About 19% of New York City residents, or 1.7 million people, lives in poverty
By Jim Brennan (Gotham Gazette) Right now, New York City’s government should be taking advantage of the Democratic majority in both houses of the New York State Legislature to make progress addressing the affordable housing and homelessness crisis affecting city residents. But success requires a skillful effort since the political challenge is daunting, despite overwhelming […]
By Kayleen Devlin and Rob Brown (BBC) Almost half of 16-24s say they don’t use a condom when sleeping with someone for the first time. But why? Trying to avoid a potentially awkward conversation just before having sex might have something to do with it. But having ‘the condom chat’ is more important than ever, […]
New York landlords tend to be institutional investors and hedge funds. Small businesses have been having a tough time renting stores, which typically go to chains or temporary luxury businesses.
By Anthony Noto (New York Business Journal) Vacant storefront windows throughout New York City are an urban blight. And with traditional retail being such a tough market, they’re becoming more common. Mayor Bill de Blasio has a plan to solve this problem. While in Albany, the mayor called for the passage of a “commercial vacancy tax.” What […]
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 […]
By NY Personal Injury Attorneys The Centers for Disease Control define a traumatic brain injury that is alluded to by its acronym, TBI, as a “disruption in the normal functions of the brain that can be caused by a bump, blow or jolt to the head.” Traumatic brain injury is a term we customarily read […]
Why are police who brutalize and murder rarely if ever charged, much less convicted and sent to prison?
BROOKLYN, NY (Workers World Today) — Three days before Christmas, 1994. The Baez family is altogether. Around 1 a.m., four of the Baez brothers go outside, and start a game of touch football. Everybody’s happy, playing around…then the ball goes off target, thud…it hits the roof of a cop car parked on the street. “Sorry […]
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 […]
Real estate is a great way to grow your wealth because asset tends to appreciate over time.
We have often seen in the media, celebrities’ rags-to-riches-to-rags stories. It is unfortunate that some people can earn an adequate amount of money, more than the average American, only to squander it on commodities, or sometimes they, unfortunately, fall on hard times. Real estate is a great way to grow your wealth because asset tends […]
When you make a new purchase, keep in mind its location and size, as it can determine whether you may earn rental income or increase equity.
For most people, a real estate purchase is the most important transaction of their life. Buying a home holds sentimental value; you’re able to pass on your home to your children, or you can sell it to cash in on the accrued equity. There are various ways to fund a real estate purchase. Financing your […]
The 2019 Roadmap to Billions Conference will feature $100,000 Pitch Competition
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 […]