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Labor and social activists rally against racism and for better wages

On the anniversary of the assassination of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., social justice and labor advocates gathered in dozens of cities around the country Tuesday to show a united front. Both groups vowed to fight racism and continue to work in favor of better wages for all workers.

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Why is Albany waiting to raise the age?

President Donald Trump’s administration has stoked concern in the New York State government, and New York State Gov. Andrew Cuomo wants a budget to address that concern.

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Developers behind Bedford Armory extol project’s virtues

Advocates for the Bedford Armory Development in Brooklyn have come out in support of the project.

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VIDEO: Ramarley Graham's mother outlines her demands for justice

Ramarley Graham's mother, Constance Malcolm continues her quest for justice after the NYPD officer who unjustly killed her son resigns before being fired.

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HELP USA honors Joe Biden at luncheon in NYC

Last week, HELP USA celebrated its 30th anniversary with a luncheon at The Plaza Hotel. At the luncheon, HELP USA founder and New York State Gov. Andrew Cuomo presented former U.S. Vice President Joe Biden with the HELP HERO Humanitarian Award.

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Union leaders tell Cuomo: Don’t forget about green jobs

President Donald Trump’s proposed budget has sent shockwaves through the labor and environmentalist communities.

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Eric Garner’s mother has charges dropped and visits White House

Eric Garner’s mother, Gwendolyn Carr, walked out of court with no charges Monday.

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Unions, activists praise Senate Dems’ ‘progressive’ proposal

While much of New York State stayed at home bracing for the storm, Senate Democrats released their priorities for the 2016-17 State Budget. According to elected officials, the letter outlines policies and positions that would have passed if the Democrats presented a united front and didn’t have any defectors.

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32BJ, New Yorkers rally against deportation system

Activists, clergymen, elected officials and labors leaders have continued vocal opposition to President Donald Trump. Most recently, these groups gathered outside of 26 Federal Plaza to show solidarity with immigrants who’ve been adversely affected by the current deportation system.

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State Assembly’s one-house budget targets education and college affordability

Education and college affordability have long been hot topics in Albany. New York State Assembly Speaker Carl Heastie and Higher Education Committee Chair Deborah Glick have announced their dedication to education as part of the Assembly’s 2016-17 budget proposal.

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