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Akai Gurley's Death Shines Harsh Light On Vertical Patrols In Public Housing

HuffingtonPost.com | Christopher Mathias | Posted 12.17.2014 | Black Voices

NEW YORK -- The stairways inside many of New York City’s public housing projects are dark when police patrol them, the lights in disrepair like so m...

Christopher Mathias

Mayor De Blasio Breaks With Progressives Over Stop-And-Frisk Bill

HuffingtonPost.com | Christopher Mathias | Posted 11.13.2014 | Politics

NEW YORK -- Two New York City Council members -- both of whom support a bill that would dramatically change the way that police officers stop people o...

The Natural: Ritchie Torres Is Redefining Both Identity and Politics in New York City While Scoring a Big Win for LGBT Seniors

Christopher Murray | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Christopher Murray

At 26-years-old, the youngest member of the New York City Council is a self-proclaimed "old soul." He's a freshman Councilmember, but is already part of the leadership there, the chairperson of the Committee on Public Housing.

What the Mayor's Housing Plan Should Include and Why

Jumaane D. Williams | Posted 06.30.2014 | New York
Jumaane D. Williams

New York City funnels billions of dollars annually into the growth and enrichment of our city. It is time we dedicate our resources to building housing that is truly affordable, for all.

Openly Gay Candidates Face Off in Historic Bronx City Council Race

| Posted 06.13.2013 | New York

By Patrick Wall CENTRAL BRONX — Many gays and lesbians live happily in The Bronx, but not always easily. Their only community center closed las...