Category archives for: Community News

New York City Council Seeks to Restrict ‘Unfair’ Police Procedure

By Camille Padilla-Dalmau For many years, countless New Yorkers have complained that the nuisance abatement law (NAL) violates their civil rights. The initiative gives the police the authority to shut down businesses or expel individuals from their homes without their consent if they have been accused of criminal activity, even if they are found innocent […]

Meet NYC Police Depart’s First African American Female Assistant Chief, Kim Y. Royster

Assistant Chief Kim Y. Royster began her career with the New York City Police Department in January 1985 as a Police Administrative Aide. She was sworn in as a Police Officer in July 1987, and was assigned to the 13th Precinct. She was promoted to Detective in March 1992; Sergeant in October 1997; Sergeant Special […]

Newark Opens New Site to Obtain Municipal ID

By Gery Vereau Newark Mayor Ras J. Baraka, Deputy Mayor of Community Engagement Jacqueline Quiles and members of the City Council inaugurated a new center to apply for the city’s municipal ID, at 201 Bloomfield Ave. in the north side of the city. Baraka said that by launching the center – the third to open […]

STEM program focuses on mathematical storytelling

Britney M. Walker Of the 24 percent of women that make up the STEM workforce, only 2 percent are African-American. White and Asian men dominate STEM fields, comprising about 69 percent of the workforce, reflecting similar numbers from more than a decade ago. However, there is hope for increasing diversity with the creation of programs […]

First City-Run Career Center for Immigrants Opens

The first Workforce1 Career Center focused on helping immigrant job seekers has opened uptown. Located in Washington Heights, the Department of Small Business Services’ (SBS) new center will tailor employment, training and support services to connect foreign-born New Yorkers with jobs in growing industries such as healthcare, transportation and technology. “New York City is an […]

Applications for the 2016-2017 NYC Junior Ambassadors Program

The Mayor’s Office for International Affairs Calls for Applications for the 2016-2017 NYC Junior Ambassadors Program NYC Students across the five boroughs are empowered to take action for social change   The Mayor’s Office for International Affairs has opened the application process for the 2016-2017 NYC Junior Ambassadors program. NYC Junior Ambassadors is a NYC […]

A community physician is honored for voluntary services

The Iya Foundation, (TIF) a 501c3 not-for-profit organization that is committed to educating and raising awareness on Chronic Kidney Disease has honored one of its esteemed patrons. Dr. Andrew Baddoo, a diplomate in Nephrology was honored by the Iya Foundation for meritorious services in the two year history of the organization. The conspicuous community medical […]

City offers assistance to caregivers

By Ana B. Nieto For Bárbara Rodríguez, 2010 was a bad year. Her husband fell ill and required assistance during most of the day and night. His situation was so dire that Rodríguez was forced to request a onemonth unpaid family leave. “There was no chance for me to get it if it was paid,” […]

Migration and Separation: Stories of ‘Barrel Children’

by By Melissa Noel For almost a decade during her childhood, Melissa Elias communicated with her mother mainly through phone calls – or she’d hear from her when she received goods sent in a shipping barrel. “I remember the barrels… there were a lot of foodstuffs she (my mother) would send. She would send sneakers […]

A Senior Citizen defies all odds to obtain a Phd …and tells his own story

It was a frantic journey through time full of beauty, irony and illusion. But I did it for a formidable reason. I want to encourage others that age has nothing to do with education. Why did I decide to come to America after all? Someone may ask. It all began in January 1979 when a […]