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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 […]Read More

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 […]Read More

Azellia White, One of the First Black Female Pilots, Dies

By Katherine Lewin Azellia White, one of the nation’s first Black female pilots, died on Sept. 14 at 106 years old in Texas. “She says you just felt free up there, just free,” her great-niece, Emeldia Bailey, told CNN affiliate KTRK. “There weren’t any racial barriers or things like that when you’re in the skies.” […]Read More

The Concord Baptist Church: A Vision of Love For the

Eulene Inniss Thanksgiving can have dual meanings. It can be a time for expressing gratitude or a time of mourning, as in the case of indigenous Americans. No wonder why then, that in this era, where the atmosphere is permeated by “Alternative Facts”, many legitimately question the motives for current celebrations. For the family of […]Read More

Attorney General James Sues JUUL Labs

NEW YORK – New York Attorney General Letitia James today announced a lawsuit against the electronic cigarette company JUUL Labs, Inc. (JUUL) for deceptive and misleading marketing of its e-cigarettes, which contributed to the ongoing youth vaping epidemic in New York State. The lawsuit, filed in New York County Supreme Court, alleges that JUUL took […]Read More

Why Do Two of the Whitest States Vote First for

As the United States becomes increasingly diverse, the presidential nomination process remains heavily weighted by two states that are among the whitest in the nation: Iowa and New Hampshire. Candidates, in some cases, spend more than a year making frequent, extended campaign swings through both Iowa and New Hampshire, which, critics say, gives the concerns […]Read More

Local Pols React to Bloomberg’s Stop-And-Frisk Apology

By Bernadette DeVito, Kings County Politics It ain’t good enough for us. That was much of the local reaction to former mayor and now presidential candidate Michael Bloomberg’s apology for instituting one of his most notable policies during his 12-year tenure. Under the policy remembered as stop-and-frisk, police officers embraced their authority to stop, ask […]Read More