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I stand alone in the mighty fight against fraudulent lenders. I was never a party to the loan.

She has done so much for so many people, but if others don’t come to her aid Dr. Delois Blakely, who’s better known as “Queen Mother,” or the “Community Mayor” of Harlem could end up homeless on...

Their unionization drive has the vast support of Office staff, with more than two-thirds of eligible workers signing authorizati

This morning, staff members of the Office of New York City Public Advocate Jumaane D. Williams announced that they have formed a union and will be represented by the Campaign Workers Guild.
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Participants in the rally demand that the Senate halt this rushed nomination and confirmation process.

A coalition of law students, in partnership with community-based organizations, will be hosting a masked, socially distanced rally near the Brooklyn Federal Courthouse on October 14, 2020 at 12:00...

Sofia Gomez, who died on October 8, 2020, following an encounter with law enforcement in Bronx County on October 5, 2020

The New York Attorney General’s Special Investigations and Prosecutions Unit has opened an investigation into the death of Sofia Gomez, who died on October 8, 2020, following an encounter with law...

I know he would be proud to have his name attached to these two important pieces of legislation

Today, Representatives Hakeem Jeffries (NY-08) and Nydia M. Velázquez (NY-07) each introduced legislation to honor Kenneth P. Thompson, who served as the District Attorney of Kings County, New...

The Coalition also urges police officers to report a fellow officer who is engaged in a criminal act.

On September 29, 2020, attorney Lauren P. Raysor presented a report on behalf of the Mount Vernon Coalition for Police Reform to the Mayor of Mount Vernon, members of the City Council and other...

Tonight's town hall will include two back-to-back panel conversations, which will be live-streamed

Tonight the Movement for Black Lives (M4BL) and The Root are partnering up with legendary Hip Hop station Hot 97 to host a special town hall to amplify the most pressing issues facing Black voters...

We need to understand how each of us participates in creating biases and stereotypes and own our responsibility to dismantle the

On Thursday, October 8 at 7 p.m. ET, the urgent conversation about race, equality and justice will be the focus of a live, multimedia, interactive forum across many of America’s most familiar...

The Mayor said the new investment fund will reduce social and economic inequalities resulting from systemic racism, by putting c

Newark Mayor Ras Baraka has announced the Newark 40 Acres and a Mule Fund to address economic injustices in Newark.

At the end of the Civil War, freed slaves were promised “40 Acres and a...

Without a true moratorium, eviction cases can still be filed and advanced,

Public Advocate Jumaane D. Williams released the following statement on Governor Cuomo's decision to expand the Tenant Safe Harbor Act rather than extend a true eviction moratorium in New York...

In New Jersey’s most overburdened communities, this legislation will help residents breathe a little easier

On Friday, August 18, New Jersey made environmental history. On this day, at Titchener Park in Newark, Governor Phil Murphy signed into law one of the most comprehensive bills in the country to...

Bell was first connected with Building Skills and the Rockaway Village project in March

Building Skills New York, a non-profit organization working to provide underserved New Yorkers with good paying jobs, announced today September Workers of the Month, Dornita Bell (above) and Akiya...

Daisy Paez is an incredible leader, friend, and support system here in the Lower East Side

State Senator Brian Kavanagh hosted a press event to honor Daisy Paez who was selected as the 2020 Woman of Distinction in the 26th Senate District.

Each year, the Senate honors outstanding...

Congresswoman Meng and I have been in touch with the USDA and La Jornada

U.S. Reps. Grace Meng (D-NY) and Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) announced today that they are working to assist Queens food assistance organizations that are experiencing sudden impacts in their...

COVID-19 Queens & Brooklyn

The following COVID-19 update, for the Brooklyn and Queens areas in New York City, is from the New York City Department of Health & Mental Hygiene.

We are writing to provide an update...

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