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Chris Rock Talks Race Relations, Comedy And More

Chris Rock Talks Race Relations, Comedy And More

by Carla Murphy on December 1 2014, 12:01PM

“To say Obama is progress is saying that he’s the first black person that is qualified to be president. That’s not black progress. That’s white progress,” Chris Rock says.

Topics: Media, /NOW

New York Bank Accused of Not Lending to African-Americans

New York Bank Accused of Not Lending to African-Americans

by Carla Murphy on September 3 2014, 10:20AM

Systemic hurdles are still preventing many people of color from building wealth

Topics: Economy, /NOW

Ramarley Graham's Parents Drop Off Petition, Rally For Federal Investigation

Ramarley Graham’s Parents Drop Off Petition, Rally For Federal Investigation

by Raven Rakia on August 21 2014, 11:51AM

The petition has more than 33,000 signatures

Topics: Criminal Justice, /NOW

NYC Sikh Man Called 'Terrorist,' Run Over by Truck

NYC Sikh Man Called ‘Terrorist,’ Run Over by Truck

by Aura Bogado on August 6 2014, 10:54AM

Sandeep Singh remains hospitalized

Topics: Criminal Justice, /NOW

Eric Garner's Death Ruled a Homicide

Eric Garner’s Death Ruled a Homicide

by Aura Bogado on August 1 2014, 3:53PM

The Department of Justice is also keeping tabs on the case

Topics: Criminal Justice, /NOW

New York Lawmakers Propose 'State Citizenship' for the Undocumented

New York Lawmakers Propose ‘State Citizenship’ for the Undocumented

by Julianne Hing on June 17 2014, 12:38PM

States go their own way on immigration, even with long shot bills.

Topics: Immigration, /NOW

New York Governor Drops Prison Education Plan

New York Governor Drops Prison Education Plan

by Carla Murphy on April 7 2014, 2:42PM

Defeat demonstrates continued resistance to prison reform

Topics: Criminal Justice, /NOW

New York to End Solitary Confinement for Youth and Pregnant Inmates

New York to End Solitary Confinement for Youth and Pregnant Inmates

by Julianne Hing on February 20 2014, 2:45PM

New York will be the largest prison system in the country to end the practice for youth inmates.

Topics: Criminal Justice, /NOW

Advocates Prepare for Next Round in New York Women's Equality Act

Advocates Prepare for Next Round in New York Women’s Equality Act

by Von Diaz on November 12 2013, 11:56AM

The act is meant to ensure equal pay provisions, standards around sexual harassment, and protections for survivors of domestic violence.

Topics: /NOW

A Local Vote for Economic Justice Nationwide

A Local Vote for Economic Justice Nationwide

by Imara Jones on November 6 2013, 7:00AM

Why the election of Bill de Blasio as the next mayor of New York is good news for economic progressives nationwide.

Topics: Economic Justice, Politics

How Tech Stays White

How Tech Stays White

by Von Diaz, Jamilah King on October 22 2013, 7:00AM

From “pattern matching” to geek aversion, racial inequity is still coded into the new economy.

Topics: Economy, Media

East New Yorkers Charge Tourists $20 to See Banksy's Art in Their 'Hood

East New Yorkers Charge Tourists $20 to See Banksy’s Art in Their ‘Hood

by Jamilah King on October 11 2013, 9:13AM

And it’s brilliant.

Topics: Arts & Culture, /NOW

Watch Tyrone Williams BMX This Citi Bike

Watch Tyrone Williams BMX This Citi Bike

by Aura Bogado on September 12 2013, 10:35AM

Think these bikes are wack? You better call Tyrone.

Topics: Arts & Culture, /NOW

Friends Remember Mark Carson as a ‘Beautiful, Fabulous Gay Man’

by Jamilah King on May 20 2013, 9:43AM

The murder of a black gay man in New York City’s iconic gay neighborhood has rattled the city’s LGBT community.

Topics: /NOW

NYPD Commissioner Ray Kelly 'Wanted to Instill Fear' in Black and Latino Men

NYPD Commissioner Ray Kelly ‘Wanted to Instill Fear’ in Black and Latino Men

by Jorge Rivas on April 3 2013, 11:08AM

The testimony of a New York state senator in landmark trial reveals the commissioner’s stop-and-frisk intentions.

Topics: /NOW, Politics, Stop and Frisk

N.Y. Judge Rules Part of 'Stop-and-Frisk' is Unconstitutional

N.Y. Judge Rules Part of ‘Stop-and-Frisk’ is Unconstitutional

by Jorge Rivas on January 8 2013, 2:40PM

Manhattan Judge Shira Scheindlin said the practice of stopping people suspected of trespassing outside private buildings in the Bronx was unconstitutional.

Topics: Criminal Justice, /NOW

US Court Upholds $1 Mil for Latino Student Harassed in High School

US Court Upholds $1 Mil for Latino Student Harassed in High School

by Jorge Rivas on December 4 2012, 11:57AM

One of the biggest awards ever issued in a high school racial harassment case was upheld by a New York Court on Monday.

Topics: Criminal Justice, /NOW, Schools & Youth

NY's Rikers Island Inmates Paid 39 Cents Per Hour to Work in Sandy Recovery

NY’s Rikers Island Inmates Paid 39 Cents Per Hour to Work in Sandy Recovery

by Jorge Rivas on November 26 2012, 2:08PM

There was no Hurricane Sandy evacuation plan for inmates inside New York City’s main jail complex on Riker’s Island but they were certainly put to work in the recovery efforts.

Topics: Criminal Justice, /NOW

Undocumented Can Apply for FEMA Sandy Relief Through Citizen Kids

Undocumented Can Apply for FEMA Sandy Relief Through Citizen Kids

by Jorge Rivas on November 19 2012, 12:35PM

If history repeats itself undocumented immigrants will be a large part of Hurricane Sandy recovery efforts but they themselves won’t qualify for financial assistance from FEMA.

Topics: Environment, /NOW

American Indian Tribes Come Together to Help Sandy-Hit Shinnecock Indian Nation

by Jorge Rivas on November 2 2012, 4:38PM

The Shinnecock Indian Nation, a self-governing tribe residing along the shores of Eastern Long Island that was hit hard by Hurricane Sandy, is scheduled to receive some much needed assistance from the Seminole Tribe of Florida.

Topics: Environment, /NOW

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