Bertha Lewis Calls Out Brian Benjamin For Trying To Suppress Voting

Patch reports that Bertha Lewis’ from The Black Institute reports in a Tweet at: https://twitter.com/TheBlackIn…  Continue Reading →

Uptown Rep Ydanis Rodriguez Speaks On Fair Fares Victory For Everyone From Harlem To Hollis

New Yorkers living in poverty and representatives from the broad coalition of legal, labor, human services, economic justice, transit and worker rights organizations supporting half-priced transit fares for the poor gathered at the Fulton Street Station in Manhattan. Continue Reading →

Senator Schumer’s Announcement To Decriminalize Marijuana From Harlem To Hollis

From Bertha Lewis, President and Founder of The Black Institute:

“I applaud Senator Chuck Schumer‘s decision to listen to the voice of the people and announce a plan to decriminalize marijuana at the federal level. Continue Reading →

TBI, BLAC & Women’s Caucus Drive Passage Of MWBE Bill Package

Speaker Melissa Mark Viverito  Launches Young Women's Initiative on the SOn Wednesday, September 14th members of the City Council’s Women’s Caucus, Public Advocate Tish James, along with Council Members Laurie Cumbo, Helen Rosenthal and Elizabeth Crowley, gathered support from their colleagues to pass a package of bills dedicated to supporting the Minority and Women Owned Business Enterprises (MWBE) of New York City.

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Bertha Lewis On NYS Senate’s Appeal Of NYC Council ‘Bag Bill’

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This statement was just e-mailed to us from Bertha Lewis Founder and President of The Black Institute regarding NYS Senate’s appeal of NYC Council ‘Bag Bill’: Continue Reading →

Op-Ed: Predatory Education and Subprime Schools – Hallmark of Success Academies

Eva Moskowitz’ Success Academies1By Bertha Lewis

As alluded to in a recent DailyNews editorial there is, indeed, a wind blowing against New York’s charter school movement. Continue Reading →

Seitu’s World: The NAN Annual Convention in NYC

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Photographs by Seitu Oronde

On Thursday, April 9, Julián Castro, Secretary, U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), delivered remarks at the National Action Network’s (NAN) Annual Convention in New York City.

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