Community News

NAACP Issues Letter Discouraging Athletes From Signing With Texas-Based Teams

by Brian Good diversityinc.comThe NAACP is fighting back against racist, transphobic and anti-woman legislation recently passed in Texas by issuing a letter encouraging players in five different professional sports to avoid signing with teams based in the state. ESPN’s Sarah Barshop reported that “in a two-page letter signed by NAACP President and CEO Derrick Johnson […]readmore

City Politics

Eric Adams Elected Mayor of NYC

“Tonight Is Not Just a Victory Over Adversity,It Is a Vindication of Faith” By Maitefa AngazaThe second Black mayor in New York City history was swept into office on a landslide Tuesday night, with Associated Press calling the victory less than 20 minutes after the polls closed. Just a few minutes later came the announcements […]readmore

Environment

Ancient Groundwater

Why the Water You’re Drinking May Be Thousands of Years Old As surface water diminishes in the Western US, people are drilling deeper wells—and tapping into older groundwater that can take thousands of years to replenish naturally. Marissa GrunesAlan SeltzerKevin M. BefusSome of North America’s groundwater is so old, it fell as rain before humans […]readmore

Health & Wellness

Phthalates in Food Packaging Lead to 100,000 Deaths in U.S.

by Paige BennettA new study has found that chemicals known as phthalates (PFAS) found in plastic food packaging and other consumer goods are killing 91,000 to 107,000 older adults in the U.S. each year.The study, published in Environmental Pollution on Oct.12, 2021, outlines the dangers of phthalates in food packaging, although these chemicals are also found in […]readmore

Interview

Temptations: Otis Williams Celebrates 80th Year in NY at City College,

Sends Exclusive Health Message to OTP Readers! Proving beauty’s more than skin-deep, Otis Williams — the only surviving, original member of The Temptations — looks 40, but is about to turn 80!  The Rock & Roll Hall of Famer and multiple Grammy Award®-winner will be celebrated at City College Center for the Arts  with a special live, virtual conversation […]readmore

Community News

Affordable Senior Housing Coming to Bed Stuy

Affordable Senior Housing Coming to Bed StuyNew 41,421 square foot Senior Residence at 811 Lexington Avenue will provide 63 unitsof rent-subsidized housing for low-income seniors The groundbreaking of the new Senior Residence at 811 Lexington Avenue, signaled the creation of a new 64-unit apartment building on land formerly occupied by a parking lot and the […]readmore

Justice Matters

Reform Needed for NYC Court System

By W. Taharka RobinsonIn previous articles written we have learned that the New York office of court administration is in need of restructuring, since the last article the New York office of court administration has begun to change the structure. We’ve discussed the structure of the office of court administration and how the courts function. […]readmore