protests that have convulsed cities from coast ...

NY National Guard on standby amid protests over George Floyd death: Cuomo

The New York National Guard is on standby amid growing unrest in the wake of the police custody death of George Floyd in Minneapolis, Gov. Andrew Cuomo said on Sunday.

Trump: chief conspiracy theorist

Like so many of our democratic rights, the boundaries, for better or worse, are consistently challenged by Trump and his administration.

Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden clarifies message to Black America

Presumptive Democratic Presidential Nominee Joe Biden clarified his message to Black America after the GOP, and others, seized on a remark he made in jest while wrapping up an interview with the famous Breakfast Club.

Rochester Mayor Lovely Warren is helping to bring New York State back

Rochester, NY Mayor Lovely Warren is taking on the COVID-19 pandemic by the horns and keeping her citizens safe.

Is an injection of disinfectant next for Trump?

At the onset of the novel coronavirus pandemic, Trump had suggested using hydroxychloroquine as a medicine to combat the disease.