Sunday, May 8, 2016


How the Democratic presidential candidates courted the black vote in Queens

Southeast Queens residents, community leaders and activists weighed in on how the two Democratic presidential candidates courted the black vote at an event hosted by state Sen. James Sanders (D-South Ozone Park) last weekend. Comments (3)
New Voices

May Day celebration focuses on worker rights

Sunday, in a show of cross-cultural solidarity, approximately 50 Hispanic and South Asian workers rallied at Diversity Plaza in Jackson Heights on International Workers Day, to call attention to labor abuses and other harassment they face from employers. Comments (2)

Saturday, May 7, 2016


Candidates claim Suozzi signatures are invalid

Several Democratic candidates vying to replace Rep. Steve Israel (D-Melville) in the 3rd Congressional District asserted that some of the signatures collected by Tom Suozzi’s campaign to qualify for the ballot should be viewed as invalid by the state Board of Elections, but the Suozzi campaign countered that his opponents were playing politics. Comment
Political Action

For democracy to thrive, the conventions must be orderly

We have heard, at least until the results of Tuesday's Indiana primary, about a possible contested Republican convention with Sen. Ted Cruz and some members of the Republican establishment seeking to prevent Donald Trump from getting their party’s nomination for president. Comment

All New Yorkers need access to health care

Queens has been severely impacted by our nation’s health care crisis. As of 2014, 332,000 people—14 percent of Queens residents—were still uninsured. Within the last decade, five hospitals (Mary Immaculate, Parkway, Peninsula, St. John’s and Victoria Memorial) have closed. With these closings, 1,054 hospital beds have been lost, as well as over 1,000 jobs. Hospital crowding is severe. Comment

Friday, May 6, 2016


We’ve been Trumped

What started as a joke for many people has left no one laughing. Well, except maybe Queens native Donald Trump. Comments (1)

Have we already forgotten the victims of 9/11?

As has been reported lately, a number of monuments dedicated to the heroes and those who died on 9/11, are in disrepair and some have been vandalized. There is much disrepair and decay with these sites. Comment

Tuesday, May 3, 2016


Israel endorses Stern in 3rd Congressional district Democratic primary

U.S. Rep. Steve Israel (D-Melville) endorsed Suffolk County legislator Steve Stern as his replacement for the 3rd Congressional District, which includes Little Neck, Whitestone, Glen Oaks and Floral Park. Comment

Monday, May 2, 2016


How Bernie Sanders lost the New York city black vote

At an event examining how the two Democratic presidential candidates courted the black vote, state Sen. James Sanders (D-South Ozone Park) said U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) had the “best platform” but that there were some steps he could have taken to win the black vote in the New York city primary. Comment


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