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Cuomo names ‘raise the age’ committee members

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo has followed through on his “raise the age” promise and appointed members to a new committee devoted to the issue.

Brooklyn DA appoints chief of Conviction Review Unit

In one of several significant moves during his first few months in office, newly elected Kings County District Attorney Ken Thompson tapped Harvard Law School professor Ronald S. Sullivan, Jr. as special counsel to the district attorney for the revamped ...

NYPD disbands Muslim surveillance unit

The NYPD is shutting down a surveillance operation aimed at Muslims. Known as the Demographics Unit, NYPD tactics included going undercover to gather information on Muslims, along with eavesdropping on public conversations among those in the faith.

Marissa Alexander awaits jury selection, retrial

Marissa Alexander’s ongoing case will hit a pivotal point on May 16, when a hearing will determine if there will be a “Stand Your Ground” hearing along with jury selection slated in July.

NYPD warns Harlem Residents about Double-Parking by 125th street intersections

NYPD officers handed out fliers on April 2nd near the notorious intersection of 125th street and Lenox Ave where several deadly accidents have taken place in the past few years. The fliers warned about the dangers of double parking for ...

NYPD gets inspector general

The city has welcomed its inspector general, an officer to oversee the New York Police Department.

NYCHA residents unveil plans to strengthen public housing post-Sandy

Recently, New York City Housing Authority (NYCHA) residents, community leaders and elected officials gathered on the steps of City Hall to announce a new report addressing how badly some NYCHA locations have recovered since Hurricane Sandy.

Officials stand up for fired UPS workers

United Parcel Service workers are fighting back over the loss of their jobs.

Airport workers march in honor of MLK’s ‘dream’

New York City area airport workers continued their fight for better wages last Friday while honoring a civil rights legend.

Open letter calling for peace to the South Sudanese and world leaders

While mainstream media has focused on the situation in the Ukraine, an apparent internal conflict has escalated in South Sudan, causing injury, death and forcible displacement of thousands of innocent Sudanese.

Brooklyn man exonerated after 24 years in prison

Brooklyn native Jonathan Fleming, 51, has been exonerated after being falsely convicted of murder in August 1989 and spending over 24 years in prison.

‘Central Park Five’ rally at City Hall for 25th anniversary of injustice

Community waits for Mayor Bill de Blasio to honor his campaign promise to settle the Central Park 5 case.

A-Grade Rating Past and Present City Council Members Reaffirm Commitment to Advocating for Human Rights

The Urban Justice Center gave out certificates to 13 City Council members on Thursday April 3, on the steps of the City Hall in Manhattan. These council members received passing grades from the annual New York City Council Human Rights ...

Still no answers in case of Avonte Oquendo

The family of the late Avonte Oquendo is still looking for answers and an apology in the case of the missing and now deceased 14-year-old autistic boy

Black man exonerated after three decades on death row

On Tuesday, March 11, Glenn Ford, 64, stepped from the grueling confines of Louisiana’s infamous Louisiana State Penitentiary at Angola for the first time in nearly 30 years after a Shreveport, La., judge vacated his murder conviction.

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