The Black jobless rate of 12.2% is nine times the white unemployment level, a far wider gap than elsewhere in the U.S.
The subway rider was strangled by a fellow straphanger while seemingly in the throes of a mental health crisis. Police and prosecutors have released little information.
Opponents — and even some of their endorsed candidates — say one well-organized group of parents is turning Community Education Councils into forums for right-wing animosity over issues like critical race theory and the treatment of LGBTQ+ youth.
A group of law professors has filed new complaints to the state’s grievance committee based on findings by appeals judges that the prosecutors broke the law.
Over generations, residents of the Cooper Park Houses in Brooklyn have created a blueprint for successful housing organizing.
Surrogate Court Judge Harriet Thompson allegedly used prejudiced language, but another judge ruled that didn’t mean she could be barred from the courthouse’s private spaces.
Nearly two years after the Office for the Prevention of Hate Crimes began giving grants to community groups, they can’t say who’s received that money or what it’s achieved.
New Yorkers said yes to the Environmental Bond Act and approved changes proposed by the Racial Equity Commission.
If enacted, the proposals would boost spending on environmental projects, define how the city calculates the cost of living and create a new racial equity office.
New York’s tech workforce is more diverse than other major hubs, but Black startup leaders say that they still face discrimination.