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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…

“This Year’s Election Is a Circus”

Editor’s Note: Final edit for this article was completed after the election. By Carmen Rios-Nuñez Students interviewed for this article for their opinions about one of the most bizarre and controversial presidential election in American history said they would be…

Electoral Joke

[Editor apologizes for the extended delay in publishing this article] By Chasity Pierna “I’m not going to vote.” A passionate opening statement by 20-year-old Jabari Johnson, when he described himself as an “educated young black man in America.” He said…

Many Student Clubs Reflect the Big Apple’s Ethnic Diversity

By Chasity Fernandes New York City is the world’s melting pot where all kinds of ethnic cultures can be found. And Hunter, on the Upper East Side of Manhattan, reflects that reality because of the rich variety of student clubs. Whether…