New York State

The child welfare system could soon become fairer

People of color disproportionately face allegations of child neglect, a new bill might help in some ways but not others.

New York City

New York tech's slog to diversity

Wendy Garcia, chief diversity officer at the New York City Comptroller’s Office discussed how tech companies and businesses can better support minorities and women during City & State's Diversity Summit on Thursday.

Ruben Diaz Sr.

Why Amanda Farias is challenging Rubén Díaz Sr.

Councilman Rubén Díaz Sr.’s recent anti-gay remarks prompted Amanda Farias to announce another bid for his seat.


City Council underfunds CUNY Mexican Studies Institute

CUNY Mexican Studies Institute should be funded as much as its Puerto Rican and Dominican counterparts.

New York State

Will recreational pot freeze out people of color – again?

Minority businesses were neglected in the rollout of medical marijuana, will recreational pot freeze them out again?.

New York State

Breaking down the barriers of male-dominated boards

A new California law aimed at increasing diversity could be a model for New York.


New name for top NYC fundraising firm

Nashban Mansur, who has consulted for some big names in New York City politics, is now Culver Place Strategies and fully LGBT owned.


New York City Council should pass the Small Business Jobs Survival Act

New York City needs more than just chain stores, which is why the City Council should pass the Small Business Jobs Survival Act.

Marcus Molinaro

Molinaro’s voting record

GOP candidate for governor Marc Molinaro claims to be a moderate. Did he vote that way in Albany?

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Sean Patrick Maloney

Maloney leads in latest AG poll, but trails James in LGBTQ support

New York City Public Advocate Letitia James is winning more LGBTQ support in the attorney general primary race.


The state of labor in New York City

Bob Linn and I. Daneek Miller on Janus, collective bargaining and the upcoming elections.


Veterans’ affairs

How well is New York serving those who served in the military?

New York City

Muslims in politics celebrate the end of Ramadan

Balancing professional life during Ramadan can be both “exhausting and exhilarating.”


New York pols' coming out stories

How New York’s LGBT politicians revealed their sexuality, and what it meant for their politics

Chirlane McCray

Chirlane McCray touts increased funding for the mayor's Unity Project

First lady Chirlane McCray touts the expansion of Mayor de Blasio's Unity Project at City & State's Pride Power 50 event.

Bill de Blasio

Emma Wolfe: Leader of the pack

Emma Wolfe is the Bill de Blasio’s most trusted aide. She got there by being a shrewd social animal.