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Day: <span>December 6, 2019</span>

Presidential Hopefuls Julián Castro and Cory Booker Express Anger, Concern

Stephen A. Crockett Jr. theroot.com Former Housing and Urban Development Secretary Julián Castro didn’t mince words when asked about his feelings on the abrupt ending of California Sen. Kamala Harris’ bid for president. “To me, they held her to a different standard, a double standard, to other campaigns. And I don’t know if it impacted her […]readmore

What’s Going On

By Victoria Horsford NEW YORK/NEW JERSEY Mayor Bill de Blasio named African-American James Johnson, 58, New York City Corporate Counsel. Former Assistant US Attorney, Johnson held several positions with the US Treasury. He will oversee approximately 1000 city attorneys. Johnson succeeds African-American Zachary Carter. Newark Mayor Ras Baraka sues NYC and Mayor de Blasio to […]readmore

Detox Units Closing at All 11 NYC-Run Hospitals

By Reuven Blau and Greg B. Smith, THE CITY (This story was originally published on December 2nd by THE CITY.) https://thecity.nyc/2019/12/drug-and-alcohol-detox-units-closing-at-nyc-run-hospitals.html The inpatient detox units at all 11 city-run hospitals are about to close — steering people struggling with alcohol and drugs back into already busy emergency rooms, THE CITY has learned. The shutdown, expected […]readmore

Tackling The Green Divide

Thinker’s Notebook By Marlon Rice Every other Wednesday and Friday, I teach Urban Ecology at PS 81 on Dekalb Avenue in Bed-Stuy. A couple of years ago, the school was gifted an entire Hydroponics lab. In September a friend of mine, Earl Silas, introduced me to Principal LaTrace Finney. Principal Finney is a pioneer, a […]readmore