Racism declared a New York City public health crisis

The New York City Board of Health has declared racism a public health crisis and issued guidelines to achieve a more “racially just” recovery from the Covid-19 pandemic.”To build a healthier New York City, we must confront racism as a public health crisis,” the board’s chair, Dr. David A. Chokshi, the commissioner of the city’s…

All across the country, workers are demanding their fair share of justice. These workers deserve justice.

The 60,000 members of Hollywood’s International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees who work in film and television were able to avert a national strikewhen their collective demands were partially met. The Alliance of Motion Picture and Television Producers, which represents major film and TV production companies, agreed to fairer wages, more time for sleep, meal…

Free speech debate in science academia roils after cancelled lecture

A prominent climate physicist has resigned from one of his roles at the University of California, Berkeley, after he said faculty members would not agree to invite a guest lecturer to the school who had come under fire for his political views.The lecturer, Dorian Abbot, a geophysicist, has been criticized for opposing affirmative action programs…