What It’s Like To Be A Delta Flight Attendant

Melissa Pittman is a Delta flight attendant based out of New York but makes a 5.5 hour commute from Los Angeles. -- CNBC Make It

By Kathleen Elkins (CNBC Maket It) If you want to become a flight attendant for Delta, you’re going to face stiff competition: Each year, more than 100,000 people apply and less than 1 percent get the job. To put that degree of difficulty into perspective, it’s harder to fly with Delta than it is to […]

Trans Women Are Fighting Back Against Police Abuse

transgender people are often profiled as sex workers and targeted with bogus arrests

By NYCLU On her way home from the bus stop on a spring night in the Bronx last year, Linda Dominguez cut across a park because it was the most direct route to her apartment. Even though others leaving the bus were also crossing the park, three officers from the New York City Police Department […]

Black Women Talk Tech Seeks to Inspire and Connect Black Female Tech Entrepreneurs

The 2019 Roadmap to Billions Conference will feature $100,000 Pitch Competition

Black Women Talk Tech Seeks to Inspire and Connect Black Female Tech Entrepreneurs

New York, NY (BlackNews.com) — Black women startup founders CAN create billion dollar companies! That is the belief of three innovators – Regina Gwynn, Esosa Ighodaro, and Lauren Washington – who were inspired to create “Black Women Talk Tech,” a network of support and resources for Black Women tech founders. With research showing that Black […]

Senate Majority Passes The José Peralta New York State DREAM Act

"The José Peralta DREAM Act...bill will allow undocumented students to have access to the same in-state financial aid and scholarship opportunities that are granted to citizens. Education is key for society and instead of placing barriers for our youth; we should ease their academic journey," Senator Jamaal Bailey.

Senate Majority Passes The José Peralta New York State DREAM Act

By New York State Senate Democratic Majority  (Albany, NY) The Senate Majority Conference today passed the José Peralta New York State DREAM Act (S.1250). This legislation will allow undocumented children, who are already students in New York State, the ability to qualify for state aid for higher education, create a Dream Fund for college scholarship […]

Venezuela: Will they remove Nicolás Maduro by force?

The Venezuelan conflict is geopolitical. Juan Guaidó declared himself interim president....Venezuela has entered a phase that seems to have no point of return. The plan announced by Guaidó, directed from the United States, can only be carried out through violence. The coup planners look for the ways and the actors.

Venezuela: Will they remove Nicolás Maduro by force?

By Marco Terrugi Juan Guaidó declared himself interim president of Venezuela [on Jan. 23]. He did it from a platform speaking to his social base, mobilized in Caracas. In this way he assured that he would hold the strings of a transitional government that until Jan. 5 was unknown. He assumed the presidency of the […]

Engineering startup Andela scores $100M in venture capital

Andela also expects to expand its presence across Africa. It currently has tech campuses in Nigeria, Kenya, Uganda, and Rwanda.

Engineering startup Andela scores $100M in venture capital

By Anthony Noto (Reporter, New York Business Journal) Tech companies are typically based in established hubs, such has San Francisco and New York. In other corners of the globe, such as Africa, aspiring engineers are rarely presented with the opportunity to apply for jobs within those companies. Andela is looking to change all that. The […]

Workers World: New York City

Workers World: New York City

By Ludmila Leiva (Refinery29) Each year, millions of young professionals from all over the country and world move here in search of their dream career. For many, New York signifies opportunity and is a manifestation of the American dream, but is living and working in NYC all that it’s cracked up to be? New York […]

5 Ways to Minimize Your Tax Liability

Tax-saving strategies

5 Ways to Minimize Your Tax Liability

By FALAW If you want to save money on your tax bill, consider using one or more of these tax-saving strategies that reduce your income, lower your tax bracket, and minimize your tax bill. Max out your 401(k) or Contribute to an IRA You’ve heard it before, but it’s worth repeating because it’s one of […]

NY State Comptroller Calls on Major Corporations to Report on Disability Inclusion

“We want the companies our pension fund invests in to be desirable places to work for everyone,” DiNapoli.

NY State Comptroller Calls on Major Corporations to Report on Disability Inclusion

By Office of the NY State Comptroller (Press Release) Commitment to Inclusive Workplaces Brings Strong Benefits New York State Comptroller Thomas P. DiNapoli announced on January 16, 2019, that he has called on 49 of the largest U.S. companies, including Apple, McDonald’s, Nike and Twentieth Century Fox, to report on their inclusion of people with disabilities […]

Teamsters Endorse Rafael Espinal for Public Advocate

International Brotherhood of Teamsters Joint Council 16 represents 120,000 workers and 27 local unions in and around New York City.

Teamsters Endorse Rafael Espinal for Public Advocate

By Teamsters (Press Release) Rafael Espinal, candidate for NYC Public Advocate, is honored to accept the endorsement of International Brotherhood of Teamsters Joint Council 16, which represents 120,000 workers and 27 local unions in and around New York City. George Miranda, President of Joint Council 16, said: “Rafael Espinal has stood up for working people […]