TBI, BLAC & Women’s Caucus Drive Passage Of MWBE Bill Package

Speaker Melissa Mark Viverito  Launches Young Women's Initiative on the SOn Wednesday, September 14th members of the City Council’s Women’s Caucus, Public Advocate Tish James, along with Council Members Laurie Cumbo, Helen Rosenthal and Elizabeth Crowley, gathered support from their colleagues to pass a package of bills dedicated to supporting the Minority and Women Owned Business Enterprises (MWBE) of New York City.

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Bertha Lewis On NYS Senate’s Appeal Of NYC Council ‘Bag Bill’

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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 →

Op-Ed: Predatory Education and Subprime Schools – Hallmark of Success Academies

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As alluded to in a recent DailyNews editorial there is, indeed, a wind blowing against New York’s charter school movement. Continue Reading →

Seitu’s World: The NAN Annual Convention in NYC

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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.

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Harlem’s Inez Dickens And Black Institute Unveil Business Report At City Hall

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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 →