By James Williamson As a result of the multiple incidents occurring nationwide with regards to police brutality, watch-dog groups and the NYPD developed a police body-cam pilot program. The NYPD and City Council met last week to discuss an expansion of the program from city to state-wide.
By Katie Ferguson It’s winter break for primetime television, and some shows won’t be coming back in the new year. It’s cancellation season. But not just for cable — your favorite Netflix show might be in danger.
By Jephie Bernard On any given day in New York City, one out of five kids is missing school. That number doubles for students in Brownsville according to a recent report released by the Department of Mental Health and Hygiene. As Jephie Bernard reports, a team of social workers in one school is […]
By David Aristizabal Colombians and Arabs in Harlem are starting to use a new app to talk and text with their friends abroad. The app offers an encrypted service that provides security, voice calls of up to four people, and video chat that are beating the famous WhatsApp.
By Zara Lockshin A global conspiracy to funnel millions of dollars in bribes through more than 40 countries, sometimes in briefcases full of cash. Pre-dawn arrests at a 5-star Swiss hotel. It sounds like a Hollywood movie. But soccer fans know this is the real life story of FIFA, soccer’s multi-billion dollar governing […]
By Gilda Di Carli Groups like Black Lives Matter have flooded our computer screens in recent months with messages against race-charged violence and inequality. But in the 60s and 70s, the Black Panthers effected change for the same causes in a different way. Gilda Di Carli talks to former members about activism then and […]
By Adrian Ma Winter doesn’t officially start until next week, but already the city is seeing an average of over 800 complaints a day from tenants who say they don’t have enough heat in their apartments. The law requires landlords to heat their buildings to a certain temperature based the time of […]
By Lindsay Purcell More than 1.3 million New Yorkers work as freelancers. According to the Freelancers Union, more than 70% of all freelancers are paid late – or not at all – at some point in their careers. And its not a small amount – the average amount of nonpayment is almost $6,000. A new proposed […]
By Asa Secher The community center Bronx Works is launching a social networking app, to give young people information about STDs and HIV. The Bronx has some of New York’s highest rates of STDs like chlamydia and gonorrhea – and this is what the youth leaders at Bronx Works want to change. […]