Governor Cuomo Launches Toll-Free Hotline To Report Incidents Of Discrimination

andrew_cuomo_by_pat_arnow_biasWe applaud Governor Andrew Cuomo’s decision to launch a toll-free hotline to report incidents of bias and discrimination from Harlem to the Hudson. Continue Reading →

Harlem Domestic Violence Shelter Provides Safe Haven For Survivors’ Pets

when-deciding-whether-or-not-to-flee-an-abusive-relationship-48-percent-of-women-choose-not-to-leaveWhen deciding whether or not to flee an abusive relationship, 48 percent of women choose not to leave out of fear of what may happen to their pets, according to Dr. Kurt Venator, a veterinarian with Purina. Continue Reading →

Prompted By Trump Tape, Harlem Council Speaker Reveals She Was Molested As A Child

Melissa_Mark-ViveritoHarlem’s City Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito spoke openly Thursday about sexual abuse she suffered as a child, prompted by a video released last week in which presidential candidate Donald Trump says he aggressively kisses women and grabs their genitalia. Continue Reading →

City Announces Immediate Reforms In Wake of 6-Year-Old Harlem Boy’s Death

bill-de-blasio-in-caseMayor Bill de Blasio delivered a powerful statement at a press conference to announce immediate reforms to the Administration of Children’s Services following the death of 6-year-old Zymere Perkins: “The buck stops here.” Continue Reading →

After Death Of Boy In Harlem Mayor Says Blame Lies With Him

Bill_de_Blasio_11-2-2013Mayor Bill de Blasio had an emotional response Wednesday when discussing the death of a 6-year-old boy.  Continue Reading →

NYC Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito And Others Launch #NotAFan

Melissa-Mark-Viverito-IOU_7934October is National Domestic Violence Awareness Month and the National Coalition Against Domestic Violence (NCADV) has teamed up with Harlem New York City Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito to launch #NotAFan, a new campaign to address domestic violence in professional sports. Continue Reading →

Parent Workshops On Dating Violence Prevention And Healthy Relationship In Harlem

valentines_day_couple_love_2-640x427Throughout September, EmblemHealth Neighborhood Care Harlem will host “Parent Workshops on Dating Violence Prevention and Healthy Relationships,” to raise awareness about ways to combat domestic violence — a program delivered by the New York City Mayor’s Office. Continue Reading →

4 Tips For Women Helping Women Heal From Harlem To Harare

women engagedVice President Joe Biden recently introduced pop star Lady Gaga at the Oscars to spotlight the issue of campus sexual assault, which is part of a White House campaign against domestic and sexual violence. Continue Reading →

HW Pick: Brooklyn’s Best Honors And Domestic Violence Month

PIX 1 GROUP CITY COUNCIL CITATION1By Keith L. Forests

Brooklyn’s Best Honors (BBH) celebrated its first anniversary raising awareness and funding for a worth cause with a turn-up at Bedford Hall. Continue Reading →

Domestic Violence Healing Conference at Harlem Hospital

Terrie WilliamsThe statistics are staggering. According to the National Coalition Against Domestic Violence, a woman is assaulted or beaten every 9 seconds in the U.S.; 1 in 3 women and 1 in 4 men have been victims of physical violence by an intimate partner. Continue Reading →