Post Tagged with: "Jumaane Williams"

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.

Haitian Flag Day

Brooklyn Haitians Honored for Country’s Flag Day

Caribbean, Culture, Video May 24, 2013 at 4:08 pm

An Haitian Flag Day awards ceremony in Brooklyn honored members of the community for their contributions, accompanied by the pulsating beats of Haitian dancing and drumming.

Students from Redemption Inc., a youth organization, perform a skit about gangs and guns. (Aisha Asif/The Brooklyn Ink)

Finding the ‘Right Things’ After Fatal Police Shooting

Brooklyn, Crime, Education March 20, 2013 at 5:00 pm

High schoolers in East Flatbush attended workshops on violence, sex ed, and police interaction, in a seminar which happened to fall a week after the NYPD shot and killed local teen Kimani Gray, reports The Brooklyn Ink.

On Nov. 6, 2012, Michaelle Solages became the first Haitian elected to the New York State Assembly. (Photo courtesy of Michaelle Solages via The Haitian Times)

Thirteen Haitians to Watch in 2013

Caribbean, New York February 1, 2013 at 4:45 pm

The Haitian Times highlighted 13 leading figures of its community in the New York metro area, including politicians, entrepreneurs, professionals and artists, reported Manolia Charlotin.

Most NYPD patrol cars and Interceptors feature a bumper sticker advertising the “Cop-Shot” program. COBA created a similar program earlier this year. (Photo by Melissa Howard via The Brooklyn Ink)

Correction Officers’ Union Backs Pro-Gun Control Candidates

Elections 2012, Labor, Politics August 28, 2012 at 7:32 pm

With recent high-profile gun crimes in the national news, gun control is a hot political topic. But New York City’s Correction Officers’ Benevolent Association, and its president Norman Seabrook, have long been strong supporters of the anti-gun movement, reports The Brooklyn Ink.