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NYPD Commissioner Calls Chokehold Bill ‘Totally Unnecessary' | Christopher Mathias | Posted 01.16.2015 | Politics

NEW YORK -- New York City Police Commissioner William Bratton voiced full-throated opposition Thursday to a City Council bill that would criminalize t...

Christopher Mathias

New York City Council Members Block Traffic In Manhattan, Chant 'I Can't Breathe!' | Christopher Mathias | Posted 12.10.2014 | Black Voices

NEW YORK -- A large group of New York City Council members staged a "die-in" on the steps of City Hall Monday, before marching into the street and blo...

Christopher Mathias

New York Lawmaker Wants To Outlaw Police Chokeholds Once And For All | Christopher Mathias | Posted 07.30.2014 | Politics

NEW YORK -- It's been almost two weeks since Eric Garner died on Staten Island after being put into a chokehold by NYPD officer Daniel Pantaleo. Since...

Wage Theft Is Grim Business

Rory Lancman | Posted 07.19.2014 | Politics
Rory Lancman

Wage theft is particularly prevalent among low-wage workers, such as those in the restaurant, retail, home health care and personal and repair services industries. Misclassification touches more traditionally middle class industries, such as construction and trucking.

Students Barred From Writing About 'Bad' Malcolm X

Posted 02.12.2014 | Black Voices

Teachers at a Queens elementary school forbid students from writing about Malcolm X for Black History Month, The New York Daily News reports. Four...


| Posted 06.26.2012 | New York

By Patrick Hedlund, DNAinfo News Editor NEW YORK CITY — New Yorkers take to the polls Tuesday to cast their votes in a handful of hotly contested...

Congressional Candidate's Texting Habit Under Fire

The Huffington Post | Erin Mershon | Posted 06.01.2012 | Politics

After checking her cell phone nearly 20 times in a recent debate in what her opponents said was texting for answers, Elizabeth Crowley, a Democratic c...