Op-Ed: We Must Engage College Students To Help Bridge The Digital Divide

New York City is still trying to devise a plan on how to educate all of its 1.1 million, approximately 70 percent Black and Latinx, public school children. Continue Reading →

Health Department’s New Childhood Blood Lead Level Reports Decline

The Health Department today released its latest Childhood Blood Lead Level Surveillance Quarterly Report (PDF) covering the first quarter of 2020, from January to March 2020. Continue Reading →

Nooo, Harlem School Staffers Test Positive With The COVID-19 Virus

Staff members at two public schools in Harlem have tested positive for the coronavirus, the city announced Tuesday, less than a week before students are set to return for in-person classes. Continue Reading →

Mayor de Blasio Announces NYC’s Own Dedicated COVID-19 Lab From Harlem To Hollis

Mayor de Blasio today announced the launch of the Pandemic Response Lab (PRL), a facility dedicated to processing COVID-19 tests within 24-48 hours for NYC Health + Hospitals. Continue Reading →

New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio Furloughs Himself Amid The COVID Crisis

The mayor of New York City will lay himself off. Mayor Bill de Blasio announced Wednesday that all mayor’s office staff, including himself, soon will take five-day furloughs. Continue Reading →

Ride To Vote, Helping More People Get To The Polls On Election Day

This year, no matter how you choose to cast your vote, access to transportation should not be a barrier. But in the last presidential election, it’s estimated that more than 15 million eligible voters didn’t go to the polls in large part because they lacked a way to get there. Continue Reading →