Post Tagged with: "Jumaane Williams"

Bronx Councilmember Ritchie Torres, at the podium, flanked by Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito and Councilmember Antonio Reynoso, spoke before the final meeting of the session. (Photo by Jarrett Murphy via City Limits)

Will City Council Debate Be More Contentious?

Government, New York, Police December 20, 2017 at 5:39 pm

City Limits examines the broader implications of Tuesday’s Right to Know vote on the NYC City Council.

City Councilmember Jumaane Williams in a “Resist From Day One” protest on January 20, the day Donald Trump was sworn in as president. (Photo by Tequila Minsky via Gay City News)

The Speaker Race: Williams on Marriage Equality

African American, Brooklyn, Caribbean, LGBTQ, Politics November 1, 2017 at 5:08 pm

City Council member Jumaane Williams explains to Gay City News how his views on marriage equality have evolved.

DeBoRa Dickerson. community activist with Picture the Homeless, in front of abandoned properties along thurs Ave. between 106th and 107th streets. (photo by Adi Talwar for City Limits)

A Push for ‘Housing Not Warehousing’

Housing, New York September 29, 2017 at 4:57 pm

Getting a handle on the number of vacant properties across the city will be a critical first step, advocates say, toward developing them as affordable housing. City Limits reports on the “Housing Not Warehousing” bills under consideration by the City Council.

City Council member Jumaane Williams (Photo by William Alatriste)

Jumaane Williams – Next Council Speaker?

Black, Brooklyn, Politics August 29, 2017 at 1:37 pm

Kings County Politics takes a look at Council member Jumaane Williams as he strives to become the next speaker of the City Council.

Council members at a hearing. (Photo by Mariela Lombard via El Diario)

City Council Races a Test to Latino and Women’s Power 

Elections 2017, Government, Latino, Politics, Women August 14, 2017 at 4:58 pm

As women’s representation in the New York City Council may be diminished after the upcoming municipal election, some worry that Melissa Mark-Viverito’s exit will also portend a weakened Latino influence, El Diario/La Prensa reports.

A commuter van in Far Rockaway, Queens (Photo by Jason Lawrence, Creative Commons license)

Commuter Van Crackdown & the Caribbean Community

Caribbean, Government, New York, Transportation February 28, 2017 at 5:05 pm

Caribbean Life looks at what the Commuter Van Safety Act, signed into law by Mayor Bill de Blasio, means for the Caribbean community.

(Photo by Zach Williams for Voices of NY)

Protesting Trump Actions in Washington Square

Communities, Featured Posts, Immigration, Muslim, Voices' Picks January 26, 2017 at 2:22 pm

News of Donald Trump’s anti-immigration and anti-refugee executive orders brought thousands of protesters to Washington Square Park on the night of Jan. 25.

Construction site in Manhattan (Photo by Jazz Guy, Creative Commons)

Could an Apprenticeship Bill Affect Workers of Color?

African American, Labor, Latino, New York January 24, 2017 at 4:41 pm

Proposed legislation would mandate apprenticeships for construction workers but one group says the requirement would reduce employment of African-American and Hispanic workers, reports Kings County Politics.

Ernest Skinner speaks to the crowd at D’Savannah, with Council member Jumaane Williams in the back, where the Ernest McD. Skinner Political Association revealed its new identity. (Photo courtesy of the Ernest McD. Skinner Political Association via Home Reporter)

For Flatbush Political Club, a New Name and a Push for Members

Brooklyn, Politics March 10, 2016 at 2:00 pm

According to Home Reporter, the recently renamed Ernest McD. Skinner Political Association, originally founded by City Council member Jumaane Williams, hopes to increase its membership and thereby have influence and give a voice to Flatbush.

Image via Art and Picture Collection, The New York Public Library. "New York Slave Market About 1730."

Recognizing How Slaves Helped Build NYC

Black, Brooklyn, Business, History, Manhattan May 15, 2015 at 4:00 pm

A marker or monument recognizing the contribution of slaves to the founding and growth of NYC has been approved by the City Council and should go up some time this summer in Lower Manhattan, The Amsterdam News reports.

Council member Jumaane Williams and Dominique Sharpton at the Flatbush Ave. rally (Photo via Ditmas Park Corner)

In Brooklyn, Seeking Ways to Stem Youth Violence

Black, Brooklyn, Crime, Youth March 19, 2015 at 12:55 pm

In the wake of the beating of a 15-year-old by her peers, community leaders at a rally in Flatbush sponsored by the National Action Network urged that more resources and more attention be devoted to youths, Ditmas Park Corner reports.

New police recruits getting a tour of Harlem from Rev. Vernon Williams (Photo by Bill Moore via The Amsterdam News)

Confronting Gun Violence in NYC

African American, Brooklyn, Crime, New York, Youth July 10, 2014 at 5:16 pm

In three articles, the Amsterdam News reports on community action to oppose the shootings and violence which appear to have picked up in certain NYC neighborhoods this summer.

(Photo via Gotham Gazette)

Accounting for the City’s Vacant Lots

Housing, New York March 18, 2014 at 4:57 pm

Thousands of lots and empty buildings are candidates for development of affordable housing, but the city is still trying to get a handle on just how many are scattered across the five boroughs, Gotham Gazette reports.

Attendees at the State of Young Black New York meeting (Photo via Amsterdam News)

Young Black New Yorkers Galvanize for Action

Black March 7, 2014 at 1:05 pm

Young black professionals gathered recently for the annual State of Young Black New York meeting, Amsterdam News reports.

Bill de Blasio, Letitia James and Scott Stringer were elected with support from the Working Families Party. (Photo credits from left, Kevin Case, Creative Commons license; Jehangir Khattak/Voices of NY; Ethikus, Creative Commons license)

Breakthrough Year for Working Families Party

Elections 2013, Politics, Revson Covering NYC November 18, 2013 at 5:55 pm

The Working Families Party had a banner election year, pushing their candidates to victory not only in citywide races but in the City Council and district attorney’s office. The success didn’t come overnight, reports Amsterdam News.