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Awareness of Wage Gap Compels Women to Speak Out for Equal Pay

Despite recent unanimous support from politicians, some think that the wage gap continues to persist because women choose fields that pay less than men, such as early childhood-education and psychology versus STEM fields.

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Impending sentencing for Liang brings hope for justice

NYPD officer Peter Liang fatally shot East New York resident Akai Gurley in an the unlit stairwell.

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New Report Says Low-Income Communities of Color Are Not Prepared for Climate Change

Low-income waterfront communities, particularly those of color such as The South Bronx, Red Hook, and the Brooklyn Navy Yards, are disproportionately at risk during threats of climate change than other communities according to a report released yesterday by the Environmental Justice Alliance. “Even though climate change will affect everyone, its impacts will not be evenly distributed,” said Eddie Bautista, executive […]

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A church becomes a safe haven for the homeless

Fifth Avenue Presbyterian Church transforms into a homeless shelter.

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New York City Marathon: Williamsburg

One group of women hailed down their favorite runner with an iPad mini, the app opened as the runner moved up the block and she stopped briefly to hand off the sweatshirt tied around her waist.

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Panel Discussions Addresses Negative Public Perception of the Common Core

A panel discussion with leaders in childhood education that took place at the Sheen Center last Sunday addressed the negative public perception of the Common Core State Standards Initiative. Launched in 2009, The Common Core is a state-led effort to ensure that students, regardless of where they reside, are meeting standards for college and entry-level job positions, but the initiatives […]