Throughout the pandemic, human services workers who were employed by nonprofits filled in the gaps left by the government. They were the ones feeding the hungry on long food pantry lines, housing the homeless and providing stability and comfort to those struggling with their mental health.
Update: On Thursday, April 7, the Senate voted 53-47 to confirm Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson to the Supreme Court, making her the first Black woman to be elevated to that […]
Stephan Khadu is among the 16 men who died in Rikers last year. Epicenter interviewed his mother Lezandre Khadu for four hours, and pieced together this account of Stephan’s final days. Asked about his death, city officials said they are aware of “conditions at Rikers.”
Earlier this month we covered Banks’ vision for NYC public schools via four pillars.
During his visit to Bronx Delta, Mayor Adams also had a chance to partake in vegan Friday — part of his initiative to promote healthier eating among students. The premise of vegan Fridays makes sense: introducing children to healthy food options at a young age in hopes that they will make healthier eating decisions as they grow. However, as one Twitter user put it, “All vegan Fridays are not created equal.”
Students with special needs across the five boroughs often attend schools that are not in their neighborhood in order to receive proper services. This means they require transportation in order to get to and from school—which can sometimes be in a completely different borough from where they reside. NYC public school buses are owned and operated by independent companies such as Consolidated Bus Transit, not by individual schools like some school districts across the country operate. Because of this, special needs children often face issues with long bus routes, route changes, and driver shortages.
Last Friday, Mayor Eric Adams spent the morning at Bronx Delta School alongside NYC schools Chancellor David Banks to announce that the city would once again run the Summer Rising program. Despite issues with staffing and transportation last summer, they also shared that they will be increasing the program’s hours, site locations, and number of seats for younger students.
This week we welcome M. Florine Démosthène. Démosthène was born in the United States and raised in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, and New York. Her work investigates the Black female body as a […]
Gone to the Dogs may seem like an ordinary pet store, but each product sold has a story. Months into the pandemic, the pet shop launched online in June 2020. In October, a brick and mortar store opened in Park Slope. Owners Santos Agustin and Jennifer Wong pride themselves in knowing how all of their products were made, who made them and with what materials.
One of the most significant parole reforms in the country took effect on March 1. Known as the “Less is More” Act, it curbs the practice of sending people back to jail for minor offenses or parole violations. Supporters of the law believe that less mass incarceration equals more safety and justice.