Day: November 22, 2019

Health & Wellness Top Stories

Attorney General James Sues JUUL Labs

NEW YORK – New York Attorney General Letitia James today announced a lawsuit against the electronic cigarette company JUUL Labs, Inc. (JUUL) for deceptive and misleading marketing of its e-cigarettes, which contributed to the ongoing youth vaping epidemic in New York State. The lawsuit, filed in New York County Supreme Court, alleges that JUUL took […]readmore

What's Going On

What’s Going On

USA/2020 ELECTION The Democratic 2020 Presidential race has more plot twists and turns than a well-crafted Hollywood or Netflix thriller. As Americans were formulating opinions of the 16-17 Democratic candidates and how they would vote, Mike Bloomberg files papers to enter the Prexy primaries. The Bloomberg news was jolting. A real billionaire, Bloomberg served as […]readmore

National News

Why Do Two of the Whitest States Vote First for

As the United States becomes increasingly diverse, the presidential nomination process remains heavily weighted by two states that are among the whitest in the nation: Iowa and New Hampshire. Candidates, in some cases, spend more than a year making frequent, extended campaign swings through both Iowa and New Hampshire, which, critics say, gives the concerns […]readmore

Other News

Brown and Barkley: Men Behaving Badly

By Maitefa Angaza      Two men are in the news this week, not for their laudable accomplishments, but for their remarks to and/or about women. One was commenting on a debate about the proposed (and postponed) Harriet Tubman $20 bill and the other was giving his opinion about presidential candidates. The public’s responses to […]readmore

Community News

Local Pols React to Bloomberg’s Stop-And-Frisk Apology

By Bernadette DeVito, Kings County Politics It ain’t good enough for us. That was much of the local reaction to former mayor and now presidential candidate Michael Bloomberg’s apology for instituting one of his most notable policies during his 12-year tenure. Under the policy remembered as stop-and-frisk, police officers embraced their authority to stop, ask […]readmore

Community News

NYC Boosts Salaries for 1,500 Non-union Pre-K Teachers in Community-Run

By Christina Veiga, Chalkbeat “NYC Boosts Salaries for 1,500 Nonunion Pre-K Teachers in Community-Run Programs” was originally published by Chalkbeat, a nonprofit news organization covering public education. Sign up for their newsletters here: Alice Mulligan got on the loudspeaker at her Brooklyn preschool Monday morning to make an unexpected announcement: her teachers would be […]readmore