On Saturday, New Yorkers joined concerned citizens nationwide to mark the National Day for Dignity and Respect. Thousands of supporters for an immigration overhaul flooded downtown Brooklyn to pressure Congress to focus on legislation leading to citizenship for millions of illegal immigrants despite the shutdown in Washington.
Remember all the hype behind the whole-body, X-ray scanners the government installed in airports across the country? The goverment was quick to boast how technologically advanced the scanners were and insisted the machines were so safe. Well, it appears they’re not so safe after all.
Federal prosecutors will review the case of Ramarley Graham—the unarmed Black teenager shot to death in his parents’ Bronx home by a city cop—to determine whether civil rights were violated.
The Black community is still getting used to the consolidation of WBLS (105.7) and WKRS (98.7-Kiss FM). The move was part of a shuffle involving three broadcasters. Disney obtained a long-term lease for 98.7 FM from its owner Emmis and inserted ESPN into that spot. YMF Partners purchased WBLS and WLIB from Inner City Broadcasting.
For more than 50 years, members of the Vulcan Society, the fraternal order of Black firefighters, have gone above and beyond the call to volunteer in their spare time to train new hires in their probationary period before they enter the FDNY Academy.