A New York City civilian jail oversight board is being criticized for having no minorities or experts in mental illness.
Anger, frustration and calls for action echoed around the NBA on Saturday after an audio recording surfaced of a man identified as Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling telling his girlfriend not to bring black people to games.
A defiant Mayor Michael Bloomberg would not apologize Sunday for his controversial comments about the NYPD stop-and-frisk program and how officers stop “whites too much.”
African-American mayoral candidate Bill Thompson supports the NYPD stop-and-frisk policy, but he called Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s remarks about how officers stop “whites too much” insulting and outrageous.
New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Sunday announced a privately-supported $15 million fund to support the involvement of women and minorities businesses in the burgeoning nanotechnology industry.
The report, titled “Reasonable Suspicion Stops,” show a total of 685,724 people were detained in 2011. The New York Civil Liberties Union fought for the release of the figures last year.
More than 40 percent of the applicants who passed the latest New York fire department exam are minorities.
Applicants must be 29-years-old or younger. They must take a written exam first, followed by a physical. They must have at least a high school diploma.
Judge Nicholas Garaufis gave his findings Wednesday following a civil trial last month in Brooklyn. The Justice Department had sued on behalf of a black fraternal organization.
New York City fire commissioner Sal Cassano took his campaign to 125th Street in Manhattan two days ahead of the recruitment deadline.
Commissioner Salvatore Cassano says nearly 17,000 people applied to take the test and 15 percent were black — compared with only 8 percent for the last test, in 2007. The overall number of minority applicants stayed steady at 40 percent.