When Mayor Bill de Blasio presents his new budget for New York, one Important piece will be missing. And those NY citizens who take public transit won’t be happy about it. AMNewYork reports that a proposal for discounted metro cards for low-income residents was omitted from the budget.
Sheila Abdus-Salaam was found floating in the Hudson River last week and authorities weren’t able to determine an exact cause of death. After not being able to establish whether or not a criminal element was involved, the death of the history-making New York City judge has been ruled “suspicious in nature.”
James Baldwin’s unpublished works and letters have been delivered to an archive in Harlem. This happens after decades of being restricted to only a trusted few.
Bayview Correctional Facility was once a very dangerous women’s prison in New York. Records show that it once had the highest number of staff sexual assaults in the country.
Now that it’s been closed, the building is going to be used as a safe haven for women’s a girl’s rights organizers, some of which were once inhabitants of the prison.
In January, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo introduced a plan that would make attending college a lot easier for the state’s families. It may have seemed like a lofty dream at the time, but it was just approved.
A plan to offer residents free tuition to state institutions was approved and will take effect for the 2017-2018 school-year.
One of the central issues on the Democratic platform is making free college education a reality. The national student loan debt is already massive and doesn’t look to disappear anytime soon, and a large part of that is because college tuition prices are only going up.
New York Governor Andrew M. Cuomo, who some see as a potential presidential nominee, recently made a proposal that could make free college a possibility in the future for hundreds of thousands of New York residents.
Wali Camara, a deli worker at A&M Deli Grocery in the Bronx, was shot and killed with a NYPD officer’s pistol on Aug. 9. But the person pulling the trigger wasn’t an officer. It was a panhandler that took the officer’s gun out of his holster and fired 15 rounds.
Camara’s family is now suing New York City for $20 million in a wrongful death lawsuit, according to The Grio.
A Black transgender man was stabbed after doing something kind on Christmas night: offering his seat to a woman on the subway.
Ijan DaVonte Jarrett, 44, was riding the subway home from work in Bayonne around 11pm when he offered his seat to a woman who was riding with her cousin. The woman, Stephanie Pazmino (30), refused the seat and then said, “I don’t want to sit next to black people” in Spanish according to police.
No one would’ve expected that Jarrett would soon be the victim of a violent assault.
**This post references extremely graphic materials which may be triggering. Topics: racism, sexism, death, bestiality, misgendering**
To say that the language coming out of the Donald Trump campaign this election season has been obscene, racist, and sexist is an understatement. It has reached every depth of disgusting that political language could possibly reach (*cough* “p-ssy grab” *cough*). Even Trump’s surrogates have taken up the language of their leader.
Carl Paladino, President-elect Trump’s New York co-chair and ex-Republican candidate for NY Governor, recently suggested Michelle Obama was actually a man who should live in Africa with gorillas and that he would like President Obama to die of mad cow disease after Valerie Jarrett dies of decapitation.
I’m not making this up.