It was the ’60s, the Flower Power era and Civil Rights Movement, a time of sit-ins and protests in segregated America.
It appears the largest predominantly white fire department in the United States hasn’t learned its lesson yet.
The Uniformed Firefighters Association and the Uniformed Fire Officers Association demanded that City Hall move to increase disability pension benefits for newer FDNY members if they become seriously injured or permanently disabled on the job.
Wadleigh High School has educated students in the Harlem community since opening in 1902. Now known as the Wadleigh Secondary School for the Performing Arts, it has become an institution where students of color can excel in academics and the arts.
According to state media reports last week, the Zanu-PF party decided to “defend” President Robert Mugabe, Africa’s oldest leader, by rejecting Zimbabwe Vice President Joice Mujuru’s bid for a seat on the powerful central committee after she was accused of plotting to assassinate Mugabe.
Last week, Department of Consumer Affairs Commissioner Julie Menin announced an unprecedented investigation into used car auto lending, issuing subpoenas to Santander Consumer USA Holdings and Santander Consumer Funding 3 LLC.
Top officials in Newark want to curb violence after 11 people were shot over the weekend, according to reports.
Tenants from some of the city’s most problematic housing units were joined by advocates and elected officials at a rally outside City Hall recently to push for the enactment of two City Council bills that are part of the Housing Quality Act.
Last week, Attorney General Eric H. Holder, Jr., joined Republican senators and Rep. John Lewis (D-Ga.) to plant a tree on the grounds of the Capitol in honor of Emmett Till.
Trenton mayor Tony Mack has filed arguments with the federal district court, seeking a new trial.