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Thursday, April 21, 2016

Pols troubled by mass voter ‘roll purging’

Brooklyn: As Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump struck up decisive victories in Tuesday’s New York Primaries, a number of area politicians have expressed concern over that they described as mass voter “roll purging.” Comment.

Friday, April 15, 2016

Eugene campaigns to save summer programs

Brooklyn: Brooklyn Council Member Dr. Mathieu Eugene on Tuesday joined with the Campaign for Children, youth advocates and hundreds of young people who previously attended summer camp programs in an effort to “save summer camp programming” for more than 31,000 students throughout New York City. Comment.

Caribbean judge appointed to State Commission

St Vincent: Chief Judge of New York State, Janet DeFiore, has appointed Caribbean-born judge in Brooklyn to be a member of the New York State Commission on Judicial Conduct. Comment.

Friday, April 8, 2016

Mayor hails ‘Women Celebrating Women’

Brooklyn: Mayor Bill deBlasio on Sunday commended the 17 women, including First Lady Chirlane McCray, who were honored at the gala “Women Celebrating Women” award ceremony at Tropical Paradise Ballroom on Utica Avenue in Brooklyn. Comment.

Thursday, April 7, 2016

Making Community College tuition free

Brooklyn: Brooklyn Assemblymember Rodneyse Bichotte has introduced Assembly Bill A9254, originally sponsored by Senator James Sanders (S6597), which provided a waiver of tuition for community college for two years or up to two years of career and technical education. Comment.

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NYC First Lady headlines women awards

Brooklyn: New York City First Lady Chirlane McCray, who traces her roots to St. Lucia and Barbados, on Sunday headlined the “Women Celebrating Women” gala Award Ceremony at Tropical Paradise Ballroom on Utica Avenue in Brooklyn. Comment.

Macaulay graduate receives Rangel Fellowship

People: Carlsky Belizaire ’15 (Queens College) an alumnus of Macaulay Honors College at The City University of New York has received the Charles B. Rangel Graduate Fellowship, awarded to outstanding seniors and college graduates who want to join the Foreign Service. Comment.

Friday, April 1, 2016

Freelancers Union launches ‘World’s Longest Invoice’

New York: As part of its campaign to protect independent workers from deadbeat companies, Freelancers Union launched on Monday “The World’s Longest Invoice” — an online counter where independent workers can share stories and add the amount they have been stiffed to a running national total. Comment.

Recipe Rescue cooking champs

Food: Two ninth-grade students who are members of NYU Lutheran Family Health Centers Project Reach Youth (PRY) Track program at the John Jay High School Campus came out top winners on March 12 in the 2016 Recipe Rescue cooking competition hosted by the New York City Department of Youth and Community Development (DYCD). Taking first place in the final round for high school students was Evelyn Corona Ramirez, 14, and in fourth place was Cheyenne Washington, 15. Comment.

Friday, March 25, 2016

Six women honored in Shirley Chisholm’s name

Brooklyn: Brooklyn Council Member and Deputy Leader Jumaane D. Williams on Monday hosted the third annual Shirley Chisholm Women of Distinction Celebration. Comment.

Thursday, March 24, 2016

Guyana Consulate extends outreach program

Guyana: Guyana’s Ambassador to the United States, Bayney Karran praised the staff of the New York Consulate for its third successful outreach initiative during an observation visit in the Bronx, on March 19. Comment.

Tuesday, March 15, 2016

Walking tour of sculptures of women

Arts & Theater: Artist, historian and activist Lulu Lolo has taken on the mantle of drawing attention to how few New York City statues and monuments are dedicated to women. In New York City, there are 150 public statues of men and five of actual women who are not symbols — Statue of Liberty or fictitious characters — Alice in Wonderland. Comment.

Friday, March 11, 2016

Rally, march on proposed CUNY cuts

Brooklyn: The Professional Staff Congress (PSC / CUNY), the union representing staff and faculty at City University of New York (CUNY) colleges says New Yorkers are mobilizing to defend their university. Comment.

Tackling identity by using art

Arts & Theater: Conversations of identity, culture, and what it means to be an American intersect in private amongst cultural groups. There are those who cling to their roots, ignoring their ties to being an American, and those who navigate the various layers of what comprise their identity. Comment.

Wednesday, March 9, 2016

Grenada’s New Consul General puts community first

Grenada: Grenada’s New York Consulate office has a new face: Rosemarie Welsh. Comment.

Chantal Jones shares ‘Words of Wisdom’

Grenada: Honoring women of the past and present, Grenadian American Chantal Jones is dedicating her talents to highlight women who are making history now. Comment.

Saturday, March 5, 2016

46 NY state legislators endorse Clinton for prez

People: In a strong showing of support from her home state, Brooklyn Assemblyman N. Nick Perry, chairman of New York State Black, Puerto Rican, Hispanic and Asian Legislative Caucus, announced on Tuesday that 46 members of the Caucus, including Assembly Speaker Carl E. Heastie, and Senate Democratic Conference Leader Andrea Stewart-Cousins, declared their endorsement of Hillary Clinton for president Comment.

Friday, March 4, 2016

Hearing on Mitchell-Lama housing

Brooklyn: Brooklyn Council Member Jumaane D. Williams, chair of the City Council Committee on Housing and Buildings, and Brooklyn Borough President Eric L. Adams on Tuesday co-hosted the first City Council oversight hearing in seven years on Mitchell-Lama housing. Comment.

Sunday, Feb. 28, 2016

Chirlane McCray calls on churches to host mental health workshops

Brooklyn: Chirlane McCray, last Sunday, unveiled a comprehensive guide to mental health titled “Thrive NYC – A Mental Health Roadmap for All” to help New Yorkers find a better way of living through 54 programs that include term treatment, mental health in schools, early detection and community partnerships. Comment.

Saturday, Feb. 27, 2016

City Council seeks to preserve housing for low-income residents

Brooklyn: The City Council’s Committee on Housing and Buildings last week heard testimony on a package of bills designed to strengthen the city’s tool-kit for preserving the existing housing in which most low- and moderate-income New Yorkers reside. Comment.

Friday, Feb. 26, 2016

Union petitions Cuomo on CUNY funding

New York: District Council 37 (DC 37), the city’s largest municipal union, is circulating a petition urging New Yorkers to force Gov. Andrew Cuomo and State legislators to “properly fund” the City University of New York (CUNY). Comment.

‘Art Connect’ sheds positive light on Laventille

Movies: No matter where you are in the world, there is always a neighborhood, section, or block in a particular place that carries some sort of bad reputation. Comment.