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Jun 25, 2012

New York City Gay Pride Parade 2009. Photo by Vincent J. Brown.  NEW YORK – In a half century, New York LGBT activism burst from the shadows as a militant grassroots

 

Stop-and-frisk lawsuit gets class status

May 17, 2012

A federal judge granted class-action status to a lawsuit alleging the New York Police Department unlawfully targeted blacks and Hispanics with its stop-and-frisk crime reduction program. U.S. District Judge Shira A.

 

Students Push For DREAM Act

Apr 16, 2012

  Photo provided by New York State Youth Leadership Council Next Tuesday Marlen Fernandez and a handful of other undocumented students will arrive in Albany to petition state legislators to pass the

 

Williams Proposes New Stop and Frisk Controls

Mar 08, 2012

Photo by William Alatriste Councilman Jumaane Williams displays his City Council badge. Councilman Jumaane Williams introduced a new bill last week, designed to increase police accountability and limit racial profiling, especially as

 

Controversial Video Sparks Outrage at NYPD

Feb 01, 2012

Photo by William Alatriste Commissioner Raymond Kelly honors officers. Muslim organizations last week called for the resignation of Police Commissioner Raymond Kelly and NYPD spokesman Paul Browne, the creation of a police

 

Community Members Struggle With Stop and Frisk

Jan 23, 2012

Photo by Sophie Forbes . Within half a year, Harlem mother Mary Black went from not even knowing what a ‘stop-and-frisk’ was to headlining protests against it. She quickly learned that in