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David Dinkins on death of Basil Paterson: Harlem’s ‘Gang of Four is no more’

New York City lost one of its most powerful progressive forces Wednesday with the passing of Basil Paterson. As a member of the influential “Gang of Four,” Paterson – along with former Mayor David Dinkins, late civil rights activist Percy Sutton, and Congressman Charles Rangel – helped to develop the economic and political capital of […]

Basil Paterson, NYC political leader and father of ex-governor David Paterson, dead at 87

NEW YORK (AP) — Basil Paterson, a longtime New York political powerhouse and the father of former Gov. David Paterson, has died, his family said Thursday. He was 87. Paterson died at 10 p.m. Wednesday at Mount Sinai Hospital, according to a family statement that did not give the cause of death. He would have […]

Fast food workers push for higher minimum wage in New York City

MSNBC — Pedestrians in midtown Manhattan got to witness one of the strangest perp walks in recent memory on Thursday, when protesting fast food workers staged a mock citizens’ arrest of Ronald McDonald, Colonel Sanders, and other activists dressed up to represent Burger King, Wendy’s and Domino’s Pizza. Protesters escorted the handcuffed clown, colonel, king, […]

Will You Be Tuning in to OWN’s ‘Love in the City’?

I think it’s safe to say Oprah has officially hopped on the reality show bandwagon. This spring, the Oprah Winfrey Network will air a new docu-series, Love in the City, that shadows the fast-paced lives of four sistafriends – two are breast cancer survivors – living in New York City. Here’s the gist from OWN: […]

New York Has The Nation’s Most Segregated School System

If you thought the educational system in the Empire State, was all post-racial and desegregated, think again. According to a report by the Civil Rights Project at the University of California at Los Angeles, which looked at enrollment trend data from 1989 to 2010, New York state has the most segregated public schools in the […]