In East Harlem, four times as many people have diabetes as in the neighboring Upper East Side. Meera Senthilingam of Mosaic meets the New Yorkers stopping poverty from being a death sentence.
By Michael Palma
BY Led Black (@Led_Black) That’s right people, tomorrow a coalition of housing and tenant activists from across the city will gather Uptown for a march from Harlem to Washington Heights. The route chosen marks the largest concentration of rent-regulated apartments in all of New York City, which underscores the importance of ensuring your voices are […]
BY Jenni Ruiza (@RuizaJenni) Every year, the President makes it a point to expand on what has happened in the past year and what is in the works for the year to come. 2014 was no different, and while I was live-tweeting the event, I noticed one thing: Bronxites are not too happy about the […]
BY Ibrahim Khan Andrea Elliott’s masterpiece project in the New York Times documenting the tribulations of a loveable Brooklyn girl named Dasani through the unforgiving maze of social services in New York City became an instant classic. With each word in the five-part series, Elliott unmasks the countless rips in the fabric of our social safety […]
By Brett Brownell, Tasneem Raja, and Ben Breedlove It’s no surprise that income inequality in America is on the rise. Eighty percent of Americans have seen their incomes stagnate or fall since 1979. Meanwhile, the top 1 percent of earners is taking in more than ever before. We’ve made numerous charts to illustrate these disparities. […]