Today, Congressman Adriano Espaillat (NY-13) and Congressman Dwight Evans (PA-02) released the following statements regarding their bill, the No Federal Funding for Confederate Symbols Act.
NY1 reports that faith leaders gathered Sunday in Harlem to address the hatred and intolerance they said prompted violence in Charlottesville, Virginia.
Today, EBONY magazine announced its annual EBONY Power 100 list (with Harlem’s Michael Walrond Jr., and Daniel “Dapper Dan” Day included on the list), which honors the heroes and leaders of the African-American Continue Reading →
Council Transportation Chair Ydanis Rodriguez, Council Members Corey Johnson, Jumaane Williams, Margaret Chin, elected officials, and transportation advocates call on the City of New York to install pedestrian safety bollards.
Rep.released the following statement in response to the proposed merger between AT&T and Time Warner.
When images of white supremacists taking the streets in Charlottesville first surfaced, thousands of New Yorkers participated in rallies to condemn the hateful actions and rhetoric of white supremacist groups.
NY Daily News reports that Mayor de Blasio named a committee Friday to address how the city should deal with the sordid histories of hundreds of statues, plaques, obelisks and other Continue Reading →
As seen in the protests in Charlottesville and the subsequent removals of Confederate statues like the Dr. J. Marion Sims statue in East Harlem and across the nation, art is Continue Reading →
Mic reports that “I have fought with Donald Trump for 35 years,” the Rev. Al Sharpton said in a phone interview. “He only understands fighting, and you have to go Continue Reading →
By Reps. Adraino Espaillat and Dwight Evans The Confederate Battle Flag is one of the most controversial symbols from U.S. history, signifying a representation of racism, slavery, the oppression of African-Americans Continue Reading →
Gothamist reports that as the mayor’s office begins its “90-day review of all symbols of hate on city property,” some may be too restless to wait for official action.
By Michael McQuillan Having spent $4.79 trillion for our “War on Terror” in the wake of the September 11th attacks through 2016 according to Brown University’s Watson Institute for International Continue Reading →
A couple of days ago, Rep. Adriano Espaillat (NY-13) spoke with CNN’s New Day host Chris Cuomo in response to President Trump’s unhinged remarks during last night’s rally in Phoenix, Continue Reading →
New York City Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito, elected officials and community leaders today rallied outside Central Park to demand the New York City Parks Department remove a patently offensive statue.
It took Donald Trump two days to condemn the white supremacists who held the recent alt-right rally in Charlottesville that resulted in the death of civil rights activist Heather Heyer.