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As someone who spends my days working as the editor of Gay City News, the city’s LGBTQ newspaper, I was chagrined to be the target of anti-gay language from a deliveryman in my Riverdale apartment building on Oct. 26. more
It’s now been more than a week since violence erupted at a rally in Charlottesville, Virginia, involving members of white supremacist and neo-Nazi groups. more
In a recent edition of The Riverdale Press, the article about the transitional housing facility that opened at 5731 Broadway omitted any mention of the community members who have organized to actively welcome our new neighbors. Many of these new residents are members of our community who became homeless and are now a step closer to finding permanent housing. more
On Saturday, Aug. 12, a young woman in Charlottesville, Virginia, was deliberately mowed down by an angry white man in a car. more
Recently several of us organized the Bend the Arc Riverdale Task Force, which will work with other New York state Bend the Arc chapters on passage in Albany of the New York State Dream Act, and in conjunction with other progressive groups such as Indivisible, to hold members of Congress accountable for the Trump agenda. more
It’s interesting that whenever white people gather to legally exercise their civil and constitutional rights to assemble and protest, they are called “white supremacists” and “Nazis.” more
My father was a Pearl Harbor survivor, so I find it sad to see our athletes taking a knee during our national anthem. more
In the past few editions of The Riverdale Press, Jennifer Scarlott of a “loony leftist” organization called North Bronx Racial Justice Coalition, has ranted about destroying statues and plaques honoring the achievements of our white, European heritage. more
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We are an ad hoc committee of residents of the 50th Precinct and want to add our voices to the discussion you have hosted on the pages of The Riverdale Press in regard to the Oct. 6 video and consequent reporting of a police officer from the 50th Precinct punching a 16-year-old repeatedly in the head. more
An answer to the community is needed for why at two vigils to bring neighbors together in light of the recent national tragedy in Charlottesville, Virginia, one would include and one would exclude local elected officials. more
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