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New York City Can Finally Move Ahead With Stop-And-Frisk Settlement

HuffingtonPost.com | Christopher Mathias | Posted 11.02.2014 | Politics

NEW YORK -- Lawmakers and advocates rejoiced Friday after a federal appeals court refused to allowNew York City police unions to intervene in the city...

Christopher Mathias

Officials Condemn 'Vile' Anti-Islam Ads In New York Subway

HuffingtonPost.com | Christopher Mathias | Posted 09.23.2014 | Religion

NEW YORK -- Earlier this month, Linda Sarsour and a colleague were standing outside the Arab-American Association of New York headquarters in Bay Ridg...

Christopher Mathias

How 'Broken Windows' Could Stand In The Way Of Real Change For The NYPD

HuffingtonPost.com | Christopher Mathias | Posted 08.01.2014 | Politics

Keeshan Harley is only 19 years old, but he says he’s been stopped by New York City police more than 100 times. Last year, cops apprehended him for ...

LICH Leftovers

Sal F. Albanese | Posted 08.24.2014 | New York
Sal F. Albanese

Brooklynites didn't really need de Blasio or me or anyone else. In late April, after weeks of rainy marches and rallies, SUNY withdrew its plan to close LICH. For a moment at least, the community and workers had saved their hospital.

How NYCHA Can Create an Infill Plan That Works

Denise M. Miranda | Posted 04.30.2014 | New York
Denise M. Miranda

Thankfully, Mayor de Blasio trashed Bloomberg's ill-conceived plan. The logical question is: "What now?"

Tuesday's Progressive Victories Show That the Tide Is Turning

Peter Dreier | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
Peter Dreier

Bill de Blasio won a landslide victory to become the mayor of New York City, voters in New Jersey and Seatac, Washington supported minimum wage hikes, and the Illinois legislature voted to legalize same-sex marriage. These are among the progressive victories that swept across the country.

20 Activists Who Are Changing America

Peter Dreier | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
Peter Dreier

You might not know it if your only source of information is the mainstream media, but there's a vibrant grassroots progressive movement winning victories, raising awareness and changing lives in every part of the country.

A Flood of Compassion, but Not Much Justice

Brad Lander | Posted 01.23.2014 | New York
Brad Lander

It must be a priority for elected officials, and the voters to whom they are accountable, to make this a city where everyone can be economically secure -- in times of high water, and after the waters recede.

19 Young Activists Changing America

Bill Moyers | Posted 12.29.2013 | Politics
Bill Moyers

Who are the young radicals and reformers among us now whose names may not be well-known to the general public, but whose activism is leading the country in a more progressive direction?

19 Activists Who Are Changing America

Peter Dreier | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
Peter Dreier

You might not know it if your only source of information is the mainstream media, but there's a vibrant grassroots progressive movement winning victories, raising awareness and changing lives in every part of the country.

Bloomberg Sues Over Stop-And-Frisk Bill

AP | JENNIFER PELTZ | Posted 09.04.2013 | New York

NEW YORK -- Mayor Michael Bloomberg asked a court on Tuesday to block a law that would make it easier for people to sue over stop-and-frisk or other p...

Lead-Footed Suburbanites vs. Park Slope Stroller Moms: A Modest Proposal

Jay Michaelson | Posted 10.22.2013 | New York
Jay Michaelson

Thousands of Brooklyn residents can now confirm that the Barclay's Center has indeed impacted our lives -- often far too literally. Cars speed through our side streets, causing traffic and accidents, not to mention a complete absence of parking spaces. The empty promises that fans would ride the rails are now broken promises.

A Late Night, a Brighter Day

Brad Lander | Posted 08.28.2013 | New York
Brad Lander

I would never vote for something that I believe would compromise the safety of families in our community. But we cannot keep New York City safe by profiling our neighbors based on their race, religion, sexual orientation, or immigration status.

NYPD Inspector General Plan Moves Forward, But Political Jockeying Continues

Matt Sledge | Posted 05.19.2013 | New York
Matt Sledge

The intense jockeying around the proposed law to create an NYPD inspector general continues, even after New York City Council Speaker Christine Quinn ...

Bad Credit Shuts New Yorkers Out of a Job

Amy Traub | Posted 04.09.2013 | New York
Amy Traub

"I served in the military for 30 years and received the highest level security clearances," said Brooklyn resident and war veteran Emmett Pinkston. "Yet I was turned down for a job as a TSA baggage screener, because of a bogus charge on my credit report. I found myself stuck at a low paying job."

A Stronger NYPD, a Safer New York

Brad Lander | Posted 08.15.2012 | New York
Brad Lander

This Sunday, on Father's Day, I will be marching with tens of thousands of other New Yorkers to call for reform of stop-and-frisk. We cannot accept a New York where people are subject to civil liberties violations based on the color of their skin.

NYPD Oversight Bill Introduced; NYPD Thinks It's Unnecessary

Posted 06.13.2012 | New York

Members of the New York City Council are introducing a bill Wednesday that would create an independent inspector general's office to oversee the NYPD....

What Does It Mean to Put Students First?

Brad Lander | Posted 06.18.2012 | Impact
Brad Lander

I hope that a group called "Students First" would make it a top priority to stop the rapid rise in New York City public school class sizes.

My Son Doesn't Look Like Trayvon

Dan Cantor | Posted 06.02.2012 | New York
Dan Cantor

We ask the police to deal with problems the rest of us want to ignore. We stop-and-frisk because we aren't able to educate-and-employ.

Council Members, Change.org Fight To Stop Trafficking On Village Voice Site

Posted 03.04.2012 | Impact

Change.org is getting help from New York council members to pressure the Village Voice to shut down its adult section of classified ads. The social...

Who Will Watch The Watchmen?

AP/The Huffington Post | Posted 01.31.2012 | New York

NEW YORK -- A New York City councilman is calling for the creation of an inspector general's office to oversee the police department. Brad Lander r...

Corporate Personhood Undermines Democracy

Stephen Levin | Posted 03.11.2012 | New York
Stephen Levin

In the wake of Citizens United, Americans have a choice: sit back and watch our democracy erode, or work to undo the decision and restore individual rights in the face of the false notion of "corporate personhood."

City Council Says Corporations Are Not People

Posted 01.05.2012 | New York

The New York City Council symbolically passed a resolution Wednesday opposing "corporate personhood." Resolution 1172 formally expressed disapproval o...

Tyler Kingkade

Homeless In New York Highlighted In Aftermath Of Occupy Wall Street Zuccotti Eviction

HuffingtonPost.com | Tyler Kingkade | Posted 12.19.2011 | New York

NEW YORK -- When Occupy Wall Street protesters took over a park in Lower Manhattan this fall, they drew attention, perhaps inadvertently, to a proble...

A Progressive Caucus for the "New Progressive Movement"

Brad Lander | Posted 01.14.2012 | New York
Brad Lander

It's not just our legislative fights and our progressive principles that make us part of the "new progressive movement." It's also a style of politics that is infused with hopeful energy, and partners with community members.