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Journalism Professor. Writer. Activist.

2016 Tribeca Film Festival’S NATIONAL BIRD Raises Ethical, Moral Issues on U.S. Drone Program

By Anthony Advincula, March 5, 2016 [Editor’s Note: This story was re-published at the request of the reporter because of copyediting errors that should have been addressed when the story was first published.] Forget about the quintessential image of an American…

After Screening at the Tribeca Film Festival last year, BETTING ON ZERO Still Sparks More Questions on Herbalife

By Anthony Advincula, Published February 28,2017 By the time the documentary BETTING ON ZERO, a documentary about Herbalife Ltd., premiered at the Tribeca Film Festival last spring, and hit U.S. theaters March 10, millions of dollars had already been mailed…

Fall Semester Reflection

By Carmen Rios-Nuñez Class discussions, writing assignments tantamount to unannounced quizzes, several out-of-class interviewing exercises, critiquing other student journalists’ works and a special project following up a flawed local CBS story about a Hunter student groped on a subway train…

Filipino Leaders Vow to Protect Immigrants on Impending Deportations

By Marivir R. Montebon, OSM! The city that never sleeps may not sleep on your rights as immigrants, even if you are undocumented. This was the assuring message of the office of Mayor de Blasio to the City’s Filipino community…

NYC Commission on Human Rights Reports 60 Percent Increase in Discrimination Inquiries in 2016 and an Increase in Damages for Aggrieved New Yorkers

Edited for style by Gregg Morris The commission February 5 reported a significant increase in reports of alleged discrimination in 2016, receiving 8,330 reports in 2016 compared to 5,296 in 2015, a nearly 60 percent increase. The commission increased total…

MY NAME IS EMILY Film Review

By Avid Maldonado, February 13, 2017 The eponymous MY NAME IS EMILY opens up with Emily in a bathtub, saying, “Life happens quickly” and that people hope that once they wake up (assuming that they will) they can resolve their…

New York Commission on Human Rights Charges Wheelchair Assistance Contractor at JFK International Airport for Violating the NYC Human Rights Law by Repeatedly Discriminating Against Muslim Employees

Edited by Gregg Morris, February 7, 2017 The NYC Commission on Human Rights announced charges January 25 against Pax Assist Inc., a wheelchair assistance service at JFK International Airport, with violating the NYC Human Rights Law for discriminating against Muslim…

City Agencies, Leading Muslim-American Organizations and Community Organizations Join Forces For a #Onenewyork Day of Action: Protecting Our Muslim Communities

  Consumer Affairs, Immigrant Affairs and Human Rights, along with Leading Muslim-American Organizations and Community Partners, Conduct Outreach to Reassure and Educate Muslim New Yorkers about City Protections and Resources On Wednesday, February 8 at 7:30 a.m. (press conference at…

CUNY Board of Trustees’ Message to Donald Trump

Edited by Gregg Morris Statement from the Board of Trustees of The City University of New York The City University of New York was founded on the principle of equal access and opportunity. CUNY’s commitment to protecting and supporting our…