Democratic presidential candidates Bernie Sanders and Hillary Clinton have both invoked “intersectionality” to appeal to young voters. The fancy title describes how forms of inequality and discrimination overlap. Reporter Henriette Chacar went to find out why it’s become such a buzzword in activist circles.
New Yorkers now have more options when dealing with the birth of a child or caring for a sick family member. Governor Cuomo signed a law last week that requires employers to give 12 paid weeks and set up a tax to fund it. The law will go into effect in January 2018. As Henriette Chacar reports, advocates say now the next level of work is beginning.
Two years ago, President Obama made the decision to fast-track deportation cases. It has forced many unaccompanied child migrants — some as young as four — to face immigration court without an attorney. New York City is unique, because a coalition of nonprofits called ICARE has been working together since then to provide legal services for free. But with the Department of Homeland Security doubling down on arrest and raids since early March, is ICARE a sufficient solution to the humanitarian crisis? Henriette Chacar reports.
Sometimes, to achieve your dreams, you have to travel all the way to the other side of the world. Many times, that can mean an exciting adventure. But as journalism student Henriette Chacar says, sometimes living far from home only reinforces what you left behind.
Israeli Apartheid Week is taking place on campuses across the world, including Columbia University’s as of Monday. One of the event’s central goals is to garner support for the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions movement, known more commonly as BDS. This nonviolent initiative is modeled after the 1980s campaign against apartheid in South Africa — but is directed at Israel and its treatment of Palestinians. The BDS movement is in its 11th year, but still stirs controversy. Now, the debate has reached the New York State Senate. Henriette Chacar reports.
Apple and the FBI are escalating their legal dispute over access to the phone of Syed Farook, one of the two attackers in San Bernardino in December. Although the FBI has permission to search the phone, it doesn’t have Farook’s passcode. It’s suing Apple for backdoor access, and now Apple is suing the FBI back.
Michael Froomkin is a law professor at Miami University. And he says the heart of Apple’s argument is based on a law almost no one has heard of: the All Writs Act.
Temperatures are expected to plummet as low as 23 degrees below zero over the weekend. Mayor Bill de Blasio issued a Code Blue warning this morning, calling conditions “abnormal,” and “dangerous.” He also said the city will try to make sure that all homeless people are taken off the streets.
A crane collapsed in Tribeca earlier today, killing one and injuring three. A typically quiet morning in the Lower Manhattan neighborhood was interrupted by sirens as rescue workers rushed to the scene.