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Power on after families pepper sprayed at Brooklyn detention center

Protesters at the Metropolitan Detention Center held up a sign letting inmates know that they were heard and that they weren’t leaving until the heat, hot water and electricity was restored. By Levar Alonzo Power was restored at the Metropolitan Detention Center in Sunset Park, Brooklyn yesterday, but not before desperate family members tried to push their way past guards […]

Sports

Knicks Fans, Experts, Are Hopeful in Blockbuster Porzingis Trade

New York Knicks center Kristaps Porzingis was recently traded. Photo courtesy of Wikipedia.   Last week’s blockbuster trade of New York Knicks center Kristaps Porzingis left the NBA reeling. The team shipped the athletic 7’3” center to the Dallas Mavericks in exchange for aging star DeAndre Jordan and second year point guard Dennis Smith Jr. But some fans and experts […]

News / Politics

Young people skip the state of the union

#BoycottSOTU went viral on twitter before President Donald Trump’s State of the Union address.   Many young people spent last Tuesday night doing anything but watching President Donald Trump’s State of the Union address. Promises of bipartisan “comity” and “compromise”  from presidential surrogates ahead of the speech fell flat for many opposed to the administration. Despite watching every State of […]

News

As temps drop, NYC’s homeless face chilling crisis

As the temperatures plunge, many of New York’s homeless are forced to face brutal freezing temperatures. Photo by Li Cohen Despite the freezing temperatures in New York City Brenda Sprankle,60, finds it safer to sleep on the streets than to go to a shelter. Photo by Li Cohen While New Yorkers scrambled to get indoors as single-digit temperatures sweep through […]

Features / News

Proposed subway fare hike frustrates commuters

Riders wait for the 1 train at the 96th Street Station on the Upper West Side. Photo by Caroline Aguirre   Last Thursday, the MTA board postponed their vote to increase Metrocard fares to $3. The board will cast their vote in February, leaving some New Yorkers irritated by the impending hike. “They’ve been increasing the fare at a steady pace, […]

News

Abortion fight will continue in NYS despite new reproductive law

Edward Mechmann, Director of Public Policy at the Archdiocese of New York, was the keynote speaker at Human Life Review’s Anti-Abortion event yesterday at Tuttles Bar & Grill. Photo by Maggie Garred The anti-abortion agenda lost a battle on the anniversary of Roe v. Wade when New York Governor Andrew Cuomo signed the Reproductive Healthcare Act on January 22nd, but […]

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Kamala Harris Sparks Hope for Women of Color

Kamala Harris is the second African American woman and first Asian American to run for president.   Since announcing her plan to run for president in 2020, Kamala Harris has gained nationwide attention, particularly among black women voters. “As a black women, and also as a biracial black women, looking at her there is so much that I identify with,” […]

Features / News

College journalism programs are hopeful despite massive job cuts

Columbia School of Journalism   On January 24, Buzzfeed, Huffington Post and several other American digital media outlets announced massive, company-wide layoffs – a total of 1000 jobs would be disintegrated. The layoffs were chilling to witness; Twitter soon flooded with messages from well established journalists and columnists, all of them announcing that they were now out of work and […]

Sports

NFL ratings, fans and bad calls up

A blown pass interference call destroyed the New Orleans Saints dream to make this year’s Super Bowl. As the city of Atlanta gears up for the 53rd Super Bowl, featuring the New England Patriots and Los Angeles Rams, bars in New York City have begun to stock up on beer, fried foods and NFL advertisements and decorations. But the biggest […]

Features / News

Federal employees get free food and metro card as second shutdown looms

Federal workers impacted by the government shutdown received help from the ‘Stand with Federal Workers’ event today at Brookdale Hospital Medical Center, where food and metro cards were provided. Photo by Julia Lee   Federal workers impacted by the recently ended 35-day shutdown, the longest government shutdown in U.S. history, received help from the ‘Stand with Federal Workers’ event yesterday […]