Scarlet Knight, mascot of the Rutgers Scarlet Knights entertains the crowd against the Louisville Cardinals during the quarterfinal round of the American Athletic Conference Tournament at FedExForum on March 13, 2014 in Memphis, Tennessee. Louisville defeated Rutgers 92-31. (Photo by Joe Murphy/Getty Images)

Rutgers University Student Assembly Calls For More Diversity For Mascot

Students at Rutgers University have demanded changes in the school’s mascot.


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City Lawmakers Push For More Diversity In Public Schools

City Councilman Brad Lander is on board with leaders and activists supporting proposed laws to eliminate what he described as a segregated school system.


Jersey City Mayor's Office (credit: Steve Scott / WCBS 880)

Eye On Politics: One-On-One With Jersey City’s New Mayor – Steve Fulop

In Jersey City, the new mayor – Steve Fulop – can usually be found hard at work behind his desk well before 8 a.m.


Rev. Al Sharpton is seen with NYPD commissioner Ray Kelly - New York, NY - Dec 27, 2011 (credit: Monica Miller / WCBS 880)

NYPD Tries To Reach Out To Diverse Communities

The 1,500 NYPD officers sworn-in last Thursday at Madison Square Garden are now taking part in a team building event.


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Black Firefighter Organization Permitted To Visit FDNY Applicants At Home

A judge found that white recruits are more likely than black recruits to have friends or family members in the Fire Department encouraging them to persevere through the department’s long hiring process.


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NJ School District To Assess Diversity

The action in West Orange comes after a Liberty Middle School teacher handed out a paper containing the “N” word to a seventh-grade class.