Brooklyn District Attorney Eric Gonzalez Unveils Justice 2020 Reforms

"As we continue to reap the benefits of historic decreases in crime here in Brooklyn and across the country, now is the time to focus on reforming injustices in the system," said Eric Gonzalez

Brooklyn District Attorney Eric Gonzalez Unveils Justice 2020 Reforms

By Brooklyn District Attorney’s Press Office Brooklyn District Attorney Eric Gonzalez today announced a groundbreaking initiative to transform Brooklyn’s justice system into a progressive model designed to keep Brooklyn safe and strengthen community trust. The Justice 2020 reforms were developed following months of intensive consultations with dedicated committees made up of community members including reform experts, defense […]

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 […]

“I work for the people of New York and independence is what you expect of your State Comptroller.” – NY State Comptroller DiNapoli

Inaugural Address, January 13, 2019

“I work for the people of New York and independence is what you expect of your State Comptroller.” – NY State Comptroller DiNapoli

Excerpt of remarks from DiNapoli’s Inaugural Address (January 13, 2019), courtesy of Office of the NY State Comptroller: So on May 3, 1972, 712 voters in the Mineola School District elected this 18 year old high school senior, student organization president and soon to be Hofstra freshman to the Board of Education. Did they have […]

Defendants Charged With Stealing From At Least 250 Victims in Employment Fraud Schemes

“In New York’s highly competitive job market, applicants and job seekers are particularly susceptible to fake employment scams." - Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus R. Vance, Jr.

Defendants Charged With Stealing From At Least 250 Victims in Employment Fraud Schemes

NEW YORK, NY, Press Release (Manhattan District Attorney Office) – Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus R. Vance, Jr., today announced the indictments of OSMOND EWEKA, 31, a member of a royal family in West Africa, and KAMEL MCKAY, 27, for stealing more than $54,000 from at least 250 victims in three employment fraud schemes. The defendants […]

Brooklyn District Attorney Announces Two Events to Allow Individuals to Erase Past Low-Level Marijuana Convictions

Community-Based Opportunities to Consult with Defense Lawyers and File Motions to Erase Convictions for Cases that are No Longer Being Prosecuted in Brooklyn

Brooklyn District Attorney Announces Two Events to Allow Individuals to Erase Past Low-Level Marijuana Convictions

Press Release, Brooklyn District Attorney’s Office — Brooklyn District Attorney Eric Gonzalez today announced two community-based sessions next week where individuals who have been previously convicted in Brooklyn for a misdemeanor marijuana possession offense will be able to meet with a defense lawyer at no cost and fill out a motion asking to erase that conviction. […]

Press Release: GreenWave Advisors Founder, Matt Karnes to Keynote Cannabis Conference

New York City Comptroller Scott Stringer projects a $3 billion industry for New York State, and $1 billion for NYC alone, leading to $772 million a year in combined tax revenue for the city and state.

NEW YORK – Matthew Karnes, CPA, founder of Greenwave Advisors LLC, will discuss the state of the cannabis industry during the New York State Society of CPAs’ (NYSSCPA) Cannabis Conference on Dec. 11, at Convene, 730 Third Avenue, in New York City. During the conference, Karnes will share what’s to come in legislation, market growth […]

Comptroller Stringer: New Marijuana Revenues Need to Go to Communities Most Impacted by Cannabis Enforcement

An analysis done by the Comptroller’s Office in May estimated the cannabis market could result in $336 million in annual tax revenue for the city, on top of $436 million for the state.

Comptroller Stringer: New Marijuana Revenues Need to Go to Communities Most Impacted by Cannabis Enforcement

Press Release (New York City Comptroller’s Office)  New analysis identifies neighborhoods hit hardest by enforcement policies and offers road map for building equity in adult-use marijuana industry Data shows discriminatory cannabis enforcement targets low-income New Yorkers (New York, NY) — As New York moves closer to legalizing cannabis for adult use, New York City Comptroller Scott […]

Press Release: Black, Latino/a, Asian Caucus Calls for Prohibiting New York City from Entering Into Revenue Contracts With Immigration Enforcement Entities

“We cannot claim to be a sanctuary for all New Yorkers while profiting from those who are engaged in immigration enforcement,” City Council Member Carlos Menchaca

Press Release: Black, Latino/a, Asian Caucus Calls for Prohibiting New York City from Entering Into Revenue Contracts With Immigration Enforcement Entities

City Hall, NY – On Wednesday, November 14, the Black, Latino/a, and Asian Caucus voted to support Intro. 1092, introduced by BLAC member and City Council Member Carlos Menchaca, to prohibit the City of New York from entering into revenue contracts with entities that are engaged in immigration enforcement. The legislation would also invalidate any […]

KFC Settles with NYC Department of Consumer Affairs for Violations of City’s Fair Workweek Scheduling Law

"This announcement comes just before the one-year anniversary of the City’s Fair Workweek Law going into effect. During the first year of the Law, DCA has and will continue to educate employers and workers about the law—planning, conducting or attending 230 events to help workers and employers understand their rights and responsibilities under the law." - NYC DCA

KFC Settles with NYC Department of Consumer Affairs for Violations of City’s Fair Workweek Scheduling Law

By NYC Department of Consumer Affairs (Press Release) DEPARTMENT OF CONSUMER AFFAIRS ANNOUNCES SETTLEMENT WITH KENTUCKY FRIED CHICKEN FOR VIOLATIONS OF CITY’S FAIR WORKWEEK SCHEDULING LAW NEW YORK, NY—Department of Consumer Affairs (DCA) Commissioner Lorelei Salas today announced a settlement with an owner-operator of 30 Kentucky Fried Chicken (KFC) locations across Brooklyn, Queens, and The […]

NYC Health Department Urges On Time Measles Vaccination For All Children

Suspected persons with measles should be reported immediately to the Health Department.

NYC Health Department Urges On Time Measles Vaccination For All Children

NEW YORK CITY DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND MENTAL HYGIENE (Oxiris Barbot, MD, Acting Commissioner) FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Friday, November 2, 2018 (347) 396-4177 HEALTH DEPARTMENT REPORTS ELEVEN NEW CASES OF MEASLES IN BROOKLYN’S ORTHODOX JEWISH COMMUNITY, URGES ON TIME VACCINATION FOR ALL CHILDREN, ESPECIALLY BEFORE TRAVELING TO ISRAEL AND OTHER COUNTRIES EXPERIENCING MEASLES OUTBREAKS. There […]