#New York

  • Article: New York Bans Hair Discrimination Statewide, Following in California’s Footsteps
    Citizenship

    New York Bans Hair Discrimination Statewide, Following in California’s Footsteps

    By Gabrielle Deonath|July 16, 2019

    New York is the second state to ban discrimination based on natural hair to combat biased treatment. Read more

  • Article: New York City Just Declared a Climate Emergency
    Environment

    New York City Just Declared a Climate Emergency

    By Joe McCarthy|June 26, 2019

    "We are in the midst of a climate crisis." Read more

  • Article: New York State Will Soon Pass The ‘Most Ambitious Climate Bill’ in the US
    Environment

    New York State Will Soon Pass The ‘Most Ambitious Climate Bill’ in the US

    By Gabrielle Deonath|June 20, 2019

    The bill aims to derive all electricity from renewable resources by 2040, among other targets. Read more

  • Feature: These Rare Photos Capture LGBTQ Activism After the Stonewall Riots
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    These Rare Photos Capture LGBTQ Activism After the Stonewall Riots

    By Olivia Kestin  and  Leah Rodriguez|June 18, 2019

    The New York Public Library’s latest exhibition marks the 50th anniversary of the historic event. Read more

  • Feature: After a 27-Year Sentence, This Man Is Giving Prisoners Hope and Knowledge
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    After a 27-Year Sentence, This Man Is Giving Prisoners Hope and Knowledge

    By Daniele Selby|May 17, 2019

    Lawrence Bartley was released on parole last year after serving 27 years and two months in prison. Read more

  • Feature: How One Man's 36-Month Prison Sentence Became a 'Silent Life Sentence'
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    How One Man's 36-Month Prison Sentence Became a 'Silent Life Sentence'

    By Daniele Selby|May 16, 2019

    Michael 'Zaki' Smith lost his job last year because of a crime he committed almost two decades ago. Read more

  • Feature: He Spent a Decade in the System. Now He's Keeping People Out of Prison.
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    He Spent a Decade in the System. Now He's Keeping People Out of Prison.

    By Daniele Selby|May 15, 2019

    When no one would hire him, Coss Marte came up with a solution to help himself and others. Read more

  • Feature: How Activists Freed 95 Black Moms From Jail This Mother's Day
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    How Activists Freed 95 Black Moms From Jail This Mother's Day

    By Daniele Selby|May 13, 2019

    National Bail Out helped pay bail for those who couldn’t afford their freedom. Read more