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New York city council considering protections for people without credit, but we also need solutions

On Thursday, Feb. 14, the New York city council considered several legislative proposals to address cashless store policies. Council Member Richie Torres has sponsored legislation to prohibit retailers from not accepting cash, which would protect consumers who don’t have access ...

City outlaws discrimination based on natural hairstyles

The NYC Commission on Human Rights released new legal enforcement this week, a guidance that defines discrimination on the basis of natural hair and hairstyles that disproportionately impacts Black people, under the New York City Human Rights Law.

The Rev. Jesse Jackson kicks off annual Wall Street Project Economic Summit

Commemorating how far African-Americans have come 400 years since the first enslaved Africans arrived in America is the focus of the Rev. Jesse Jackson’s Rainbow/PUSH Wall Street Project Economic Summit which kicked off Wednesday.

For-hire drivers are fearful of new congestion tax

Traveling from point to point, here to there, just got more expensive in New York City.

Jasmine Taby highlighting racial discrimination abroad

The replacement of a single letter in a name could be the difference between being racially discriminated against or being able to blend into society.

New York may join other states in ending cash bails

A 2017 report revealed how the use of cash bails in the city of Los Angeles spawned a massive industry built on the backs of poor communities of color.

NYPD doing internal review after commanding officer allegedly tells cops to shoot rapper 50 Cent ‘on sight

The NYPD has confirmed to PIX11 News that there is an internal review into Deputy Inspector Emmanuel Gonzalez of the 72nd precinct after the New York Daily News reported the precinct commander told his officers during roll call to shoot ...

Newark keeps door open for Amazon

With talks of the possibility that the city could rescind its deal to bring Amazon’s second headquarters to New York City, one Newark organization is saying their invitation to take the online retailer is still open.

REPORT: Family demands answers, justice after Brooklyn man, 24, dies unexpectedly in prison

A 24-year-old Brooklyn man unexpectedly died Monday at Green Correctional Facility in Upstate New York less than three months after the start of his incarceration on a drug charge.

National CARES Mentoring Movement hosts annual “For the Love of Our Children” gala

On Monday, Feb. 11, at Ziegfeld Ballroom, the National CARES Mentoring Movement presented its fourth annual “For the Love of Our Children” gala

Comptroller Scott Stringer honors local trailblazers for Black History Month

Last week, New York City Comptroller Scott Stringer hosted his annual “Trailblazers” event in honor of Black History Month at Jamaica Performing Arts Center in Queens.

December 12th Movement commemorates Malcolm X

The December 12th Movement is hosting the event “We Black” (at House of the Lord Church , 415 Atlantic Ave., Brooklyn Thursday, Feb. 21, 6:30 p.m.) to commemorate the assassination of Malcolm X.

The Rev. Jesse Jackson to host Wall Street Project Economic Summit

The Rev. Jesse Jackson is headed to the city for the 22nd annual Wall Street Project Economic Summit, Feb.

Escape from New York: Amazon kills deal for new HQ

Earlier this week, Amazon threatened to take their ball and go home if elected officials and activists didn’t play by their rules.

The business of small business

Strategy consultant and Harlem small-business owner Nikoa Evans-Hendricks serves as executive director and co-founder of Harlem Park 2 Park, a social enterprise of more than 250 entrepreneurs uptown.

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