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English Learners Left Behind
  

Aug 18, 2008

Photo (c) Pictures by Ann In a city where more than 170 languages are spoken and over a third of residents are foreign-born, scores of New York public school students struggle to

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The State of Civil Liberties
  

Jul 29, 2008

Photo (cc) Genocide Intervention NetworkThe 2006 Save Darfur Rally in Central Park drew over 30,000 people. Central Park holds a special place in the history of civil liberties and

Language Barrier Begins to Fall at City Hospitals
  

Jul 22, 2008

Photo (cc) anuarsallehBy and large, hospital communication services have improved for patients who speak languages other than English. A trip to the hospital poses challenges for everyone -- stressful conditions,

Puffing Up Marijuana Charges
  

Jun 06, 2008

Photo (cc) Incognito Much has been written about statistics showing that police "stop-and-frisks" in New York City are directed primarily at young African American and Latino males, but until now

Protecting Incarcerated Gay and Lesbian Youth
  

Jun 04, 2008

Photo (cc) Ryan Godfrey Young New Yorkers who are defined by themselves or others as LGBTQ - lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender or questioning their identity - are often at risk for

Reversing the Tide Against Protest
  

Apr 17, 2008

Photo (cc) Brendan ThemesThe proposed First Amendment Assembly Act would be a reversal of some of NYPD's 2003 RNC-related restrictions. New York has long prided itself as a place of

Document Jam Could Keep Immigrants from Voting
  

Apr 10, 2008

Photo (cc) Jay Davis for the Korean Resource Center To many immigrants, the right to vote in the United States represents the full realization of their American dreams and a

Taking a New Look at Discrimination in New York
  

Mar 29, 2008

Gotham Gazette image by Ya-Hsuan Huang Last month, New York City paid $21 million to settle a class action lawsuit for race-based employment practices in the city Department of Parks and