Last month, the Drug Policy Alliance released a report noting that marijuana arrests under New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio continue to be marked by shocking racial disparities, much as they were under his predecessors, Rudy Giuliani and Michael Bloomberg. Stung by the criticism, de Blasio is fighting back…
For years, Westchester County insisted its zoning laws did not prevent black and Latino families from moving into wealthy suburbs north of New York City — even in a town like Pound Ridge, which is 94 percent white. Almost all homes in that bucolic community accommodate single families. Apartments are hard to come by;
In the most secure levels, inmates who have committed violent infractions — caused injury to another inmate or guard, or attempted to stab or slash someone in jail — can leave their cells for a minimum of seven hours every day, but must be locked to the desks for much of that time.
Trump’s public humiliation of Sessions did expose the one-sided nature of their relationship. Trump told The New York Times, of all people, that he regrets making Sessions the attorney general. He slammed Sessions for giving “bad answers” during his confirmation hearing. Sessions took it on the chin
New York Governor Andrew Cuomo said that he would seek to ensure that women have access to late-term abortions in the state even if conservatives on the U.S. Supreme Court remove federal legal guarantees in place since the 1973 Roe v. Wade ruling.
The explosives going off in the dumpster in the Manhattan neighborhood of Chelsea was not a major terrorist event — except on the TV news channels. No one was killed, fortunately. And thanks to superb police work, a suspect was captured within 48 hours.
To many, the success of the Brexit movement meant that white nationalism would also win in our own elections next November. But the primary wins of two transgender women and a Dominican-American who was once an undocumented immigrant serve as proof that, sometimes, inclusivity wins.
The International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers trumpeted an agreement reached recently to represent New York Uber drivers, saying it “gives organized labor an opportunity to shape the new economy in a way that supports and values workers and their families.” But not everyone in the labor movement is cheering.
As 40,000 Verizon strikers clog New York’s streets with one of the nation’s largest strikes in years, and with no end in sight, it’s worth mentioning one thing those strikers are incontrovertibly right about, among many others: New York’ City’s internet should be much better than it is.
Campaigning with less than a week left before the New York primaries, Bernie Sanders held a massive rally in Manhattan yesterday evening. It was reported that 27,000 people filled every empty space in Washington Square Park to listen to him reiterate his message of social and economic justice, as well as his belief that he would win the state’s primary.
Despite still being two weeks away, Bernie Sanders and Hillary Clinton have both brought the full force of their campaigns to New York state with the opening of campaign offices and widely televised rallies heralding the upcoming vote. Now it’s a matter how much support each candidate has in this important electoral contest.
Last week, a Republican New York state senator introduced a bill that would make it legal to register and monitor refugees entering the state. The move was opposed by refugee advocacy groups, who called the proposed legislation “heinous” and that it only stigmatized refugees further.
Disparaging New York has long been a favorite trope for reactionary loudmouths, always with an ugly undertone of bigotry against racial, ethnic, religious and, more recently, sexual minorities. Ted Cruz is no exception.
Spectators packed Manhattan sidewalks on Thursday to watch the marching bands, floats and giant balloons of Macy’s annual Thanksgiving Day Parade, held under tight security two weeks after deadly attacks in Paris.
“This is going to help hundreds of thousands of New Yorkers, but this is going to do something else,” Governor Andrew Cuomo told a jubilant rally audience. “Because when New York acts, the rest of the states follow.”