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Journalist Jill Nelson on Democracy Now: "COVID-19 has been racialized, really, and it’s now being used as a way to further oppress people of color."

The following...

Rep. Nydia M. Velazquez (D-NY) has announced that two local hospitals within New York’s 7th Congressional District are receiving federal funding from the CARES Act, legislation Congress...

Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr. has issued a new report outlining the environment the borough’s housing not-for-profit organizations are facing in light of the COVID-19 pandemic....

Assemblywoman Tremaine Wright recently spoke with Kings County Politics (KCP) and addressed the need for more oversight of nursing homes in New York State.

In her response...

On Tuesday, May 12 the "Black Star News Show," on WBAI 99.5 FM, will interview "Right to Health" founder Leslie Gregory.

Please tune in to “Black Star News Show” on WBAI...

NY Attorney General James is issuing guidance to law enforcement on illegal evictions during COVID-19.

New York Attorney General Letitia James provided direction to law...

Public Advocate Jumaane D. Williams released the following statement calling for rent relief as the Rent Guidelines Board was set to hold its preliminary vote.

"I have...

The following statement was released by the The Africa Center's CEO Uzodinma Iweala, shown above.

Dear Friends,

I greet you with hopes for your health and safety and...

Rev. Al Sharpton will hold a virtual rally broadcast on Sat. May 9 to address the NYPD's disparate social distancing arrests of Blacks.

National civil rights leader Rev....

Tonight "The Best of Bronx Week" will be broadcast on BronxNet TV.

On Friday, May 8, 2020, the office of Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr., in collaboration with The...

Mayor Bill de Blasio has announced expanded COVID-19 antibody testing for New Yorkers.

Through a partnership with BioReference labs, the City will conduct its own antibody...

NY criminal justice advocates will hold a two-day vigil at Fishkill Correctional Facility to protest COVID-19 deaths of prisoners.

In the wake of more new COVID-19 prison...

The Department of Labor says unemployment applicants must certify weekly to receive benefits.

The New York State Department of Labor announced a new program to inform New...

New York City Public Advocate Jumaane Williams is calling for strong protections to protect the personal COVID-19 data of New Yorkers.

As New York City and New York State...

NYPD Officer Francisco Garcia is seen here abusing his police power by brutalizing Donni Wright, then sitting on him.

Council Member Farah N. Louis (D-Brooklyn) issued the...

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