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New Municipal ID Opens New Doors to Financial Mainstream for Thousands

Keith Mestrich | Posted 04.26.2015 | New York
Keith Mestrich

We want everyone to enjoy the same benefits so many of us take for granted, to come out of the financial shadows, to put their money to work for them and not for the check cashers and payday lenders.

Political Power to the People

Camille Rivera | Posted 08.09.2014 | New York
Camille Rivera

Everybody talks about giving power to the people, but recent events in Albany give us hope that will truly happen in the coming months and beyond.

Pursuing the American Dream From a Brooklyn Homeless Shelter

Letitia James | Posted 02.19.2013 | New York
Letitia James

It is imperative that we set the national example and make it clear that companies seeking to do business in New York City cannot be allowed to treat their workers like second-class citizens.

Forum: Redistricting And Its Impact On Long Island Communities Of Color

Ted Hesson | Posted 04.02.2012 | New York
Ted Hesson

Last week, a New York State legislative task force released its statewide electoral district maps, the result of partisan wrangling in Albany notoriou...

Matt Sledge

Gillibrand Plugs Urban Jobs Act | Matt Sledge | Posted 10.16.2011 | New York

Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (D-N.Y.) swung by Jackson Heights, Queens on Tuesday to push a bill she hopes will address the daunting problem of youth unemp...

On Securing Communities in New York

Arlene M. Roberts | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Arlene M. Roberts

Coming soon to a nabe near you: the Secure Communities program, courtesy Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE). But introduction and implementati...

Albany: Last Chance to Stop the Wage Thieves

Amy Traub | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Amy Traub

It's difficult to imagine anything more basic to a free economy than the right of an employee to be paid for his or her work. Yet this fundamental right is routinely violated in New York's low-wage industries.

Grassroots Efforts for Immigration Reform: Voices from Michigan, New York, and Colorado

Daniel Altschuler | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Daniel Altschuler

Over the past several years, grassroots groups across the country have held mass marches, lobbied government officials and used civil disobedience to ...

Fasting for Reform

Arlene M. Roberts | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Arlene M. Roberts

In the Jewish tradition, calling a fast is like sounding a moral alarm, a wake-up call. This was the reminder a rabbi gave this morning at St. Peter's...

Depression and Suicide Rise for Hispanic Teenagers in Queens

Ruchika Tulshyan | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Ruchika Tulshyan

There are a growing number of severely depressed Hispanic adolescents in Queens who hide suicide attempts. In some traditional pockets, to talk about mental illness is considered shameful.