Since we're living in a data-driven, grades obsessed world, it's time to gather around for Mayor Bill de Blasio's midterm report card. It's halfway through the Mayor's four-year term. First terms are notoriously hard but since this is the big time, there's no grading on a curve.
Now that's a holiday gift! On Tuesday, NYC Mayor Bill de Blasio announced that approximately 20,000 employees of New York City would be guaranteed paid parental leave--giving mothers and fathers critical time off to bond with a new baby, adoptee, or foster child without giving up a paycheck.
A campaign to honor the struggle to end slavery in the United States is an excellent social studies project to engage students as active citizens responding to racism and in shaping the future the United States.
I returned from Seattle not that long ago where there was a great deal of buzz over an impending vote at the city council. Legislation had been introduced that would allow Uber and other ridesharing drivers a quasi-right to form a union, if they so chose.
Over the past week people across the United States expressed outrage upon learning of the trial and subsequent conviction of ...
While news about the health and education of our children can be daunting and dark at times, let's celebrate these beacons of light and hope for holistic health and prevention.
If the records are created, stored and controlled by the police, and by extension the city, any accountability they might create will be vulnerable to the whims of political calculus or bald-faced self-serving corruption.
Co-authored by Rebecca Cohen Stella, Caesar, Blondie, Chris, Doreen, Charlie, Pumpkin, Tickles and Oreo are just some of the names of New York hors...
Dennis and Ibrahim, students at Smith are real life Hunger Games Mockingjays. They have created a modern day Committee of Correspondence to pull together students from different New York City schools to join their campaign to get metal detectors out of school buildings.
New Yorkers need to be vigilant and protect their city from over zealous development before it's too late. We need our politicians to make sense and keep New York's character and beauty unspoiled. We cannot keep building at this rate and keep life in all the boroughs safe, healthy and balanced.
The Mayor's plan for more supportive housing in New York is nothing short of seismic for local organizations and providers working in difficult circumstances, seeing and meeting homeless people every day, taking risks and pursuing all avenues to address the needs of individuals who have been through hell and back.
Last week, Flawless had the pleasure of attending NAMI-NYC's annual Seeds of Hope Gala, one of our favorite benefits held every year honoring important work in mental health advocacy.
It's a full court press from city hall as mayor Bill de Blasio's administration takes another step towards the 'tough on crime' persona he's begun to ...
Even as the city touts lower numbers of stop and frisks and legal advocates claim victory with a 2013 federal ruling against the NYPD's overuse of the tactic, people far from the mayor's press conferences and the offices of civil rights attorneys are continuing to be stopped by cops.
New York City is poised to push through new rules restricting visitors and packages to city jails that are likely to have significant negative consequences both inside the jails and for the families they will impact.
Justice does not arrive simply by acknowledging mistakes and empowering the same people who implemented the corrupt system we are now bemoaning as the central agents of reform. We must also have reparations for those who have been harmed.