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The digital divide in low-income communities could widen with coronavirus pandemic

With schools closed, large assemblies banned and many colleges, universities and schools implementing a strategy of online tutelage for all students for the remainder of the spring semester...

COVID-19 is a plague, but we are sticking together

The coronavirus is beyond anything that I have ever witnessed. This is a nightmare. However, the difference is that it is not a six or seven-hour nightmare.

Happy Women’s History Month

Happy Women’s History Month. 2020 has been filled with a series of trials and tribulations and the strength of women has been evident in ways large and small.

COVID-19 is a plague, but we are sticking together

The coronavirus is beyond anything that I have ever witnessed.

Panic buying adds additional stress in COVID-19 pandemic

Panic buying has been rife around the globe in wake of the coronavirus pandemic. Customers have been stockpiling goods like hand sanitizer, bottled water, canned goods, paper towels and toilet paper.

Neighborhoods with 'medical deserts' have emergency needs during COVID-19 pandemic

A zip code has become a life or death matter.

Housing is the next step to mitigating coronavirus

Without proper resources, people experiencing homelessness can be exceptionally vulnerable to communicable diseases—including the current outbreak of coronavirus, COVID-19.

The digital divide in low-income communities could widen with coronavirus pandemic

While the decision to move to online education is a logical action to reduce the spread of the coronavirus, it fails to consider the number of households and students who do not have access to the Internet or a personal ...

Stay safe during coronavirus

So we are entering a new and surreal moment in our city, our nation, and our world. The coronavirus has come to the United States and by all accounts will cause more destruction before we begin to see any relief ...

COVID-19 could be deadly for American small business

Over the past few weeks, the United States has been grappling with the challenges of the global coronavirus pandemic.

Fostering diversity in construction starts with community engagement

Diversity in construction has long been a hot button issue within the industry. Despite research that ties workplace diversity to greater engagement, productivity, and innovation, many construction companies still fail to recruit from historically marginalized groups––particularly among women and people ...

The coronavirus has made America pause

I am in the fourth quarter of my life, like some of you. As a result, I have witnessed a lot of things in my life.

Workers on the front lines need our support during crisis

During this unprecedented public health crisis, working men and women are on the front lines in the battle to keep New Yorkers safe and supplied, and to slow down the spread of the coronavirus; so our health care professionals can ...

URBAN AGENDA: NY Steps Up to Help Hourly Employees, Working Poor Hit Hard By COVID-19

The novel coronavirus has turned New York, the city that never sleeps, into a virtual ghost town of quiet streets, and vacant office buildings, dark Broadway theaters, deserted restaurants and idle sports venues.

Hey Mr. Mayor! Our children need your help

In the days following the horrific attack of a 15-year-old girl in Brooklyn, community pundits and social media pontificators have been awash with comments ranging from progressive to regressive thought.

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