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Day: <span>April 9, 2019</span>


Bill Provides Protections for Owners of Homes in Default or in Foreclosure Senator (Velmanette) Montgomery’s “Deed Theft Bill” (S1688/A5615 – Weinstein) passed the Senate and now awaits the governor’s signature. This legislation would strengthen and expand upon the Home Equity Theft Act of 2006 (“HETPA”) by providing greater protections for owners of homes that are […]readmore

New York’s 2019-20 State Budget Brings More than Money –

There’s a new sheriff in town and its name is The Democratic Party! Newly in actual power after the demise last fall of the Independent Democratic Caucus, the Dems hashed things out and eventually succeeded in presenting a unified front capable of delivering a $175 billion 2019-20 State budget that brings change concerning issues most […]readmore

Another Case For Reparations

Third-Party Transfer & the Loss of Intergenerational Wealth The attack on Black and Brown people in the Americas has been unremitting since Europeans first set foot on the land. Whether it’s the border wall, the criminal justice system or a malevolency in bureaucratic DNA, the end result is particularly harmful to African-Americans. This time, once […]readmore


APRIL 2019 The month opened with April Fools’ Day on April 1. April is National Poetry Month. A few notable April 2019 dates and observations: Palm Sunday, 4/14; Good Friday, 4/19; Easter Sunday, 4/21; Passover begins 4/19; Earth Day 4/22; Ethiopian Easter Sunday, 4/28; International Jazz Day, 4/30.  WEEK IN REVIEW NY STATE: There was […]readmore

Criminal Justice Lecture Series in Ken Thompson’s Honor, Launched

Congratulations are in order to Lu-Shawn Thompson on March 27 launched the inaugural Kenneth P. Thompson ’92 Lecture on Race and Criminal Justice Reform, with NYU’s Centers on Administration of Criminal Law and Race Inequality and the Law. The discussion examined the issue of wrongful convictions and the roles that the prosecutors and various participants in […]readmore

The Marathon Continues

Luke 4:24 – And he said, “Truly I say to you that no prophet is accepted in his hometown. Last Sunday evening I was in my home with my two younger children. Mikaela was asking me to do her nails. Delasi was trying to eat loose Apple Jacks from the floor. It was a normal […]readmore

AG Tish James Brings the NY Pain to Big Pharma

“New York State averages nine opioid-related deaths a day, while Perdue Pharma has sent sales representatives on over a million visits to doctors’ offices. The suit alleges that doctors were encouraged to increase dosages, though Perdue Pharma knew of the danger to patients.” An amended lawsuit was filed by New York State Attorney General Letitia […]readmore