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It was an epiphany, of sorts. One Maria Neuda had after running the Black History Month art show.  more
Eric Dinowitz has become part of a new bloc of lawmakers. Yes, he might have just been elected to the city council, but he also represents a group of people who are not only running for office, but winning. more
Derek Chauvin was found guilty in the murder of George Floyd in Minneapolis. The former police officer faced a jury of his peers, yet even in what many saw as an open-and-shut case, there were still some uncertain what would happen until the moment Judge Peter Cahill read the word “guilty” three times. more
The authority to grant reporters access to crime scenes, public meetings and elected officials could soon move from the New York Police Department to the mayor’s media and entertainment office. But that decision has not been universally supported — especially by Councilman Fernando Cabrera. more
Mino Lora was angry. And last summer, she was hardly alone. A non-profit theatre executive director pondering a run for city council, Lora turned to Twitter on Aug. 4, and just started typing. “Abolish the police now,” she said, putting the last word in all-caps. more
The rise in violent crime across the city last year reminded some of New York’s darker times in the 1970s and ‘80s. more
With the unprecedented events of the past year — including a deadly pandemic and a turbulent presidential election — living through history doesn’t seem to be too uncommon anymore. But few, if any, might have foreseen they’d live through something that hadn’t happened since the War of 1812. more
Michael Simmon may teach U.S. history, but he also believes history is in the making every day. And that’s especially the case after the resurgence of the Black Lives Matter movement over the past several months. more
An old American dream — the dream of unity and spontaneity of purpose — flickered alive last Wednesday. The embers which were lighted here in Riverdale in the early morning darkness were brought to life when our four buses were absorbed in a caravan of hundreds on the way to Washington for the March for Jobs and Freedom. more
U.S. Rep. Eliot Engel says the "numbers are clear." It will be Jamaal Bowman representing the Democratic ticket for New York's 16th Congressional District in November, not him. more
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