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Life jackets symbolize the plight of refugees in Brooklyn display
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Life jackets symbolize the plight of refugees in Brooklyn display

Oxfam America, a global organization that addresses poverty, hunger and injustice arranged used refugee life jackets on Pebble Beach at Brooklyn Bridge Park. The display was on the eve of two United Nations summits that will deal the refugee crisis. Photo by Julie Liao Scattered on Pebble Beach at Brooklyn Bridge Park, just under the Manhattan Bridge, were 400 worn […]

Cuban Americans still can’t agree on Obama’s historic visit to Cuba
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Cuban Americans still can’t agree on Obama’s historic visit to Cuba

A month after Obama’s controversial visit to island, Cuban Americans can’t agree whether it was a good idea.

Bushwick’s Dispossessed Latino Community
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Bushwick’s Dispossessed Latino Community

Members of Make The Road NY sing songs, share meals, and learn about their rights. Above is Angel Vera, of Make The Road NY. Photo by Neil Giardino. It seems fitting that a teenage political activist in Ecuador would one day work with a social justice organization in the largest Hispanic city in the US. Gladys Puglla has been a […]

As Election Day nears, Latino vote remains underrepresented and elusive
Midterm Elections 2014 / Politics

As Election Day nears, Latino vote remains underrepresented and elusive

Latinos have become an increasingly important voting bloc.

Demonstrators from DRUM gathered to call for immigration reform in front of Senator Chuck Schumer's Midtown Manhattan office. (Photo credit: Megan Jamerson)
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Undocumented teens demonstrate for immigration reform

The issue in question was immigration reform.

Volunteers encourage Obamacare sign ups in Union Square
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Volunteers encourage Obamacare sign ups in Union Square

The event was part of a national day of action promoting Obamacare

Corn, carrots and the Inauguration
Special Reports

Corn, carrots and the Inauguration

For members of the anti-GMO Inauguration Day demonstration, the chance to spread the word about genetically modified foods to such a large group is what brought them to the Mall in protest.

Special Reports

Sound issues hurt Inauguration

Some in the audience booed as the screen briefly turned off, others couldn’t help but laugh at the sporadic transmission.

Obama’s Inauguration has fewer attendees, but optimism prevails
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Obama’s Inauguration has fewer attendees, but optimism prevails

In the midst of a deep partisan divide in Congress, wars in Afghanistan and Iraq and the worst economic crisis since the Great Depression, Obama’s message of hope and promise for the country remain in tact.

Four generations witness Inauguration
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Four generations witness Inauguration

The majority of the crowd was black. The strong presence proved the significance of the President’s two term hasn’t been lost on the black community.