Category: In the News

Buffalo’s Black Mayor Targets Communities of Color to Raise Revenue

This article was originally published in Black Agenda Report. Read it here. In a lawsuit against the City of Buffalo challenging unconstitutional and racially discriminatory traffic enforcement practices by the Buffalo Police Department (BPD), legal and civil rights…

Read More →

Lawsuit against Buffalo police seeks class action status for minorities ticketed at checkpoints

This article was originally published in Buffalo News. Read it here. Lawyers for plaintiffs in a discrimination lawsuit against the Buffalo Police Department have filed a motion to achieve class action status including Black and Latino drivers ticketed…

Read More →

Lawsuit alleging discriminatory traffic enforcement by the BPD seeks go-ahead from federal court

This article was originally published in WBFO. Read it here. A 2018 lawsuit alleging discriminatory traffic enforcement practices by the Buffalo Police Department is seeking the go-ahead from the federal court to proceed as a class-action lawsuit. The…

Read More →

Commentary: State should ease up on collection of overpaid pandemic unemployment benefits

This article was originally published in Times Union. Read it here. New Yorkers who lost work because of the pandemic now face thousands of dollars of debt because the state is trying to collect pandemic-era benefits overpaid to…

Read More →

Federal court rules Missourians were illegally denied food aid by the state

The Department of Social Services’ call center issues ultimately denied eligible Missourians meaningful access to benefits, a judge found This article was originally published in Missouri Independent. Read it here. A federal judge ruled Thursday that Missouri’s social services agency…

Read More →

New York’s Labor Department Wants Your Unemployment Benefits Back

In New York, unemployment recipients can be found guilty of fraud even if they thought their information was true. The state demands repayment at the highest rate in the country. This article was originally published in New York…

Read More →

The Hunger Strike to End 24-Hour Shifts

This article was originally published in New York Magazine. Read it here. Every week for more than a year, Nu Jun Zhu worked four 24-hour shifts as a home-care attendant. Though she was only paid for 13 hours…

Read More →

Home Care Aides Fight to End 24-Hour Shifts: ‘This Work Is Killing Them’

Home health care, among the fastest growing industries in New York and nationwide, is also one of the lowest paying, with often grueling hours. This article was originally published in The New York Times. Read it here. For…

Read More →

Washtenaw Advocacy Group Secures $110 Million Settlement

This article was originally published in The Sun Times. Read it here. The Washtenaw Association for Community Advocacy (ACA), a steadfast pillar in the fight for the rights of individuals with disabilities since its inception in 1949, has…

Read More →

As millions wait on food stamp approvals, feds tell states to speed it up

Understaffed agencies shake off pandemic cobwebs, delaying aid sometimes for months. This article was originally published in Stateline. Read it here. Alaska has some of the most expensive groceries in the country. Many rural Alaskans depend on food…

Read More →