Airport workers have won a battle for justice. Port Authority of New York & New Jersey Director Patrick Foye has ordered the CEOs of Delta, JetBlue, American and United airlines to immediately raise wages and make Martin Luther King Jr. Day a paid holiday for the 8,000 contracted workers at John F. Kennedy International and […]
BY KATELYN DI SALVO Wendy Arellano, a single mother of two from Corona, holds three jobs to try to make it through the months. She makes $8 an hour working at LaGuardia Airport and has now stood up to make her voice heard. Arellano, together with close to 1,000 other airport employees, local elected officials […]
When Carl Fields walked the halls of St. John’s there weren’t many other blacks enrolled in the school, but they were welcomed equally to the university. Fields, who was part of the class of 1942, shone brightly on the track team and in the classroom. He graduated with his bachelor’s in English and social science, […]
More than 20 years ago, filmmaker Roman Foster exercised tremendous foresight by interviewing and filming a very special group of senior citizens - some of the Caribbean workers recruited to build the mammoth Panama Canal in the early 1900s. His resulting documentary “Diggers,” which aired nationally on PBS in 1985, continues to amaze audiences today […]
Congressmember Gregory Meeks hosted an annual awards recognition gala with keynote speaker Governor Eliot Spitzer and guest speaker Congressmember Charles Rangel. This year’s honorees were State Senator Malcolm Smith, Dr. Marcia Keizs, Shango Blake, Roger Scotland, Anessha Jacko, Robert Crooms, Cornelia Taylor and Rashford Mendes.