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Breaking: New York Moving To Become Third State To Ban ‘Ex-Gay’ Therapy For Kids

by David Badash ● 6:38 PM June 16, 2014
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The New York State Assembly late this afternoon passed a bill that would ban so-called “ex-gay” or “reparative” therapy to be attempted on minors.

Actions

Mayor De Blasio Says He Won’t March In Any Parade Not LGBT Inclusive

by Jean Ann Esselink ● 12:20 PM June 16, 2014
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“You will see Chirlane at this parade, and me at this parade, but you will not see us at a parade that excludes members of the LGBT community. – New York Mayor de Blasio

News

Police: NY Mom Who Hurled Racist Slur Could Face Charges

by David Badash ● 11:38 AM June 5, 2014
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The local chief of police in an upstate New York town says that Janelle Ambrosia could face charges for her racist verbal attack on a Black man.

Bigotry Watch

Watch: Mom Brags To Man She Just Called ‘N*gg*r’ Her Kids ‘Don’t Like Black People Either’

by David Badash ● 3:58 PM June 4, 2014
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On Friday, a man filmed an altercation with a woman who admits on camera to calling him a “n*gg*r.” Her excuse? He started his car in a parking lot as she and her two children were walking by.

Marriage

Watch: Prop 8 Attorneys Olsen And Boies Talk Marriage Equality Across The Nation

by David Badash ● 6:33 PM April 8, 2014
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Ted Olsen and David Boies, the bipartisan Prop 8 legal team, are now trying to bring Virginia’s ban on same-sex marriage to the U.S. Supreme Court. The attorneys spoke with MSNBC’s Andrea Mitchell.

Analysis

On Our Radar – The Sweet Revenge Of Acorn

by Jean Ann Esselink ● 10:30 AM March 30, 2014
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Mighty Oaks from little Acorns grow. Today the sweet revenge of Acorn is On Our Radar.

Gay Agenda

On Our Radar – Chirlane McCray – New York’s LGBT First Lady

by Jean Ann Esselink ● 10:20 AM March 16, 2014
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Today, Chirlane McCray, New York City’s first openly bisexual first lady, is On Our Radar.

News

Jon Stewart Gets Nathan Lane, Tim Gunn, ‘Jersey Boys’ Cast To Beg Hannity To Stay In NY

by David Badash ● 9:13 AM January 28, 2014
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Last night, in a comedy of epic proportion, Jon Stewart brought together New Yorkers of all stripes, to beg Sean Hannity to stay in the Empire State.

Actions

Frequently Harassed Teen Secretly Records Video Of Police Stop And Frisk

by Jean Ann Esselink ● 3:15 PM December 19, 2013
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A 17-year-old New Yorker has been stopped by police so often, he decided to make a secret video to show the predatory demeanor of police making “stop and frisk” searches.

News

Waitress Accused Of Lying Over ‘Lifestyle’ Tip ‘Will No Longer Continue Her Employment’

by David Badash ● 4:01 PM December 8, 2013
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The waitress accused of falsely claiming a customer wrote her a note explaining they could not tip her because of her “lifestyle” is no longer employed by a New Jersey restaurant.

Civil Rights

Star Athlete High School Teens Arrested For Waiting For A School Bus While Black

by David Badash ● 2:44 PM December 2, 2013
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Three Rochester, New York high school teens were arrested the day before Thanksgiving for the “crime” of waiting for a school bus — while being Black.

Discrimination

Concrete Jungle: New York, Fashion And The Apartheid Of Shop And Frisk

by Max S. Gordon ● 1:06 PM November 3, 2013
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This is New York, where I am supposed to be safe, as a black man, as a gay man. The decision we all need to make is about who this nation truly belongs to, and how to stand up to and say no to the people who continue to try to hijack it from us.

News

NY Attorney General Investigating Barneys And Macy’s Over ‘Shopping While Black’ Reports

by David Badash ● 4:25 PM October 29, 2013
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The NY Attorney General is now investigating Barneys and Macy’s after several reports of “shopping while Black” were published by the media, including by The New Civil Rights Movement.

Discrimination

Shopping While Black: Second Customer Says She Too Is Suing Barneys And NYPD

by David Badash ● 1:42 PM October 24, 2013
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A 21-year old nursing student from Brooklyn says she bought a $2300 orange suede Céline bag from Barneys with her debit card — only to be accused of credit card fraud by police blocks away.