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Monkey picture labeled 'Jimmy's baby picture' that was posted on bulletin board of Town of Hempstead highway department facility in Levittown. (credit: Handout)

Town Official: Hempstead Highway Worker Target Of ‘Disgusting Act of Racial Hatred’

Officials said a photo of a monkey labeled “Jimmy’s baby picture” was found on a bulletin board at a Hempstead highway facility in Levittown.

04/29/2014

NYPD officers monitor a march against stop-and-frisk tactics on Feb. 23, 2013. (credit: Getty Images)

Mayor Bill De Blasio Drops Lawsuit Over NYPD Anti-Profiling Law

New York City will drop a challenge to a law making it easier to bring racial profiling cases against the police, Mayor Bill de Blasio announced Wednesday.

03/05/2014

Bill de Blasio and Joe Lhota campaign in the New York City mayoral race. (credit: Getty Images)

NYC Stop-And-Frisk Appeal Could Be Over After Election

A federal appeals court block of a judge’s ruling that found the NYPD’s stop-and-frisk policy discriminated against minorities may be short lived, depending on the outcome of next week’s mayoral election.

11/01/2013

NYPD officers monitor a march against stop-and-frisk tactics used by police on Feb. 23, 2013 in New York City.   (Photo by Andrew Burton/Getty Images)

Lawmakers, Activists & Others React To Stop-And-Frisk Ruling

Reaction is pouring in to a judge’s ruling Monday that found the NYPD deliberately violated the civil rights of tens of thousands of New Yorkers with its stop-and-frisk policy.

08/12/2013

Crowd at mayoral forum, August 6, 2013. (credit: Twitter/AARP NY)

10 Candidates Take Part In Mayoral Forum

Personal attacks, name calling and even an arrest highlighted Tuesday’s mayoral forum at Hunter College.

08/06/2013

Zimmerman Protest

Zimmerman Found Not Guilty: New Yorkers Take To The Streets

Strong reaction has erupted in New York and across the country after a jury found George Zimmerman not guilty in the shooting death of Trayvon Martin.

07/14/2013

A handout from the United Klans of America left in an Orange, Conn. driveway - July 9, 2013 (credit: Paul Murnane / WCBS 880)

Klan Handouts Left On Connecticut Driveways

One-page handouts from the United Klans of America were left folded in quarters in sandwich-sized bags in driveways in Orange and Milford.

07/09/2013

Rifle (file / credit: clipart.com)

New Connecticut Gun Laws Begin Taking Effect Today

Parts of Connecticut’s law addressing the Newtown school massacre, including the creation of new credentials to purchase long guns and ammunition, took effect Monday.

07/01/2013

Voting booths stand at the ready as students return to school on November 5, 2012 in the East Village. (Photo by John Moore/Getty Images)

Supreme Court Decision On Voting Rights Act Greatly Impacts New York City

Changes in New York election law will no longer have to be pre-cleared by the Department of Justice. That’s the effect of the high court’s ruling that struck down a part of the Voting Rights Act that since 1965 has protected minority voters.

06/25/2013

Joseph Esposito, as NYPD Chief of Department, attending an event at One Police Plaza - July 13, 2011 (credit: Ramin Talaie/Getty Images)

Fmr. Top Uniformed NYPD Officer Testifies In Stop-And-Frisk Trial As Activists Push For Change

Former Chief of Department Joseph Esposito was questioned by about whether the police department has any program for tracking officers who may have a suspicious pattern of racial profiling in using stop-and-frisk tactics.

04/09/2013

(credit: Mario Tama/Getty Images)

NAACP President Jealous Denounces Stop-And-Frisk Policy

NAACP President Benjamin Jealous denounced the NYPD’s stop-and-frisk policy in a sermon Sunday, and announced a second wave of activism against the policy.

02/17/2013

Bottles of soda are displayed on a shelf on January 23, 2013 in New York City. (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

Bloomberg: Lawsuit Against NYC’s Sugary Drink Ban ‘A Disgrace’

Mayor Michael Bloomberg lashed out Friday at the NAACP’s New York state branch and a network of Hispanic groups for filing a lawsuit against the city’s ban of supersized sugary drinks.

01/25/2013

A 32-ounce soda is filled at a Manhattan McDonalds. (Photo Illustration by Mario Tama/Getty Images)

New York City Lawyers, Beverage Industry Duel In Court Over Big Drink Ban

The beverage industry is trying to take the fizz out of Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s big sugary soda ban. The two sides battled like Coke versus Pepsi in court on Wednesday.

01/23/2013

Rev. Williams Owens (first on right) (Photo by Mark Wilson/Getty Images)

Opinion: Rev. William Owens Confronts Barack Obama On Same-Sex Marriage

Rev. William Owens takes great issue with Obama’s linkage of Dr. King’s civil rights movement of the past to the current gay rights movement regarding same-sex marriage. Owens says that King embraced traditional religion, and he strongly suggests that King would not want his civil rights’ mission altered to include same-sex marriage.

08/03/2012

File photo: Mitt Romney and John Sununu (Photo by Darren McCollester/Getty Images)

Opinion: Learn To Be An American

One day after Rush Limbaugh called on W. Mitt Romney to use racist attacks against the President, Romney dispatched campaign surrogate John Sununu to deliver a message to the first African American President of the United States: we will teach you how to be an American.

07/18/2012

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