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 […]

Change in Airbnb’s Profile Picture Policy

"The short-term home rental platform’s previous policy of displaying profile pictures throughout the booking process increased the likelihood that hosts would discriminatorily deny lodging to people of color, whether because of racial animus or implicit bias." - Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law

Change in Airbnb’s Profile Picture Policy

Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law’s Statement in Response to Change in Airbnb’s Profile Picture Policy The company ends a booking policy that increased the likelihood that hosts would discriminatorily deny lodging to people of color FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE October 22, 2018 WASHINGTON, D.C. – Kristen Clarke, president and executive director of the Lawyers’ […]

NYCEDC Unveils Global Cyber Center, Innovation Hub, and New Talent Pipelines to Secure NYC’s Future

Cyber NYC will be fueled by a $30 million City investment, leveraging up to an additional $70 million from private funding.

NYCEDC Unveils Global Cyber Center, Innovation Hub, and New Talent Pipelines to Secure NYC’s Future

New York City Economic Development Corporation, Press Release, October 02, 2018 Unveiling Plans for a Chelsea-Based Global Cyber Center, a SoHo-Based Innovation Hub, a Facebook-CUNY Master’s Program, a Virtual Apprenticeship Program, and a Cyber Boot Camp for Underserved New Yorkers, Among Other Initiatives City Tapping World-Renowned Partners SOSA, JVP, Columbia University, CUNY, NYU, Cornell Tech, iQ4, […]

Black Entrepreneurs Launch First Ever Blockchain-Cryptocurrency Health Tech Company in the United States

Co-founders Alan E. Bottorff and Dr. Seth Crapp joined forces with a group of experts to create a unique blockchain platform that securely stores medical records and correspondences between patients and physicians through encrypted transmissions.

Black Entrepreneurs Launch First Ever Blockchain-Cryptocurrency Health Tech Company in the United States

Orlando, FL (BlackNews.com) — Teledactyl Blockchain, LLC is officially open for business. The health tech blockchain and cryptocurrency company launched its initial coin offering (ICO) at the 116th Annual National Medical Association Convention on August 11th. Co-founders Alan E. Bottorff and Dr. Seth Crapp joined forces with a group of experts to create a unique […]

NY State Senator Secures $190,000 in Funding for Tenants’ Rights & Tenant Advocacy Groups

NYS Senator Jesse Hamilton: “We have dedicated lawyers, counselors, case workers, and community advocates working to uphold tenants’ rights and keep our communities whole...”

NY State Senator Secures $190,000 in Funding for Tenants’ Rights & Tenant Advocacy Groups

Brooklyn, NY – Senator Hamilton announced today $190,000 in funding for tenants’ rights and tenant advocacy groups secured in the New York State budget. The Flatbush Development Corporation with the Flatbush Tenant Coalition, Housing & Family Services of Greater New York, Fifth Avenue Committee with Neighbors Helping Neighbors, and the Legal Aid Society will be […]