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New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg (file / credit: Kristen Artz / Mayor's Office)

Bloomberg Won’t Apologize For Remarks On Stop-And-Frisk

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.”

06/30/2013

Mayoral candidate Bill Thompson (Credit: CBS 2) and Mayor Michael Bloomberg (Credit: Kristen Artz / Mayor's Office)

Local Leaders Slam Bloomberg For Comments On Stop-And-Frisk

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.

06/29/2013

Gov. Andrew Cuomo (file / credit: Governor's Office)

Cuomo: New Fund Will Provide Opportunties For Women, Minorities In Nanotech

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.

02/17/2013

Police Commissioner Ray Kelly (file/credit: Allison Joyce/Getty Images)

NYPD Report: Minorities Account For 90 Percent Of Stop And Frisks

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.

02/05/2013

(file / credit: Bryan Bedder/Getty Images)

More Minorities Pass New FDNY Entrance Exam

More than 40 percent of the applicants who passed the latest New York fire department exam are minorities.

09/26/2012

Generic Firefighter File Photo (credit: CBS 2)

Yonkers Fire Department Targets Minority Candidates In Recruitment Drive

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.

10/28/2011

FDNY (file / credit: Bryan Bedder/Getty Images)

Judge: Independent Monitor To Oversee FDNY Diversification Effort

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.

10/05/2011

FDNY Commissioner Sal Cassano at a minority recruitment drive in Harlem - New York, NY - Sep 13, 2011 (credit: Marla Diamond / WCBS 880)

FDNY Looks To Attract Minorities As Exam Deadline Looms

New York City fire commissioner Sal Cassano took his campaign to 125th Street in Manhattan two days ahead of the recruitment deadline.

09/13/2011

A New York City Fire Department (FDNY) engine is seen outside a firehouse - Brooklyn, NY - Nov 19, 2010 - Photo: Spencer Platt/Getty Images

FDNY Outreach Leads To More Recruiting Among Minorities

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.

08/10/2011