New Yorkers living in poverty and representatives from the broad coalition of legal, labor, human services, economic justice, transit and worker rights organizations supporting half-priced transit fares for the poor gathered at the Fulton Street Station in Manhattan. Continue Reading →
This statement was just e-mailed to us from Bertha Lewis Founder and President of The Black Institute regarding NYS Senate’s appeal of NYC Council ‘Bag Bill’: Continue Reading →
Photographs by Seitu Oronde
On Thursday, April 9, Julián Castro, Secretary, U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), delivered remarks at the National Action Network’s (NAN) Annual Convention in New York City.
Harlem City Council Inez Dickens, the Black Institute President Bertha Lewis, NYC Public Advocate Letitia James, U.S. Representative Yvette Clarke, Mount Neboh Baptist Church Rev. Dr. Johnnie M. Green Jr., Assemblyman Michael Blake; and other Council Members Kallos, Cumbo, and Eugene, minority business owners representing construction, financial services, and other sectors. Continue Reading →