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New law lets small businesses use crowdfunding

New law lets small businesses use crowdfunding

Business: Finding investors is probably the biggest challenge that business startups and small companies face. But small businesses are looking forward to a new way of attracting investors now that President Barack Obama has signed a law known as the JOBS Act. Comments (1)
People: This Sunday morning, April 8, millions of people will head to Easter services to hear the Gospel on the day that some call Resurrection Sunday. But, for many, this year will be different. Comment
People: Hundreds of demonstrators wearing hoodies rallied at Union Square last week at the “Million Hoodie” march protesting the shooting of Trayvon Martin in Sanford, Florida and demanding the shooter’s arrest. Comments (1)

Taking a stand on trickle-down economics

Brooklyn: The Adjusting for Income Disparity Act of 2012, (AID Act) tabled in the U.S. House of Representatives on March 26 by Rep. Yvette D. Clarke (D-Brooklyn) seeks to end the income disparity between the haves and the have-nots. Comment

Women’s History Month: A Time for Cautious Celebration

People: March marks Women’s History Month, a celebration of women’s achievements and a reminder of the work that still must be done to ensure basic security and rights for women. Nowhere is this contrast more significant than in Afghanistan, where a successful transition to a sustainable peace hinges on the inclusion and equality of women. Comment

Up in arms against NY redistricting plan

People: U.S. Rep. Yvette D. Clarke (D-Brooklyn) has warned that New York’s Caribbean and African American communities could see a reduction in the number of congressional legislators if the recently submitted New York State Congressional Redistricting Plan remains unchanged and made into a law by a three-judge judicial panel. Comment

Contraception, Prosperity, and Quality of Life

Viewpoints: Some politicians are still calling contraception a social evil. This is an astonishing claim in the 21st Century when all the evidence is that contraception is key to a more successful economy and a better quality of life – not only for individual women and their families, but for us all. Comment

Fairway Market, customers aid tornado survivors

Business: In the aftermath of the tragic 9/11 attacks 10 years ago, countless thousands of people from around the country came to the aid of New Yorkers and others in the metropolitan region impacted by the horrific attacks on the World Trade Center. Comment

Health disparities and financial burdens

Health: Health disparities are creating economic burdens for families, communities and the nation’s health care system. Across the country, infant mortality and chronic diseases continue to affect people of color at rates far higher than those for whites. In recent years, the focus has increased on the impact of disparities on minority communities, with public officials, community activists, civic leaders and health care experts proposing ways to improve access to medical care and raise awareness of positive benefits of preventive care. But health experts say the economic toll of health disparities and substantial costs associated with lost productivity are being overlooked. Comment

Between a Rick And a Hard Place

Viewpoints: Let’s face it. Republicans had to know they were in trouble when the serious challengers to what many thought to be Mitt Romney’s secure hold on the nomination turned out first to be Newt […] Comment
People: The Committee to Honor African American Heroes and Sheros had a Black History Month Awards Breakfast at the Eastwood Manor in the Bronx on February 25, 2012. Comment

A merger to help our communities

A merger to help our communities

New York: As New York continues to face tough economic conditions, families are having a difficult time keeping up with the escalating costs of health care. I see these struggles every day. Comment

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