Amazon workers in Staten Island became the first to vote to unionize. The family of 12-year-old shooting victim Kade Lewin held a funeral, denouncing gun violence in the community. NAN kicked off the 31st annual national convention. Longtime WNYC Host Jami Floyd quit and filed a lawsuit against “racist” practices.
Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson became the first Black female Supreme Court justice. After suffering a horrific car crash, Tiger Woods returned to the Masters tournament cautiously confident. Brooklyn commuters faced a terrifying attack when a rush-hour train car filled with smoke and gunshots, injuring at least 10 people. The assailant Frank R. James, 62, was found days later and apprehended under terrorism charges.
Former Sen. and Lt. Gov. Brian Benjamin was arrested on fraud charges. NYC began an initiative to help those impacted by the war on drugs to enter the legal cannabis industry. Jazz at Lincoln Center celebrated the Charles Mingus centennial. A judge found former President Donald Trump in contempt in a legal fight with New York State Attorney General Letitia James. There were nationwide calls to wipe out student loan debt. Chauvin tried to appeal his murder conviction for killing George Floyd. A judge delayed the New York Congressional and State Senate primaries until August after the court tossed redistricting maps.