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Doctors overwhelmed as officials struggle to remove bodies from Brooklyn funeral home

New York (ONN) – Officials were back at a Brooklyn funeral home this week after it was reported that there were four trucks containing up to 60 bodies onsite, with nowhere for them to go. CNN reports that the AndrewRead More

Should US aid to Caribbean countries be consistent with the US vote in the UN system?

United Nations NY: Beyond any doubt, the Caribbean’s position in international organizations will improve as its bilateral relations with individual countries get better within the changing international order. Yet, questions persist of how will this affect the substance of international relations?  Read More

Bloomberg Enters 2020 Presidential Race

Former New York City mayor Michael Bloomberg formally announced his 2020 presidential campaign over the weekend. The multi-billionaire and politician made the announcement that he is running in the crowded race for the Democratic presidential nomination, after weeks of speculation.Read More

Marine Charged for Haiti Gun-smuggling

An American marine is facing federal charges in North Carolina for smuggling guns into Haiti last month.  The marine, who is also a native of Haiti, was arrested upon arrival to the Caribbean nation on Nov. 12, and subsequently detainedRead More

Extinction Rebellion Demands the Truth and Action in Worldwide Environmental Movement

In 2009, the Democrats controlled congress, the courts and the executive branch.  The more environmentally inclined party still increased fossil fuel production but can at least be credited with slightly decreasing emissions.  The grade doesn’t cut it for long time environmental activist Dr.Read More

Brooklyn Senator Hosts First College Fair

South-east Brooklyn Senator, Roxanne J Persaud, hosted the inaugural College and Resource Fair in her district this Spring. The event, held at South Shore Education Campus, was geared towards helping to guide children towards College entry. Senator Persaud explained, “ThereRead More

#NYC Too! City Council Focus on Sexual Harassment

New York City Council has made its largest ever legislative push to combat sexual harassment in the workplace. Council Speaker Corey Johnson stated: “the Council is proud to take the lead on correcting issues which have existed in the shadowsRead More

Williams Honors Black Panther’s Movie Director

(Picture shows Council Member Williams making the presentation)  Black Panther has already shattered several box office records, earning $242 million dollars in its opening weekend and taking the nation, and the world by storm. Recently, at a preview screening, City-CouncilRead More

St Patrick’s Day Parade

St. Patrick’s Day is celebrated annually on March 17 in observance of the death of St. Patrick in the fifth century. St. Patrick was the patron Saint of Ireland. What began as a religious feast day in the 17th centuryRead More

Small Businesses Get $40 Million Boost

Mayor Bill de Blasio has announced that three of the City’s designated banks – Amalgamated, Bank of America, and TD Bank – have committed $40 million towards two of the City’s three programs that help minority and women-owned business enterprisesRead More

Bed-Stuyvesant Pastors Welcome Middle Class Affordable Housing in Majority Low-Income Neighborhood

Pastors in Bedford-Stuyvesant are grappling with an incoming affordable housing proposal that forces them to consider what affordable housing really means to the church community – who needs it most and how it will affect their membership. Three neighborhood pastorsRead More

Assembly Members Presents Awards

Assembly-Member, Jaime Williams recently presented certificates of achievement to a cross section of students from P.S. 236, located at 6302, Avenue U, Brooklyn. The students successfully participated in a Summer Reading Challenge that was sponsored by Mr. Williams. In makingRead More

NYC Council Honors Reel Sisters Film Festival and African Voices Founder

New York’s City Council recently honored Ms.Carolyn Butts, Founder of the Cultural Institutions African Voices and the Reel Sisters of the Diaspora Film Festival and Lecture Series.   Ms. Butts has spent a lifetime working for the public good, whether as aRead More

Williams & Con Ed’s Warming Hints

The hints from the DISTRICT 45 Represesentative and Con Edison include:– Utilize a programmable thermostat, and/or turn your thermostat down when you are not at home. Set the thermostat while you are home to a reasonable temperature that meets yourRead More

Senator Persaud Supports Anti-Harassment Bills

Senator Roxanne Persaud has Announced her support for Pieces of Legislation aimed at Combatting Sexual Harassment In The Workplace, by backing a Series of Bills that have been Introduced to Counter Sexual Harassment in the Public and Private Sectors SenatorRead More

Elected Officials Arrested

On Thursday, January 11th in lower Manhattan, several elected officials were among protestors who were arrested as they demonstrated again the I.C.E detention of an activist. Council Member Jumaane D. Williams was arrested alongside Council Member Ydanis Rodriguez and a groupRead More

Mayor Signs Housing Not Warehousing Bill

Mayor de Blasio recently held hearings on and later signed into law two bills from the Housing Not Warehousing Act. One of the Bills is designed to help identify vacant sites which could be used for affordable housing development. One ofRead More