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Assembly Pass GENDA and Legislation to Ban Conversion Therapy

A new bill protecting transgender rights was passed by the New York Assembly Tuesday and signed by Gov. Andrew Cuomo. The Gender Expression...

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Hundreds Travel to Albany to Demand End in Mass Incarceration

ALBANY, N.Y. (January 14, 2019) – Over 500 parents, educators and people impacted by New York’s unjust pretrial system traveled to...

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Charter and Spectrum to pay $174.2 Million Settlement to Settle Internet Fraud Case

NEW YORK – Attorney General Barbara D. Underwood announced a record $174.2 million consumer fraud settlement with Charter Communications,...

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Albany Area Albany Area Subway Restaurant Settles EEOC Sexual Harassment Suit for $80,000

NEW YORK – Draper Development LLC, the owner of more than a dozen Subway franchises in the Albany and Schenectady areas have agreed to...

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Land Banks Across NYS Including Syracuse to share $26 Million in New Funding

The Syracuse land bank is among 25 land banks across New York State slated to receive a combined $25.9 million in new funding. This new...

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A look at voters’ views ahead of the 2018 midterms

Here are some key findings from Pew Research Center surveys over the past several months about some of the dynamics and issues shaping the...

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Black Church Sends Message to Trump White House in Two-Day ‘Call to Conscience’

  By Hazel Trice Edney and Hamil Harris – As America prepares to return to the polls for mid-term elections amidst racial...

Rev. Jesse Jackson Sr. and his wife, Jacqueline, receives the Phoenix Award for Lifetime Achievement from CBCF Board Chair Sheila Jackson Lee (D-Texas); U. S. Rep. Maxine Waters (D-Calif.) and U. S. Rep. Bobby Rush (D-Ill) PHOTO: Roy Lewis/Trice Edney News Wire

CBCF Phoenix Awards Dinner Revives Political Titans of Black America

  By Hamil R. Harris – The Congressional Black Caucus Annual Legislative Conference concluded with the 48th Annual Phoenix...

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Communities across New York State calling on Governor Cuomo, all NY elected officials to “Rise for Climate, Jobs, and Justice”

By Staff – Several communities across New York state are announcing plans for a series of coordinated events around September 8...

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Joe Jackson, Jackson Family Patriarch, Dies at 89

By Staff – Joe Jackson, the infamous patriarch who launched the Jackson family’s career, has reportedly died from pancreatic...