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Teamster’s Local 237 Sues NYC for Wage Discrimination

🕔11:15, 21.Jun 2013

This week the country commemorated 50 years since President John F. Kennedy signed the Equal Pay Act of 1963, the first federal antidiscrimination law that addressed gender-based pay disparities. But here in NYC, Mayor Bloomberg has been practicing his own

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Assemblyman Walter Mosley Tackles Tough Issues

Assemblyman Walter Mosley Tackles Tough Issues

🕔11:12, 21.Jun 2013

Walter Mosley, newly elected assemblyman for the 57th AD, has been in office for a mere six months. In that time, he has taken hard stances on issues ranging from affordable housing at Atlantic Yards, payday lending, human rights of

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Parents, Education Law Center asking Feds to investigate city high school Admission Policy

🕔15:08, 4.Jun 2013

While history has yet to determine how well the city has fared under mayoral control of public schools, the lame duck Bloomberg Administration’s Department of Education appears to be going out facing a complaint to the federal Office of Civil

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Finalists for Medgar Evers College Presidency to Visit Campus Next Week

Finalists for Medgar Evers College Presidency to Visit Campus Next Week

🕔15:11, 30.May 2013

May 30, 2013 | Two nationally prominent educators who are finalists for the presidency of Medgar Evers College will meet with key stakeholders on campus next week. John Garland is the first president-in-residence at the Thurgood Marshall College Fund and

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Race to succeed Al Vann and Letitia James in City Council heats up

Race to succeed Al Vann and Letitia James in City Council heats up

🕔13:58, 23.May 2013

By Stephen Witt All four candidates looking to succeed term-limited City Councilman Al Vann and serve Bedford-Stuyvesant, Weeksville and parts of Crown Heights in the 36th Council District will probably be eligible to opt into the city’s public campaign finance

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Judge dismisses case in cop killing of Ramarley Graham

Judge dismisses case in cop killing of Ramarley Graham

🕔13:51, 23.May 2013

Local and national activists demonstrated last Saturday and again Monday in protest of a Bronx judge’s decision on May 15 to throw out a manslaughter indictment against a New York City police officer charged last year with the shooting death

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DA Candidate Ken Thompson calls for Special Prosecutor to Review Brooklyn Wrongful Prosecutions

DA Candidate Ken Thompson calls for Special Prosecutor to Review Brooklyn Wrongful Prosecutions

🕔06:09, 23.May 2013

By Mary Alice Miller Brooklyn district attorney Charles Hynes began his tenure in elected office after he was named special prosecutor in the 1987 Howard Beach case. Now he faces the prospect of having his career end with yet another

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View From Here

🕔06:07, 23.May 2013

The question asked at the National Action Network’s convention panel on immigration was what was the effect of immigration reform on African-Americans. Very straight forward. But as reported on Here and Now, the show that ABC puts on in the

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Unleashing the Power of Mothers

🕔10:27, 17.May 2013

The female was endowed by nature with the ability to bring children into the world. Since this is true, it must follow that we are capable of nurturing them to reach their full potential. Animals protect their young. Why can’t

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Anatomy of Federal Corruption Allegations

Anatomy of Federal Corruption Allegations

🕔10:24, 17.May 2013

The recent spate of federal prosecutions for political corruption may look racial because of the ethnicity of the defendants, but the real risk is an elected official’s circle of associates. Last week convicted former Queens State Senator Shirley Huntley was

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