Senate Majority Announces Statewide Hearings And Roundtable Discussions On The Opioid Epidemic

Senate Majority Leader Andrea Stewart-Cousins today announced that the Joint Senate Task Force on Opioids, Addiction & Overdose Prevention will be holding seven hearings and roundtable discussions across the state. Continue Reading →

Addictive Traits May Help Someone To Become A Great Entrepreneur

What aspects of personality do drug addicts and businessmen share?

By John Adkins

We are used to thinking of addicts as weak-willed losers, and of entrepreneurs and chief executives as disciplined and courageous people. Continue Reading →

Update: Harlem AARP Members Head To Albany To Fight Rx Costs And Help Utility Consumers

About 45 AARP members from Harlem will board a bus on June 4th, 6:00-6:30 a.m, 2019, at 2225 Adam Clayton Boulevard (at 132nd Street; Williams Institute) to Albany and urge state lawmakers – before this year’s legislative session ends June 19, 2019 – to pass the bill. Continue Reading →

Frank Lucas, The Harlem Drug Lord Who Inspired American Gangster, Dies Aged 88

Frank Lucas, the former Harlem, New York drug kingpin whose life was the subject of the 2007 movie American Gangster, has died. Continue Reading →

Money, Money, Money, Pablo Escobar Drug Bust $20M In Narcotics Found In Harlem

A drug raid in Harlem uncovered more than 77 pounds of heroin and fentanyl and $200,000 in cash, New York City’s special narcotics prosecutor announced Monday. Police arrested two people. Continue Reading →

OP-Ed: Locked Up And Locked Out, How To Ensure NY’s Black Community Gets Its Share Of Cannabis’ ‘Green Rush’

By Regina Smith

While Corvain Cooper sits in a prison cell in California facing a life sentence for marijuana-related charges he is dealing with the reality that he may never be reunited with his family again or get a second chance at life outside of prison. Continue Reading →

NYC Correctional Health Services Announce Thousands Of Naloxone Kits Distributed At Jail Visitor Centers

Today, NYC Health + Hospitals/Correctional Health Services announced that it has distributed more than 13,000 naloxone kits to people visiting New York City’s jails from Harlem to Hollis since the launch of HealingNYC. Continue Reading →