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Legislator Mulé Applauds Approval of Automatic Tax Exemption Renewals For Eligible Seniors And Disabled Nassau Residents

Legislator Mulé Applauds Approval of Automatic Tax Exemption Renewals For Eligible Seniors And Disabled Nassau Residents

Popular tax exemptions for income-eligible seniors and individuals with disabilities will be automatically renewed for the 2022-23 tax year following emergency action by the Nassau County Legislature. During a Thursday, Dec. 30, 2021, emergency meeting, legislators voted unanimously to waive the 2022-23 renewal application requirements for Nassau residents who received the Senior Citizen tax exemption […]

Manuel Castro Becomes NYC's First Mexican-American And Dreamer Appointed As MOIA Commissioner

Manuel Castro Becomes NYC’s First Mexican-American And Dreamer Appointed As MOIA Commissioner

Mayor Eric Adams announced the appointment of Manuel “Manny” Castro to the position of commissioner of the Mayor’s Office of Immigrant Affairs (MOIA). Castro’s appointment marks the first time the post of MOIA Commissioner will be held by a formerly undocumented person. Currently, Castro serves as the Executive Director of New Immigrant Community Empowerment (NICE), […]

Is Kamala Harris The Most Influential Woman In US?

Is Kamala Harris The Most Influential Woman In US?

A new report from The Body Shop has uncovered the most influential women around the world based on the number of Google searches, social media followers, Wikipedia page views, and (because it’s 2021), GIFs. According to the index, Kamala Harris is the most influential woman in the U.S., with a total of 62.8 million US […]

Opinion: Screaming Without Vocal Cords Many Black Men Are Falsely Accused And Silenced

Opinion: Screaming Without Vocal Cords Many Black Men Are Falsely Accused And Silenced

By Patrick C. Graham, Ph.D. Patrick C. Graham, Ph.D., who currently serves as a Senior Policy Advisor for the City of Richmond and Executive Advisor for ReWork Richmond, penned the following Op-Ed outlining his perspective on criminal justice reform. The revelation by the Innocence Project and American Civil Liberties Union that DNA and fingerprint evidence […]

Biden Admin Renews and Redesignates TPS for Haiti: Could Benefit Up to 100,000 Haitians

Biden Admin Renews and Redesignates TPS for Haiti: Could Benefit Up to 100,000 Haitians

The Biden Administration announced that it would be renewing Temporary Protected Status (TPS) for more than the 50,000 Haitians living in the U.S., and redesignating TPS for Haitians for those who arrived in the U.S. after 2010, which could benefit up to 100,000 additional people. The Trump administration had abruptly announced the end of the […]

The Attorney General And Over A Dozen Cabinet & Congressional Leaders To Attend National Action Network's National Virtual Convention

The Attorney General And Over A Dozen Cabinet & Congressional Leaders To Attend National Action Network’s National Virtual Convention

Civil rights leader Rev. Al Sharpton announced that National Action Network’s Annual Convention will feature the nation’s key civil rights leaders, elected officials, clergy, grassroots organizers, and social justice activists from April 14-17. The majority of the convention will be virtual with targeted events taking place on site with strict covid-19 procedures. NAN’s Annual Convention […]

Renowned Thought leader, Mustafa Ali, To interview White House Advisor, Gina McCarthy

Renowned Thought leader, Mustafa Ali, To interview White House Advisor, Gina McCarthy

After an introduction by U.S. Special Envoy for Climate John Kerry, environmental justice leader, Mustafa Santiago Ali, will discuss the Biden-Harris Administration’s approach to climate justice with White House Advisor Gina McCarthy during a panel discussion at the day-long virtual BIPOC Climate Justice event. The panel, “White House Climate Overview,” starts at 12:55 PM on […]

Congresswomen Maxine Waters, Karen Bass, Barbara Lee, and Others: Special Tribute To The (Late) Honorable Gwen A. Moore At The Black Business Association's '2021 Virtual Salute to Black Women'    March 30, 2021

Congresswomen Maxine Waters, Karen Bass, Barbara Lee, and Others: Special Tribute To The (Late) Honorable Gwen A. Moore At The Black Business Association’s ‘2021 Virtual Salute to Black Women’ March 30, 2021

The Black Business Association (BBA), has announced the Annual 2021 Virtual Salute to Black Women: A Special Tribute to “The (Late) Honorable Gwen A. Moore,” former Chairperson of the BBA, on Tuesday, March 30, 2at 2pm PDT.   The BBA is oldest active ethnic business support organization in the State of California,headquartered in Los Angeles, […]

DHS/ICE Agreement to Pay $125,000 to Black Intelligence Research Specialist with PTSD to Settle Federal Disability Harassment and Retaliation Lawsuit

DHS/ICE Agreement to Pay $125,000 to Black Intelligence Research Specialist with PTSD to Settle Federal Disability Harassment and Retaliation Lawsuit

Ronald Green, a former Senior Intelligence Research Specialist with the Miami office of Immigrations and Customs Enforcement (ICE) who suffered from Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), will be paid $125,000 by the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) to settle his federal lawsuit claims for disability harassment and retaliation. Green was represented in the lawsuit by Roderick […]

New York Covid Vaccine Task Force For Vaccine Equity And Education Launched Toolkit To Provide Vital Covid-19 Vaccine Information To Black Communities

New York Covid Vaccine Task Force For Vaccine Equity And Education Launched Toolkit To Provide Vital Covid-19 Vaccine Information To Black Communities

The New York Task Force for Vaccine Equity and Education launched “Roll Up Your Sleeves New York, The Covid-19 Vaccine Toolkit for Black Communities,” a toolkit that equips Black communities with outreach and educational materials to combat the covid-19 virus. The covid-19 pandemic has had a devastating impact on communities of color. Nationwide, Black people […]

NYC City Council Unveils Legislative Plans To Redefine Public Safety And Strengthen Police Accountability

NYC City Council Unveils Legislative Plans To Redefine Public Safety And Strengthen Police Accountability

The NYC City Council recently announced it will introduce a legislative package of 11 bills and one resolution aimed at reforming the New York City Police Department, that will be considered at a series of hearings in February.    This package is in response to Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s Executive Order in June directing New York […]

Microsoft Presents The Legacy Project: A Celebration of Black Changemakers And Their Contributions To Modern Day American History

Microsoft Presents The Legacy Project: A Celebration of Black Changemakers And Their Contributions To Modern Day American History

Learning and celebrating Black History has never been more important. Microsoft understands this fact and has created The Legacy Project, which strives to lead the world in re-envisioning Black History’s narrative to potlight outstanding accomplishments that African Americans have made in the past but are continuing to make right now. This is the first of its kind. […]

A New Era For Women’s Equality: Ms. Magazine Reports O The Cabinet That Looks Like America

A New Era For Women’s Equality: Ms. Magazine Reports O The Cabinet That Looks Like America

We are at a transformational shift to a new era of gender equality in the United States, with feminist women holding some of the most consequential levers of power.  Kamala Harris, a Black woman of South Asian descent, is the first woman vice president; for the first time in U.S. history, President Joe Biden has […]

Inauguration Day 2021: What's Next? Former  Democratic Campaign Adviser Spencer Critchley Has Some Thoughts

Inauguration Day 2021: What’s Next? Former Democratic Campaign Adviser Spencer Critchley Has Some Thoughts

Spencer Critchley served as a Democratic campaign adviser for both of Obama’s presidential campaigns, often working alongside President-Elect Joe Biden. So he knows a thing or two about presidential transitions. The author of “Patriots of Two Nations: Why Trump Was Inevitable and What Happens Next,” Critchley has studied the historical context dating back to the […]

Martin Luther King, Jr.

Martin Luther King, Jr.

“We are now experiencing the coming to the surface of a triple prong sickness that has been lurking within our body politic from its very beginning. That is the sickness of racism, excessive materialism and militarism.” –– Martin Luther King Jr. Born: January 15, 1929, Atlanta, GA Assassinated: April 4, 1968, Memphis, TN