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Formerly Incarcerated People Call Hochul’s Private Prison Labor Proposal “Legal Slavery”

“It is slavery,” Johnson said.  “You’re getting 10 cents an hour, and it takes jobs away out here. If private companies can have prisoners make products, they aren’t going to pay minimum wage out here.”

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Q&A with Ukrainian LGBTQ Rights Activist Yevhen Trachuk

"I'm sure that if the baddest happens, if Russia takes control of Ukraine, it's bad for all and for gay people also, because still they don't like gays."

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International Women’s Day rally for abortion rights

Over 100 people organized in the downtown Manhattan park to march from Union Square to Washington Square Park in support of safe and legal abortion, preserving women’s rights, and in support of preserving Roe v. Wade. 

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Teaching Black History that begins in Africa can empower Black children

"Trauma would lessen, if children were taught at a young age what life was like before slavery."

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The fight for climate education in New York

Education is a missing link in the climate action plan. 

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Public housing residents in East Harlem live in food desert

From 125th to 129th street on Lexington Ave, residents are met with fast food chains like Popeyes, Dunkin Donuts, IHOP, various bodegas, and a couple of pizza places.  There are about 750,000 New York City residents living in food deserts.

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US truckers protest convoy sputters

Several convoys of truckers sprang up across the US over the last several weeks intending to drive to D.C. in time for President Joe Biden’s State of the Union Address this past Tuesday, March 1. The groups, however, have failed to gain significant traction, while some have already turned around and headed home.  

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City’s mask mandate comes to an end

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NYU takes weeks to respond to Asian students attacked on campus

AJ Sun is one of at least four Asian NYU students assaulted on campus within the past month. Campus Safety originally dismissed Sun's assault, stating that it didn't fit the requirements of a racial hate crime, causing students to lose trust in campus safety.

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Delivering Fresh Food to the South Bronx

There are now a total of 11 Community Fridges in the Bronx, where anyone can take or give food. Even though this initiative is amazing, it is still not enough.