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“We can’t breathe” is an accurate representation of what it means to be Black in the United States in 2020 more broadly.
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Here’s what needs to happen to end COVID-19 racial disparities.
New Yorkers line up for early voting on October 24th.
While boards of elections could have been more prepared, a confluence of problems caused hours long wait times.
The state Senate is on the cusp of being able to override the governor’s veto.
Andrea Stewart-Cousins and the Democrats are on the cusp of winning power over Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s veto.
New York State Senate Majority Leader Andrea Stewart-Cousins.
Democratic pickups in November could jumpstart some outstanding bills before the state Legislature.
New York City Corporation Counsel James Johnson.
A new lawsuit aims to stop the Trump administration from withholding money over “anarchist jurisdiction” classification.
Former Marine and co-founder of the Headstrong Project  Zach Iscol is running for Mayor.
He didn’t vote for mayor, but now he wants your vote.

OPINION

Some policymakers have advocated reinstating the stock transfer tax that has been dormant for almost 40 years.
It could drive business out of New York and won’t live up to revenue projections.
Here’s what needs to happen to end COVID-19 racial disparities.
The case for impeaching the U.S. attorney general, who has undermined the rule of law in New York.
The MTA plans devastating service slashes to avoid confronting the root of its fiscal problems.

POLITICS

Judge Amy Coney Barrett was confirmed to the Supreme Court on Monday.
Expanding the Supreme Court is increasingly mainstream, but some Democrats are hesitant.
Creating new policies and reforms aimed at eradicating racism would be a starting point.
Andrea Stewart-Cousins and the Democrats are on the cusp of winning power over Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s veto.

Policy

New reports reveal that students still do not have tablets or internet service required to participate in remote classes.
Famous for taking down crime lords, conspiracy charges are now more often levied against young Black men.
Performers have lost a lot of income, but there are programs available to help them.

PERSONALITY

Former Marine and co-founder of the Headstrong Project  Zach Iscol is running for Mayor.
He didn’t vote for mayor, but now he wants your vote.
The Arc of Justice founder tackles education, public housing and economic justice.
A Q&A with state Sen. Brian Benjamin.
Comparing the nation’s leading Democratic moderates.

POWER LIST

MAGAZINE

Sochie Nnaemeka
The next generation of rising stars in state politics.
Here’s what to watch during the endless bummer of COVID-19.
NYPD officer unions taught the NYC mayor a lesson in 2014. He hasn’t forgotten it.
Sochie Nnaemeka brings an activist edge at the most perilous moment for the Working Families Party.

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