City Jail Oversight Board Under Fire For Lack Of Minorities, Mental Illness ExpertsA New York City civilian jail oversight board is being criticized for having no minorities or experts in mental illness.
NBA Looks Into Alleged Tape Of Clippers Owner Ranting About MinoritiesAnger, 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.
Bloomberg Won't Apologize For Remarks On Stop-And-FriskA 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.”
Local Leaders Slam Bloomberg For Comments On Stop-And-FriskAfrican-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.
Cuomo: New Fund Will Provide Opportunties For Women, Minorities In NanotechNew 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.
NYPD Report: Minorities Account For 90 Percent Of Stop And FrisksThe 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 Minorities Pass New FDNY Entrance ExamMore than 40 percent of the applicants who passed the latest New York fire department exam are minorities.
Yonkers Fire Department Targets Minority Candidates In Recruitment DriveApplicants 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: Independent Monitor To Oversee FDNY Diversification EffortJudge 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.
FDNY Looks To Attract Minorities As Exam Deadline LoomsNew York City fire commissioner Sal Cassano took his campaign to 125th Street in Manhattan two days ahead of the recruitment deadline.
FDNY Outreach Leads To More Recruiting Among MinoritiesCommissioner 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.