“It’s not true. Look, I fought for and I believe a woman has the right to come forward and express her opening and express issues and concerns that she has. But it’s just not true.”
“It’s not true. Look, I fought for and I believe a woman has the right to come forward and express her opening and express issues and concerns that she has. But it’s just not true.”
Legislative Democrats’ qualms don’t stop at the social equity funding, there are additional concerns as well with the taxation structure, criminal penalties and oversight of the Governor’s proposed Office of Cannabis Management.
“We are completely transforming the system. We are making sure that the right person gets called when it comes to a mental health crisis.”
“We concluded that there was sufficient evidence surrounding Mr. Prude’s death to warrant presenting the case to a grand jury, and we presented the most comprehensive case possible,” officials said.
“What strikes at my heart, is the inhumane way in which Libre shackled immigrants with homing devices so they could keep tabs on their investments.”
“Not everyone’s going to have that primary care person to go to for any of their health care needs.”
What began as a call for donations to help Texas residents hurt by the storm grew into millions of dollars that will go to several local charities. Ocasio-Cortez visited a Houston food bank Saturday.
“This is a very big and aggressive effort to address vaccine hesitancy in the Black community.”
Amy Cooper had been facing a charge of falsely reporting an incident to police, after she told them Christian Cooper, who is not related to her, threatened her in a New York City park. He did not.
Chinatown has faced both a spike in anti-Asian violence during the pandemic and mounting economic challenges. One of those challenges is the smaller celebrations for the 15-day Lunar New Year festival which began last Friday and usually brings lots of visitors and revenue.
“I’m blown away. It’s always nice to see dreams deferred being realized… not denied….I’m going to have to take a few moments to soak it all in.”
An Erie County Grand Jury has voted not to indict the officers on charges stemming from a June protest where they were seen on video shoving protestor a 75-year-old protester to the ground.
“If you look at the data, the whole issue of vaccine, equity… the vaccine isn’t at this point, really, getting to the most vulnerable in an equitable fashion.”
“Everyone should take it when it’s their turn, because that’s how we get everyone back to work and see our families and friends safely together.”
The new owner of a building in Geneva, N.Y., found the attic’s walled-off room. Among the prints of mostly area locals was one of Susan B. Anthony, a leader in the women’s suffrage movement.
“We say that the rent eats first. People are prioritizing paying rent over paying for food, or for medicine that they might need like an inhaler or insulin.”
“The data is clear – families of color, particularly African Americans, do not have equal access to mortgage lending in Buffalo compared to white households.”
“We hope that it will be a good change, that it will help us, it will help others.”
“Her understanding is that the officer basically told her ‘I can’t do that. I can’t call anyone else,’ ” family attorney Lorenzo Napolitano told NPR Thursday.
The latest government figures show a net loss of 140,000 jobs in December. What may be surprising is that all those jobs were held by women, especially women of color.
“We have to recognize the very long history of injustice and misuse that really sets the context for why community members feel the way that they do.”
“She feels like she got me in trouble, she’s so apologetic and so emotional and I explained to her every step of the way, you’re not in trouble, you’re good.”
The anti-loitering law, passed in 1976, resulted in decades of discrimination by law enforcement against women of color and people who are transgender, critics say.
Demonstrators gathered near a Rochester police precinct not far from where a 9-year-old girl was pepper-sprayed last week. One officer has been suspended, two others placed on administrative leave.
The incident renews scrutiny of the city and its police department following the death of Daniel Prude, a Black man who died of asphyxiation after an encounter with police in March.
“The declination rate among blacks in hospital settings where they are hospital workers, is much, much higher than it is among whites or Latinos or Asians.”
The state will be launching a new advertising campaign targeted at communities of color with the intention of boosting vaccine recipients among those populations.
The AARP Foundation and SAGE, an organization that advocates for older LGBTQ people, announced that they’re working together on an initiative. The two organizations hope to improve the quality of life for older LGBTQ people.
PCCY’s report found that the two-thirds of Pennsylvania school districts where enrollment has shrunk over the last thirty years receive far more funding per pupil from the state than the others that have grown.
“This is not any one person’s battle. This is such a huge undertaking and it really takes a community to encircle these survivors, to empower them.”
“What we still need is the Equality Act to be passed. Without that major legislation, we’re still subject to the whim of the president.”
Polls have shown that vaccine skepticism is relatively high in Black communities.
“There will be a generation that won’t know any different. It will be – this is not just something that’s a fluke. This is the standard. The next president is not going to be able to go back.”
Dr. Rachel Levine is currently the secretary of health in Pennsylvania, where she leads the state’s fight against COVID-19.
The team’s owner said Jared Porter has been terminated after ESPN reported he repeatedly sent explicit messages to a reporter while he worked for the Chicago Cubs in 2016.
Over three-quarters of Latinos and 90% of Black New Yorkers say that people of color experience discrimination in New York state.
“I am absolutely floored by how inaccessible this is to an ordinary person. The learning curve has been really, really steep.”
PHILADELPHIA, PA (WITF) – It’s not easy to recognize important historical moments while they’re happening. But 2020 has been a year marked by disaster and debacle. It has featured a deadly global pandemic, a reckoning over racism in the wake of several Black Americans killed by police, and a tense, litigious election. Looking back, historians, political insiders, and on-the-ground organizers agree that the last 12 months or so will leave an indelible impression. “I don’t know a historian right now who isn’t still kind of in shock,” said Timothy Lombardo, a Philadelphia-born historian of conservative politics.
Over one-fifth of the state’s 500 school districts haven’t had a single teacher of color in at least seven years.
A virtual ceremony hosted by the National Women’s Hall of Fame Thursday night honored 6 women for their pioneering efforts toward equality.
“I look forward to this becoming an actual discussion, where our questions are answered, where we have actual talks about how we can imagine public safety because this ain’t it.”
“We’re going to make a concerted effort to recognize the women of minorities that need to be acknowledged, and we’re also going to use this as an opportunity to educate, and request that the public nominate.”
“If you happened on that monument in public, you may only look at the names that are on the plaque.”
“You can just go online and just fill out the application. Which is especially helpful with COVID, thinking about ways to give survivors access to resources in a faster way.”
“Those faculty of color took a chance coming to an institution that did not have a great pedigree in terms of diversity,” Soyinka-Airewele said.
“Joe Biden has rightfully earned the title of being the projected president-elect and that should be recognized,” Rep. Reed said.
The case got national attention when body camera footage showed Prude suffocating while being restrained by Rochester Police after they responded to a mental health call.
“We also need to do a whole lot of work in the coming years to make sure we are building a truly equitable and just democracy,” said one of the rally organizers, Joanna Green.
“The teachings of at least the Haudenosaunee people are that the decisions we make today impact seven generations into the future and so that weighs heavy on people’s minds.”
“COVID has revealed from the very beginning the underlying injustice and inequity in this society.”
Spray paint of a circle with a cross was found on one business and in other places around the city.
While voter turnout is expected to break records this election, the right to vote for some Latinos was not always a guarantee.
“The placement and the removal of the adhesive, will add to the erosion of the headstone, and certainly just as a precautionary measure, they’ve put that in place.”
Over the previous week, the city was the site of escalating tensions between pro- and anti-Trump groups.
New York state recently changed health forms to better reflect transgender and non-binary people, but, public health experts say the change fails to capture the full picture.
“It’s a fun depiction as we think about these heroes, who have changed the world and continue to change; inspiring youngsters who can be a part of that.”
“It’s so important that we address the right and the dignity behind our natural appearance, and being able to show up as we naturally are.”
Advocates say the ruling is a win for students and families, allowing them to better hold school districts accountable for discriminatory bullying that happens under their watch.
A pickup truck drove through the crowd and drove away, leaving an injured legal observer on with apparent broken bones.
In fact, there is scant research on the potential effects of tear gas exposure and reproductive health in general.
“All of the emails that I have seen so far as a result of the media would suggest that they used our policies and practices as an excuse to suppress the video and that’s unfortunate.”
“I don’t even know what that’s like, having to actually go fill out an application to try to get another job, and fit in somewhere,” said Swain. “Starting over, like that’s just so crazy.”
“By showing up here today you have sent a message that is loud and clear and does not mince words. We will not be run by a mob of thugs and criminals.”
“Suddenly I came to a town called Swastika, which is a symbol of the tyranny and hatred those soldiers fought and died to fight.”
Sixteen people were arrested Wednesday after a standoff outside City Hall between Rochester police and the protesters calling for justice in the death of Daniel Prude.
“It was seemingly viewed by all concerned as an unfortunate set of circumstances, which we all know was not the case.”
There was a standoff, with demonstrators facing off against police. RPD says they did use pepper balls after bottles and rocks were thrown at them.
“When Rochester put out a call, a distress call, our neighboring cities came and we answered that call.”
The group marched, as they have on previous nights, to the front of the Public Safety Building, which saw hundreds of people again chanting, talking, and taking part in a peaceful demonstration.
They were also wearing spit hoods, the kind of device that police put on Daniel Prude last March as they pinned him to the pavement.
Thursday night was a tale of two groups with contrasting ideas on how to make change, clashing, after the death of Daniel Prude.
After video this week showed police in Rochester placing a bag over the head of a Black man during an arrest, and then pinning him down, Gov. Andrew Cuomo said Thursday that he wanted the state Attorney General’s Office to expedite its investigation into the incident.
One video of the attack shows a dark sedan, plowing into a crowd of people standing in front of the vehicle. The car lurches through an intersection leaving a chorus of screaming people in its wake.
“It did take ten years to get this building to a habitable state and put in the exhibits, so this is a big, long-term, lots of people doing a lot of work celebration. So we wanted it to happen this year.”
As researchers work to test a potential novel coronavirus vaccine on a diverse set of study participants, they’re also being confronted by a history of distrust between communities of color and medical researchers.
White House counselor Kellyanne Conway announced she was stepping down from her position to look after her family. Working families across the country are figuring out how to provide care for their children with remote and hybrid schooling this year.
New York Lt. Gov. Kathy Hochul said if Anthony were alive today, she would decline the president’s offer.
Months of protests urged prosecutors and police to support criminal justice reform. But court records show a different path.
“Would they let me be the gender that I am or the gender that I was assigned at birth? Because I have very strong views on that.”
“We’re promoting the message of black is beautiful and black excellence and being able to pass this down to generations to come.”
“There is potentially no greater symbol of our image than our airport, which serves as the front door to our community.”
State officials are trying again, this time with a grant program targeted at the smallest and most vulnerable operations.
As the face of the state’s COVID-19 response, Health Secretary Rachel Levine has been the subject of numerous personal attacks.
Online video shows men grabbing a woman during a demonstration and hauling her away in an unmarked van. Police said they arrested the woman on suspicion of damaging police cameras.
“And across the country we prioritize bars and restaurants over young people. How dare we do that.”
“Stepping back for a moment does not mean you’ve lost interest in the cause.”
The coalition comes after a push by NY law enforcement to add protections for police.
Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y., addressed a public confrontation she had with Rep. Ted Yoho, R-Fla., earlier this week. She said her family “did not raise me to accept abuse from men.”
“Should you be a broker that is involved in illegal steering, you will have your license pulled.”
“We’ve come a long way but we still don’t have an Equal Rights Amendment, we still have incredible disparity in pay, and even the burden of the weight of families falls disproportionately on women.”
“I would never have applied if they hadn’t come and talked to me about it. They emphasized to me: Why don’t you take advantage of some of the things that are out there for you?”
Leaders from the city of Rochester and Monroe County were on hand for the installation of a Frederick Douglass statue in Maplewood park Thursday. The statue which stood there since 2018 was toppled on July 5th and thrown in the Genesee River Gorge.
“This is not about anything evil. This is about unity. And we want to make sure that we don’t have the city of Syracuse in 2020 to make a horrible, irretrievable, irreparable mistake.”
“It’s not like we don’t know what needs to be done. He could make a list of things that needed to be done and start putting them in place.”
“An airport is the place to display ourselves to the world, and also to ourselves, we use it more than anyone else.”
During their most recent online session, participants made art while talking about racism and the Black Lives Matter movement.
The proposed Cariol’s Law, which she and her peers first introduced June 30, would make it mandatory for police officers to intervene and stop acts of brutality by fellow officers.
“Sometimes abusing privilege in service of justice can be a very sacred thing,” he said.
“The recent actions of the elected leadership of the Village of Endicott are not only racist but a dereliction of duty.’
President Trump derided the mural plan last week, saying it would be “denigrating this luxury Avenue” and antagonize the city’s police as “a symbol of hate.”
For students, it’s a disorienting change during an already difficult time.
Retired Capt. Mary Tobin, a West Point graduate, is mentor to some recent alumni who wrote an open letter to academy leaders. They’re part of a long legacy of Black cadets addressing systemic racism.
Police say that the statue was torn off its base, and left about 50 feet from its pedestal. The statue had been placed over the fence to Genesee River gorge and was leaning against the fence.
67 Orange Street makes do with take-out and outdoor service while waiting for a decision on inside dining in NYC.
“What we want to avoid is providing data in a manner that would cause people to jump to potentially false conclusions about the disease or about any individual in our community.”
“Harvey Weinstein and The Weinstein Company failed their female employees. After all the harassment, threats and discrimination, these survivors are finally receiving some justice.”
54% of Black respondents supported defunding police departments, compared to 24% of white respondents.
Martin Gugino suffered a fractured skull after being shoved backward by officers at a protest against police violence on June 4. The 75-year-old will continue his recovery at an undisclosed location.
Cariol Horne was fired in 2007 after stepping in to stop a White officer who held a Black suspect in a chokehold.
“I don’t want allies, I want comrades.”
Bid to limit governor’s emergency powers is attached to racial equality amendment
The officer, 39-year-old David Afanador, was suspended the same day the cellphone video appeared to show him choking a Black man on a Queens boardwalk.
“We’re really looking at some of the unchartered territory at the state level, which involves transgender New Yorkers who have only just received statewide protections.”
“These ideas increase funds, but don’t increase public safety.”
Two Buffalo Police officers have been suspended from the department and are charged with second degree assault.
Video shows an officer using an apparent chokehold on a man who had been shouting invective at passersby and police. Chokeholds have been banned in New York City since 1993.
“If you’re going to give a speech, it should be given to my 13 year old. The ones that deserve it and the ones that need it.”
“I don’t think I’d feel comfortable walking into a polling place that was in a sheriff’s department—as a black man and especially not during the current moment in American history.’
“We can’t stop right now. We have to continue fighting for our families, for our communities, for those who have lost their lives during COVID-19 without getting anything.”
“Our white accomplices understand abolition. They worked with us on abolition and we need them to get back into that mindset.”
The mayor called the process a reinvention of public safety that will include town hall meetings, canvassing, and outreach to a variety of organizations.
“The journey is over. I hope the journey stays over .”
“It’s right back to hiding and ducking and worrying about everything, especially right now.”
“It is a day that we should all reflect upon. It’s a day that is especially relevant in this moment in history.
Georgia Verdier is the President of the Elmira-Corning NAACP.
“This ruling may well shape the way that the federal courts interpret other federal statutes that outlaw discrimination based on sex.”
“What we found is that most people who have loved ones incarcerated have lost the desire to vote.”
Action comes one week after Black Caucus members led protest on House floor
“It’s about people wanting to change. Well, New York will be the place that actually makes the change and we pass laws that have done just that.”
For years, the governor says, Democrats in the state didn’t have the political or popular support to enact reforms. Now, lawmakers have passed sweeping police accountability and transparency measures.
“Our primary goal is keeping people safe, whether that be making sure they’re wearing masks, or if someone falls and gets hurt, or any number of different kinds of ailments.”
“I think we still need to keep our foot on the gas, fight for freedoms that we can’t just assume they are going to come.”
“We need to be critical, even for things we can see with our own eyes. We need to relearn not to trust everything
“A legitimate conversation about whether or not the police are the best people to send for a situation is, I believe, a valid conversation.”
Counties vary in approach to tracking the virus’s impact on ethnic groups
One of the longest portions of the forum involved questions about housing and homelessness.
Those people who “ignore Christopher Columbus’ role in giving the green light to centuries of racism and dehumanizing of Indigenous peoples must be called to task.”
“The machine itself will tell you when and if it has been sanitized since it last was played and at what time.”
Senate Leader Stewart-Cousins says passage of the bills gives her hope, but she says they can’t alone “fix racism in America”.
Assembly Speaker Carl Heastie, the first African-American to hold that title, has long supported the repeal of the provision, but it has long languished in the legislature.
“Now is the time when true leaders will emerge to roll up their sleeves, stay in the room and have the passionate debate.”
Jason Ward, host of the video series “Birds of North America,” explains that being a black birder means having to take precautions to stay safe while pursuing a passion for nature.
One theory floated after the incident accused Gugino of rigging fake blood under his mask to flow upon his fall.
Banning chokeholds and disclosing police disciplinary records are among the legislation being pushed through the Democratic-led statehouse.
“I’m hopeful that this is our moment, that George Floyd and all those that came before him did not die in vain.”
Speaker Turzai says he supports calling a special session
Hearing points to structural inequity, unequal treatment as causes of COVID-19’s exacting toll
“We also saw a significant increase, for us, in calls from adults who were sexually assaulted or rape,” Campbell said.
The call to end the curfew comes a day earlier than previously planned. De Blasio noted that most protesters had been peaceful, and admitted that the NYPD had sometimes overstepped its duty.
One protester in New York City said George Floyd’s death moved him to action. “As a black person, I’ve actually been relatively passive.”
“We want police accountability, we want police reform. We want to make sure that if someone makes a 911 call and a false claim, this is potentially a hate crime.”
Gov. Andrew Cuomo, in a tweet, called the incident “wholly unjustified and utterly disgraceful.”
“It takes resources away from the things that we actually need in our community, that make our community thrive.”
“If the police were arresting looters, and they were then being arrested and returned to the street the next day again, that would be nonsensical.”
The late-night incident occurred in the Flatbush neighborhood, when police say a man approached an officer assigned to an anti-looting patrol and stabbed him in the neck.
“Here in New York, we actually read the Bible. ‘Blessed are the peacemakers, for they will be called children of God’.”
“Understand Ithaca, you’re not innocent. You are guilty, too.”
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Cuomo stopped short of saying that he would deploy the state’s National Guard to any city without a request by its political leaders.
Hundreds of people marched in Binghamton on Tuesday night, as part of nationwide protests over the killing of George Floyd while in the custody of Minneapolis police.
“It is time for community, for colleagues, who are white, who have the ability and the privilege to be heard — to take action.”
Both officers, one a Buffalo Police officer and the other a New York State trooper, are currently in stable condition.
“I don’t want that to be what people remember out of yesterday’s demonstration.”
“We’re asking for access to child care for food chain workers, financial relief for undocumented workers and health and safety regulations for all workers on the job, especially farmworkers.”
“Last night was an ugly night all across this nation. It was an ugly night across this state.”
“I’m a mother of two black sons and this is enough. So, we came to make some noise.”
A black man says he asked a white woman in Central Park to put her dog on a leash. His video, which has gone viral, shows her telling emergency operators that the man is threatening her and her dog.
“When employers are having smaller staff, are they going to go out of their way to hire folks who already weren’t being hired before this, or are they going to overlook them?”
Pennsylvania lawsuit highlights challenges faced by Muslim inmates during Islam’s holy month
“I’m trying to look at the positive side of things with everything going on.”
Preliminary data released Wednesday showed that Latinos represent 33% of the deaths in the country’s coronavirus epicenter. The virus’ impact has also been disproportionately high on black residents.
Student protesters at Syracuse University would not say if they will continue occupying Crouse-Hinds Hall during spring break next week.
The cause of Saturday’s conflict goes back over a decade and involves the site of several buildings.
The New Yorker journalist, who led the reporting on the movie producer’s decades of alleged sexual assault, hailed the bravery of the women who spoke up. Still, he said, “there’s a long way to go.”
The group argues the strong economy makes it a good time to reinstate the cash assistance program. But the GOP-controlled legislature is wary of increased spending.
As he runs for president, the former New York City mayor faces tough questions about aggressive police tactics that disproportionately targeted young men of color.
“As a 25-year law enforcement professional, it is unfathomable that information which could be used to prevent crime or a potential terrorist attack, is purposely being withheld.”
Attorneys say they believe the stop was racially motivated. The ACLU’s client was detained, then placed in ICE custody.
SU officials said they tried to have a “respectful dialogue” with the students, but they were “unwilling.” Students said they were denied food, medicine and hygiene products, and were treated like prisoners.
After the vote, she said her election is evidence that the legislature is not color-blind and respects what members of working families can contribute in elected office.
Syracuse University officials have taken a noticeably tougher stance against protests by #NotAgainSU.