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New York City’s Fair Chance Law Could Help Ex-Offenders Nationwide Kenrya Rankin Naasel | October 27, 2015 Today, New York City’s Fair Chance Law went into effect, ensuring that employers must evaluate job candidates based on their merits before they can ask about their criminal record. Called a “Ban the Box” initiative, the law was […]

El Diario: Empresas ya no podrán discriminar por antecedentes penales

Empresas ya no podrán discriminar por antecedentes penales La ley de igualdad de oportunidades comenzó a operar este martes en la ciudad de Nueva York  October 27, 2015 Nueva York — Marilyn Scales pasó dos años en prisión por drogas, a fines de los noventa, pero pasó mucho más tiempo sin encontrar trabajo después de […]

Metro: New York City has officially ‘banned the box’ for job applicants

New York City has officially ‘banned the box’ for job applicants New law says employers in New York City can’t ask a candidate about previous criminal convictions until final stages of the hiring process. October 26, 2015 Starting Tuesday, New Yorkers applying for jobs won’t initially need to disclose if they’ve previously been convicted of […]

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Weed Is Basically Legal in New York City Now, but Only If You’re White Theodore Hamm & Alex Vitale | October 23, 2015 Each passing week sees a new front open up in the battle to stop arresting people for weed. On Wednesday, insurgent Democratic presidential contender Bernie Sanders expressed support for legalization, a position […]

DNAinfo: De Blasio Signs Legislation To Toughen Laws Against ‘Scourge’ of K2

De Blasio Signs Legislation To Toughen Laws Against ‘Scourge’ of K2 Jeff Mays | October 21, 2015 HARLEM — Calling synthetic marijuana a “scourge” and “poison” that should be eradicated, Mayor Bill de Blasio signed three bills into law Tuesday that ban the sale of the product and give the city more power to shut […]

Gay City News: Corey Johnson Welcomes Safe Injection Facilities in NYC

Corey Johnson Welcomes Safe Injection Facilities in NYC Nathan Riley | October 16, 2015 A campaign to introduce safe injection facilities in New York City has a warm welcome from Corey Johnson, chair of the City Council Health Committee. While not well known in the United States, safe injection centers for injecting drug users are […]

Daily News: As number of OD deaths goes up, so does the cost of the life-saving antidote

As number of OD deaths goes up, so does the cost of the life-saving antidote Keri Blakinger | October 15, 2015 Even as the death toll increases during a recent heroin epidemic, manufacturers are raising the price of naloxone, a drug that can reverse overdoses. In one formulation, the cost of the drug has increased […]

TheBody: HIV Activists Storm Turning Pharmaceuticals Lobby and Demand Fair Pricing

HIV Activists Storm Turning Pharmaceuticals Lobby and Demand Fair Pricing Lucile Scott | October 9, 2015 On October 1, several dozen public health and economic justice activists stormed the lobby of Turing Pharmaceuticals to demand one thing: The end to the practice of hedge funds exponentially increasing the price of previously affordable medications for no […]