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Brooklyn Residents File Civil Rights Complaint Seeking to Pause Gas Pipeline

Grassroots groups announce petition to federal agencies demanding review they say state failed to give to National Grid project running from Brownsville to Greenpoint.

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Gowanus Could Become More Diverse After Rezoning, Racial Impact Study Finds

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Queens Senator Calls for Blood Lab Probe After Discrimination Claims Revealed

Sen. Toby Ann Stavisky sent letters Monday to Attorney General Letitia James and State Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli requesting a thorough review of BioReference Laboratories’ contracts and employment practices following THE CITY’s report.

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Blood Pressure: Workers Say NYC Lab Firm Discriminated Against Chinese Employees

Six Chinese phlebotomists employed by BioReference Laboratories are alleging years of unequal pay and work conditions. They’ve filed complaints with the federal Equal Employment Opportunity Commission while preparing a lawsuit.

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How New York’s New Marijuana Law Plants Seeds of Fairness

The historic legalization measure includes a social justice plan to give a piece of the action to groups targeted by drug wars. Here’s everything you need to know — including when you’ll be able to legally buy weed.

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Will Cuomo Woes Stall Legal Marijuana Push?

A new analysis found that people of color were subjected to 94% of pot-related arrests and summonses across the city last year. Supporters are reviving legalization efforts, but the governor’s travails leave hopes up in the air.

Racial Profiling Allegations Emerge at Luxury Brooklyn Rental Building After Guest Screening Conflicts and Dog Park Bans

Some Black tenants contend staffers at the Willoughby Street high-rise treat them and their guests with less respect than white neighbors.

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Black Mental Health Specialists Weathering Waves of Trauma in Community

Black psychologists and psychiatrists are reporting an unprecedented rise in referrals, inquiries, and calls from people of color.

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Number of Black Patrol Cops Falls as NYPD Upper Ranks Remain Majority White

With policing under renewed scrutiny following the death of George Floyd at the hand of Minneapolis cops, NYPD disparities persist, an analysis by THE CITY found.

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Success Academy Official Quits Over ‘Racist and Abusive’ Practices at NYC Charter School Network

The ex-spokesperson said Eva Moskowitz’ schools are "detrimental to the emotional wellbeing of children." The move comes amid an uproar over Success’ culture.

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Racist Facebook Post Allegedly Tied to Staten Island Assistant Principal

The screed citing racist tropes and the "privilege" of people who receive public assistance triggered calls for the ouster of the New Dorp High School official.

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A Cloudy Picture of How Rope Turned to Noose in Harlem Park

Officials point to an October photo showing a loose loop dangling from a tree in Marcus Garvey Park. But who fashioned the noose — and when and why — remains unknown.

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Cuomo Orders State Probe of Noose in Harlem Park as NYPD Closes the Case

City cops say that the rope, found in a tree in Marcus Garvey Park, was leftover from a fall construction project. But the noose doesn’t turn up in photos from the time.

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Noose Found in Harlem’s Marcus Garvey Park Sparks NYPD Hate Crimes Probe

The symbol of hate was discovered over the weekend dangling from a tree near the landmark old Mount Morris fire tower in the heart of the Manhattan neighborhood.

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Black New Yorkers Describe Racism as ‘Inescapable’ in Quietly Released Human Rights Report

Anti-black racism is present in almost every facet of New York City life, charges a new City Commission on Human Rights report.

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NYC Catholic School Students and Alumni Share Stories of Discrimination — and Demand Change

Spurred by ‘Black Lives Matter’ awakening, many tied to Brooklyn and Queens schools turn to social media to demand more support for students of color and LGBT youth.

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For Asian Community, Official Bias Attack Tally Shows Fraction of the Problem

Many are organizing to document racist threats and assaults they say are now commonplace yet not showing up in official records.

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Last Teacher Standing Is Going It Alone in Federal Racism Suit Against DOE

Lisa-Erika James is the only remaining faculty member in a years-old racial discrimination lawsuit against the city that goes to trial Wednesday.

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Case of Queens Principal Accused of Racism Pits Feds Against City DOE

Seven years after alleged discrimination and retaliation, teachers who worked at an Elmhurst high school seek closure and justice in upcoming trial.

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Anti-Semitic Hate Crimes Complaints in Subway See Dramatic Rise

Attacks and graffiti aimed at Jews have surged more than 160% in the subway this year over last, according to MTA data obtained by THE CITY.