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2017 Tribeca Film Festival Announces Short Film Lineup with Narrative, Documentary and Animated Selections

From Powerful to Poignant, 10 Thematic Shorts Competition Programs Celebrate Storytelling and Contemplate Life, Dreams, Kindness and Compassion Tribeca Film Festival, presented by AT&T, today announced its lineup of 57 thought-provoking and diverse short films in competition, including 36 world…

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…

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…