Public Affairs
Families of nine people killed in the Newtown school massacre file lawsuit against the maker and sellers of gun (12/15/2014)  HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — The families of nine people killed in the Newtown school massacre filed a lawsuit against the maker and sellers of the Bushmaster AR-15 rifle used in the shooting, saying the gun should not have been sold for civilian...  

Carriage Horse Driver Scoffs at Green Cars (12/02/2014)  Ian  McKeever, president of the Horse and Carriage Association who drives a carriage horse in New York City, scoffs at the idea of green cars replacing horses. He says, "The best thing you can do for a horse is to give...  

I Am What's Underneath Campaign (11/25/2014)  Back our Kickstarter project, I Am What's Underneath, a feature-length documentary that strips us down to open us up, empowering people worldwide to accept and express their true selves.Please support our...  

Online Movement Talks Candidly About Abortion (11/21/2014)  When the national abortion rights debate takes center stage, it often seems that the loudest opponents—how to put this mildly?—lack a uterus and don't have any realistic experience with the difficult choice one in three women makes...  

Toxic Veggies Found in Community Gardens (11/18/2014)  Herbs and vegetables grown in New York City community gardens are loaded with lead and other toxic metals, a startling state study shows.Tainted vegetables — some sold in city markets — were found in five of seven plots tested,...  

New York Bar Association Will Honor Clearwater for Environmental Work (11/17/2014)  NEW YORK, NY– Hudson River Sloop Clearwater will be honored for its work in preserving the Hudson River at the New York State Bar Association’s annual meeting January 29 in Manhattan.The Environmental Law Section award, given out...  

Where Does the Islamic State Get Its Weapons? (10/06/2014)  An independent arms monitoring group has collected evidence that fighters in the Islamic State (IS) group, labeled a "network of death" by President Obama, are using weapons and ammunition manufactured in at least 21 different countries,...  

35 New York City Parks to Get Makeovers (10/06/2014)  At Bowne Playground in Queens, Mayor Bill de Blasio is expected to announce on Tuesday an ambitious initiative that would channel some $130 million into tattered parks and playgrounds in low-income neighborhoods across New York City, according to...  

White people are more likely to deal drugs, but black people are more likely to get arrested for it (09/30/2014)  Here's a pretty astonishing chart on the skyrocketing number of arrests of black Americans for nonviolent drug crimes. Brookings' Jonathan Rothwell lays it out:Arrest data show a striking trend: arrests of blacks have fallen for...