Witnesses who alleged racial bias in the NYPD’s use of stop-and-frisk didn’t prove their case, lawyers for the city said Monday in closing arguments in a nine-week trial over the controversial tactic. Continue reading
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Public Advocate Bill de Blasio and Comptroller John Liu, both Democrats, took the stage at a packed Riverside Church — and took turns at bashing Mayor Bloomberg and Police Commissioner Ray Kelly over the NYPD’s stop-and-frisk tactics. Continue reading
A controversial anti-abortion billboard in SoHo was being taken down, just days after it was put up reports DNAinfo. The three-story billboard at Sixth Avenue and Watts Street, which was funded by the Dallas-based group Life Always read, “The most dangerous place for an African American is in the womb.” Continue reading
Written and photographed by Aisha Brown
City voters arrived to local voting sites to cast their ballots for Mayor of New York, Public Advocate, Comptroller, City Council and District Attorney in Tuesday’s Democratic Primary Election.
As a standby poll worker, I was thrilled to involve myself in such an important civic duty. Being an African American, exercising the right to vote holds importance to my life due to the blood, sweat and tears my ancestors fought for. With that in mind, being placed as a standby poll worker would be an exciting experience.
By Dorothy Callaci for the UFT
On a cold November evening, more than 800 New York City home-based child care providers turned up the heat in the historic Alhambra Ballroom in Harlem demanding an end to the city’s delay in paying them the higher wage approved by the state more than a year ago.
Scores of city and state elected officials and educators rallied with the providers, charging the city Administration for Children’s Services with violating federal law and state mandate by refusing to pay the new market rate for providers that was approved in October 2007.
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