Harlem’s Bessie Allison Buchanan First Black Woman To Be New York State Legislature, 1940’s

Bessie Allison Buchanan, March 7, 1902 – September 7, 1980, of Manhattan in NYC became the first African-American woman to hold a seat in the New York State Legislature.

TLDEF And Empire Justice Center Celebrate Passage Of New York’s Gender Recognition Act

Today, the Transgender Legal Defense & Education Fund (TLDEF) and the Empire Justice Center celebrated the passage of the NYS Gender Recognition Act (S.4402/A.5465) by the New York State legislature.

OpEd: Open Letter To NYC And State Leaders Wanted, A Legal Protection For A Commendable Model

On May 22, 2019, Mayor Bill de Blasio signed Executive Order 47, one of the most consequential measures supporting the city’s community media industry.


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