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Housing works: let them vote!

Housing Works––which provides housing, healthcare, job training, legal assistance, and other supportive services for people living with HIV/AIDS––has spent the year disrespecting its workers and doing everything it can to deny their right to unionize

NYSUT poll: Teachers want health/safety as only factor for reopening schools

A recent poll by the New York State United Teachers (NYSUT) revealed that local educators feel the same as educators around America.

New Yorkers relocating amid COVID-19 pandemic

A side effect of the COVID-19 pandemic are the droves of people looking to leave New York City for what could be a “Great Migration” of sorts that could have an impact on the city’s economy.

Violence in Newark on the rise

Similar to New York City, Newark, NJ is seeing a spike in violence. Some of the victims by violent shootings in the Brick City include a 10-year-old girl and 21-year-old mother.

Advocates deliver petition for Prison Phone justice

Justice reform advocates held a virtual press conference and delivered 75,000 petition signatures for prison phone justice

Child hunger in NYC now at 38%

Hunger Free New York City increases the capacity of its Benefits Access team to assist more New Yorkers enroll in federally-funded food assistance programs including the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP)and the Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants and ...

Bronx BP Rubén Díaz and elected officials distribute food and PPE to residents

Bronx Borough Pres. Rubén Díaz Jr. hosted an event to distribute food and personal protective equipment at River Park Towers at 55 Richman Plaza in The Bronx.

Hope McGill: Support Black-owned businesses

Hope Gill is the owner of Beaded By Hope, which has acquired consistent sales from customized jewelry for the past three years.

New York Blood Center: Plasma donors needed for COVID treatment

New York Blood Center is calling on New Yorkers who have recovered from COVID-19 to donate convalescent plasma to help critically ill patients across the country.

HER-STORIC: Kamala Harris–Biden's VP pick

After weeks of mulling over and vetting candidates to serve as his running mate, former Vice Pres. Joe Biden, the presumptive Democratic Party presidential nominee, chose Sen. Kamala Harris of California.

Teachers and parents question school reopening plan

According to a review of COVID-19 testing data by the American Academy of Pediatrics and Children’s Hospital Association, at least 97,000 kids tested positive for the coronavirus in the last two weeks of July. It marked a 40% increase for ...

Upheaval in the Health Department: Bardot resigns, Chokshi takes over, contact tracing plan called into question

New York Commissioner Dr. Oxiris Barbot sent in her letter of resignation last week in yet another battle between Bardot and New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio. A battle and war the mayor appears to have won.

Trump executive order called ‘illegal’ and ‘destructive’

U.S. President Donald Trump did sign an executive order designed to boost the economy and three memorandia on Saturday doing an end around on Congress to do so.

Checkpoints aim to keep COVID-19 cases low in NY

Recently beefed-up travel restrictions and checkpoints across the city are designed to keep COVID-19 cases low in the Big Apple are putting a damper on travel for everyone.

‘100 Years in the Whirlwind’ virtual conference celebrates Marcus Garvey Aug. 14-16

“100 Years in the Whirlwind” virtual conference celebrated the Honorable Marcus Mosiah Garvey from Aug. 14-16 hosted by Kujichagulia Inc. & United Front/A.I.M.

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