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Disclose Pantaleo’s records, judge rules

If a police officer has a record of substantiated misconduct, should this information be made available to the public? Yes, according to State Supreme Court Justice Alice Schlesinger.

Million People’s March draws huge crowd

Last Saturday, approximately a thousand protesters gathered in solidarity on the steps of Newark’s Lincoln Monument in New Jersey.

It’s time to reform Rikers Island

It’s time to reform Rikers Island.

Emerald Snipes-Garner, reflects on her father’s death and the future

Emerald Snipes-Garner is the youngest daughter of Eric Garner, who was killed last year by police, and his widow, Esaw Garner.

Audit by city comptroller reveals backlog of 50,000 repairs in NYCHA

An audit by City Comptroller Scott Stringer revealed a backlog of 50,000 repairs in the New York City Housing Authority and that it takes an average of a year to fix safety violation

‘Justice for Garner’ rally takes place at U.S. Federal Courthouse

On the weekend marking one year since the police killing of Eric Garner, Rev. Al Sharpton and his coalition rallied and took a petition to the U.S. Justice Department.

'Money isn't justice:' says Sharpton as City settles in Eric Garner case

It is one year later. Eric Garner, locked in a chokehold by officer Daniel Pantaleo, died on video.

48th anniversary of Newark Rebellion commemorated

The People’s Organization for Progress hosted its annual observation of the anniversary of the epic Newark Rebellion.

Obama admin announces changes to Fair Housing Act

In name, the Fair Housing Act was supposed to help desegregate neighborhoods and make America’s housing situation fair.

Million People’s March scheduled for Newark

Organizers are preparing for a massive march in Newark in response to the treatment of Black Americans

Lawsuit alleges city engages in affordable housing discrimination

The Anti-Discrimination Center and a group of African-Americans filed a lawsuit in federal district court in Manhattan accusing the city of discrimination when providing affordable housing.

Suit settled over alleged jail assault of Jerame Reid

Cumberland County in southern New Jersey reportedly approved a settlement of $340,000 to the estate of the late Jerame Reid, who was allegedly abused while in jail.

Comptroller audit points to vacant NYCHA units

An audit has confirmed what many have suspected—plenty of public housing vacancies are available that aren’t being filled.

NYCHA renovations keep apartments vacant for an average of seven years

An audit released Thursday by New York City Comptroller Scott M. Stringer found that the New York City Housing Authority (NYCHA) keeps apartments off the rent rolls for an average of 7 years while doing major repairs.

Activists label de Blasio, Mark-Viverito ‘sellouts’

Police reform advocates blasted their progressive allies in the largely liberal New York City Council after Mayor Bill de Blasio and Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito reached an agreement to hire 1,300 new officers.