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Airline Bailouts: How Will They Affect Passengers?
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Airline Bailouts: How Will They Affect Passengers?

Airlines exploit the COVID-19 crisis to reduce air passenger rights. Their actions may leave travelers stripped of up to 80% of current rights.  As passengers are paying to bailout airlines via their tax bill, they should not have their rights undermined in return.   Maintaining strong air passenger rights should be a non-negotiable condition of any bailout. […]

Rev. Dr. Joseph Echols Lowery Passes Away, Age 98
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Rev. Dr. Joseph Echols Lowery Passes Away, Age 98

Joseph and Evelyn Lowery Institute for Justice & Human Rights Statement on Peaceful Transition of  Reverend Doctor Joseph Echols Lowery, Age 98 October 6, 1921 – March 27, 2020 Our beloved, Rev. Dr. Joseph Echols Lowery, made his transition peacefully at home at 10 p.m., Friday, March 27, at the age of 98. He was surrounded by his daughters. Hailed […]

I'm Too Young for the Good Old Days, Right?
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I’m Too Young for the Good Old Days, Right?

I think I was wrong to be excited about this election year. First, let me explain: in 2016, I was in graduate school and often you could find me debating the merits of the democratic field post Obama with my classmates. We would rhyme about our optimism for a country that was in the midst […]

Nassau County Executive Laura Curran Awards Grants to Seven Municipalities to Advance Transit-Oriented Development Projects
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Nassau County Executive Laura Curran Awards Grants to Seven Municipalities to Advance Transit-Oriented Development Projects

Furthering her support for downtown revitalizations and the development of walkable, mixed-use communities near public transit, Nassau County Executive Laura Curran announced the winners of the County’s first Transit-Oriented Development funding competition for qualified local municipalities.  Allocating a total of $1,050,000 dollars for this funding initiative, Curran established the new grant program with the Nassau […]

Apollo Theater and WNYC Announce 14th Annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day Celebration and Uptown Hall
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Apollo Theater and WNYC Announce 14th Annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day Celebration and Uptown Hall

WNYC and the Apollo Theater will present WNYC’s 14th Annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day celebration, “The Strategic King: MLK’s Visionary Leadership,“ as part of the Apollo’s Uptown Hall series, on Sunday, January 12 at 3pm.  Hosted by WNYC’s Peabody Award-winning host Brian Lehrer and All Things Considered host Jami Floyd, this annual gathering convenes artists and activists, journalists and changemakers to […]

Legislator Kevan M. Abrahams Invites Residents to Support 10th Annual ‘Holiday of Giving’ Celebration
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Legislator Kevan M. Abrahams Invites Residents to Support 10th Annual ‘Holiday of Giving’ Celebration

Nassau County Legislator Kevan M. Abrahams (D – Freeport) and Glory House Recovery presents the 10th Annual Holiday of Giving celebration hosted by Uniondale High School on Saturday, Dec. 14. To make the season brighter for deserving families in the First Legislative District, Legislator Abrahams is asking residents to donate new and unwrapped toys for […]

Legislator Kevan Abrahams Helps Make the  Holiday Season Brighter with Toys for Tots
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Legislator Kevan Abrahams Helps Make the Holiday Season Brighter with Toys for Tots

Nassau County Legislator Kevan Abrahams supports the United States Marine Corps in their effort to help bring holiday cheer by donating new toys to their Toys for Tots campaign during a presentation on Monday, Oct 28th.  Each year, the United States Marine Corps collects more than 200, 000 toys for over 100, 000 children across […]

Leading Anti-Poverty Advocate Jennifer Jones Austin Names Co-Host of WBLS Sunday Morning Talk Show "Open Line" on 107.5 FM
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Leading Anti-Poverty Advocate Jennifer Jones Austin Names Co-Host of WBLS Sunday Morning Talk Show “Open Line” on 107.5 FM

Jennifer Jones Austin, Chief Executive Officer and Executive Director of FPWA and one of the nation’s leading anti-poverty advocates, has been named the first female Co-Host of the popular Sunday morning radio show “Open Line” on WBLS 107.5 FM, a go-to place for discussions of issues relevant to New York City’s diverse communities. Jennifer, an […]

All-Star Roster of Dignitaries Attend Star- Studded 65th Birthday Celebration & In Honor of Rev. Al Sharpton
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All-Star Roster of Dignitaries Attend Star- Studded 65th Birthday Celebration & In Honor of Rev. Al Sharpton

On Thursday, October 3rd at the New York Public Library, Rev. Al Sharpton and his lifelong activism were celebrated at a star-studded celebration and “Party with a Cause.” Among the attendees were Actors and Film Producers Samuel L. Jackson, Spike Lee and Robert De Niro; New York Governor Andrew Cuomo, Senator Chuck Schumer, Former Senior aide […]

Stacey Abrams Headlines Invest in Brooklyn Dinner
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Stacey Abrams Headlines Invest in Brooklyn Dinner

Former Georgia gubernatorial candidate Stacey Abrams will headline Brooklyn Community Foundation’s annual Invest In Brooklyn Dinner—a benefit for the organization’s racial and social justice work taking place at the Weylin on Friday, October 18th at 6:30pm. In addition to celebrating local nonprofit changemakers, the dinner will also spotlight national and local efforts leading up to […]

Mondo Welcomes Reverend Al Sharpton for a Conversation Exploring the Intersection of Music & Politics
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Mondo Welcomes Reverend Al Sharpton for a Conversation Exploring the Intersection of Music & Politics

 Mondo.NYC, an annual Global Business Summit and Music Festival, announced today that activist, politician, minister and advocate, Reverend Al Sharpton will appear at this year’s conference, taking place in Brooklyn, October 15-18.  “Music & Politics: A Conversation with Rev. Al Sharpton”will be moderated by Osei The Dark Secret, host of the Tech This Out podcast on Thursday, October 17 […]

Speaker Corey Johnson and Committee on Criminal Justice Chair Keith Powers Announce $13.5 Million for Alternatives to Incarceration Programs to Help Reduce the City’s Jail Population
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Speaker Corey Johnson and Committee on Criminal Justice Chair Keith Powers Announce $13.5 Million for Alternatives to Incarceration Programs to Help Reduce the City’s Jail Population

City Council Speaker Corey Johnson and Committee on Criminal Justice Chair Keith Powers announced that $13.5 million is designated in this year’s fiscal budget to fund and support alternatives to incarceration (ATI) programs in an effort to continue to reduce the city’s jail population. As part of the City Council’s push for parole reform and […]

Political Commentary: Searching For A Pasttime Paradise To Win?
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Political Commentary: Searching For A Pasttime Paradise To Win?

When I was a high school senior, I dedicated myself to exploring music from by gone eras. I had heard from the older members of my family that the music of the 80’s, 70’s,60’s and older was just so much better than the music of today. With its more violent and materialistic content, with its […]

Legislator Kevan Abrahams Celebrates “Week of the Young Child” at the Uniondale Early Childhood Center
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Legislator Kevan Abrahams Celebrates “Week of the Young Child” at the Uniondale Early Childhood Center

Nassau County Legislator Kevan M. Abrahams (D – Freeport) had the privilege of visiting the Uniondale Early Childhood Center to celebrate the “Week of the Young Child” on Thursday, April 11.  During this observance, the UECC hosts a variety of learning events for students including guest readers. Legislator Abrahams spent time and read “The Very […]