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If Black Media Doesn’t Tell The Truth About This Nation, It Won’t Be Told

In April of this year, approximately three months into my new role at iOne Digital, Allison McGevna-Cirino, iOne’s Senior Vice-President of Content, came to me with an ambitious idea. She wanted to pay homage to pioneering Black newspapers, while simultaneously highlighting some of the social justice stories that have continued to impact Black people since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic.
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Kyra’s Law: Long Island Mother Pushing Bills To Protect Children In Custody Battles Involving Abusive Parents

MANHASSET, N.Y. (CBSNewYork) — A mother’s somber fight for child safety continues in Albany and beyond. Her Long Island community calls her efforts “the best gift” for children who are caught up in custody battles involving abusive parents. “When I go to her grave, I still bring Elmo and Mickey Mouse and Minnie Mouse dolls,” Jacqueline Franchetti told CBS2’s Jennifer McLogan. Five years ago this week, the Manhasset mom kissed her 2-year-old daughter, Kyra, for the last time. The toddler was allowed a court-sanctioned visit with her dad. The parents were in a bitter custody dispute. “I found out that her father had taken...

Theodora Lacey of Teaneck and the Ongoing Fight Against School Segregation

The Theodora Smiley Lacey School in Teaneck bears the name of the Civil Rights activist who has left an indelible mark on New Jersey. It’s the only school in the township that’s named after an African-American woman. The majority of educational facilities in this Bergen County community carry the name of white men.

Morris Commissioners commit $100K to Morristown Festival on the Green

Morris County Commits $100,000 to Morristown Festival on the Green. Commissioners Earmark American Rescue Plan Dollars to Defer Hike in Costs. The Morris County Board of County Commissioners has pledged $100,000 to the Morristown Partnership and the Morristown Festival on the Green 2021 to help vendors and organizers deal with the soaring costs of tents and other equipment necessary for the popular event.

Queens group says redistricting hearing excluded Muslim voices

A group of Central Queens residents are demanding that the New York Independent Redistricting Commission be more culturally and ethnically sensitive when it comes to planning and translating public hearings. Last week, the commission hosted several hearings during a Muslim holiday. The Central Queens Redistricting Coalition said the IRC, the...
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Striking Alabama coal miners hit streets of NYC to protest corporate greed

It’s been four months since over 1,000 union coal miners at Warrior Met Coal in Brookwood, Alabama, went on strike to demand a fair contract that includes better pay, benefits, and more time for workers to spend with their families. Faced with intransigence from the company and increasing hostility on the picket line, a caravan of striking miners and their supporters came back to New York City to voice their demands and hold a rally on July 28 in front of the NYC headquarters of BlackRock, the world’s largest asset manager and Warrior Met’s biggest investor. In this TRNN report, part of our ongoing series “Battleground Brookwood,” we give an update on the strike and hear directly from striking miner Mike Wright.
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Eviction Moratorium: What Happens To Renters When The CDC Ban Expires?

(CBS Boston) — The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) issued a federal eviction moratorium last September. That ban, extended most recently by the Biden administration last month, is set to expire on July 31. The government has no plans to extend it, despite the recent rise of COVID’s Delta variant and an uptick in unemployment. What does the end of the moratorium mean for renters who are behind on their payments, as well as for the broader society?

Brooklyn plumber allegedly stormed Capitol during January riot

NEW YORK — A New York City plumber who’s moonlighted as a fringe political candidate is in hot water for allegedly storming the U.S. Capitol during January’s insurrection, boasting about it on social media and then trying to cover his tracks. Prosecutors say Daniel Christmann, a 38-year-old who screamed at...
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A man was charged with hate crimes for attacks on Muslims in New York City

(CNN) — A man accused of anti-Muslim attacks in New York City was charged Wednesday with hate crimes by the Queens District Attorney's Office. Naved Durrni, 30, faces charges of assault as a hate crime, menacing as a hate crime, aggravated harassment and criminal possession of a weapon in the recent physical and verbal attacks on Muslims in Queens, New York, according to a news release from the district attorney's office.
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Brighton Jubilee, a celebration of Brighton Beach’s immigrant roots, set to return Aug. 29

Sign up for our PoliticsNY newsletter for the latest coverage and to stay informed about the 2021 elections in your district and across NYC. A Brighton Beach tradition marking the neighborhood’s long history as an immigrant community will return next month against all odds, as those who have been putting it on for the past 45 years were unsure of its fate this year due to the coronavirus pandemic.