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Women's March Organizer and Sharpton Ally Slams Critics of Linda Sarsour

Activist Tamika Mallory, a former aide to Rev. Al Sharpton, lambasted critics of her fellow Women’s March organizer Linda Sarsour as “racist, Islamophobic people”—and urged her allies at the Black Institute Ball to “talk us up and pray for us.” 810 more words

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New York City Says It Now Has 5,000 Certified Minority- and Women-Owned Businesses

The city announced today that it now has 5,000 city-certified minority- and women owned businesses and enterprises—an increase of 500 since Mayor Bill de Blasio… 974 more words

Mayor Bill De Blasio

Minority- and Women-Owned Firms Describe Mixed Progress Under de Blasio's New Vision

Nearly seven months after Mayor Bill de Blasio unveiled his new vision for giving more work to minority- and women-owned business enterprises, the city says it’s “moving fast” toward its goal of giving 30 percent of contract dollars to the emerging class of entrepreneurs—while some proprietors report slight progress and others complain of sluggish implementation. 1,696 more words

Mayor Bill De Blasio

Trump and the GOP 'Are Out to Kill You,' Former ACORN CEO Bertha Lewis Warns

Bertha Lewis—founder of the Black Institute, charter member of the left-wing Working Families Party and former CEO of Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now—claimed today that President Donald Trump and the Republican Party are “out to kill you,” and argued it is up to organized labor to step up and “lead the resistance.” 620 more words

Donald Trump

April 24, 1932

Sun., 24  A day of sunshine. Mocking bird with us. A veal pot-pie for dinner. Grace attends church. I write the Bulletin to the children. Miss Bertha Lewis calls.

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Will Minorities Suffer Under Donald Trump? You Can 'Bet On It,' Top NYC Activist Says

New York’s top politicians may be looking to reassure New Yorkers afraid of what could happen under President-elect Donald Trump, but the Black Institute’s Bertha Lewis warned last night that racial, religious and sexual minorities should “bet on it” that they will experience the worst under the incoming administration. 976 more words

Donald Trump

State Defends Progress in MWBE Program as Others Debate Transparency

In the minority- and women-owned business community, the talk is typically that the city isn’t doing enough to give them contracts and that the state’s leading the way. 1,612 more words

Bill De Blasio