Homelessness is at record levels in New York City, and the economic carnage of Covid is making it worse. Homelessness is at record levels in New York City, and the economic carnage of Covid is making it worse. With one epidemic feeding another, there is now more homelessness in YC than at any time since the Great Depression, and it’s disproportionately affecting Black and brown people.
© Provided by Associated Press FILE - In this March 14, 2021, file photo, Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand, D-N.Y., speaks during a news conference in New York. Gillibrand is on the brink of success in her years-long campaign to get sexual assault cases removed from the military chain of command.
Billie Eilish's boyfriend Matthew Tyler Vorce apologizes for using racist, homophobic, and body shaming slurs in old social media posts
The actor, 29, reportedly used slurs about Black and gay people, along with body shaming comments 'I am ashamed and deeply sorry that I used them in any context. It is not how I was raised and it is not what I stand for,' Vorce said in his apology on Instagram
Governor Gavin Newsom made a pizza amid a pit stop in Oakland to tout his administration's support of small businesses as part of the $100 billion California Comeback Plan, post-pandemic. "This has been profound," said Newsom. "This has been existential. And some folks literally aren't here with us.
Juneteenth is the newest federal holiday since Martin Luther King Jr. Day was created in 1983. President Joe Biden signed legislation Thursday, establishing the holiday as commemorating the end of slavery. Some feel that with the new exposure though, can come new exploitation. Companies are now selling products catered to the holiday to cash in on the supply and demand, just like any other holiday.
Report Says New Jersey Has Spent Nearly $12 Billion On Drug Arrests, Prosecutions, Incarcerations Since 2010
TRENTON, N.J. (CBSNewYork) — An extensive new report says America’s war on drugs has been a failure in New Jersey. The New Jersey Policy Perspective advocacy group says the state has spent nearly $12 billion on arrests, prosecutions and incarcerations in just the last decade.
“This is the Black independence day, and we are so grateful and honored to aligned ourselves,” said DuSable Museum President Perri Irmer. The DuSable has a full slate of activities planned for the reopening, including guest speakers, music and a block party. The museum president said while other large budget Chicago museums have already reopened, the DuSable has remained closed because of its small staff coupled with security threats and COVID-19 concerns in the hard-hit African American community.
Here's how to make Juneteenth a celebration and a day of learning about our nation's true history. Juneteenth is finally getting some mainstream recognition as a holiday. Celebrated on June 19, Juneteenth has sometimes been referred to as America’s “second Independence Day.” It was on that day in 1865 when the Union Army belatedly brought word to Galveston, Texas, that slavery had been outlawed, two years after President Abraham Lincoln signed the Emancipation Proclamation.
My black is too much. My caramel, sometimes semi-, called cocoa skin. The hatred I have for it, when did the hatred begin? The stretch marks that line my arms, that line my hips, that line my inner thighs. They tell a story.
A Colorado man pleaded guilty to federal hate crime charges on Thursday after stabbing a man twice in the neck "because he was Black." Nolan Levi Strauss, 27, stabbed Ronnell Tyrone Hughes in an Ontario, Oregon rest stop Arbys, where the victim was applying for a job, according to a Department of Justice press release.
In honor of the Juneteenth holiday, Equal Ground Education Fund, a nonprofit focused on building Black political power, will kick off the first events in a months-long “voting rights tour” across Central Florida on Friday and Saturday. The events, in Orange, Seminole, Volusia and Pinellas counties, are all planned in conjunction with Juneteenth celebrations observing the day Union soldiers told those enslaved in Texas, the last state to hear, that they were free on June 19, 1865.
A Colorado man has pleaded guilty to a federal hate crime for stabbing a Black man at a fast-food restaurant in Ontario, Oregon in 2019. According to the US Department of Justice, 27-year-old Nolan Levi Strauss pleaded guilty to a hate crime involving an attempt to kill on Thursday.
Queens City Council candidate Steve Behar caught on video raging at Black Lives Matter demonstrators
A Queens City Council wannabe’s profanity and rage aren’t just confined to the online world. Steve Behar went off on an expletive-filled tirade against Black Lives Matter demonstrators gathered at a Jamaica, Queens, park last summer. When a demonstrator interjects, “We all have business being here,” Behar snaps back: “F--k you!
“Barbecue is tied to slavery and Blackness in this country because, for at least two centuries and probably longer, Black people were the ones who did all the prep work, did all the cooking, did the serving and even did the entertaining after all the eating was done,” Miller explained.
"Juneteenth marks both a long, hard night of slavery and subjugation and the promise of a brighter morning to come," Biden said during a signing ceremony at the White House. "This is a day, in my view, of profound weight and profound power.
President Joe Biden signed a bill Thursday for Juneteenth to become a federal holiday. It’s the first time the U.S. has added a federal holiday to the calendar since Martin Luther King, Jr. Day in 1983. “We’ve got to stop thinking that Black history is for Black people,” Black said.
Banning critical race theory from classrooms whitewashes racism’s role in U.S. history and, ironically, America’s newest federal holiday. America has found itself at a contradictory point in history yet again. On Tuesday, the Senate unanimously passed a bill to make Juneteenth, the day that marked the end of enslavement in the United States on June 19, 1865, a federal holiday.
In the span of just six months, Juneteenth has been made a county, state and—as of June 17—federal holiday, giving workers paid time off to honor the date (June 19) on which Black Americans in Texas were finally emancipated from slavery as the Civil War came to an end.
These same legislators don’t want schoolchildren to learn about the nearly 250 years of human bondage that preceded Juneteenth or how the insidious reach of this nation’s original sin, rooted in white supremacy, still disrupts the lives of Black people. Jemar Tisby: The unintended consequences of making Juneteenth a national holiday