Mayor de Blasio Signs Executive Order Banning City Agencies From Reviewing Salary History Of Job Applicants

bill-de-blasio-ydanis-rodriguez-and-melissa1In a major effort to ensure fair employment practices and close the pay gap for women and people of color, Mayor Bill de Blasio today signed Executive Order 21 prohibiting City agencies from inquiring about the salary history of job applicants. Continue Reading →

First Lady Chirlane McCray, Maria A. Oquendo, Melissa Mark-Viverito And Others Launch NYC Well

politics-in-harlemFirst Lady Chirlane McCray, along with the American Psychiatric Association President Maria A. Oquendo, M.D., Harlem Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito, elected officials and health leaders, today announced the launch of NYC Well, a one-click, one call connection to counseling, crisis intervention, peer support and referrals to ongoing treatment services. Continue Reading →

NYC Launches Series Of Initiatives Targeting Underrepresentation Of Women In The Film And TV Industry

women-underrepresentationMayor’s Office of Media and Entertainment (MOME) Commissioner Julie Menin today announced the launch of a groundbreaking series of initiatives targeting the underrepresentation of women in film and television. Continue Reading →

Harlem’s Rangel, Cuomo And The de Blasio’s Celebrate Harlem/Havana Festival 2016

rangels harlem havanaFollowing Congressman Charles Rangel announcement of Harlem/Havana Music & Cultural Festival with Governor Andrew Cuomo in June, Mayor Bill de Blasio and First Lady Chirlane McCray hosted a celebration on Thursday, July 14th, 2016. Continue Reading →

‘Build Something Better’ Mayor de Blasio Said About On Race Relations In Harlem Church

Bill_de_Blasio_11-2-2013Newsday reports that Mayor Bill de Blasio told congregants of a Harlem church on Sunday that though the nation and city have a history of racism to overcome, progress has been made and hope must not be abandoned. Continue Reading →

NYC First Lady Chirlane McCray Hosts Health Workforce Summit In Harlem

First-Lady-3Wednesday, May 25, the New York City Health Department and First Lady Chirlane McCray will convene healthcare leaders for the first ever Mental Health Workforce Summit where they will discuss the future of mental health treatment and care in New York City. Continue Reading →

Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito And Others Support Mayor’s Gender Equity

CCCADI Gala     New York City Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito   IOU_7934Executive Director of the Commission on Gender Equity Azadeh Khalili today announced the launch of the CGE website: nyc.gov/genderequity. Continue Reading →

Mayor Bill de Blasio And Others Announce New Caregiver Law

Bill_de_Blasio_11-2-2013Today, Mayor de Blasio and New York City Commission on Human Rights Commissioner and Chair Carmelyn P. Malalis announce that new caregiver protections go into effect, protecting people with care giving responsibilities. Continue Reading →

Tau Omega In Harlem Celebrates 90 Years

Awards Picture Iris HouseThe Tau Omega Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated held its 90th Anniversary  Awards Luncheon on Saturday, October 3, 2015 at Marina Del Rey in Bronx, New York.   Continue Reading →