Civil rights activist the Rev. Al Sharpton is meeting with the family of Eric Garner to call for an investigation into his death at the hands of the New York Police Department. Continue Reading →
It was a special and great day at Gracie Mansion this year for the kick-off of the Puerto Rican ( PR ) Day Parade kick off with Mayor Bill de Blasio on Friday, June 6th, 2014 in NYC. Continue Reading →
‘Justice delayed is justice denied,’ – Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
The five men whose convictions in the brutal 1989 beating and rape of a female jogger in Central Park were later overturned have agreed to a settlement of about $40 million from New York City to resolve a bitterly fought civil rights lawsuit over their arrests and imprisonment in the sensational crime. Continue Reading →
Last night, Mayor Bill de Blasio and the City Council agreed on a landmark $75 billion budget agreement. Continue Reading →
The New York City Fire Department will now have a much greater role in responding to reports of possible gas leaks, according to an order made by Mayor Bill de Blasio in response to the March explosion that leveled two East Harlem buildings and killed eight people. Continue Reading →
Seitu Oronde was at the Puerto Rican Day Parade on June 8th, 2014 in New York City.
The Wildlife Conservation Society honored tonight Former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton, Vice Chair of the Clinton Foundation Chelsea Clinton, and WCS Trustee Diane Christensen for their commitments to saving elephants and protecting wildlife and wild places. Continue Reading →
A day after Mayor Bill de Blasio and other high-ranking elected officials lauded the completion of a permanently affordable apartment building in Harlem’s Sugar Hill section Monday, some housing experts are raising questions about its cost. Continue Reading →
Mayor Bill de Blasio said Monday he won’t endorse any candidate in New York’s 13th congressional race, a major blow to U.S. Rep. Charlie Rangel of Harlem as he seeks a 23rd term in office. Continue Reading →